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Top News

Women’s College Hospital opens childcare centre for patients of mental health program
New children’s playroom removes childcare barriers so that women can take care of their own vital healthcare needs. > MORE

Take Note

Creating a culture of innovation in medicine explored in recent F.M. Hill Lecture
Dr. Louise Pilote explained the importance of teaching, supporting and implementing innovation in medicine in her F.M. Hill Lecture, held recently at the hospital. > MORE

Women’s College Hospital hosts successful World COPD Day
More than 100 individuals, including two members of provincial parliament, participated in World COPD Day activities at the hospital. > MORE

Women’s College Hospital celebrates Dr. Lavina Lickley
After 40 years at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), Dr. Lavina Lickley, surgeon, researcher and co-founder of the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre, is saying goodbye.

Bring in your retired cell phones, support Victim Services Toronto
Women’s College Hospital is collecting cell phones that are no longer of use for the Retired Cell Phones 4 Victims program, run by Victim Services Toronto.
Please contact Melissa Aldham if you would like to contribute a retired cell phone.

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Mother Matters and the social workers of the Reproductive Life Stages Program
Maura O’Keefe and Greer Slyfield Cook moderate a forum that supports new moms across Ontario. > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Women’s Xchange hosts event to build capacity among women’s health researchers
Recently, Women’s Xchange hosted its fall event, Bringing Research to Life Using Innovative Multimedia Approaches. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Giving Tuesday
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! We’re kicking off the giving season by celebrating a day that is dedicated to giving back…around the world, across Canada and in our own community. Be sure to drop by the foundation’s Giving Tuesday booth in the hospital lobby to send a cookie-gram to a colleague! We promise, giving back has never tasted so sweet!  > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers gets a new look
The volunteers of Women’s College Hospital (WCH) have a new look! The new uniforms have an updated shape and feature colours that echo the WCH logo. New uniforms; same smiling faces.

The association is also looking forward to their upcoming book sale. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Frances Stewart, advanced practice nurse and nurse continence advisor at Women's College Hospital, about some of the main types of urinary incontinence, and how to manage them.

My Health Matters

Fertility and Age
Click here to read an article about how age plays an important role in a woman’s fertility. is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stages.

WCH in the Media

How Ghomeshi scandal sparked global dialogue on rapeToronto Star – Dr. Janice Du Mont

South Asian boys more likely to be overweightYahoo News – Ananya Banerjee

Simple Test Detects Early Signs of Lung DiseaseReuters – Dr. Anna Day

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

Annual December 6 commemoration
Please join WCH on Dec. 5, for our annual service honouring the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. The service is part of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. > MORE

2014 WCH Holiday Party for staff, physicians and volunteers.
Join us, on Dec. 12, for food, laughter and good cheer. Remember to enter the gingerbread contest to win a special prize. Learn more about the party and the contest.

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between Dec. 1 and Dec. 5, 2014


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