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Increasing Recovery Room Utilization through a Merger of Ambulatory Surgery Units at Michael Garron Hospital
In January 2018, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) launched the merger of its Day Surgery (DS) unit and Recovery Room (RR) into a combined Peri-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PCU). The primary intent of this initiative was to efficiently reduce operating room (OR) delays and...Read More
MCC 360 is a multi-source feedback (MSF) tool specifically designed and research supported for evaluating physician workplace performance. MSF involves looking at performance from a 360-degree perspective and is commonly used to evaluate executives and professionals...Read More
As the Canadian population continues to age, there is an increase in the prevalence of multiple chronic illnesses within the aging population. These co-morbidities, in conjunction with sub-specialist prescribers, lead to patients taking many medications. The Canadian...Read More
The BioFire FilmArray instrument has made the next generation of ‘syndromic testing’ available to a group of acutely ill patients presenting at RVH. Syndromic testing is when a number of different etiologies are tested with one test. In the case of patients who may...Read More
Michael Garron Hospital’s (MGH) vision is to Create Health and Build Community for the people of East Toronto, one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada. Diversity and inclusion are central to MGH, as a care provider and an employer; one of the People Goals...Read More
eConsultBASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a secure web-based tool that allows physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice on behalf of their patients. Physicians and nurse practitioners submit a clinical question...Read More
Multifamily Group Therapy (MFT) is an intensive outpatient therapy that brings families who are coping with an eating disorder (ED) together to learn from and support each other. At Southlake, we rely primarily on the MFT model as practiced by Pennie Fairbairn and...Read More
Head to Toe is a new practice that helps with early identiﬁcation and management of patients at elevated risk for suicide in pediatric medical and surgical units. All youth 12 and older admitted to the medical and surgical inpatient units at the Children’s Hospital of...Read More
Hôpital Montfort`s Family Birthing Center (FBC) assists in 3,250 births yearly. In Canada, 97% of women are hospitalized for childbirth and postnatal care, for an average length-of-stay of 2.3 days . Postnatal care primarily aims to promote maternal and infant health...Read More
Markham Stouffville Hospital’s unwavering commitment to quality and patient safety is part of our organizational DNA. We believe that through our collaborative efforts we will deliver quality safe patient-centered care. Some patients may have reduced mobility, placing...Read More
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