Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 PM
It’s hard to believe, but an estimated 22,700 women and 200 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
In Muskoka, cancer care and breast cancer screening are close to home.
Services are available at your local hospitals that help detect breast cancer and treat it.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and tends to occur earlier in life than other cancers. There is no single cause of breast cancer, but factors such as age, family history of cancers, previous breast...
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 12:00 PM
The South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (SMMHA) has completed its commitment to fundraise significant dollars towards the purchase of cardiac monitoring care equipment at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) Site.
On Thursday, September, 13, members of the SMMHA Executive presented a cheque for $100,000 to Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) that together with funds from the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation will bring new patient bedside monitoring stations...
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:00 PM
Health care providers at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) are sporting their commitment to clean hands on their scrubs.
As part of the “Ask Me” hand hygiene campaign, staff at MAHC’s hospital sites in Bracebridge and Huntsville are wearing buttons to show their commitment to the “four moments” of hand hygiene.
The campaign was created for MAHC’s internal hand hygiene week, which took place August 13-17. As part of the campaign, staff, physicians and volunteers across the organization were invited...
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 12:00 PM
Thanks to the financial support of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, two new ultrasound machines have arrived at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site (SMMH).
The two new ultrasound units, valued at $200,000 apiece, provide a higher quality diagnostic image for the clinician as well as the benefit of improved ergonomics for the sonographers. The machines are more mobile and portable compared to their predecessors and also utilize better technology for biopsies.
With the new equipment, Muskoka Algonquin...
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:00 PM
Patient satisfaction for acute care and emergency care services at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) hospital sites continues to rank above provincial averages for Ontario community hospitals on all dimensions of care, according to a recent independent study.
The three-month survey, conducted from January 1 to March 31, 2012, indicated a 92.5% overall satisfaction rate by acute care patients and an 88.7% overall satisfaction rate by emergency care patients at MAHC’s two hospital sites. The provincial...