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With a grant through a local funder, Nance Horwood Place (NHP), successfully launched the Community Kiosk in October 2016. This accessible space offers a variety of much-needed, every-day items for sale at subsidized or no cost, along with access to healthier food...Read More
On March 16, 2020, in response to the emergence of COVID-19 in Toronto, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) became one of the first hospitals to open a staff COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The centre was opened in collaboration between the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS),...Read More
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are well established across the health care continuum and are essential to supporting the optimal use of antibiotics for improved patient health outcomes. Education to inform and engage prescribers/ clinicians in stewardship...Read More
Peri-operatives and Invasive Procedures: A Pre-operative Quality Improvement Journey for Patients Undergoing Surgery
Ontario’s healthcare system is complex and historically patients going for surgery were all seen in the clinic with standard bloodwork and tests. In 2015, following Choosing Wisely Canada’s initiative “Drop the Preop”, the surgical team developed and implemented a...Read More
Managing acute responsive behaviours or mental health-related behaviours during a pandemic is a challenge faced by many inpatient units across care settings. Due to behavioural factors that limit these patients’ ability to maintain isolation precautions and physical...Read More
How Health Systems can Operationalize Accreditation to Support Multiple Sites Across a Broad Geographical Area
In 2019 the Accreditation methodology within Alberta Health Services (AHS) changed to include attestation, assessing multiple standards at sites and programs, and unannounced survey visits. Using the new approach in the Central Zone, which is supported by two...Read More
SSCY is an alliance of families, community agencies, WRHA and government providing specialized community based services for children/youth, throughout Manitoba, to support them in reaching their full potential. RCC is one of 7 co-located agencies delivering integrated...Read More
Improving Health Care Services Provided to “People of Determination” Visiting Primary Health Care Centers under Dubai Health Authority
Primary Health Care is the gateway to health services in general and acts as the first line of contact in the health care system that provides individuals irrespective of their age, gender, nationality, color, physical or mental conditions. It is a known fact that...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
The Elders Mentoring program is one of four programs within a larger initiative called the ENRICH First Nations research project. The ENRICH program represents a partnership between Maskwacis Health Services, the University of Alberta, Elders and community member...Read More
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