tuesday may 20, 2014
Connect - Women's College Hospital
Keeping you informed and up-to-date

Top News

Celebrating Women’s College Hospital’s nurses – WCH observed National Nursing Week May 12 to May 18. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital bids farewell to Dr. Gillian Hawker – Dr. Gillian Hawker appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of Toronto. > MORE

How the laboratory is making a real-time difference to patient care – Laboratories at Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network working together to get the job done. > MORE

Mammography screening event for LGBTQ communities raises awareness of early detection and regular screening – Event to be held on Friday, June 6 at Women’s College Hospital. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Women’s College Hospital’s chiropodists want you to pay attention to your feet – Chiropodists celebrate Foot Health Awareness Month by promoting awareness and spreading knowledge. > MORE

My Health Matters

MyHealthMatters.ca 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 stage. MyHealthMatters.ca includes articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools to help you manage and improve your health. Click here to watch a short video with tips on fall prevention at home from Shelley Thakrar, physiotherapist with the endocrinology department and the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

The Trauma Talks Conference is on May 30, 2014 at the University of Toronto. Click here for more information and to register.

The LGBTQ Mammogram Event for lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans people, ages 50 and over, takes place on Friday, June 6. Register by May 22 to get screened for breast/chest cancer in a LGBTQ-positive space! Click here to learn more.

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between May 20 and May 23.  

WCH in the Media

Dr. Paula Harvey was featured in an article on CBC.ca  about the negative cardiovascular-related consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in women over the age of 30. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Valerie Taylor was featured in a Bloomberg Businessweek article discussing a new collaboration between Women’s College Hospital and CAMH in hopes to advance women’s mental health care. Click here to read more.

Dr. Danielle Martin wrote a commentary piece for the Toronto Star on delivering the promises of Medicare and doing better. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Natalie Crown, PharmD, pharmacy clinician educator at Women’s College Hospital, about managing multiple medications.

From the Association of Volunteers

Mark your Calendars!
The Association of Volunteers’ popular jewelry sale will be held on 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 WCH clinics. Click here to view the poster.


If you have a story idea for a future issue of Connect, please contact Magda Stec at
magda.stec@wchospital.ca or ext. 3210.