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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

December 2014
Receiving International Recognition

In October, Ontario Shores received the prestigious HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 award.  Ontario Shores is the first hospital in Canada and the first mental health hospital in the world to receive this prestigious recognition.  This designation is awarded to healthcare organizations for having a completely paperless health information system which advances the use of patient data to ultimately improve processes and performance.

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Mental Health Care System Leadership

Ontario Shores continuously advocates for a comprehensive and integrated mental health care system.  Karim Mamdani, President and CEO of Ontario Shores will carry this advocacy work forward at his two new board appointments.

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Ontario Shores HealthCheck Patient Portal

"A tremendous sense of autonomy over your own care," is how Roxanna Bennett describes her experience with Ontario Shores' HealthCheck, the new patient portal.

Having been given the opportunity to try the new online portal which allows access to her complete health information in a private and secure way, Roxanna fully supports the tool.

"I am so excited about this portal because it allows me so much flexibility and freedom," she shared.


The portal is now live and patients are encouraged to sign up.

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Hand Hygiene Hero

This video shows proper hand hygiene techniques and reinforces the commitment to good hand hygiene and proper infection prevention and control practices at Ontario Shores. It also promotes a culture of proper hand hygiene practices by staff, patients and visitors, all done in a very humorous way.

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PHP Launches at Ontario Shores

Individuals living with a serious and persistent mental illness who need support transitioning from hospital to the community now have that support with the new Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores).

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Upcoming Events
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Interprofessional Grand Rounds
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences invites you to attend Interprofessional Grand Rounds. The medical talks, intended for healthcare professionals, are scheduled Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ontario Shores lecture theatre.

Fourth Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Family Council Event
The Family Council hosts monthly meetings that are open to everyone in the community who have a loved one that has been affected by mental illness as well as family members, relatives, friends or significant others of current or former inpatients and outpatients of Ontario Shores.

Tuesday Evenings
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
AA Open Discussion
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets in the Conference Place every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Ontario Shores patients and the general public are welcome.

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Phone: 905-430-4001
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