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Visual Strategy Room
St. Josephs Care Group’s (SJCG) long term care division, Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), the largest long-term care home in Ontario with a licensed capacity of 544 beds, created a ‘Visual Strategy Room’ (VSR) in February 2021 to support their quality journey ‘iCare’....Read More
In spring 2021, 16 out of 17 postal codes in Scarborough were classified by the Ministry of Health as COVID ‘hotspots’, reflecting the inequitable distribution of the burden of disease. To overcome this, an innovative solution was required. Created by Scarborough...Read More
Recovery Reimagined: Outpatient Substance Use Programming
In September 2021, Michael Garron Hospital launched Recovery Reimagined – an innovative and client centered recovery program for outpatients experiencing substance use concerns. As an off-site program located 2 kilometers away from the main hospital, a range of...Read More
Optimizing Cardiovascular Care for Patients Undergoing Cancer Therapy
There is growing evidence surrounding cancer therapies and treatments having adverse cardiovascular side effects for patients who have undergone and are currently undergoing active cancer treatments. To help improve patient outcomes and optimize oncology patients’...Read More
SIS System to Drive Improvement in UTI Rates and Catheter Utilization
In 2017, it became apparent that Scarborough Health Network's post-operative Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) rates needed to be improved. A UTI team was assembled and a two-day Rapid Improvement Event was scheduled; engaging multiple stakeholders and care providers...Read More
Virtual Breast Reconstruction Workshop
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, less than 1 in 5 women eligible for breast reconstruction following mastectomy undergo this surgery. Many women are unaware of the reconstructive options, including that this is covered by provincial and territorial plans....Read More
Virtual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day: a Platform for Education, Awareness, and Support for Breast Reconstruction Options in 2020 and 2021
Although many individuals may choose not to undergo breast reconstruction for personal and/or medical reasons, there is a general awareness, education, and support gap around breast reconstruction options after breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society,...Read More
Use of Interactive and Purposeful Virtual Game Play to Improve Cognitive and Social Engagement for Residents in Long Term Care
The Obie device is a projector that emits games onto a surface, such as a table top, which creates an interactive virtual playground for older adults. Studies of the impact of client-centered leisure and recreational activities for older adults especially residents in...Read More
COVID@home Remote Care Management Program
The Osler catchment area experienced a high volume of Covid patients when the pandemic began. This necessitated a rapid and innovative response to home based care when timely ED/inpatient throughput was compromised. The COVID@home program was developed to provide...Read More
Quality Improvement Huddles
Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), the largest long-term care home in Ontario with a licensed capacity of 544 beds, initiated the practice of ‘Quality Improvement Huddles’ in November 2020 to support their quality journey ‘iCare’. The name iCare is rooted in the...Read More
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