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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 […]

Humber River Hospital joins Joint Centres partnership

The Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation is pleased to welcome Humber River Hospital as a new member. Humber River Hospital will join the six founding members – Mackenzie Health, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Michael Garron Hospital, North York General Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre in their ongoing commitment to fostering […]

Are you protecting your loved ones?

Flu season has arrived and we are seeing an increase of influenza cases in the community and in patients across the city. Take a proactive approach to make sure you’re keeping yourself healthy and protecting the people you love. How you can protect your loved ones: Visit patients only when feeling well (avoid visiting if […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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