May 2015

 

Learning from our learners

Dr. Rowan Henry, family medicine resident at North York General Hospital


North York General Hospital has a proud history of teaching and learning. 


The Pulse sat down with Dr. Rowan Henry, a family medicine resident, to find out what sets the hospital apart, what he has learned, and why teaching enhances the care we provide to our patients and families.


"I started in July 2013 and it's been an amazing experience," he says. "The hospital is a great combination of being both a close-knit community hospital, as well as being a large, academically focused teaching hospital."
 

Read the interview.

  

 

Protect your back and knees while gardening

Protect your back and knees while gardening.


Do you suffer from back and knee problems but enjoy being outside and tending to your garden?


Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Ted Rumble has five important tips to prevent you from straining your back and hurting your knees.

Happy gardening!
 

Read the five tips.


 


Freeman Centre celebrates 15 years of palliative care in our community

Dr. Warren Lewin, Adult Palliative Care Physician, and Dr. Nina Horvath, Medical Director, Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care


Next year, for the first time, palliative care will be recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a medical specialty. This official acknowledgement of the medicine Drs. 
Nina Horvath and Warren Lewin practice, makes them hopeful that access to palliative care will only increase in our community, our province, and in the rest of the country.

 

 

 Find out more about palliative care at NYGH and in Canada.  


Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care 

NYGH's Paediatric Short Stay Unit provides young patients with timely access to acute care for up to eight hours.


North York General Hospital has introduced a Paediatric Short Stay Unit to provide young patients with timely access to acute care for up to eight hours.

The most common referrals to the Paediatric Short Stay Unit are for respiratory infections, jaundice, asthma and gastroenteritis. 


Learn about this new unit.

 


NYGH first hospital in GTA to provide radioactive seed localization

North York General Hospital is the first hospital in the Greater Toronto Area to provide as its standard of care radioactive seed localization for patients needing breast surgery.


On April 9, 2015, surgeons at North York General Hospital removed a patient's abnormal breast tissue with the aid of a radioactive seed. NYGH is the first hospital in the Greater Toronto Area to provide as its standard of care radioactive seed localization for patients needing breast surgery.

Read more about this innovation. 

 

Behind the scenes: What happens when the power goes out? 

NYGH generators provide power throughout the hospital during a power outage.


Graham Crouse, Manager of Building Services at North York General Hospital, strapped a Go Pro camera to his chest and went behind the scenes to explain what happens during a power outage. 


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