Dr. Michelle Greiver: Leader in primary care research 

New Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair
in Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Michelle Greiver - Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine - North York General Hospital.
As the new G ordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine,  Dr. Michelle Greiver is tasked with conducting and championing research that will benefit the community North York General Hospital serves, and beyond. In her new role Dr. Greiver also becomes the Director of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN) at the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

"This is all about linking primary care clinicians, academics and researchers together to enhance and transform Canada's primary care system," Dr. Greiver says. "Pooling our knowledge and resources helps us to improve quality and do research that can make lasting improvements to health care."

Our people: Making a World of Difference

North York General Hospital's staff, physicians and volunteers are passionate about creating exceptional patient experiences. Each day we harness our collective strengths to deliver high-quality, safe patient care. Guided by our values of excellence, respect, integrity, and compassion, we continue to focus on the priorities in our 2015-19 strategic plan to fulfill our vision: Excellence in integrated patient-centred care through learning, innovation and partnerships, and mission: Providing exceptional health care to our diverse communities.
In this video, we are proud to showcase our people  Making a World of Difference.

Our team is passionate about creating exceptional patient experiences.

Learn more about our Strategy 2015-2019.
Building a culture of compassionate communication

Simple actions are fundamental to the patient experience.
At North York General Hospital our goal is to ensure that when patients and families come through our doors, they feel compassion, well cared for, and respected.

To enhance the patient experience, we have adopted Communicate with Heart, an industry-leading practice. 

Improving the transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care

A new pilot transition clinic at North York General Hospital is aimed at improving care for young adults with type 1 diabetes.
Young adults aged 17 to 25 with Type 1 diabetes may find it difficult to keep their diabetes under good control. The move from paediatric to adult care is challenging and may lead to increased diabetes-related hospital visits for acute complications.

Our diabetes centre staff and Endocrinologist Dr. Vikram Chandurkar have developed a new pilot transition clinic to improve care for young adults.

Treating seniors who have multiple high-burden chronic diseases

The MedsCheck comprehensive review is a great opportunity to identify how your prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medications may be affecting you or each other.
North York General Hospital's Monika Kastner, Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Implementation, was featured in a Canadian Medical Association Journal podcast with Dr. Sharon Straus from St. Michael's Hospital.

The two shared the results of their research on the effectiveness of managing interventions for multiple high-burden chronic diseases affecting older adults. They discussed whether the single-disease approach to management is better than an integrated multi-disease approach to care. 
Go to the CMAJ Podcasts website to hear the interview. 


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