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Niagara Health (NH), is a multi-site hospital organization, has developed a multimodal, comprehensive strategy to manage patients with a Difficult Airway (DA) in a non-operative setting. In 2015, the organization experienced a number of poor outcomes (death) resulting...Read More
In 2014, Niagara Health (NH) the organization shifted strategic priorities to create a path that would ensure high staff engagement and partnering with patients and families to create an experience of care that was trusted, safe and reproducible. Engaging change...Read More
Targeting Malnutrition Using the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) in Niagara Health
Malnutrition affects up to 45% of acute care patients upon admission to Canadian hospitals, negatively affecting patients and healthcare systems through increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay (LOS), healthcare costs, and readmission risk. In order to improve...Read More
Across Ontario, crowded hospital emergency departments are under pressure to care for an increasing number of patients with limited existing resources. As one of the busiest Emergency Departments (EDs) in the province, wait times for patients brought to ED by...Read More
Hospital capacity pressure and admitted patient flow is a persistent challenge across Canada, with every province experiencing an increase in Emergency Department length-of-stay (EDLOS) for admitted patients in 2016/17. In June 2018, Niagara Health (NH) utilized a...Read More
In 2011, Niagara Health (NH) established an Injury Prevention Program as the organization was struggling to keep people healthy at work and return people who were unable to perform the essential duties of their jobs. Niagara Health and their bargaining unit...Read More
In 2012, prior to consolidation of inpatient and psychiatric emergency services at the new St. Catharines Site (SCS) hospital, the Mental Health and Addictions Program launched a Telemedicine Service through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). The Service was...Read More
Currently in Ontario, many patients are cared for in hospital and then discharged home with community care supports. From the patient’s perspective, there are two (or more) distinct episodes of care that begin and end at the interface between the hospital and...Read More
At Niagara Health, we have invested in resources and staff to foster a mutually respectful workplace. In every corner of the organization we are promoting a culture of civility and respect. At the heart of our respectful workplace strategy is our Be Kind campaign that...Read More
Clinical performance feedback is an important component of ongoing development and education of health care practitioners. For physicians, feedback about their clinical practice and outcomes is central to developing both confidence and competence at all stages of...Read More
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