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“I knew I could lose my dad” — The serious impact of the flu

Umberto Leone knows all too well the dangers of the flu. When his father was diagnosed at the beginning of 2017, it set off a devastating chain of events leading to nine months in hospital – including almost two in the Intensive Care Unit. “My father was a healthy guy who walked daily and drove […]

Our Network kicks off research month TOgether!

Researchers at our three sites work hard every day to spur innovations in basic science, clinical research and health services and policy research on a global playing field. With a new network, our research has more potential than ever. To celebrate our network’s researchers and their dedication to driving innovation that will change the lives […]

Helping keep babies close to home

When getting ready to welcome a new baby into their family, the last thing parents want to think about is intensive care. But many babies require additional support before they can go home – which is where the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit comes in. These specialized departments are equipped to support babies until they’re able […]

Occupational Therapy Poster

All about the holistic work of occupational therapists

It can be helping people to get back to bathing, making meals, or exercising. October is Occupational Therapy month and we interviewed three occupational therapists across the network who work with very different patient groups to highlight the diversity of their roles and the impact of their work on their patients. The “occupation” in occupational […]

Product recall alert: Abbott Nutrition liquid diet products

On Oct. 16, 2018, the network received a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) nation-wide food recall notice for Abbott Nutrition with concerns about possible bacterial contamination in the following formulated liquid diet products: Suplena; PediaSure, PediaSure Plus and PediaSure Fibre; Osmolite 1.2 Cal; Jevity 1 Cal, Jevity 1.2 Cal and Jevity 1.5 Cal; Glucerna 1.0 […]

New tool helps practitioners evaluate their testing rates

By Emily Dawson An interprofessional research team at St. Joseph’s recently launched the Best Practices in Medicine (BPiM) project, which marries a personalized audit and an online learning tool to help practitioners ‘right-size’ their laboratory and diagnostic imaging test utilization rates. “The impact of over-utilization on health-care costs and patient care has been a hot […]

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 […]

Michelle and Anthony

Uniting the community for child health

Michelle Sullivan used to have to travel across the city to visit her son’s pediatrician. Then, she was referred to the Paediatric School Outreach Program in the west end, run by St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Not only was the Parkdale Public School clinic closer to home, but it […]


Naloxone now available at our Emergency Departments

Naloxone, a drug that helps reverse an opioid overdose, is now available for free to individuals using opioids and seeking care in the emergency department (ED) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, and will also be available this fall at the ED in St. Michael’s Hospital. In addition to the nasal spray Naloxone kits, patients are […]

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