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Expansion of Nalaoxone to Police and Fire Services

Expansion of Nalaoxone to Police and Fire Services
Brockville –The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced last week that the lifesaving drug naloxone will be made available to police and fire services through the Ontario naloxone Program New Ontario data is showing a continued increase in opioid related deaths. There were 336 opioid-related deaths in Ontario from May to July 2017, compared with 201 during the... Read More

Ontario Hospitals Awarded for Maximizing the Gift of Life

Ontario Hospitals Awarded for Maximizing the Gift of Life
Trillium Gift of Life Network announces 2016/17 hospital award recipients TORONTO – Trillium Gift of Life Network is proud to present a record 36 awards to 29 hospitals and partners for their outstanding work in organ and tissue donation over the last fiscal year (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017). These remarkable hospitals and partners are being recognized across four categories (see below... Read More

Canada 150 Research Chairs: A Brain Gain for Canada

Canada 150 Research Chairs: A Brain Gain for Canada
Scientists from top international universities such as Harvard, Imperial College London, recruited as Canada 150 Research Chairs OTTAWA – The Government of Canada understands that if we want to build a country that is bold and innovative, we must rely on the breakthroughs of Canadian scientists and their counterparts around the world. It’s their discoveries and inventions, along with the hands-on training they provide to new... Read More

WDMH: Heartfelt Matching Gift Response to a Generous Anonymous Donor

WDMH: Heartfelt Matching Gift Response to a Generous Anonymous Donor
Winchester – The WDMH Foundation’s Thanksgiving Matching Gift program began in 2015 as the result of a generous anonymous donor who wanted to encourage giving by offering to double the impact of donors’ gifts by providing a matching gift opportunity within a set time-frame. Since then, over $151,000 has been raised as a result of the initial three gifts – and... Read More

WDMH: Christmas Wish Tree Lighting Set for December 12th

WDMH: Christmas Wish Tree Lighting Set for December 12th
Winchester – Please join us for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Foundation’s annual Wish Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 12th at 4:00 pm in the hospital lobby. Prior to the event, at 3:00, students from Morrisburg Public School will tour the hospital delivering empathy cards to patients. Media who wish to tour with the children should meet in... Read More

Beth Donovan Hospice Presents Healing Through the Holidays

Beth Donovan Hospice Presents Healing Through the Holidays
Kemptville – At Beth Donovan Hospice we recognize that the holiday season can be a very challenging time for those who have experienced the death of someone they care about. We welcome you to join us for a special presentation delivered by Grief Educator/Coach, Ian Henderson with Margaret Lorrie Beaton, Bereavement Counsellor (BDH) and Dana Bingley, Volunteer & Client Services Coordinator... Read More

South East LHIN CEO receives American College of Healthcare Executives award

South East LHIN CEO receives American College of Healthcare Executives award
South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Chief Executive Officer Paul Huras received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award on November 7, 2017. The Regent’s Award for Canada recognizes ACHE members in healthcare leadership positions who are committed to excellence in their service to their organizations, community volunteer groups, or the Canadian Chapter of... Read More

Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province’s First Chief Scientist

Ontario Names Molly Shoichet the Province’s First Chief Scientist
Shoichet Will Help Accelerate Scientific Innovation and Advance Science in Government Decision-Making Ontario has appointed Molly Shoichet to advance science and innovation in the province — and to make government smarter and more effective by providing decision-makers with the world’s best scientific research and evidence. The Chief Scientist will advise Premier Kathleen Wynne directly on key scientific matters, demonstrating Ontario’s... Read More

BGH: Have You Been Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

BGH: Have You Been Screened for Colorectal Cancer?
In Canada, colorectal cancer (aside from non-melanoma skin cancer), is the second leading cause of Cancer-related death in men, and the third leading cause in women. It is preventable and treatable! During 2003, health advocate, Jack Butt sought medical advice for a constant pain in his back, abdominal gas and stomach indigestion. He didn’t have the usual symptoms associated with... Read More

South East LHIN announces Patient and Family Advisory Committee members

South East LHIN announces Patient and Family Advisory Committee members
After receiving a tremendous response following an open, public recruitment process, the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce that selection of the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) has been finalized. Working together to improve the health care system, committee members will be active participants, not only in regionally-focused PFAC meetings but also on local sub-region... Read More