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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 […]

Out of the emergency room and into the Rapid Heart Failure Clinic

By Madison Thakore A patient enters the emergency department experiencing swelling and shortness of breath. Usually, the physician would consider two options for patients presenting signs of heart failure such as these: admit the patient or discharge them for future treatment by a family doctor. Now, with the Rapid Heart Failure Clinic at St. Joseph’s […]

Doctor Diaries

‘Doctors Diaries’ impart advice, experience to student volunteers

One of the goals of St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Summer Student Volunteer Program is to provide mentorship to high school and university students. The Doctor Diaries event is just one way to help achieve that goal, and give back to students who choose St. Joseph’s for their volunteer roles. Doctor Diaries brings students together in […]

Passing it on: New chief medical resident looks forward to mentorship role

Each year, St. Joseph’s Health Centre welcomes chief medical residents (CMRs) to guide the experience we offer to incoming medical students. The CMR role honours the skills and abilities of stand-out residents and places them in a position to help formally train and mentor the next generation of students. In July, four new CMRs joined our […]

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