tuesday, october 29, 2013
Connect - Women's College Hospital
Keeping you informed and up-to-date

Top News

Third annual BRA Day event brings together breast cancer survivors for a night of education and support – Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day educates and raises awareness amongst women who may be considering breast reconstruction post-mastectomy. > MORE


Take Note

Women’s College Hospital hosts its first citywide TAHSN nursing research rounds – TAHSN nursing research rounds highlighted the importance of daily exercise. > MORE

Celebrate WCH Safety Week starting Oct. 28 with a scavenger hunt – This year’s Safety Week takes place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. Drop by the booths in the lobby for contests, information and a special scavenger hunt! > MORE

Cancer Screening Saves Lives – Regular cancer screening is an important part of your health. > MORE


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Quality nurse-led care at the core of the Phototherapy Education and Research Centre – Nurses offer support and care to patients at PERC. > MORE


Accreditation 2013

Accreditation countdown: managing medications – In week seven of the Accreditation countdown we look at managing medications administered to patients. Take a moment to read through some of the safety tips below so you can show what you know. > MORE


Flu shot halves risk of heart attack or stroke in people with history of heart attack, study finds. > MORE

WCRI welcomes delegation of physicians from Vietnam – Visit sparks discussions of future collaboration in breast cancer research, education and training. > MORE



Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Jessica Ng, manager of infection prevention & control at Women’s College Hospital, about flu shot myths and facts.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Jocob Udell’s latest research showing that the flu vaccine may reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke received international attention. Click here for more.

Dr. Steven Narod was quoted in the Globe and Mail in an article about genetic testing for BRCA mutations. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

Safety Week is this week! Click here for a list of activities.

Reminder: WCH Workforce Survey is now live! The surveywill give WCH a deeper understanding of the diversity within our workforce, so that we can tailor programs and services to meet your individual needs. Don’t forget to complete your survey by Friday, November 8. Click here for more info.

Save the date: World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is on November 20! Stay tuned for more information.


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