monday, june 24, 2013
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital unveils hospital of the future – Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and the Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, joined WCH for ribbon-cutting and official opening ceremony earlier this month. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital celebrates the distinguished careers of two retiring physicians Dr. Beverley Richardson and Dr. Susan Stafford – Staff gathered for a farewell tea to honour services and dedication made by both doctors. > MORE

Dr. Gillian Hawker receives the Robert Hyland Award for Excellence in Mentorship. > MORE


Quality @ WCH

New hand hygiene auditing approach engages patients to play active role in their own healthcare – At Women’s College Hospital, the Patient-as-Observer Approach to hand hygiene helps increase patient safety in an ambulatory care setting. > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Diabetes mortality rates in Canada and UK continue to decrease – Both countries have experienced huge falls in diabetes-related mortality since the mid-1990s, according to the recently-published study co-authored by Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, Women’s College scientist and endocrinologist. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Paint the Halls prints are available now! Before the hospital closed down to the public on May 31, professional photographer Scott Lennon captured each of the masterpieces to create 74 incredible prints. While the real works will never be seen again, you can now buy your prints online here!

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Lori Ross, senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and adjunct scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, about making decisions regarding the use of antidepressant medications to treat depression in pregnancy.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Janice Du Mont and Sheila Macdonald received international attention for their latest research on male victims of sex assault and the services they use. Click here for more.

Dr. Iliana Lega’s study of a popular diabetes drug Metformin and survival rates after cancer appeared in multiple media outlets. Click here to read. 

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Up and Coming at WCH

Coming up at WCH

On Thurs. June 27, 12-2 p.m. join the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE) for the launch of "Medical Teaching in Ambulatory Care" book by Dr. Warren Rubenstein, and for an open house to visit the new CACE, Education, and Library Offices. > MORE

WCH and our President and CEO Marilyn Emery will be participating in the annual Dyke March during Toronto’s Pride celebration on Sat. June 29. Click here for more information or email to RSVP no later than Wed. June 26.

Join the Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women on July 10, 3-6 p.m. to celebrate 25 years of success meeting women’s mental health needs. Click here for more details!


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