monday september 28, 2015
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Hospital of the future opens its doors!
On Monday, Sept. 28, hundreds of Women’s College Hospital (WCH) staff, physicians, volunteers and patients walked through the hospital’s main doors for the first time. > MORE


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Tapestry for Women’s College Hospital springs to life
Recently, during a particularly rainy weekend, a group of industrious Women’s College Hospital (WCH) supporters – including patients, staff members and architect Susan Black – set to work constructing an elaborate and eye-catching fabric garden. > MORE

Coming up: special barbecue, town hall meeting
Friday, Oct. 23 – Women’s College Hospital and Women’s College Hospital Foundation will be co-hosting a special barbecue on its new, beautifully landscaped grounds.
Women’s College Hospital’s first town hall for all staff, clinicians and volunteers will be held, soon, in the new auditorium.

CBC Radio town hall with Dr. Danielle Martin
Dr. Danielle Martin will be participating in a CBC Radio public town hall, on Sept. 29th at 7 p.m., to discuss a national pharmacare program for Canada. > MORE

Quality Excellence Award
Women’s College Hospital is pleased to announce four awards that recognize excellence at the hospital. Read more about the criteria and upcoming call for submissions.

Redefining the potential of ambulatory care for complex surgeries
By creating novel clinical pathways and pain management processes, Women’s College Hospital surgical teams are not just dramatically reducing length of hospital stay, but also improving patient experience and treatment outcomes. Watch the video.

Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Getting the big picture on patients’ heart health: WCH cardiac sonographers support patients, keep up with professional development
Patients are in good hands with the hospital’s echocardiography technologists (cardiac sonographers). echocardiography > MORE


Revolutionizing care for victims of sexual assault
Read about the recent research and training initiatives led by Robin Mason, PhD, Janice Du Mont, EdD, and Sheila Macdonald, RN, in the hospital’s 2015 Access+Innovation Report.

From WCH Foundation

Announcing the new online home of Women’s College Hospital Foundation
Women’s College Hospital Foundation has launched a brand new website! > MORE

Join us at the fifth annual Women for Women’s luncheon!
Join us for a life-changing conversation about women and heart health while supporting your hospital! > MORE

Join Women’s College Hospital on Oct. 4 to run or walk for breast cancer research!
On Sunday, Oct. 4, Women’s College Hospital’s Dr. John Semple will be leading the WCH Breast Health Champions team in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) CIBC Run for the Cure. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

Join us in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge on Sunday, October 18!
Support WCH by signing up to run, walk or wheel with us in the 5k, half marathon or full marathon, by sponsoring one of our fundraisers, or by making a donation to the campaign. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Can BMI affect fertility?
Last month, Women’s Health Matters spoke to endocrinologist Dr. Sheila Laredo, chief of staff at Women’s College Hospital, about how BMI can affect fertility.

My Health Matters

Being more active and getting fitter: starting from scratch
Click here to read an article about how to become more active and fit after being a long period of inactivity. > MORE

WCH in the Media

How portion sizes are making it too easy to overeatThe National – Dr. Danielle Martin

The truth about adult – Dr. Adam Natsheh

‘Angelina Jolie effect’ sees more male patients opting for double mastectomyToronto Star – Dr. Steven Narod

For more WCH news articles, click here.


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