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Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa is a Francophone teaching hospital which delivers health care services in both official languages in the Champlain region. Ranked among the 30 best employers in the National Capital Region in 2015, Hôpital Montfort has an excellent Mental...Read More
North York General Hospital (NYGH) is a community academic teaching hospital that provides palliative care services through the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care. The Freeman Centre is a patient- and family-centered program that provides an added...Read More
The role of Eating Disorder Resource Nurse (EDRN) was self-created and implemented based on an identified need to address a lack of consistency in care, and minimal guidelines or direction to support, effectively working with the population of patients with an eating...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program offers smoking cessation treatment to...Read More
Childhood cancer cure rates are currently approaching 80%, thus the numbers of survivors are growing. Unfortunately cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant can leave survivors with sub-fertility. Cancer survivors report...Read More
The 14 Community Care Access Centres in Ontario use a common telephone-based patient and caregiver experience evaluation administered by NRC Canada, which enables us to benchmark patient experience results across the province. Early results showed Toronto Central...Read More
In 2000, Dietary Services focused on a performance indicator: Body Mass Index (BMI). The literature reveals that residents in long-term care facilities with a BMI over 25 kg/m² presented with a lower mortality rate than those under the 25 kg/m² mark, and...Read More
The Cardiac Sciences Program in Winnipeg created a new role for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) as an innovative strategy to bridge the gap in care for cardiac surgery patients transitioning from the hospital to the community. NPs advanced education and skills enable them...Read More
: At the London Health Sciences Centre, the need for a hemiplegic arm management practice was identified in a review of the Stroke Best Practice guidelines. This process has improved the knowledge of staff, patients and family members on the proper handling of...Read More
To reduce foot complications among patients on hemodialysis, the London Health Sciences Centre Regional Renal Program implemented a foot assessment program among its 9 satellite units. This program is based on the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario’s Best...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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