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Inpatient Addictions Medicine Unit
The Inpatient Addictions Medicine Unit (AMU) at Health Sciences North (HSN) was created as a care service, to provide support to those with active substance use and addictions diagnoses requiring acute care admission. The AMU works closely with the Addiction Medicine...Read More
Comprehensive Care & Integration Specialist Team
The Comprehensive Care and Integration Specialists (CCIS) team’s specialists (registered social workers, addictions therapists, and psychotherapists) strive to fill gaps in care for clients living with complex health and psychosocial issues. The CCIS specialists...Read More
High Quality, Effective Virtual Rehabilitation After Joint Replacement
Traditionally, in-person supervised rehabilitation has been the standard of care following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in order to optimize surgical outcomes (Davilla et al; 2019). During pandemic restrictions, our ability to offer in person postoperative treatment...Read More
Healthy Workplace Strategy
There is mounting evidence that people’s lifestyle choices are having a significant impact on their health and productivity. This is why Circle of Care is committed to better supporting employees in making healthier choices by providing educational opportunities and...Read More
Establishing Behavioural Rounds in Alternate Level of Care Population
Behavioural rounds were developed to address the non pharmacological management of patients that experience behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). BPSD symptoms are very challenging for patients, staff and caregivers to manage. They may include...Read More
Combined Heat and Power Generation
The Bayview Campus of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto supports nearly 1100 patient beds and spans three million square feet. We installed an 8-megawatt gas turbine combined heat and power (CHP) generator with exhaust heat recovery to supply 85% of our...Read More
Toronto Seniors Helpline
Toronto Seniors Helpline (TSH) consists of a team of registered healthcare professionals and offers essential supports to isolated, vulnerable seniors and/or caregivers. These supports include: access to timely supportive counselling, telephone crisis intervention,...Read More
Virtual Breast Cancer Peer Support and Information Program
A Needs Assessment and patient feedback indicated the need for peer connection, support and information to women experiencing breast cancer or an increased lifetime risk of developing it. In October 2016, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Women's College Hospital...Read More
Demonstrating the Success of the First ‘Breast Health for Black Women’ Virtual Educational Event
Breast Health for Black Women (BHFBW) was a national, free, and virtual educational event that took place in February 2022 during Black Liberation Month. Hosted by the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital, in collaboration patients as...Read More
TURP Surgical Transition to Remote Care Monitoring: An alternative to post-operative hospitalization
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in men over 50, with 30-40% experiencing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms such as nighttime awakening to urinate, weak urinary stream, incomplete emptying, and increased...Read More
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