wednesday, september 18, 2013
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

Celebrating our staff and year of accomplishments – Women’s College Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers enjoyed a food-truck filled appreciation lunch! > MORE


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Social workers take part in a U of T summer mentorship program – WCH social workers mentor, share and connect with high school students from U of T led mentorship program. > MORE


Accreditation 2013

Accreditation Countdown kicks off as hospital gears up for December survey. Themed weeks offer refresher for staff, physicians and volunteers. > MORE

Countdown to Accreditation: What you need to remember from Infection Prevention and Control > MORE



Women’s College Research Institute launches Women’s Xchange and the $15K Challenge to improve the health of women and girls. > MORE

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

Women’s College Hospital is conducting a Workforce Survey starting on Oct. 21. Click here for more info.

An ‘Epic’ opportunity at WCH! Over the next two years, Women’s College Hospital will implement an ambulatory patient record (aEPR). Click here for more info and look out for a feature article in the next issue of Connect.

The 2013 F.M. Hill Lecture: Who holds the scalpel: Physicians or the Public? To register or for more information, click here.

REMINDER: The deadline for The Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Award is Sept. 27. The award recognizes both clinical and support teams for their achievements in quality excellence that supports the mission, vision and values of Women’s College Hospital. Nominate a colleague today! > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. Sheila Dunn outlines an accessibility issue for birth control pills in Canada. > MORE

Dr. Valerie Taylor weighs in on why one in 20 Canadians is a food addict. > MORE

For more WCH news articles, click here.

Women’s Health Matters

Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis, senior scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute and Shirley Brown Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research at Women’s College Hospital, about the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression.


From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers is hosting its most significant fundraising event of the year! The 2nd Annual Theatre Night VENUS IN FUR will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Click here  for more info.


From WCH Foundation

Avril Lavigne has partnered with WCHF by inviting all her fans to join her in the world’s largest choir in support of women’s health. No auditions required! Sing today online or at our recording booth at locations across the GTA. Raise Your Voices for WCH!


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