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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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Jul 31, 2014‘Home First’ priority for Central East LHIN patients
‘Home First’ priority for Central East LHIN patients Initiative helps people return home sooner, reduces ALC rates There’s no place like home to recover from illness, regain strength and make important lifestyle decisions. That’s the philosophy and purpose behind Home
 
Jul 28, 2014NHH expert in mindfulness-based chronic pain management uses telemedicine to bring patients relief from chronic pain
NHH expert in mindfulness based chronic pain management uses telemedicine to bring patients relief from chronic pain Registration now open for patient, health provider course beginning this fall For some, particularly those with autoimmune disorders, pain is a constant presence.
 
Jul 25, 2014Abstinence goal reached with Community Withdrawal Program’s support
Abstinence goal reached with Community Withdrawal Program’s support Recovering substance abuser excited for ‘a life that I know was intended for me’ The difference in how John (not his real name) says he feels about himself and his life now,
 
Jul 21, 2014Addiction 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, 2014Clients 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, 2014New 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 7, 2014Health 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 1, 2014Whitby 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, 2014Susan 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, 2014Circle 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, 2014Excitement 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, 2014Kent 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 7, 2014Collaboration 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, 2014Seniors’ 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 6, 2014Ce 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, 2014Sharing 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, 2014Patient 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 6, 2014Meeting 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 2, 2013Minister’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, 2013Scugog 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 3, 2013Honouring 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 7, 2013I 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, 2013New 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, 2013Mental 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 6, 2013A 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 4, 2013Results 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, 20132012-13 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, 2013Regional 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, 2013Central 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 6, 2013Top 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 9, 2013Central 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, 2012Emergency 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, 2012Health 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, 2012T.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, 2012Community 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 9, 2012Local 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, 2012Responsive 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, 2012Responsive 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, 2012NPSTAT’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, 2012Ontario 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 6, 2012TSH 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 6, 2012A 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, 2012HELP 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, 2012Partnership 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 5, 2012New 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 6, 2011Central 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 4, 2011CMHA 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, 2011In 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 3, 2011Home 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, 2011Home 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 5, 2011GAIN 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, 2011Diabetic 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
 
Jul 13, 2011Durham 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
 
Jun 3, 2011Central 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, 2011Campbellford 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, 2011Restorative 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 8, 2011Improving 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, 2011CCAC 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 2, 2011Day 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 1, 2011Hospital 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, 2011The 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, 2011Competence and Compassion
A patient-centric model for thoracic surgery delivers outstanding results
 
Jan 10, 2011January 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 5, 2011New 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, 2010November 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, 2010New 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, 2010Community 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, 2010Campbellford 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, 2010The 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, 2010INNOVATIVE 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 1, 2010Hospitals 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, 2010Nurse 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 7, 2010Durham 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 5, 2010Home 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, 2010From 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, 2010Chemo 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, 2010Lakeridge 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 8, 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 7, 2010Nurse 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, 2010New 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 1, 2010CE 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, 2010From 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, 2009Interprofessional 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, 2009Ontario 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, 2009Clinic 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, 2009GEM 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, 2009Learning 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, 2008AGENCIES 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, 2008MENTAL 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, 2008New 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, 2008COMMUNITY 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, 2008Baxter 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 3, 2008Central 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 5, 2008Hospitals 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 7, 2008New 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, 2008NEW 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 4, 2008St. 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 1, 2008TSH 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, 2008Community 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 8, 2008A 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 5, 2008Hospital 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, 2008A 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, 2008Barriers 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, 2008Community 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