Breast cancer program first in Canada to earn
prestigious NAPBC accreditation 
Accreditation highlights NYGH's commitment to excellence
 
Breast cancer care at NYGH is provided through an Integrated Care Collaborative, a system of health care providers, clinics and services focused on breast cancer patients and their families.
North York General Hospital has the best cancer surgery wait times in Ontario.
North York General Hospital's  Karen, Heather & Lynn Steinberg Breast Services is the first comprehensive breast cancer care program in Canada to receive full accreditation from the
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
 
"Our cancer surgery wait times are the best in the province, we provided radioactive seed localization as the standard of care before anyone else in the GTA, and North York General was the first hospital along the eastern seaboard of North America to use tomosynthesis for breast imaging," says Dr. Nancy Down, Medical Director, Breast Integrated Care Collaborative and Division  Head, General Surgery.
The breast cancer care program at North York General Hospital is the first  in Canada to receive full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Nurses step up to the plate for fans 
The stadium medical team at Blue Jays games in Toronto is composed primarily of North York General Hospital health care professionals.
A s the Blue Jays hit the field, the medical team scans the 50,000-plus crowd. To a fan, this sunny, hot day is the best outcome; to the stadium medical team composed primarily of North York General Hospital health care professionals, this day could mean a busy shift.

The first distress crackles on the radio: "We need medical attention..." 

 

NYGH recognized for greening efforts  
First Ontario hospital to receive BOMA BEST Silver Level Certification 
In a ceremony on May 17, 2016, NYGH was presented with the BOMA BEST Silver Level Certification for improving its energy efficiency and waste diversion programs.
For North York General Hospital, clean air and sustainable energy are not only important for the health of the planet, but for the health of our patients and their families.

The hospital was recently recognized with a Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) BEST Silver Level Certification for its continued efforts in improving NYGH's overall energy efficiency and waste diversion programs. We are the first hospital in Ontario to achieve this certification, demonstrating NYGH's commitment to decreasing its impact on the environment.
When your heart skips a beat  
If you have ever experienced a skipped heartbeat, you know it can be an unnerving feeling.
If you've ever experienced a "skipped heartbeat," you know it can be an unnerving feeling.  Dr. Randi Rose , a Cardiologist at North York General Hospital, explains that skipped heartbeats are actually very common and most people don't even notice them.

The  Pulse sat down with Dr. Rose to learn more about skipping heartbeats and when you should see a doctor. 
 
Medicine cabinet must-haves for parents

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at North York General Hospital has some helpful tips on what to keep in a medicine cabinet based on the ages and stages of children.
Parents want to be prepared for any eventuality to help keep their children safe and healthy. The Department of Family and Community Medicine at North York General Hospital has some helpful tips on what to keep in your medicine cabinet.

"Adults learn to read their bodies. They often know when something 'isn't right' and when to seek help or reach for over-the-counter medication," says Dr. David Eisen
, Chief of Family and Community Medicine. "But it's harder for children, particularly babies and infants, to communicate what is wrong." 
 
   
Diabetes during pregnancy

For many expectant mothers, receiving a diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be both surprising and overwhelming.
For many expectant mothers, receiving a diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be both surprising and overwhelming. Gestational diabetes is characterized b y high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. 
 
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