monday october 6, 2014
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital announces expansion of gynecology program – New program to allow for enhanced patient screening and seamless care for patients across the continnum. > MORE

Take Note

We’re online – Women’s College Hospital’s print center launches online ordering initiative. > MORE

From WCH Foundation

Women’s College Hospital announces $2 million gift from Peter Gilgan – Gift to help build the Hospital of the Future. > MORE

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Women’s College Hospital’s sonographers assist in delivery of efficient patient care – Sonographers provide high-quality images and reports to physicians using same-day service. > MORE

My Health Matters is a mobile-enabled website tool that delivers tailored health information based on your personal health priorities and individual life stage. Click here to read an article about the recommended intake of calcium and whether too much calcium can be harmful. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

On Sunday, October 19, Women's College Hospital’s volunteers, staff and their family and friends will take part in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s Charity Challenge, in support the hospital’s Association of Volunteers (AoV). You can show your support in two ways:

Joining us

  • To sign up, fill out this form and email it to or drop it off at the information desk.  The association is covering race registration fees for participants who sign up to fundraise in exchange a commitment to raise $250. 
  • If you've already signed up for the race on your own, it's not too late to join the association and fundraise for the hospital!  Email for instructions on how to get set up. 
  • Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers!

Donating to the campaign

  • To make a general donation to the campaign, click here.
  • To search for, and sponsor, one of our fundraisers, click here.  
  • Any amount of support is greatly appreciated!  Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Thank you for your support!


Karen Gold, clinical program specialist and education co-ordinator, department of education, WCH and Marlene Duarte Giles, social worker, WARP, WCH have both received the Excellence in Field Education award for 2013-2014, through the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. They will be presented with a plaque at the FIFSW 100 Anniversary launch on October 29 at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Dr. Karen Devon, endocrine surgeon, WCH, was announced as a recipient of the AMS Pheonix Fellowship for 2014, in recognition of her leadership in advancing compassionate healthcare. The AMS Phoenix Project is a first-of-its-kind program that aims to instill and sustain compassion, empathy and professional values in the environments in which health professionals learn and work.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about some of the possible causes of heavy periods, and how they are treated.

WCH in the Media

How losing weight can be hard on a marriageToronto Star – Dr. Valerie Taylor

Global Health Summit: making prevention a priorityU of T News – Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya

18 Cases of Enterovirus D68The National (CBC) – Dr. Danielle Martin

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 October 6 and October 10, 2014.


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