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When mental illness affects families

For more nights than she can count, Shannon has waited for a phone call to tell her that her sister, Laura, was not okay. Last July, Shannon was at work when she had a bad feeling – Laura hadn’t been well the day before and calls to her cell phone were now going straight to […]

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Connecting healthcare providers for seamless care

A new resource is helping patients receive faster care by connecting their family physicians with specialists at St. Joe’s. SCOPE (Seamless Care Optimizing the Patient Experience) is a Toronto-born initiative that allows community physicians to dial one number and have access to community resources and health-care professionals, including internal medicine specialists and our diagnostic imaging […]

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Innovative new teaching model supports future doctors

An innovative new model of teaching is giving patients with vascular disease better access to care and helping medical residents with hands-on learning that’s helping develop their careers as doctors. Last year, we opened our Medical Education Teaching Clinic (METC), a space where residents receive one-on-one time with our doctors and see patients as a […]

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Why Dr. Pilon was inspired to join the Invictus Games

As Toronto gears up to host the Invictus Games (IG), a St. Joe’s physician is preparing for his role – as a volunteer on the IG medical team. “I’ll be part of a large team providing medical services for athletes, coaches and friends and family of the athletes,” said Dr. Ed Pilon, who took on […]

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Behind the scenes of patient care: Meet our lab teams

In 2016, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital made the move to join labs, creating an integrated system that improves turnaround times for tests and allows clinical knowledge to be shared across both sites, improving quality of care for patients at both organizations. Meet the people who work across both sites, supporting patient […]

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The lab: Behind the scenes of patient care

Patients will likely never see the inside of a hospital lab – but it’s a department that’s critical to the care they receive; 75 per cent of medical decisions our physicians and care teams make are based on lab results. And in some cases, those results are needed quickly to make life-saving decisions. In 2016, […]

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Peter Gilgan honours parents and west-end roots with $10 million donation

Peter Gilgan, founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes, is paying tribute to his parents and his childhood in the west end of Toronto with a $10 million donation to the Promise Campaign at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Gilgan, who was born at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, is making one of the largest donations in the […]

Measles Alert

Please read the following news release issued by Toronto Public Health on August 25 Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles. This includes following up with individuals who may have been exposed. Members of the public may have been exposed to measles in the following settings during the period of August 19-24, […]

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Fuel for the ride: What to eat before you Cycle 4 St. Joe’s

As you prepare for this year’s Cycle for St. Joe’s event, whether you’ve chosen the 10, 40, or 80km route, you will need to think about how to fuel your body. Creating a fitness-friendly food regimen will ensure your muscles have the energy they need to complete the course. We asked Melissa Murray, a registered […]

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The ‘CyclePaths’ are determined to finish the course

Aileen, Sok and Lindsay, are all members of our laboratory department. Every day they support a team that processes hundreds of samples to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Outside of work, these women lead pretty active lives. Aileen is a member of a competitive women’s dragon boat racing team and has been paddling […]

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