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Expanding the Implementation of Remote Patient Monitoring and Virtual Care Pathways Developed during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations have experienced challenges in the delivery of patient care. Based on COVID-19’s transmission, high incidence of mortality and severe respiratory illness, along with a decrease in hospital resources...Read More
The East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), which comprises over fifty community health and social care providers including Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), organized an integrated approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care and other congregate living sites in...Read More
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
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
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
Fecal Bacteriotherapy (FBT), also referred to as Fecal Transplant, is a treatment method used to cure patients of recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). Patients with CDI treated with antimicrobial therapy can experience relapse rates of up to 20% and 70%...Read More
The 2-step urine collection (UC) process was implemented in the Emergency Department (ED) at Michael Garron Hospital in 2014. When a patient comes into the Emergency Department and provides a urine sample it is placed into a special collection container with a...Read More
Recognizing that traditional interviews are two-dimensional and do not effectively test a candidate’s clinical competency, ability to provide patient-centred care or screen candidates to ensure they are the ‘right fit’ for the organization, Michael Garron Hospital...Read More
Collaborating to Create the Safest Possible Workplace – Workplace Violence Prevention at Michael Garron Hospital
The senior team at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) became concerned not only about the alarming rise in workplace violence but also the likelihood that incidents were under-reported. As a result, a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention (WVP) program was developed,...Read More
In June 2017, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) implemented the Daily Safety Check to increase leadership engagement and improve situational awareness of safety risks. The Daily Safety Check is new a component of the Quality Improvement Plan. The Safety Check consists of...Read More
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