CEO Blog - "The Value of Volunteers - Priceless!"
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 04:15 AM
There is a contingent of workers at our hospitals who put in countless hours and don’t take home a cent for their time. You can find them fundraising in the community and supporting patient care in nearly every area of our hospitals. Easily recognized by their green smocks and big smiles, our hospital auxiliary volunteers are hard-working and caring individuals dedicated to supporting local hospital care.
Volunteering is about giving back. Volunteering means working with others to make a meaningful...
Local Nurse Recognized for Enriching Patient Experience
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 04:00 AM
A diagnosis of chronic kidney disease is life-changing, with both physical and emotional implications, and the journey that lies ahead is often difficult. To assist patients during this time, health care professionals not only treat the physical symptoms of the disease, but also the emotional ones. The emotional support provided by professionals and volunteers plays a significant role in a patient’s experience.
Today, the Ontario Renal Network (ORN) along with Cancer Care Ontario (within which the...
Huntsville Hospital Prepares For 8 Hour Emergency Back-Up Power Outage
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 12:15 PM
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital (HDMH) Site will experience a planned eight (8) hour outage of the emergency back-up power system. The outage is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end by 5 p.m.
During this time we will be installing two new transformers that will not only support the new CT Scanner that is being installed this spring, but will also create redundancy in our back-up electrical system and the additional capacity to support new and future critical...
North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN Hosts Consultation Sessions on Provincial Changes to Cataract Programs
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 09:15 AM
On December 17, 2013, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced that Ontario would create non-profit Community-Based Specialty Clinics. Community-Based Specialty Clinics are non-profit health providers that will offer select low-risk procedures that are currently provided in acute-care hospital settings and do not require overnight stays in a hospital. Read more from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care about this provincial direction.
In February 2014, the province launched an initial...
CEO Blog - "Home First" A Patient-Centered Approach to Continuous Care
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:15 AM
Home – it’s a familiar place of comfort, warmth and security filled with memories and personal belongings. Just thinking about it soothes the soul and makes us feel better when we are unwell. So creating a concept where patients continue to recover at home with support services in place, after they are well enough to leave the hospital, is a patient-centered approach to providing continuous care. It’s why we at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare support the home first philosophy – a component of the government’s...