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LHINs establish family patient advisory councils

LHINs establish family patient advisory councils

Merging CCAC with LHIN has gone smoothly By Laura E. Young Patient Family Advisory Committees are being selected as the North’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) adjust to life under… Read more »

Sault Area Hospital gets green light for PCIs

Sault Area Hospital gets green light for PCIs

Timely access for life-saving procedure will save lives Beginning in April 2018, heart attack patients in Algoma requiring percutaneous coronary intervention will be able to have the procedure performed close… Read more »

EMRs are tool for safe opioid prescribing

EMRs are tool for safe opioid prescribing

865 people died from opioid overdoses in Ontario in 2015 Family physicians participating in a province-wide push to alleviate the opioid epidemic should be making use of their electronic medical… Read more »

Hospice within hospital offers end-of-life care

Hospice within hospital offers end-of-life care

Timmins palliative patients now have a peaceful quiet place Patients in Timmins receiving palliative care have a peaceful, quiet space where they can live out their final days with comfort… Read more »

HSN introduces laser surgery for pelvic pain

HSN introduces laser surgery for pelvic pain

Women’s health is taking an important step forward in northeastern Ontario BY HUGH KRUZEL Health Sciences North (HSN) is now providing advanced laparoscopic surgery to treat endometriosis which affects a… Read more »

Hospitals embarking on eHealth transformation

Hospitals embarking on eHealth transformation

Computerized physician order entry and region-wide standardization are in the works Hospitals in the North East and North West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are embarking on an ambitious eHealth… Read more »

Preparing for the NOSM Class of 2030

Preparing for the NOSM Class of 2030

NOSM program hooks teens on health care Stitches and summer camp are rarely a good combination. But at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) Health Sciences Summer Camp, campers… Read more »

Health Sciences North receives temporary pacemakers

Health Sciences North receives temporary pacemakers

Health Sciences North’s Cardiac Department has received six new temporary pacemakers thanks to the support of Health Sciences North Foundation. “Temporary pacemakers are used in the emergency treatment of patients… Read more »

New clinic for medically complex children launched in Timmins

New clinic for medically complex children launched in Timmins

Timmins and District Hospital has teamed up with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre to establish new clinic for medically complex and fragile children. The… Read more »

Thunder Bay launches patient discount program

Thunder Bay launches patient discount program

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has announced a discount program for admitted patients, hoping to ease some of the financial burden that can accompany a hospital stay. “Our commitment… Read more »

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