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Women’s College Hospital Does it With Pride! – Hospital kicks off Pride festivities and celebrates diversity with unveiling of Pride flag in lobby.


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Happy 1 year anniversary Women’s College Hospital - Women’s College Hospital celebrates the 1 year anniversary of its move to Phase 1 of the new hospital.

The Women's College Hospital dragon boat team, WROW (Women's Revolution on Water), won a medal at the 18th Annual Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Congratulations, WROW! The next race will be held on June 21/22, 2014 at the International Dragon Boat Race Festival at Toronto Centre Island.

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Family Practice Health Centre nurses work together to provide comprehensive care – Nurses work with patients of all ages and various health stages. > MORE

My Health Matters is a mobile-enabled website tool created for women by the experts at Women’s College Hospital. It delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life includes articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools to help you manage and improve your health. Click here to watch a short video on the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women by Dr. Sherryn Rambihar, a cardiologist with the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Aliza Israel, child psychiatrist, and Marsha Gallinger, social worker, were featured in an article in The Globe and Mail about a first-of-its-kind centre which provides parenting support to women struggling from mental-health issues. Click here to read more.

Dr. Afshan Zahedi, endocrinologist and medical director, Women's College Hospital, was mentioned in an article in Canadian Living about a mother’s experience with insulin resistance. Click here to read the article.

Dr. Danielle Martin was featured in an article in the Huffington Post, discussing her three ideas to improve healthcare. Click here to read her piece.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Batya Grundland, a family physician with the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital, about self-care tools for managing stress.

From the Association of Volunteers

Mark your Calendars! The Association of Volunteers’ popular jewelry sale will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby. All sorts of pretty, glittery things will adorn the sales tables. Proceeds from the sale go towards the Association of Volunteers’ longstanding commitment to supporting the Women’s College Research Institute’s efforts and other WCH clinics.


From Women’s College Research Institute

Click here to view the recent edition of Impact, the Women’s College Research Institute’s quarterly newsletter that shares updates about its scientists’ recent accomplishments, tells their stories, and shows how their work is improving health for all.

From WCH Foundation

Join us for our Health & Wellness Speaker Series this June. On June 10, Dr. Jay Udell will discuss innovative research and clinical trials to improve heart health at our cardiovascular lecture. On June 17, log in during your lunch break to listen to our Skin Health webinar featuring Dr. An-Wen Chan.  Dr. Chan will discuss the truths of skin cancer and join in for an online chat with guests during the presentation. Click here to RSVP today.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

The Association of Volunteers’ popular jewelry sale will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby.

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between June 2 and June 6.  


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