monday, october 29, 2012
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital hosts The POWER Study Forum – Cutting-edge issues in women’s health showcased in an interactive event featuring Women’s College Research Institute scientists. > MORE

Second annual BRA Day offers education and support to breast cancer survivors — Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day promotes education and access to women considering breast reconstruction post-mastectomy.

Spotlight on Nursing

Provincial Co-ordinator/Clinical Manager Sheila Macdonald honoured with prestigious 2012 Virginia A. Lynch Pioneer Award – Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence nurse and researcher Sheila Macdonald is recognized for her contribution to the field of forensic nursing. > MORE


Take Note

2012 Long Service Awards – Women’s College Hospital honours long-term employees with celebratory luncheon. > MORE


Women’s College Hospital welcomes two new surgeons – The department of surgery announces the exciting arrival of Dr. Karen Devon and Dr. Jas Chahal. > MORE


Coming up @ WCH

Annual Dec. 6 Commemoration – Please join WCH for our annual service honouring the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. The service is part of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. For more information, click here.

WCH Holiday Party – 2012 marks the final year we will celebrate the holidays together at 76 Grenville St. To mark this historic occasion, staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to come together on Dec. 11 and reminisce about holiday parties past while looking ahead to an exciting new year when we will move into our exceptional new building. For more information, click here.



For many mothers, postpartum depression does not resolve – Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis co-author of publication in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry that highlights the need for continued screening of maternal depression. > MORE

Quality @ WCH

REMINDER: Flu shot clinic  Staff, physicians, students and volunteers are encouraged to get their flu shot in the lobby on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 21.  Get the flu shot – protect yourself and our patients.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Diane Meschino was featured on CBC in a story about PMS mood symptoms.  To view the clip, click here.

Dr. Bette Stephenson, WCH’s first chief of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (1956-1963) will be inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2013.  She is being recognized with this extraordinary honour for her exceptional work in the medical field and advancing the acceptance of women in medicine.  Click here to learn more.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

This month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to Women’s College Hospital family physician Dr. Danielle Martin about vaccination, and how vaccines protect us from disease.


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