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The Maternal Newborn and Childcare Program (MNCC) are in the initial stages of working toward Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) designation. There is a disconnect between our patients desire to exclusively breastfeed on admission (95%) and the rate of exclusive...Read More
Building System Capacity for Improvement – The Scarborough Hospital’s Lean Training and Secondment Programs
Clinical microsystems are the essential building blocks of health service organizations and our larger health system. Composed of patients, families, and care teams, research has illustrated that, “Increasing the capability of microsystems to improve work and to...Read More
Navigating the many different departments, units and clinics at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is an ongoing challenge for patients and visitors. Volunteer Services at TSH has recognized this barrier and developed a program to assist patients and visitors from...Read More
Improving Hemodialysis Patient Care Outcomes through Optimization of Case Management Care Delivery Model
Current literature supports the belief that hemodialysis (HD) services delivery is fragmented and redundant in the facilitation of the overall quality, co-ordination and continuity of patient care (Curtis, 2013 & Terra, 2007). It is also widely acknowledged that...Read More
In a series of papers on cancer and mental health, published in The Lancet, The Lancet Psychiatry and The Lancet Oncology – depression was found to be 2 to 6.5 times more common at any point in time in cancer patients than in the general population; however they...Read More
Moving Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Using Technology to Deliver More Patient-Focused Care in an Adult Outpatient Setting
Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (iCBT) was created to increase accessibility to an evidence-based practice proven to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Currently, there are lengthy wait-times across Canada to receive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy...Read More
Supply management in surgical services is a common challenge for all healthcare facilities. This challenge is typically borne out of variations in supply utilization that caters to different individual preferences and departmental practices. These...Read More
Our Code Career Framework is geared towards meeting our basic Talent Management goal of optimal employee attraction and engagement in an era of transformational workforces. It focuses on career development as a means of building employee capacity and enhancing...Read More
Employee wellness at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is based on best practices and guiding principles from the Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion Approach (CWHP). The Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion approach protects and enhances the health of...Read More
The Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC) is a 2 bed referral based unit with a focus on providing the most appropriate care in the most appropriate place for all pregnant patients at < 13 weeks gestation with early pregnancy complications.Obstetrical patients...Read More
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