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How our community is lifting the spirits of patients

Bins filled with books, puzzles, sketchbooks, cards and other activities have made their way to patients in various units at St. Joseph’s Health Centre thanks to the generosity of the community. Sarah Dimmock, Director of Interprofessional Practice at St. Joseph’s, put out a call for donations to help improve patients’ experience during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Dr. Nadine Laraya

‘It made me feel safe’ – A patient’s experience at the during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people may have fears about seeking medical attention at hospitals – that they might expose themselves to the virus, or be an unnecessary burden on the health system. Paravaneh Laraya learned those fears aren’t necessary.

Mental health: talking about how to break the stigma and take action

Jan. 29, 2020 – Mental health affects everyone in their own way and it can often be difficult to talk about. For Bell Let’s Talk Day, we wanted to open up the conversation to see how everyone can help break the stigma and support those dealing with mental health issues or illnesses. Read what some […]

You’ve got the flu – now what?

Dec. 31, 2019 – You got your flu shot. You’ve been cleaning your hands often. And yet you’ve just woken up with a fever, terrible fatigue and aches that feel worse than any cold you’ve ever had. You’ll probably have to stay home from work or school, but now what? We asked two of our […]

Learning and improving together

Health care professionals share best practices at annual event St. Joseph’s is part of the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation, a group of seven hospitals across the city who work together on making care better and safer for patients. They do this in several ways: they share best practices with one another, allowing other […]

What to know about child allergies and introducing new foods to your kids

There’s no shortage of issues for new parents to worry about – including allergies. Research is constantly changing on when and how to introduce potential allergenic foods to your children so we connected with Dr. Charlotte Miller, a pediatric allergist, to get her take on what parents need to know. First of all – when […]

Dismantling flu shot myths, one at a time

By Mary Dickie Flu season is almost upon us and Providence, St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s are once again waging a campaign to protect patients, staff and the public from this serious infectious disease through vaccination. Unfortunately, they are also once again facing resistance from people who are reluctant to get the flu shot, for […]

Empowering patient advisors to make a provincial impact

Diane McKenzie is a familiar face at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. For almost five years she’s supported projects at the hospital, including helping increase our hand hygiene rates with our infection prevention team and most recently helping hire our new chief financial officer. She’s sought-after as an advisor on initiatives because of the perspective she […]

#SummerSafety — Food and the great outdoors

Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family outside but there are important safety factors to remember when taking food out into the heat and ways to make a group meal healthier. Here are some tips from registered dietitian Melissa Murray on keeping your food safe and healthy while still enjoying […]

Screening taboo leads to delayed detection of colon cancer

Despite having screening programs in place to help with early detection of colon cancer, a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society shows one in two colorectal cancers in Canada are being diagnosed after they’ve spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Dr. Ian Bookman, gastroenterologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in […]

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