When this year’s Our Shared Values Awards ceremony at St. Joseph’s Health Centre was cancelled in March as a result of COVID-19, Unity Health Toronto’s Mission and Values team wasn’t sure when they’d be able to reschedule. But on June 5, more than 120 staff, physicians, families and community members gathered online to honour the […]
When a team of health care workers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre was redeployed to care for some of the hospital’s patients with COVID-19, it was the team’s wellness that their leaders were focused on. The Interprofessional Resource team (IRT) is a group of more than 80 registered nurses, registered practical nurses and allied health […]
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 […]
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) department at St. Joseph’s Health Centre performs approximately 15,000 exams every year and now they’ll be able to increase that number thanks to a brand new MR scanner and MRI suite made possible by donors Myron and Berna Garron. Diagnosis is a critical piece of health care – specialized equipment […]
Becoming first time parents at the start of a worldwide pandemic is stressful enough. Add to it the need for your baby to receive care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for several weeks with only one parent allowed to visit and you can start to understand what Aziza Shiule and her husband were […]
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.
Health care workers are being called upon like never before, but staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre are still finding ways to show compassion and provide comfort and support to one another. The cafeteria at St. Joseph’s – named the Lakeside Café – recently started offering take-home specials for staff and physicians at the hospital […]
April 27, 2020: We are happy to report that St. Joseph’s Intensive Care Unit has been cleared of its outbreak status. For more information please visit Unity Health’s webpage dedicated to outbreak information across all Unity Health hospital locations.
As an Oncology Counsellor at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Paula Larrondo’s job is to understand the impact an illness has on a patient, their family and their care team. She seeks to understand the strengths and barriers of a situation and help everyone navigate a challenging time. A couple of months ago, she was able […]
Last year, St. Joseph’s Health Centre transformed its dialysis care with the opening of the brand new Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre. A new dialysis space, which represented one of two phases of improving dialysis care at St. Joseph’s, was made possible thanks to the generous support of Salah Bachir, his husband Jacob Yerex, other […]