monday, may 13, 2013
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Top News

Health professionals are violating patient privacy on social media, says physician – Posting photos from medical missions raises ethical questions. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week – Celebrating the dedication and commitment of 200 WCH volunteers. > MORE

Scholarship, leadership and community: Celebrating Nursing Week 2013 – Women’s College Hospital celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of its 180 nurses.

Women’s College Hospital staff tour the new facility – Directors and managers guide staff on orientation tours to help familiarize them with the new space. > MORE


Accreditation 2013

Acclaimed Canadian healthcare expert Marg Bachle was once again at Women’s College Hospital, helping us prepare for Accreditation 2013 – During the weeks of April 1, 8 and 22 Bachle met with representatives from each program to review standards and conduct a mini tracer. > MORE


From WCH Foundation

Paint the Halls is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers! As Women’s College Hospital transitions to a new building, we need your help to throw an AMAZING party in celebration of Women’s College Hospital, its past and its future.
For more information, click here or sign up to be a volunteer today.


Cubey's Blog

Thanks for coming out to see me and participating in my photo contest! Congratulations to the photo contest winners from weeks 1 and 2. > MORE

Change Champions

Do you know a Change Champion? In every organization there are always a few special individuals who somehow manage to rise above the pressure and maintain an infectious, positive attitude that helps everyone around them get through the challenges that change brings. Do you know one of these special individuals – someone who inspires others in their daily work, who demonstrates these leadership qualities and whose positive attitude motivates others in and outside of your department?  Click here for more information and to nominate a change champion.

WCH in the Media

In support of Mental Health Week, Dr. Valerie Taylor spoke with Chatelaine magazine and shared her tips on maintaining optimal mental well-being. Click here to read the article.

Dr. Andrea Gruneir was quoted in The New York Times in an article about specialized units for dementia care. Click here to read the article.

Dr. Michael Gardam co-wrote an opinion piece for The Boston Globe on how standard medical equipment and attire pose the risk of harbouring and transmitting a host of dangerous organisms to patients. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

For multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness month in May, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Dr. Shannon Dunn, a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and Toronto General Research Institute, about her research into sex differences in MS.

Up and Coming at WCH

Coming up at WCH

After a long few months of prepping and packing for our big move, it’s time for some fun, music and a slice (or two) of pizza, as we say goodbye to our beloved home on Thurs. May 16. Click here for more info!


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