monday may 4, 2015
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital celebrates Doctors’ Day and Dr. Emily Stowe’s Birthday
The hospital recognizes its outstanding physician team. > MORE

Take Note

Improving the patient experience through better program and clinic information
Women’s College Hospital (WCH) recently updated several program and clinic webpages with essential facts, information and resources. > MORE

Five hand hygiene myths – debunked!
Tuesday May 5 is Stop! Clean Your Hands Day at WCH. The IP&C team has debunked five major hand hygiene myths. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Women’s College Hospital – now a Best Practice Spotlight Organization
Women’s College Hospital was recently declared a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. > MORE


Dr. Noah Ivers awarded Health System Research Fund Capacity Award
Dr. Ivers’ award will fund a study aimed at optimizing interventions for treatment adherence. > MORE


South Asian women more likely to be diagnosed with later stage breast cancer: study
A recent study, led by Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, confirms a strong link between ethnicity and breast cancer stage at diagnosis for Canadian women. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Women's Mental Health is $30,000 Stronger
Over 1,200 women and men ran and walked in support of women's mental health programs at WCH at the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for WOMEN on April 25 in Unionville.


From the Association of Volunteers

Looking back at National Volunteer Week
The Association of Volunteers is excited to share pictures from the recent appreciation event at Women’s College Hospital. (Special thanks to all the volunteers who submitted pictures!)

Women’s Health Matters

Just released: April issue of the WHM E-Bulletin
Read about: managing painful periods, effective kegel exercises and bone health. Read the issue here.

My Health Matters

Preventing falls
Shelley Thakrar, a physiotherapist with the endocrinology department and the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, offers tips on fall prevention at home. Watch the video.

WCH in the Media

Scientists identify new gene linked to breast cancerCTV National – Dr. Mohammad Akbari

Support, treatment available to mothers to manage incontinence after childbirthYahoo News Canada – Frances Stewart

South Asian women diagnosed with late stage breast cancer more often: Canadian studyGlobal News – Dr. Ophira Ginsburg

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 May 4 and 8.  


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