NYGH awarded highest level of accreditation 
Video celebrates incredible achievement 
North York General Hospital has received the distinction of being Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest designation given by Accreditation Canada.
North York General Hospital has been Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest designation given by Accreditation Canada. "Being Accredited with Exemplary Standing reinforces for our patients, their families and the community we serve that North York General provides the highest standard of patient care and excellence in quality improvement," says Dr. Tim Rutledge, President and CEO. 

As the hospital celebrated this incredible achievement, The Pulse asked our staff, physicians and volunteers why they are proud to serve our community. 

 
 
It's never too late to recover from an eating disorder
The NYGH Adult Eating Disorders Program offers a partial hospitalization program for patients with diagnosed anorexia and bulimia nervosa. In addition, group-based aftercare is offered to patients who have completed our partial hospitalization program.
Until recently, Dianne Levy considered her eating disorder as something she'd just have to live with. At 63, her love-hate relationship with food had turned into an almost comfortable norm.

After being referred to North York General Hospital's Eating Disorders Program, she was worried she would be the oldest person in the program. "You quickly realize everyone is in the same boat, no matter what age," she says. 
 

Fiscal health update  
Strong financial performance over past year 
North York General Hospital, General site, Toronto
Our strong financial performance allowed the hospital to allocate previously unbudgeted funds to improve access to high-demand surgical and other services.

North York General Hospital is proud to have achieved a balanced budget for the 14th year in a row. This past year, the strong financial performance reflected in our quarterly forecasts allowed the hospital to allocate previously unbudgeted funds to improve access to high-demand surgical and other services, including CT and MRI, and invest in additional staff training, minor equipment and renovations. 
Spring clean your medicine cabinet
Remember your medicine cabinet when spring cleaning.
Don't forget your medicine cabinet when spring cleaning your home.
Norman Tang, Manager of North York General Hospital's Outpatient Pharmacy, gives us some helpful tips.
 
 

  Hospital recognized for "Choosing Wisely"  
The goal of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign is to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments and make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
The goal of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign is to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments and make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

In April 2016, North York General Hospital was recognized twice for its successful adoption of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Its goal is to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments and make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

André Picard, public health reporter at The Globe and Mail, describes NYGH as the "poster child for Choosing Wisely Canada" in his April 5 column. Two days later, a submission led by North York General, Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading, was the latest project chosen to be part of the Adopting Research to Improve Care program.
 
NYGH shines at InnovationEx 2016
The Supportive Cardiology Clinic at NYGH is an innovative interprofessional clinic embedded in the Heart Function Clinic.
InnovationEX 2016, hosted April 7 by the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation, featured innovations and pioneering ideas from the six member hospitals. In three video clips, staff members talk about innovations and initiatives at North York General Hospital. 
 
Events
  • Mammothon   May 4   Branson Ambulatory Care Centre   Learn more
  • Bi-annual Multifaith Service of Remembrance   May 4   General site   Learn more

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