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Equity remains more than an idea at Women’s College Hospital
Women’s College Hospital (WCH) recently unveiled its newest poster promoting the hospital’s Equity Vision. This vision was originally developed by a committee dedicated to establishing a statement that underscored WCH’s commitment to equity for patients, staff and community partners.

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Women’s Xchange event focuses on doing research with the hard to reach
Recently, Women’s Xchange hosted its fourth event aimed at building capacity among academic, community and student women’s health researchers. > MORE


CACE awarded SIM-one grant!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Woods, director of the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE) at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), and CACE scientist Stella Ng on being awarded a $99,000 grant for their study entitled Learning in place to support aging in place: A virtual home-based homecare curriculum. > MORE

The Good Shepherd’s Steps to Health Program receives prestigious award for work of volunteers like Dr. Valerie Taylor
Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Taylor, psychiatrist-in-chief, Women’s College Hospital, and the Good Shepherd Centre’s Steps to Health Program – winners of the St. Joseph’s Spirit of Hope Award!

This award honors and celebrates individuals and organizations that have overcome mental health concerns or addiction challenges – or has/have made significant contributions to the mental health care and/or addiction fields.


Antipsychotic drug use in pregnant women appears to pose minimal risk, new study suggests
Antipsychotic medication use during pregnancy does not put women at additional risk of developing gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders or major blood clots that obstruct circulation, according to a new study led by Women’s College Hospital researcher Dr. Simone Vigod. Read the release.

New online curriculum empowers healthcare providers to support past victims of sexual assault
Following the success of the competency-based e-learning initiative – Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings – Women’s College Hospital (WCH) has created a new online curriculum called Addressing Past Sexual Assault in Clinical Settings. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

The spring edition of Heart & Soul is here!
We are thrilled to share the brand new spring edition of Heart & Soul, the Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s newsletter for supporters of Women’s College Hospital (WCH). > MORE

Catching up with Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe
Women’s College Hospital Foundation president & CEO Kathy Hay recently sat down with Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, director of the Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care and a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, to get her views on revolutionizing health for women, thinking outside the box and what motivates her personally and professionally. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers celebrates!
The Association of Volunteers recently held its dinner and annual general meeting at the Latvian Canadian Culture Centre. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Just released: May issue of the WHM E-Bulletin
Read about: fertility and age, depression and diabetes. Read the issue here.

My Health Matters

Perimenopausal hot flashes
Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, discusses risk factors for perimenopausal hot flashes and night sweats, and how they can be treated. Watch the video.

WCH in the Media

5 tricks to tame your – Dr. Christine Lay

The Real Cost of Chronic Disease and What You Can Do About ItThe Huffington Post – Dr. Danielle Martin

From birth control to fertility, the 3 big trends in reproductive – Dr. Danielle Martin

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 June 1 and 5.  


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