monday, september 30, 2013
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Women’s College Hospital presents groundbreaking work in ambulatory innovation – The second annual Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care Conference gathered global leaders to highlight performances in ambulatory care settings. > MORE

Women’s College Hospital introduces aEPR, a new system to enhance quality and patient safety – Implementation of electronic system represents key milestone for WCH. > MORE


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Occupational therapists find innovative ways to help clients manage their day-to-day activities: Occupational therapists at Women’s College help clients to increase independence maximize safety and functioning. > MORE



Women’s College Hospital staff member presented with Career Impact award – Congratulations to Arlene Silverstein! > MORE



Dr. Paula Rochon – vice-president of research, Women’s College Hospital and professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the faculty of medicine – was elected as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The fellowship recognizes Dr. Rochon’s contribution of pharmaco-epidemiologic research to examine patterns of adverse drug events and to explore the impacts of drug therapies commonly prescribed to older adults.

Women’s Health Matters

In September, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Dr. Janice Du Mont, a scientist in the Violence and Health Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute, about abusive relationships, and the different types of abuse that occur within intimate relationships.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Paula Rochon spoke with CBC Radio about Women’s Xchange and broadening the reach of healthcare. Click here to listen to the interview.

People have raised their voice with Avril Lavigne and Women’s College Hospital this summer. Click here to read more about the campaign.

WCH board member Mina Mawani was profiled on the cover of South Asian Generation Next. Click here to read the article.

For more WCH news articles, click here.


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. Let your family, friends and colleagues know and join us for this entertaining evening filled with laughter and fun. Tickets are on sale now at the WCH information desk. Click here for more information. We hope to see you and your friends there!


From WCH Foundation

Last weekend the Raise Your Voice recording booth made its last stops visiting The Toronto Zoo and Square One Shopping Centre. After a month of traveling around the GTA more than 2500 voices have been recorded. You can still join “the world’s largest chorus for women’s health” until October 15 at Learn More


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