tuesday february 10, 2015
Connect - Women's College Hospital
Keeping you informed and up-to-date

In Memory of Dr. Jim Ruderman

Women's College Hospital remembers Dr. Jim Ruderman
Dr. Ruderman was not only one of the most highly respected physicians and healthcare leaders in this country, he was also a much loved friend and cherished colleague to those who had the privilege to work with him.

Take Note

Recently announced at Women’s College Hospital: Ontario Funding to Support Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
Marilyn Emery, CEO, Women’s College Hospital (WCH), recently welcomed Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, to Women’s College Hospital to announce support for important cancer research in Ontario, including projects at WCH. (Image Credit: S. Sacco, CP Images) > MORE

Women’s Health Matters E-Bulletin gets a makeover
It’s time for a new look – and new reading options – for the Women’s Health Matters E-Bulletin. > MORE

Women’s College Hospital celebrates Heart Month with de-stressing activities
As part of Heart Month, the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative (WCHI) cardiac rehab team is promoting techniques for de-stressing and improving heart health at the hospital. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

PACU Nurses get patients on their feet and back home
Following a surgical procedure at Women’s College Hospital, patients are looked after by a very attentive nursing team. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Avon, the company for women, invests $100,000 in the hospital for women
As part of Avon Canada’s Centennial Anniversary, the Avon Foundation for Women awarded 10 gifts of $100,000 each to Canadian charitable organizations that aid or support those touched or affected by breast cancer. As a proud recipient, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) will purchase much-needed equipment to better screen, treat and support women with breast cancer.

Women’s Health Matters

Managing prediabetes
Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, director of the Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care at Women's College Hospital, about managing prediabetes, and what people with prediabetes can do to delay or prevent the progression to diabetes.

My Health Matters

Making decisions about birth control
There are several decisions a woman needs to make when choosing a method of birth control, and her choices will change with her needs and her life situation. > MORE
MyHealthMatters.ca 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

Study tests electrical stimulation to treat depression in pregnancyCTV National News – Dr. Simone Vigod

Probiotics may hold key to improving mental healthCTV National News – Dr. Valerie Taylor

Pneumonia raises risk of heart attack, stroke in older adults, study finds – Globe and Mail (Online) – Dr. Jacob Udell

Flu Season Facts: Checkup PanelThe National (CBC) – Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Jacob Udell

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 Feb. 9 and Feb. 13.  


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Rebecca Cheung at
Rebecca.cheung@wchospital.ca or ext. 3210