NYGH first acute care hospital in Canada to receive prestigious information technology award
Innovative health care IT improving care and patient safety
The eCare initiative at North York General Hospital uses advanced, integrated information systems and medical devices to help improve safety and quality of care.
North York General Hospital is the first acute care hospital in Canada to be presented with the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. Only about 50 hospitals around the world are recipients of this award by the Health Information Management Systems Society, known as HIMSS. North  York General was awarded this distinction for its eCare initiative, a multi-year, hospital-wide health care information technology transformation strategy.
 
Taking the bite out of frostbite
When temperatures drop to -27 degrees Celsius, the risk for frostbite increases.
While winter activities are very popular, when  your body is exposed to the cold for too long  there can be harmful effects to your health. Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. Kuldeep Sidhu discusses the difference between frostnip and frostbite and how to avoid them. 


Innovative biopsy procedure for prostate cancer

North York General Hospita has recently started using a new biopsy procedure to test for prostate cancer that significantly reduces the chance of developing an infection.
North York General Hospital has recently started using a new biopsy procedure to test for prostate cancer that significantly reduces the chance of developing an infection. 

The Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre is the only place in Canada using the transperineal biopsy method that has considerable patient and health care system benefits.
 
CCDC helps patient move forward 
Centre for Complex Diabetes Care Social Worker Nicole Pacheco and patient Sharon Doloras
Patient  Sharon Dolores  is grateful for the care and support she has received from the registered professionals in the Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC).

Despite the obstacles she has faced, Sharon continually strives to better herself and move forward. "She is in the top 5% of patients who make drastic changes to their life and their diabetes," says CCDC Social Worker  Nicole Pacheco. 

 
Education ever-evolving at NYGH 

Valerie Ramsay is following her passion as a dietetic intern at North York General Hospital.
Valerie (Val) Ramsay is following her passion in a new one-year Professional Master's Diploma in Dietetics taking place at North York General Hospital in partnership with Ryerson University.

The newly created program is one of the many ways North York General is preparing and teaching future health care professionals to meet the needs of patients and families. 
 
Fighting superbugs: What you can do 

Find out the 5 easy things you can do to help curb antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotics play an important role in treating and preventing the spread of bacterial diseases. However, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics have caused the drugs to be less effective, making it harder to treat certain diseases.

Find out what you can do to prevent antibiotic resistance from Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner S umit Raybardhan.
 
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