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Top News

Women’s College Hospital celebrates another milestone
Women’s College Hospital marks the structural completion of new building with topping off ceremony. > MORE

Take Note

The Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Health celebrates 20 years
This month’s festivities include: contests, hosting Medical Grand Rounds, running a booth in the WCH lobby and more. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Patients breathe easier with respiratory therapists of Women’s College Hospital
For the Pulmonary Function Lab’s respiratory therapists, the best part of the job is making connections with patients. > MORE


Women’s College Hospital celebrates staff at Long Service Awards ceremony
More than 49 staff members were recognized at the recent Long Service Awards ceremony for their years of dedication and service to the hospital. > MORE

Fourth annual Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Award presented to Family Practice PATH team
Winners receive $5,000 to continue their quality improvement initiative. > MORE


From Women’s College Research Institute

Upcoming Women’s Xchange event provides insights on sharing research findings
On Nov. 14, 2014, Women’s Xchange will be hosting its fall event, Bringing Research to Life Using Innovative Multimedia Approaches. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Heart and Soul fall edition: women’s mental health
The fall issue of our donor newsletter Heart & Soul is available now! This issue is all about women’s mental health and features stories and testimonials that illustrate how the work you do is making a difference for women with mental illness. Check it out to see donor support in action!

From the Association of Volunteers

Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon a success
On Oct. 19, braving chilly temperatures and wearing pink capes and Women’s College Hospital (WCH) tattoos, 34 participants – including runners, walkers and wheelers – took part in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon for the WCH Association of Volunteers. > MORE

Association of Volunteers general meeting
The Association of Volunteers is holding its fall general meeting on Nov. 13 in the boardroom, room 6209, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Come join us and find out about the results of the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers!

Women’s Health Matters

Effective Kegel exercises
Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Frances Stewart, advanced practice nurse and nurse continence advisor at Women’s College Hospital, about how to do Kegel exercises correctly to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.

My Health Matters

Breast Cancer and Diabetes
Click here to read an article about how breast cancer survivors may be at a higher risk of developing diabetes. is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stages. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Global Health Summit: the grand convergenceUofT News – Dr. Ophira Ginsburg

Checkup Panel: EbolaThe National (CBC) – Dr. Danielle Martin

Women’s College Hospital redevelopment one step closer to – 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 Nov. 3 and Nov. 7 2014.

World chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) day is on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Stay tuned for more details about events taking place at WCH, celebrating this day of awareness and education.


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