tuesday march 24, 2015
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital CEO, Marilyn Emery, honoured with YWCA Women of Distinction award
“Marilyn was an obvious choice,” said Heather McGregor, CEO, YWCA Toronto.

Take Note

Visiting physicians take home valuable lessons from CACE
Recently, the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE) at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) hosted several department heads, from the southern region of Denmark, who were interested in learning about our hospital’s ambulatory models of care. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Partners in providing quality patient care and medication management – your integrated pharmacy services team
The Integrated Pharmacy Services team, made up of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, plays a fundamental role in providing quality patient care and maintaining the medication system at Women’s College Hospital (WCH). > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Research paper presentations and Mentorship Awards ceremony
On March 25, the WCRI will be holding its sixth annual research paper presentations and Mentorship Awards ceremony! Join the WCRI in celebrating the accomplishments of its scientists and trainees by learning more about the research being conducted at Women’s College Hospital. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Run for WOMEN with Team Women’s College
Drop by the Women’s College Hospital (WCH) lobby on Wednesday, March 25 between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to register for the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for WOMEN! > MORE


From the Association of Volunteers

Planning to run a race in the fall?
Save the date! Run, walk or wheel with the Association of Volunteers on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM). > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Treating hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopause
Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about treatments for hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopause.

My Health Matters

Birth control options: the ring
The ring is as effective as the birth control pill: about 99 per cent effective with perfect use. > MORE
MyHealthMatters.ca is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stages. 

WCH in the Media

National pharmacare program could save $7.3 billion: studyToronto Star – Dr. Danielle Martin

Diabetes drugs may trigger heart failureYahoo News – Dr. Jacob Udell

Job, financial stress blamed for jump in suicide rates among middle agedNational Post – Dr. Valerie Taylor

International Women’s Day: Survivors need support today and every dayYahoo News – Dr. Valerie Taylor

Non-white women missing from Toronto’s power corridorsToronto Star – Marilyn Emery

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 March 23 and March 27.  


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Rebecca Cheung at
Rebecca.cheung@wchospital.ca or ext. 3210