December 2021
A Message from Karyn Popovich, President and CEO
As we head into another new year with the pandemic top of mind, we want to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments in 2021, thank our community and partners and look ahead to brighter days. 
The leadership team at NYGH created a special video message of gratitude, celebration and hope for the year ahead together. Please take a moment to enjoy!
Top 5 tips to stay safe over the holidays
With the recent Omicron surge on everyone’s mind, the Pulse sat down with Dr. Kevin Katz, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at North York General to get his advice on how to have a safer holiday season.
NYGH's emergency department research 'leading the way'
In early 2020, with COVID-19 spreading and the demand for critical care rising, emergency departments (EDs) across Ontario prepared for the worst possible scenarios.

For the team at North York General’s Charlotte and Lewis Steinberg Emergency this meant rapidly refining protocols and repurposing space for sick patients.
And for emergency physician Dr. Rohit
Mohindra, the pandemic pivot meant
refocusing the department’s research program.
Families an integral part of
Geriatric Day Hospital's care team
For Karim Ismail and his father Hassanali Issmail, meeting the medical needs of older adults goes beyond appointments and consults. It is also about coordinated care, emotional support, and family care.
With its range of Elder Care Services, North York General’s Geriatric Day Hospital checked all the boxes.
Trouble sleeping? Try improving your sleep hygiene 
The stresses caused by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic have left many people battling restless nights and insomnia. The uncertainty and disruption in people's lives is heightened even more with the Omicron variant's rapid emergence right before the holidays.

Dr. Neil Levitsky, staff psychiatrist at North York General, recently explored how to look after your sleep and deal with insomnia in his talk at the Healthy Hospitals Working Group Virtual Conference.
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