tuesday, january 14, 2014
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

We remember December 6 – Women’s College Hospital honours the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. > MORE


Take Note

Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya challenges technology and healthcare experts to test new ideas to improve healthcare – At the recent Hacking Health event in Toronto, WCH’s Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya sat on the panel of judges that chose most innovative project addressing the needs of complex patients, a key priority for WCH. > MORE

A gingerbread village and some holiday cheer – Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers kick off the 2013 holiday season with the first holiday party in the new building. > MORE


Scientists call for increased value and reduced waste in biomedical research
Dr. An-Wen Chan says many more important discoveries could be made if the research community addressed inefficiencies in the way studies are designed, carried out and reported. > MORE




Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Paving the way to excellence with best practice guidelines – Women’s College Hospital implements best practice guidelines over a three-year span. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Women’s Health Matters spoke to physiotherapist Tania Obljubek and occupational therapist Naffisa Nathwani of the Women’s College Hospital Lymphedema Treatment Clinic about lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Paula Rochon received media attention for her latest study showing that the number of Ontario centenarians is on the rise with women outliving men. Click here for CTV News and here for the Toronto Star article.

Dr. An-Wen Chan’s paper calling for greater access to full results of medical studies was featured in Calgary Herald and CTV News.

Dr. Danielle Martin weighs in on the biggest medical breakthroughs of 2013. Click here for the full story.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

From the Association of Volunteers

Donate your books to the Association of Volunteers
Do you have any new or gently used books? Members of the Association of Volunteers at WCH are looking for donations of new and gently used books including fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles for their ongoing book sale.

Once enough books are secured, the volunteers will hold a large book sale for WCH patients, visitors and staff.

Book donations can be dropped off at the information desk or the Association of Volunteers office on the 6th floor.



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