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The Catherine Booth Hospital (CBH) has addressed an issue that plagues all health care organizations—accountability for cleaning surfaces and equipment that fall into a 'grey zone'. Cleanliness of physical space, surfaces, and equipment in hospitals is...Read More
The Acquired Brain Injury Program at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital developed an education program for grade 11 students. The program, delivered to five of the eight local high schools, is an example of outreach to the local community. Former patients and the...Read More
Working in partnership with the Community Care Access Centre, the 'Steps to Home' program facilitates the safe and timely discharge of patients from acute care facilities. This initiative prepares patients and families for the day of discharge, so they are...Read More
In spring 2011, a team of rehabilitation service providers from the program on loss of autonomy related to aging (PPALV) participated in a Lean (Kaizen) optimization initiative. During the exercise, the service providers determined the scope of the delays for access...Read More
The Therapeutic Clown Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital recently initiated the ‘clown phone line’. The service was implemented so that clients could connect with clowns easily themselves, or with family or staff at times clowns are not present....Read More
One in 5 adolescents in Ontario report having an acquired brain injury (ABI)(Ilie et al, 2013), which can lead to persisting cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The negative impact of ABI on families is well documented, yet there are few supports for...Read More
A Comprehensive Patient Education Program for People Living and Thriving with Cardiovascular Disease
A strategic focus for the University Health Network (UHN) Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation program was the development of a comprehensive multi-modal education tool; “The Cardiac College” to support patients and families following an acute cardiovascular...Read More
The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) score provides peer comparisons for hospitals relative to the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR). Holland Bloorview’s current Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society...Read More
At Holland Bloorview the Teaching and Learning Institute has set a key strategic priority in simulation education across the organization. Research is conclusive that simulation is an effective educational method for skill development (Cook et al., 2012) and enhancing...Read More
Patient and family-centred care is a key value at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. At the core of this work is the family leadership program, which integrates the client/family voice from board committees to front-line working groups. By tying this work...Read More
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