On April 1, North York General Hospital hosted InnovationEx, an exposition and exchange designed to highlight the very best innovations from community hospitals.
InnovationEx was presented by the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation, a partnership between six large community hospitals to share innovations focused on improving quality and value in health care.
Bouncing back from a cold or flu with Dr. Katherine Ker
Cold and flu season is coming to a close which means it should feel like spring very soon. In excited anticipation of warmer weather, we sat down with Dr. Katherine Ker, Lead Physician of the Family Medicine Teaching Unit at North York General Hospital, to learn her tips for recovering from a cold or flu with a spring in our steps.
To ensure our website is user friendly for visitors on mobile phones, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department looked at best practices to determine which approach would provide the optimal user experience. Our solution was to create a mobile-friendly responsive website.
Colourful Minds: Creating a space of collaboration
Toronto Art Therapy Institute student Marina Saad partnered with North York General Hospital's Recreational Therapy department to design a unique three-week pilot project on the adult inpatient psychiatric unit.
Project:Colourful Minds had a successful three-week trial and received overwhelming positive feedback.
North York General Hospital Patient and Family Advisor Patricia (Pat) Mackey is a recipient, posthumously, of a 20 Faces of Change Award for her contributions to improving patient- and family-centred care.
When Pat's cancer returned in 2013, she agreed to share her thoughts on what it is like to live with a terminal cancer diagnosis, the role of patient and family advisors, and her experience as a patient.