monday, july 22, 2013
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Top News

25 years of success meeting women’s mental health needs – The Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women celebrated its quarter century anniversary with Women’s College Hospital on July 10th. > MORE



Congratulations to Dr. Sheila Laredo and Dr. Shoba Sujana-Kumar > MORE


Change Champions

Congratulations to our June Change Champions and nominees! Click here to find out who they are. > MORE


Cubey's Blog and Photo Contest

Thanks to everyone who took part in my photo contest! Your participation, photos and the number of likes on my blog was outstanding! I recently had the pleasure of surprising the grand prize winner, WCH volunteer Aban Karkaria, with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Congratulations to Aban and to all of the weekly winners. I had a ball taking photos with you and dancing in the hallways – and I hope you did too! Click here to look back on all the photos from my contest. See you all again soon!



Calcium linked to increased risk of heart disease and death in patients with kidney disease. > MORE


Take Note

Public Education and Awareness Campaign – raising awareness for the innovative work at Women’s College Hospital. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Dr. Jensen Yeung, medical director of the Ricky Kanee Schachter Dermatology Centre and the Phototherapy Education and Research Centre at Women’s College Hospital, about how to spot suspicious moles and monitor your own skin for signs of skin cancer.

Up and Coming at WCH

Coming up at WCH

2013 Women’s College Hospital Education Awards Recognize excellence in the education of students in health profession programs and excellence in interprofessional education WCH. The nomination process is now open. For more information, click here.

The Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Awards – Recognize both clinical and support teams for their achievements in quality excellence that support the mission, vision and values of WCH. Call for Submissions opens Sept. 4. For more information, click here.

From WCH Foundation

WCH pairs well with both white and red wine! – Next time you visit the LCBO, go to the Argentina section and pick up a bottle of The Little Grape That Could. This Toronto-based non-profit wine company gives 100% of its profits to charity – including WCH! It’s simple: type in the code on the back of the bottle at and select Women’s College Hospital from the drop-down menu. Cheers! Click here to learn more. 


WCH in the Media

Dr. Christine Lay was featured in a Hamilton Spectator story about how diet, sleep and exercise can help counter headaches. Click here to read.

A parkette in Hensall, ON honours Dr. Jennie Smillie, who helped start Women’s College Hospital in 1911. Click here to learn more about Dr. Smillie’s leadership in women’s health.

For more WCH news articles, click here.


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