Get the facts with Dr. Kevin Katz:
Novel coronavirus
North York General Hospital continues to work alongside Public Health Ontario to monitor reports of novel coronavirus. While the Public Health Agency of Canada reports the risk of the virus circulating in Canada remains low, North York General continues its screening processes to help protect patients and their families, staff, physicians, learners and volunteers. As information surrounding coronavirus continues to evolve, it is important people receive up-to-date, factual information. Learn more from Dr. Kevin Katz, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at North York General Hospital.
Using recreational therapy to enhance your health
"Recreational therapy focuses on the person versus the patient," says Nadia Gomes Bento, Recreational Therapist at North York General Hospital. "When you focus on the person, you open doors to healing that may have otherwise been closed."

Helping children build resilience and bounce-back
"Difficult or unexpected experiences, such as hospitalization can trigger stress in children," says Esther Huang, Child Life Specialist at North York General Hospital. 

"When given the appropriate support, children can build resilience and bounce-back from stress-inducing experiences." 

Hip and Knee Patient Navigator: 
Moving people past the fear
Katya Gonzales, a Patient Navigator dedicated to Hip and Knee Care at North York General Hospital , knows just how to put patients at ease, by giving them the right information at the right time. 

Even though hip and knee joint replacement surgery are two of the most commonly performed procedures in Ontario, for each individual patient it's a lot to learn about and prepare for.
Research Spotlight: 
Innovations at NYGH - Kristin Collins
Kristin Collins, an Occupational Therapist from the Geriatric Day Hospital interdisciplinary team at North York General Hospital, works closely with older adults including persons with dementia every day, in a team where the occupational therapist, recreational therapist, rehabilitation assistant and volunteers play a vital role in providing cognitive stimulation activities throughout the program, as well as linking patients to appropriate community services following discharge. 

Building for the future of paediatric care 
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