A holiday message from the President and CEO
The holidays are a time to give thanks and also reflect on the year that is finishing. This year we are sharing some of the feedback we have received from patients, families and caregivers. 

Thank you to all those at the organization for the excellence with which they treat everyone who comes to North York General. We wish everyone happy holidays and nothing but health for the year ahead. 

Ervin Sejdić: New Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health Outcomes
At first, a hospital seems an unlikely workplace for a former electrical engineer, but this doesn't matter to Ervin Sejdić, the new Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health Outcomes at North York General Hospital. 

What matters to him is finding the best and most efficient ways to care for patients, using whatever technologies or theories he can find.
Meet Stacey Daub, Vice President, Strategy, Integration and Digital Health 
With over 25 years of experience in health care and a reputation for building trusted care partnerships, Stacey has held several critical leadership roles including President and CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre. 

As the newest member of the Leadership Team at NYGH, The Pulse caught up with Stacey to ask a few questions about her role.

The embarrassing "plus-one": Cold sores
The holidays are just around the corner, and with social calendars at a peak, many of us dread that one embarrassing encounter: cold sores, the annoying "plus-one" accompanying you everywhere uninvited.

Dr. Dana Mayer , a Family Physician at North York General Hospital's Department of Family and Community Medicine, offers her insight on cold sores.
Health care options over the holidays
The best course of action to prevent the flu is to get your annual flu vaccine.
No one wants to get sick or injured over the holidays, but if you do, it's important to remember you have many health care options across the local health care system.

While emergency departments operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, a hospital visit is not always the most appropriate place for treatment if you are sick.  
North York Toronto Health Partners 
receive Ministry approval
On Monday, December 2, the  Honourable Christine Elliott,  Deputy Premier and Minister of Health announced North York Toronto Health Partners (NYTHP) as an official Ontario Health Team (OHT). In achieving this pivotal milestone, NYTHP is delivering on the provincial government's commitment to strengthen local services, making it easier for patients to navigate the system and transition between providers.


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