monday, april 15, 2013
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

Exceptional work at the heart of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative: Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative (WCHI) wins award from the University of Toronto. > MORE


Accreditation 2013 Dates Announced!

Accreditation Canada has confirmed that surveyors will visit Women’s College Hospital Dec. 9 - 13, 2013. Our two surveyors are: Lina Rinaldi, vice-president patient services, and chief nursing executive, Brant Community Healthcare System; and Dr. Geoff Morris, family physician and medical staff member at Halton Healthcare Services.  Click here for more information and a directory of all Q-tips.


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital hosts Rising Stars to inspire leaders of tomorrow – Seven participants from WCH take part in the nine-month long leadership development opportunity. > MORE


Operational Readiness

Patient safety: a focus of the new building design – Women’s College Hospital’s new building designed with patient safety in mind. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. Gillian Hawker received international attention for her latest study on joint replacement surgery. Click here to read the Medical News article, and here for the Globe and Mail article.

Dr. Valerie Taylor was featured in the Running Room Magazine on the role of running in positive mental health. Click here to read this article.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Coming up @ WCH

National Volunteer Appreciation Week runs April 21 to 27. Staff, physicians, and volunteers are invited to attend a special event in the lobby on Thurs. April 25 at 12:30 p.m. Let our volunteers know they’re fabulous!

Mark your Calendar: the next Town Hall will take place on Wed. April 24.

Nursing Awards of Excellence: The nomination process for the 2013 Nursing Awards of Excellence is now open. Deadline is Fri. April 26. Click here for more information.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Nicole Bourgeois, registered dietitian with the Family Practice Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital, about how much sodium we need, why too much can be a problem, and ways to reduce our sodium intake.


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Magda Stec at or ext. 3210.