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The stories below are written to track the evolution of the Central East LHIN and the participation of stakeholders from across all healthcare sectors - including physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, community leaders, patients/residents/clients/consumers and caregivers.  If you have a story you'd like to share, please forward it to centraleast@lhins.on.ca.  Please share these stories with your audiences.  If you would like to reprint in any of your publications, please credit the source as the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

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Nov 10, 2017 Frost Manor BSO team working to decrease wandering with new hallway murals

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is working towards decreasing wandering in residents with cognitive impairment with a new project to help make navigating the Lindsay long-term care home’ s hallways easier. Residents with cognitive impairment are often challenged to find their rooms. Each of the halls at Frost Manor look similar, which can add to the confusion, says registered practical nurse Justin Hills, who recently became Frost Manor’s BSO lead, thanks to funding from the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Apr 04, 2017 Hillsdale Estates demonstrates person-centered care in action with inspiring stories of success

The person-centered care movement in long-term care homes is about altering the institutional norms and attitudes of a facility to a more inclusive and engaged human model. It encompasses many different values that seek to improve quality of life for residents and empower staff to respond to various needs in a more personalized way. The Region of Durham Social Services Long Term Care Homes have been working to co-create a person-centered care model across all four of their Long-Term Care homes. By engaging residents, families, and staff at all levels, together they are exploring how person centered-care will look in the homes.

Feb 14, 2017 Toronto Community Housing partners with Strengthening Communities in Scarborough
​​​A friendly face. A helping hand. These are important to all of us, and they are even more important to people living with mental illness and addictions. In one building in Scarborough, Toronto Community Housing staff have teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to bring specialized supports that are already making a real difference for tenants.
Oct 18, 2016 Meet the McNabbs
Bill and Sylvia McNabb have been married for 52 years. They met on a blind date when Sylvia was in nursing school and Bill worked for the family appliance business; a business first owned by his father, then Bill and now his brother. Bill and Sylvia have two children, two grandchildren and one on the way.
Jul 04, 2016 Supporting the Journey to Mental Health Wellness

In  2009, a client came to CMHA Durham’s Community Access Services where his needs were assessed and he was deemed eligible for Group Living Services.  He received assistance in many areas of development including medication management, psychiartist support, coping strategies, appointment reminders and a host of  life skills support such as budgeting, cleaning, grocery shopping, public transporation and more.

Jun 27, 2016 Groundbreaking Ceremony for future site of CCCKL's Community Health Centre

Community Care has been providing community-centred health and support services to residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes since 1985. The agency opened the Community Health Centre (CHC) in 2009 at 108 Angeline St. S. in Lindsay.

Mar 11, 2016 Reducing surgical wait times with access software

Five years ago, the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) took a bold step to remedy their surgical wait times. Representing one of Ontario’s fastest growing geographic regions, the Central East LHIN needed a solution to enable better management of surgical wait times at the seven hospitals conducting surgery under its jurisdiction and offer support to surgeons needing to manage their wait lists. That solution was Novari Health’s web-based Surgical Access with Smart Wait software system.

Jun 19, 2015 Ontario Shores Receives 2015 Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has received the 2015 Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
Apr 20, 2015 Great Learning and Networking at Durham Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee Event

The Durham Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) hosted a full day event on March 25, 2015 in Oshawa and welcomed participants from community agencies, legal services, justice system, hospitals, healthcare and various Durham Region services.

Mar 11, 2015 Mental health consumer survivors share their stories

Sharing a personal story can be a freeing experience but for those suffering with a mental health issue it takes a special kind of courage.  For Jewel, a wife and mother, her breakdown a couple of years ago was just one episode in a life-long battle with mental health issues.

Mar 02, 2015 LHINfo Minute Supporting seniors to live in their own homes and communities

Getting older can make some everyday tasks difficult but the right help at the right time can make life much easier.  This is the precise aim of the Supportive Housing services offered through Community Care Durham (CCD), a community-based health service provider funded by the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN).

Jan 22, 2015 Patient Impressed With Diabetes Care Received Under New Partnership
As a patient who received diabetes care and education at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), Mrs. Kassam was naturally hesitant about the prospect of being treated in a community-based setting. However, after transitioning from TSH to Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association (Carefirst) through the new Scarborough Integrated Diabetes Education Program, she has been equally impressed with the level of care and service. 
Nov 11, 2014 Support services move in with Ajax seniors
Helping seniors live as independently as possible is the aim of a new partnership between the Durham Mental Health Services and the Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation.
Aug 15, 2014 The Central East Regional Palliative Plan: Supporting a Comprehensive, Integrated & Coordinated System of Hospice Palliative Care
The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) has identified hospice palliative and end of life care improvements as one of four aims in the 2013-2016 Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP). Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) is an approach to caring for people who are living with a life-threatening illness focusing on achieving comfort for the person nearing death and maximizing quality of life for the patient, family and loved ones.
Jul 31, 2014 ‘Home First’ priority for Central East LHIN patients

There’s no place like home to recover from illness, regain strength and make important lifestyle decisions.

Jul 28, 2014 NHH expert in mindfulness-based chronic pain management uses telemedicine to bring patients relief from chronic pain
For some, particularly those with autoimmune disorders, pain is a constant presence. Standard medical interventions—medication, surgery—fail to bring relief and they live with pain, at some level, day in and day out.
Jul 25, 2014 Abstinence goal reached with Community Withdrawal Program’s support
The difference in how John (not his real name) says he feels about himself and his life now, compared to six months ago, is like “night and day.” He says he now looks forward to “having a life that I know was intended for me.”
Jul 21, 2014 Addiction services partnership increases access to treatment, decreases stigma

Addiction services partnership increases access to treatment, decreases stigma Scarborough residents receiving enhanced support closer to home The addition of new addiction and mental health specialists at both Rouge Valley Health System and The Scarborough Hospital is just one of

Apr 30, 2014 Clients benefit when access improves to integrated services

Clients benefit when access improves to integrated services When time was of the essence, family members of a palliative patient were able to say goodbye as a result of hospice services merging with Community Care Northumberland (CCN). Community Care Northumberland, a community

Apr 14, 2014 New hub aims to help seniors stay healthy at home(2)

New hub aims to help seniors stay healthy at homeThere’s no place like home — but for older tenants, home can be an isolating place as they try to cope with health issues and financial limits.   That’s why Durham

Apr 07, 2014 Health Links forging new connections

Health Links forging new connections Service providers wrap around the patient to co ordinate care John is happier and more engaged in planning his own care since the Health Links’ process helped him to find safe and more stable housing,

Apr 01, 2014 Whitby resident says cardiac services gave her back her life

Whitby resident says cardiac services gave her back her life Cardiac Care Programs delivering needed services across the region Betty Francisco feels alive these days when just a few months ago she thought she was dying. The Whitby resident now

Mar 25, 2014 Susan Weston can’t imagine life without HAL

Susan Weston can’t imagine life without HAL Community based support services helping local resident live the life she wants to live Susan Weston says the Central East Local Health Integration Network’s (Central East LHIN’s) Home at Last (HAL) program has

Mar 18, 2014 Circle for developing health-care solutions widens

Circle for developing health care solutions widens First Nations and Aboriginal peoples engaged to focus on challenging issues Curve Lake First Nation Chief Phyllis Williams eagerly anticipates every meeting of the First Nations Health Advisory Circle. She says it’s because

Mar 14, 2014 Excitement stirring around province’s LTC nurse practitioner announcement

Excitement stirring around province’s LTC nurse practitioner announcement NPSTAT’s success is telling of good things to come Given the success nurse practitioners (NPs) have had reducing long term care homes to hospital transfers within the Central East Local Health Integration

Mar 13, 2014 Kent House collaboration brings recovery journey home

Kent House collaboration brings recovery journey home Resources match needs of individuals who have mental health challenges Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) are collaborating to ensure people with mental health

Mar 07, 2014 Collaboration enhancing diabetes care in Central East LHIN

Collaboration enhancing diabetes care in Central East LHIN The Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities and Central East LHIN ensuring people with diabetes receive care at most appropriate points Since partnering with the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC)

Feb 28, 2014 Seniors’ health care advocate has voice at the table

Seniors’ health care advocate has voice at the table Central East LHIN consumers play role in health care decisions Filinski Randy Filinski has a genuine avenue for improving seniors’ health care in the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central

Feb 06, 2014 Ce sont les histoires vraies qui font la différence

Ce sont les histoires vraies qui font la différence La dame se mit à parler doucement, se tenant un peu en retrait du microphone, alors qu’une salle remplie de fournisseurs de soins et d’intervenants en santé, des leaders en éducation

Jan 21, 2014 Sharing Specialists: Dr. Thomas Enright joins regional radiology team

Sharing Specialists Dr. Thomas Enright joins regional radiology team Ross Memorial Hospital is proud to highlight a regional radiology team which supports care with partners Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), and both locations of the Haliburton

Jan 20, 2014 Patient experience training brings ‘Heart’ to Rouge Valley

Patient experience training brings ‘Heart’ to Rouge Valley A kind word, a smile, or a listening ear can make all the difference in turning a potentially difficult hospital experience, into a positive one. Thanks to a new, enhanced patient experience

Jan 06, 2014 Meeting the needs of our Aging Population

Meeting the needs of our Aging Population CMHA Durham is committed to serving the needs of the aging population supporting the Central East LHIN's IHSP strategy of “Reducing the demand for long term care so that seniors spend 320,000 more days

Aug 02, 2013 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

ALERT: Deadline to apply fast approaching.  Please submit your applications by 5 p.m. on September 16th.

 

Jul 26, 2013 Scugog volunteers driven to help

Scugog volunteers driven to help Community Care Durham office in need of help with driving service Port Perry Star By Chris Hall PORT PERRY The two men sit side by side on the couch, laughing and talking over each other.

Jul 03, 2013 Honouring Dad and supporting the local hospital

Honouring Dad and supporting the local hospital NHH CHEMO CLINIC GRAFTON A son will be honouring his father and helping the local chemotherapy clinic in the Peterborough Duathlon this coming July. Paul Brown is a firefighter with the Alnwick Haldimand

Jun 07, 2013 I BEAT DEPRESSION: A former Laker talks about how he escaped the darkest period of his life

I BEAT DEPRESSION A former Laker talks about how he escaped the darkest period of his life In his early 20s, Kyle Dupont had already compiled a list of accomplishments that would make any parent's chest swell with pride. With

May 29, 2013 New Inter-Professional Geriatric Services (IGS) Fellowship Initiative Designed to Build Capacity for Seniors Care within the Central East LHIN

New Inter Professional Geriatric Services (IGS) Fellowship Initiative Designed to Build Capacity for Seniors Care within the Central East LHIN Kelly Kay is proud of the achievements of recent “graduates” of a new initiative designed to excite health care providers

May 29, 2013 Mental Illness: Shawna Priestley's Inspiring and Courageous Story

Mental Illness Shawna Priestly's Inspiring and Courageous Story It all started at fourteen years of age. Mental illness does not care about age. It has no bias. For Shawna Priestley, now 25 years old – her story began over a

May 06, 2013 A quiet revolution in hospitals

A quiet revolution in hospitals By Paul Dalby CAMPBELLFORD Thirty years ago when Beth Van Dusen started her nursing career in nearby Trenton Hospital, nurses were mostly seen, not heard, and doctors called all the shots. Times have certainly changed.

May 04, 2013 Results of BSO program 'incredible'

Results of BSO program 'incredible' Documentaries deliver hope for long term care leaders May 2, 2013 Jeanne Pengelly Behavioural supports, including Montessori, activities are making a huge dent in challenges presented by long term care residents who have increasingly complex

Apr 25, 2013 2012-13 A Year in Review

Below are just a few of the exciting initiatives and accomplishments that happened in 2012/13.  These successes are a credit to the thousands of physicians, nurses, front line staff, administrators, volunteers, community leaders, patients/clients/consumers/residents, caregivers and local community residents who continue to share their stories and their expertise to create an integrated sustainable healthcare system that ensures better health, better care, better value for money.

Feb 25, 2013 Regional Cardiac Care Recognized on World Stage

Rouge Valley and its cardiac care partners have been recognized for leadership in patient care by an international business academy.

Feb 19, 2013 Central East LHIN continues its support for Regional Specialized Geriatric Services

Central East LHIN Continues Its Support for Regional Specialized Geriatric Services Regional Specialized Geriatric Services (RSGS) in the Central East LHIN received a vote of confidence from the Central East LHIN Board of Directors at its January 23, 2013 meeting. 

Feb 06, 2013 Top Cancer Care, Close to Home

Top Cancer Care, Close to Home Central East Regional Cancer Program 1st overall for performance in Ontario The Durham Regional Cancer Centre has shot up the ranks and is now first in overall performance in Ontario according to Cancer Care

Jan 09, 2013 Central East LHIN providers working together to respond to flu

Central East LHIN providers working together to respond to flu Across the LHIN,  hospitals and their health care partners are responding to a high number of patients who are suffering from flu and other associated illnesses.  This is putting a

Dec 28, 2012 Emergency cardiac care program keeps getting stronger

Emergency cardiac care program keeps getting stronger Improved repatriation process returns patients to their home communities, facilitates continuity of care and ensures access to emergency cardiac services for future patients As a leading member of the Toronto Heart Attack Collaborative

Dec 20, 2012 Health Care Professionals Explore Possibilities to Improve Care for Frail Seniors at GAIN Day

Health Care Professionals Explore Possibilities to Improve Care for Frail Seniors at GAIN Day  “What matters is what happens to the patient and outstanding performance takes teamwork,” said Victoria van Hemert, Executive Director, Central East Regional Specialized Geriatric Services (RSGS) at a

Oct 19, 2012 T.A.M.I. and Partner Organizations Recognized for Excellence

T.A.M.I. and Partner Organizations Recognized for Excellence with Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Partnership Award The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) created the MHCC’s 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards to recognize programs, projects and initiatives across the

Oct 15, 2012 Community First Strategic Aim - Seniors

Community First Strategic Aim Seniors On September 26th, at their Open Board Meeting, staff presented the Board of the Central East LHIN with the PROPOSED Strategic Aims for the 2013 16 Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP).  With an overall theme

Oct 09, 2012 Local Agencies Present Poster At Prestigious National Conference

Local Agencies Present Poster At Prestigious National Conference On September 21st, St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre (SPLC) in Scarborough, The Addiction Supportive Housing partnership is an example of the type of programs that support people to spend more days at home

Jul 10, 2012 Responsive behaviours disappearing at Frost Manor

Responsive behaviours disappearing at Frost Manor Supportive measures, BSO protocols, proving to be effective tools July 10, 2012 Deron Hamel LINDSAY, Ont. Responsive behaviours are quickly disappearing at Frost Manor, thanks largely to staff members using their supportive measures training

Jun 22, 2012 Responsive behaviours, restraints, medication use decreasing at Streamway Villa

Responsive behaviours, restraints, medication use decreasing at Streamway Villa Participation in Behavioural Supports in Ontario project credited for results June 20, 2012 Deron Hamel  COBOURG, Ont. Incidents of responsive behaviours, such as aggression, wandering, physical resistance and agitation, have decreased

Jun 21, 2012 NPSTAT’s Long-Term Care Outreach Nurse Practitioners provide end-of-life care at the bedside

NPSTAT’s Long Term Care Outreach Nurse Practitioners provide end of life care at the bedside By Krista Luxton Roland Munro was dying. High risk surgery that resulted from a sudden fall and post operative complications left the active, 87 year

Jun 18, 2012 Ontario Renal Plan - Local Success Stories

Ontario Renal Plan 2012 2015 Local Success Stories The Ontario Renal Network (ORN) published its Ontario Renal Plan in May 2012.  Built through extensive stakeholder discussion, the Ontario Renal Plan and its seven priorities represent a comprehensive roadmap for how

Jun 06, 2012 TSH Global Community Resource Centre unique among GTA hospitals

TSH Global Community Resource Centre unique among GTA hospitals The Global Community Resource Centre, staffed by volunteers, will help to connect Scarborough residents with important information about community services. Patients, families and community members of The Scarborough Hospital now have

Jun 06, 2012 A guidebook for families supports Mental Health recovery

Durham Family Resource Task Group for Mental Health Issues Second Edition of “Pathway to Recovery A Guidebook for Families” Mental illness strikes unpredictably and when it does, families need accurate, practical information. Families in Durham Region have direct and easy

May 17, 2012 HELP program brings real results

HELP program brings real results  The year−old Hospital Elder Life Program at Northumberland Hills Hospital is one where the results can be seen, the hospital board heard at its April meeting. It's a comprehensive program designed to prevent delirium and

Apr 27, 2012 Partnership in Nephrology will lead to enhanced care for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Partnership in Nephrology will lead to enhanced care for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease As a nursing student in the United Kingdom, Clint Gunn was inspired to pursue the multi faceted field of Nephrology, and from overseas, he set his

Apr 05, 2012 New beds to help reduce emergency wait times

New beds to help reduce emergency wait times        Rouge Valley celebrates opening of 10 new medical short stay beds A new unit that recently opened at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to improve emergency wait times for patients

Dec 06, 2011 Central East LHIN Self-Management Program hosts Conference

Central East LHIN Self Management Program Hosts Conference for Health Care Providers Health care providers received a valuable opportunity to learn and apply best practices regarding engaging patients with chronic illness to adopt healthy behaviors, at a one day conference

Nov 04, 2011 CMHA Durham Open House Showcases New Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Some 100 community and business leaders joined representatives of local health care agencies at an Open House at Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham), receiving specially guided tours of the centre and its variety of services.

Oct 28, 2011 In praise of NHH (and our health care)

In praise of NHH (and our health care) In one of those chilling, life−changing moments she felt a lump in her left breast. A myriad of scenarios raced through her mind, none of them good. Early on a cold mid−February

Oct 03, 2011 Home First - helping people stay in their own homes

Home First Helping People Stay in their own Homes When Marguerite Crottie’s 90 year old mother started ‘seeing things’ and was exhibiting some strange behaviours, she was brought to The Scarborough Hospital’s Emergency Department. “They knew something wasn’t quite right,

Aug 22, 2011 Home First - Providing Care in the Right Setting

Home First Providing Care in the Right Setting Harold (Hank) and Barbara Willis of Campbellford had to cut short their vacation in Mexico earlier this year after 83 year old Harold had an unexpected surgery and spent two weeks in

Aug 05, 2011 GAIN Clinic improving health for seniors

GAIN Clinic improving health for seniors James Greenhorn had been experiencing health issues since he was treated for kidney failure last Christmas. It was only after a trip to The Scarborough Hospital’s GAIN Clinic in the spring that James learned

Jul 13, 2011 Durham Mental Health Services Celebrates Official Opening of Barlow House

Durham Mental Health Services Celebrates Official Opening of Barlow House New Location Expands Local Supportive Housing Capacity for Individuals with Mental Illness On Monday, June 27, staff, clients, and supporters of Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) gathered to mark the

Jul 13, 2011 Diabetic Patients Receive Full Circle of Care

Diabetic Patients Receive Full Circle of Care Thanks to Partnership Between Campbellford Memorial Hospital and Trent Hills Family Health Team Joyce Ellis, 73, has been living with diabetes for 12 years. The disease was detected following a routine urine test

Jun 03, 2011 Central East Community Care Access Centre opens Alternate Care Setting

Central East Community Care Access Centre opens Alternate Care Setting LINDSAY, ON June 3, 2011 – The Central East Community Care Access Centre (Central East CCAC) officially opened its first Lindsay based Alternate Care Setting (ACS) today. Officiating at the

Apr 19, 2011 Campbellford sixth hospital to adopt Home First approach

Campbellford sixth hospital to adopt Home First approach CAMPBELLFORD Patients will be discharged sooner and receive enhanced services at home to help with their recovery under a new approach being implemented at Campbellford Memorial Hospital this month. The Home First

Apr 15, 2011 Restorative Care Program should get patients home sooner

Just because a hospital patient is getting well does not mean he or she is ready to return home.

Mar 08, 2011 Improving Access to Care through enhanced community engagement

Improving Access to Care through enhanced community engagement Annual Community Engagement Plans will support input from local communities and ensure greater transparency and accountability  In an effort to ensure greater transparency and accountability, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) will be

Feb 22, 2011 CCAC partners with community support services to provide care in the community

CCAC partners with community support services to provide care in the community The Central East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is a single point of access to connect people to the most appropriate quality in home and community based health

Feb 02, 2011 Day programs help Oshawa seniors, caregivers cope

In communities across the Central East region Scarborough, Durham and the North East cluster, LHIN funded community based agencies provide vital services to support clients and their families.  This focus on access to community based care ensures that local residents,

Feb 01, 2011 Hospital taps into new online service for neurosurgical consultations

Hospital taps into new online service for neurosurgical consultations Supports Strategic Aim to "Save 1,000,000 hours of time patients spend in Central East LHIN Emergency Departments by 2013." Since Monday,January 24th, patients brought to the Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) Emergency

Jan 31, 2011 The Scarborough Hospital launches new GAIN clinic for seniors

The  Scarborough Hospital launches new GAIN clinic for seniors Patient 1 A 78 year old woman arrives at the hospital by ambulance at 10 a.m. While making tea this morning, she fell on the kitchen floor. She couldn’t get up

Jan 19, 2011 Competence and Compassion

A patient-centric model for thoracic surgery delivers outstanding results

Jan 10, 2011 January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month Alzheimer’s Disease is the seventh leading cause of death in Canada and is the most common form of dementia. It erases memory, steals the ability to think and makes simple daily tasks, such as eating

Jan 05, 2011 New programs get local seniors out of hospital, back home

The ongoing partnerships between CE LHIN hospitals, the Central East Community Care Access Centre and Community Care is making a difference in the lives of seniors in Central East communities.  This story, which appeared in Durham and Northumberland papers at

Nov 22, 2010 November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month Today, more than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes – a condition that, if left unchecked, puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  This means that nearly 1 in 4 Canadians

Nov 15, 2010 New book guides Durham families though mental illness maze

New book guides Durham families though mental illness maze Resource includes listing of local services, tip sheets, legal help by Jillian Follert DURHAM When you're in the midst of a mental heath diagnosis, treatment or crisis, it can feel like

Oct 25, 2010 Community Support Services - A Saving Grace

Community Support Services A Saving Grace October is "Community Support Month" and the Central East LHIN is proud to salute the numerous agencies, outstanding staff and dedicated volunteers who provide crucial services like adult Alzheimer day programs, attendant services for

Oct 18, 2010 Campbellford and District Community Mental Health Centre Celebrates 20 Years

Campbellford and District Community Mental Health Centre Celebrates 20 Years of Empowering Clients to Meet the Challenges of Mental Illness in a Rural Community Providing mental health support and treatment in a rural setting comes with its own unique set

Oct 12, 2010 The Story of Gladys and Albert

The Story of “Gladys and Albert” how VON Respite Services Support the Strategic Aims of the CE LHIN  October is "Community Support Month" and the Central East LHIN is proud to salute the numerous agencies, outstanding staff and dedicated volunteers

Sep 13, 2010 INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS ENSURE TIMELY ACCESS TO NEEDED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS ENSURE TIMELY ACCESS TO NEEDED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES  In the Durham Cluster of the Central East LHIN, an innovative partnership between a busy acute care hospital and a community based mental health service provider means that local residents

Sep 01, 2010 Hospitals collaborate to deliver special neonatal care training

Hospitals collaborate to deliver special neonatal care training  In health care, team building can happen at many levels. A recent example of this is the collaboration that took place at Rouge Valley Health System and Lakeridge Health. The two hospitals

Jul 16, 2010 Nurse Practitioners save time

Nurse Practitioners save time The staff at the local Long Term Care Home (LTCH) knew that Mr. Webster ( not his real name) was in distress.  He had just been transferred back from one of the LHIN’s regional hospitals, outside

Jul 07, 2010 Durham Mental Health Services and Seamless Care Pharmacy Announce Free Metabolic Syndrome Screening Clinics

Durham Mental Health Services and Seamless Care Pharmacy Announce Free Metabolic Syndrome Screening Clinics Clinics Help Individuals Living with Mental Illness Take Charge of Their Health and Prevent Serious Physical Illness WHITBY, ON (July 7, 2010) – Prevention and early

Jul 05, 2010 Home at Last program works

Home at Last program works John , a 76 year old retired mechanic had just spent 28 days in hospital after having knee replacement surgery.  He was back on his feet but not sure whether he could leave the hospital

Jun 18, 2010 From Theory to Practice: Interprofessional Leadership Project Poster Presentations - June 2010

From Theory to Practice Interprofessional Leadership Project Poster Presentations “Building Community Capacity for Interprofessional Care to Improve Health Care for Seniors” On June 18th, 2010, healthcare providers from across Durham Region participated in an informative and engaging series of poster

Jun 17, 2010 Chemo Clinic: Quality care closer to home

Chemo Clinic Quality care closer to home By Alastair Lamb I'd like to draw your attention to one of the gems of Rouge Valley Health System.  It's your Chemo Clinic. Located on the main floor of Rouge Valley Centenary, 2867

Apr 13, 2010 Lakeridge Health’s ‘GEMs’ help Frail Seniors maintain Independence

Lakeridge Health’s ‘GEMs’ help Frail Seniors maintain Independence By Linda White Bowmanville senior Betty Graham is independent and is known to have a stubborn streak, so it comes as no surprise to her family that she wants to remain in

Apr 08, 2010 ‘Lean’ helps to improve long-term care placement process

‘Lean’ helps to improve long term care placement process By Akilah Dressekie Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is one of many hospitals across Ontario that have adopted ‘Lean’, a management philosophy based on the elimination of waste and respect for

Apr 07, 2010 Nurse Practitioner program helps keep seniors out of emergency department

Nurse Practitioner program helps keep seniors out of emergency department By Cindy Woods A new program to reduce transfers from Long Term Care (LTC) facilities to The Scarborough Hospital emergency department (ED) is having a positive impact on patient care

Mar 30, 2010 New tracking device to improve Ajax-Pickering hospital wait times

The news article below provides an excellent example of the kind of innovative projects underway in the Central East LHIN to meet the LHIN's Strategic Aim to "Save 1,000,000 Hours of Time Patients Spend in Central East LHIN Emergency Departments

Feb 01, 2010 CE LHIN approves life-saving cardiac program

CE LHIN approves life saving cardiac program Code STEMI at Rouge Valley provides “gold standard” care within 90 minutes By David Brazeau Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) has received approval to continue implementation of its “gold standard” pilot program in

Jan 21, 2010 From Theory to Practice - Interprofessional Leadership Project Poster Presentations

From Theory to Practice Interprofessional Leadership Project Poster Presentations “Building Community Capacity for Interprofessional Care to Improve Health Care for Seniors” On January 18th, 2010, healthcare providers from across Durham Region participated in an informative and engaging series of poster

Dec 23, 2009 Interprofessional Leadership Project: Building Community Capacity in Interprofessional Care to Improve Health Care for Seniors

Interprofessional Leadership Project Building Community Capacity in Interprofessional Care to Improve Health Care for Seniors             “An Interprofessional Care Education Fund 2008 09 project funded through HealthForceOntario by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Ministry

Nov 26, 2009 Ontario Shores and University of Toronto Partner to Advance Mental Health Care

Ontario Shores and University of Toronto Partner to Advance Mental Health Care A new academic affiliation with the University of Toronto brings exciting opportunities for research, teaching and education to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). On November

Nov 25, 2009 Clinic offers new hope for patients without family doctors

Clinic offers new hope for patients without family doctors Clinic opens at Rouge Valley Health System West Hill seniors Tina and Dominic Marcelli lost their family doctor of 42 years in September when the physician moved out of the area,

Nov 23, 2009 GEM nurse partnerships position homes to enhance care

GEM nurse partnerships position homes to enhance care, say administrator, hospital representative Strong communication can create seamless transfers, while reducing hospital wait times Friday November 20, 2009 Deron Hamel PETERBOROUGH, Ont. Having a strong partnership between long term care homes

Mar 27, 2009 Learning about Alzheimer’s disease improves outcomes

Learning about Alzheimer’s disease improves outcomes  Finding out that you have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be an overwhelming emotional experience.  Studies show that the earlier people begin to learn and strategize about coping with

Nov 28, 2008 AGENCIES LAUNCH TEAMWORK APPROACH

There is now a one stop resource guide for families who need help caring for someone with a dual diagnosis in the community.    The Durham Region Dual Diagnosis Committee launched its resource guide at a one day seminar that showcased how the collaborative services work.

Oct 24, 2008 MENTAL HEALTH AGENCIES SHARE IRIS BULBS AND HOPE

MENTAL HEALTH AGENCIES SHARE IRIS BULBS AND HOPE Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) received 100 iris bulbs on October 23rd to celebrate its partnership with the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) Peterborough Durham Region Branch.  The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario adopted the iris

Oct 22, 2008 New Technology Enhances Care for Patients

New Technology Enhances Care for Patients Greater access to care, enhanced patient safety and improved patient outcomes will be just a few of the many ways patients will benefit as Whitby Mental Health Centre (WMHC) implements electronic health records.  WMHC

Sep 18, 2008 COMMUNITY AGENCIES TEAM UP TO HELP CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN DURHAM

COMMUNITY AGENCIES TEAM UP TO HELP CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN DURHAM There is now one mental health crisis number for children, youth and adults to call in Durham Region when they need immediate help and support.  A team of

Sep 17, 2008 Baxter Canada Partners with Lakeridge Health and the Central East LHIN to

Baxter Canada Partners with Lakeridge Health and the Central East LHIN to launch a Renal Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Program  Baxter Corporation (Canada) has selected Lakeridge Health and the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CELHIN) to launch a

Sep 03, 2008 Central Ontario supply chain management initiative is on target

An integration activity endorsed by the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), two other LHINs and participating hospitals is on target and progressing well, according to Bill Whittaker, chair of the board of directors for the Central Ontario Healthcare Procurement Alliance (COHPA).

Aug 05, 2008 Hospitals connect through video-conferencing

Hospitals connect through video conferencing New technologies introduced to reduce wait times and improve access to medical care for young patients Psychiatric services will soon be at the fingertips of young patients through the use of new video conferencing technology. 

Jul 07, 2008 New assessment centre to cut wait times for joint replacement surgery in Scarborough, Durham and beyond

New assessment centre to cut wait times for joint replacement surgery in Scarborough, Durham and beyond Program a new Central East LHIN partnership between The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System After five years in search of an answer,

Jun 24, 2008 NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE IN DURHAM REGION

When emergency responders are called to a potential serious mental health situation, they have a new back up team trained specifically to deal with the crisis.

Apr 04, 2008 St. Paul’s Awarded Community Grants

St. Paul’s Awarded Community Grants On April 4th, St. Paul’s announced that it has received two New Horizons for Seniors grants funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada. The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, M.P for Scarborough Agincourt presented St. Paul’s

Apr 01, 2008 TSH launches Consultation Round Table on Governance

The Scarborough Hospital Consultation Round Table on Governance LaunchedA new web portal, known as The Scarborough Hospital Community Consultation Round Table, was officially launched at the end of March. The round table is a web site where visitors can find

Mar 10, 2008 Community Partnership Between Local Agencies and Businesses Provides Meaningful Employment Opportunities at a Local Manufacturing Plant

Community Partnership Between Local Agencies and Businesses Provides Meaningful Employment Opportunities at a Local Manufacturing Plant On March 4th her Worship Mayor Pat Perkins of the Town of Whitby officially opened an important collaborative employment partnership at "Dave's Diner" located

Feb 08, 2008 A New Integrated Model of Care for Central East

A hip fracture is a significant threat to older persons’ independence and ability to live in the community.  Health care services for patients experiencing a hip fracture were identified as fragmented and limited, especially for those with cognitive and weight bearing issues. 

Feb 05, 2008 Hospital spearheads new kidney program

Hospital spearheads new kidney program  The Scarborough Hospital is helping to spearhead a new program targeting chronic kidney disease, the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) announced Jan. 31. The Scarborough Hospital will work with Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Jan 25, 2008 A true GEM at the Ross

A true GEM at the Ross A visit to the Emergency Department can be a stressful experience for anyone, but imagine this scenario. After a fall in your home, you're taken to the hospital to have your ankle set.  You

Jan 18, 2008 Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening Removed

Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening Removed St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre has received a two year grant from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to provide breast cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection workshops in Scarborough. The goal of the Scarborough Breast

Jan 14, 2008 Community Partners Develop New Training Initiative for Police Officers

Community Partners Develop New Training Initiative for Police Officers Durham Regional Police will soon participate in the development of a First Responder Interactive Simulation Training program to help them respond effectively to situations involving mental health clients. The program represents

Mar 23, 2007 Physicians need to be involved in hands-on business as well: Harterre

Dr. Donald Harterre is encouraged to see the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) indicating an awareness of...

Mar 21, 2007 E-Health steering committee recruiting members

The E Health leader in the Central East LHIN is looking for people willing to accept the challenge of helping to create a LHIN wide...

Mar 20, 2007 Government funds Orthopaedic Assessment Centre

For people in the Central East LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) suffering from chronic discomfort in their bones and joints, a new Orthopaedic Assessment Centre should...

Mar 19, 2007 Seniors’ network looking for members

Kate Reed says Central East LHIN is breaking new ground with its Seamless Care for Seniors (SCFS) network. Reed, a senior integration consultant with the Central...

Mar 02, 2007 Networks spark interest from providers and consumers

It is becoming increasingly clear that a large and diverse group of health care and social services providers and consumers in the Central East...