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Designing for cognitive well-being

By Monica Fleck Imagine you’re a third-year college student in an interior design program and you’ve just completed six weeks...

First hospital in Canada to be equipped with state-of-the-art, self-sanitizing technology

By Lisa van Kolfschoten Five private inpatient rooms at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH)...

Creating a safer, greener and cleaner hospital

By Andrew Aggerholm Markham Stouffville Hospital’s (MSH) Infection Prevention and Control Department (IPAC) and Corporate Services Department are teaming up to create...

Leveraging technology to improve outbreak notifications

By Emily Dawson Historically, when an outbreak was declared at Providence Healthcare’s long-term care home, staff...

Paid to play

By Jonathan Sher It may seem quite the hike from Rwanda to Western University in London, Ontario, but for nursing student Amy Olson, the trip...

Inspecting every single element of a nearly 400,000 square-foot new hospital

Are all systems go? That’s the question that needs to be answered during the commissioning of the new HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital. “Throughout the construction...

Doctors without Borders: Memorial

By Courtney Bercan Years later, I still don’t want to think about it, let alone type it out. Three children, babies practically, dead before me....

Collaborative and patient-centred design

By Mariela Castro Embracing innovation has always been one of the fundamental pillars of West Park Healthcare Centre. At its recent “turning of the soil”...

Building community ownership: A new way for hospitals to engage the public

By Sarah Hartwick Building a new, modern health and research centre in the heart of Ottawa is about health care – and it’s about the...

Face-to-face with infection prevention and control

By Michael Oreskovich Infections are the most common kind of complication for hospitalized patients, responsible for thousands of deaths each year according to the Public...

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