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ED wait clock empowers patients, eases patient flow

ED wait clock empowers patients, eases patient flow

Wait times for Sault Area Hospital Emergency Department posted online Sault Area Hospital is the first Emergency Department (ED) in Northern Ontario to implement a wait clock. Now, before going… Read more »

Toolkit helps case managers with dementia care

Toolkit helps case managers with dementia care

Trans-Atlantic research collaboration produces valuable resource for optimizing interactions A research program involving collaborators from Huntington University in Sudbury, the North East Community Care Access Centre, Windescheim University of Applied… Read more »

Quality tables tackle health care challenges

Quality tables tackle health care challenges

Health Quality Ontario initiative promotes sharing of best practices Regional Health Quality Tables in the North East and North West LHINs have their work cut out for them based on… Read more »

Mobilization hubs support people at risk

Mobilization hubs support people at risk

Social service agencies work together to reduce crime rates Community mobilization tables are popping up across the province as social service agencies discover the value of working together in a… Read more »

Dementia strategy planning underway

Dementia strategy planning underway

Projected increase in aging population prompts dementia strategy When Dale Hall’s 84-year-old father-in-law, Ernie, began forgetting to eat, the family didn’t think much of it because Ernie had always been… Read more »

HSN’s Virtual Critical Care program used for high-risk delivery

HSN’s Virtual Critical Care program used for high-risk delivery

You are going into labour 8 weeks early. Your local hospital doesn’t normally deliver babies, let alone babies that are premature. And the one-hour trip by ambulance to the referral… Read more »

North East LHIN puts focus on fall prevention

North East LHIN puts focus on fall prevention

It takes a community to prevent a fall One in three older adults fall each year, accounting for 6,400 Emergency Department visits in the North East LHIN and almost as… Read more »

SAH first in North to implement restaurant-style menu

SAH first in North to implement restaurant-style menu

Steaming avoids overcooking and retains nutrients The dinner menu boasts a soup or salad followed by one of 16 different hot entrées, not to mention six dessert choices. Lunch has… Read more »

Supply chain collaborative expands to northeast

Supply chain collaborative expands to northeast

Savings to date total $31.8 million The Northwest Supply Chain, a shared service procurement organization serving 13 hospitals and other health-care organizations in the North West LHIN since 2011, has… Read more »

PET-CT scanner coming to Sudbury

PET-CT scanner coming to Sudbury

The Northern Cancer Foundation has received all of the funding required to purchase and operate a Positron Emission Tomography – Computer Tomography (PET-CT) scanner at Health Sciences North in Sudbury…. Read more »

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