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At Niagara Health, Orthopaedics is one of the most advanced and successful programs whereby 13 Orthopaedic Surgeons perform approximately 1,200 elective joint replacements per year. Early in 2014 one of our Orthopaedic Surgeons championed a new innovated hip...Read More
Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
Montfort’s Promoting Mobility program (ProMo) aims to increase patients’ mobility, particularly among the elderly. This program began with the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders research project in Ontario in 2012 under the direction of the Council of Academic...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 clients in rural Western Nova Scotia. A need for client access to community services and events led to the development of “Community Access Program: An Individualized Training Approach”. The...Read More
The Extended Care Unit (ECU) at the Welland Hospital Site has implemented a music program called Music and Memory for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the senior residents. Senior residents living within long term care homes (LTCH) often display...Read More
Developmental care is an individualized approach to care focused on the family and based on understanding the behaviour of newborns. This approach aims for optimal neurobehavioural development in an intensive care context and improvement of parent-child attachment....Read More
Campaign Design and Execution ~ Using Gamification to Bridge Cross-cultural Sites and Improve Patient Safety Knowledge
The Niagara Health System (NHS) now known as Niagara Health (NH) is a large multi-site hospital organization that was created in 2000 to provide services for residents across Niagara region (1,854 km2). There are 6,000 staff, physicians and volunteers who are all...Read More
Recognizing the importance of patient hand hygiene, a project was set up at St. Paul's hospital to offer hand wipes to patients before meals. Our provincial hand hygiene working group chose as our theme raising awareness of the importance of hand hygiene. Volunteers...Read More
Integrating Volunteers in Health Care Delivery: A Service Delivery Model Designed to Enhance the Patient, Resident and Family Experience
The landscape of health care has been shifting due to factors such as, an aging population, complex care needs, and increasing costs and demands. Health care organizations are challenged with tight budgets and constraints, and managing expectations to maintain quality...Read More
Death in hospital is common and remains a difficult experience of patients, families, and clinicians. In the St. Catharines Site Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 1 of 8 patients will die from their illness. A poor experience of death for families may lead to depression,...Read More
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