tuesday april 22, 2014
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital launches MyHealthMatters.ca – New website offers expert health information for women. > MORE


Women’s College Research Institute presents best research paper awards and mentorship award to faculty and trainees – Fifth annual Research Paper Presentations and Mentorship Awards ceremony recognizes and honours the achievements of WCRI’s scientists and trainees. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital Celebrates National Volunteer Week – Staff, physicians and volunteers gathered to celebrate 99 years of volunteer history at Women’s College Hospital. > MORE

Nearly 97 per cent of health professionals are washing their hands when patients are asked to watch: study finds –A first-of-its-kind Canadian study by researchers at Women’s College Hospital shows simply asking patients to audit their healthcare professional is yielding high marks. > MORE

WCH hosts surveyor from Healthcare Improvement Scotland to learn about Canada’s Accreditation process – Claire Blackwood met with WCH staff for a discussion about WCH’s Accreditation experience. > MORE


Dr. John Semple receives award from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Dr. Semple was recognized for his exceptional leadership in the area of breast reconstruction and for his distinguished clinical accomplishments and research. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

WCH Physiotherapists Celebrate National Physiotherapy Month - Physiotherapists promote physical activity amongst patients and staff. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Simone Vigod, a psychiatrist at Women’s College Hospital, about the difference between being depressed and being sad or unhappy.

WCH in the Media

Maura O’Keefe, a social worker at WCH, was quoted in Today’s Parent, discussing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in women after childbirth. Click here to read more.

Dr. Danielle Martin was quoted in The Globe and Mail, discussing why measles has been spreading throughout Canada. Click here to read more.

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe was quoted in Huffington Post, discussing the importance of talking about women’s health openly. Click here to read more.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between April 21 and April 25.  

The Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women is taking place on April 26. Click here for more information and to sign up.


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