NYGH reduces opioid prescriptions to help curb misuse
Unused opioid painkillers sitting in medicine cabinets or bedside drawers across Ontario may be indirectly contributing to the widespread opioid crisis.
Research conducted by Anesthesiologist
Dr. Sanjho Srikandarajah and Surgical Resident
Dr. Adina Feinberg has led to changes in how North York General Hospital prescribes opioids to day surgery patients.
North York General Hospital has worked with midwives since 1994. "Many people think midwives only do home births when, in fact, 80% of deliveries with a midwife are done in hospital," says Midwife
Sheri Ferkl, Director of Maternal, Newborn and Paediatric Care, says the hospital has taken steps to meet the community's expanding need for midwifery care.
North York General Hospital emphasizes a healthy work culture that leads to positive outcomes for patients and families. "A supportive and collaborative culture is a foundation to providing patients with exceptional care," says
Jamie Campbell, Director, Organizational Development and Volunteer Services.
One member of the Organizational Development team,
Samia Touma, has worked at the hospital for 34 years and has had a significant role in organizing and implementing staff engagement and recognition events.