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Celebrating our doctors – Ontario Medical Association launches Doctors’ Day Campaign to thank all doctors. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital’s infection prevention and control team celebrates Stop! Clean Your Hands Day – Infection prevention and control team to celebrate by promoting awareness about hand hygiene. > MORE

WCH surgeon receives grant from Arthroscopy Association of North America – Dr. Jas Chahal and fellow surgeons to conduct 200 ACL reconstruction surgeries at WCH as part of trial. > MORE

A Ramsay Talks event with Dr. Danielle Martin on Monday, May 12 – Dr. Martin talks about our healthcare system – how to keep what we're most proud of and how to fix what needs fixing. > MORE

My Health Matters is a mobile-enabled website 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. includes articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools to help you manage and improve your health. Click here to watch a short video on the signs of stress, with practical stress-management strategies from Dr. Batya Grundland, a family physician with the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Nurses at Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Care Centre go above and beyond for their patients – Nurses provide comprehensive, compassionate and confidential care to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. > MORE


Women with diabetes less likely to have a mammogram: study – The study is the first to examine the influence of socioeconomic status on the gap in mammogram screening among women with diabetes. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. John Semple spoke with Matt Galloway of CBC’s Metro Morning radio show about his experiences as a doctor for a team of climbers on Mount Everest’s North Col and the dangers of climbing. Click here to listen.

Dr. Riina Bray was quoted in an article in Before It’s News talking about the effects of wireless technology on the human body. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Danielle Martin was featured in an article in The Globe and Mail, discussing a British Columbia Supreme Court case regarding whether private clinics have the right to extra-bill their patients for medical services provided. Click here to read more.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, director of the Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care at Women’s College Hospital, about managing prediabetes to delay or even prevent progression to Type 2 diabetes.

From WCH Foundation

On April 26, more than 20 members of Team Women’s College Hospital participated in the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women in Unionville. We are thrilled to announce that over $18,000 was raised in support of mental health programs at WCH. Click here to view pictures.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

National Nursing Week will take place from May 12 to May 18. Without the remarkable contribution of our nurses, Women’s College Hospital simply wouldn’t be the institution that it is today. Congratulations to all of our nurses and thank you for your professionalism and excellent nursing care. 

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

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between May 5 and May 9.  


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