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May 17, 2018

A Fond Farewell to Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health System

Elder care that has been redefined to help our region’s seniors have better transition between hospital and home A model that brings integrated care to our most vulnerable patient population and is now being adopted across Canada. These are only a...

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May 16, 2018

What's in your inhaler?

New research from the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has shown that Bricanyl (terbutaline), a commonly prescribed inhaler used as-needed to treat asthma symptoms, is inferior to other medicines for managing asthma.

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May 15, 2018

St. Joe's nurse wins prestigious John C. Sibley Award for education

For her contributions to the education of health professionals, Patricia 'Pat' Ford, an Advanced Practice Nurse at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, is receiving the John C. Sibley Award on May 15, 2018. It's named for a former associate dean at McMaster...

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May 11, 2018

Spring clean for your mental health

  It could be the consequences of a growing family, or maybe the work of a creative brain eager to repurpose. No matter the reason, humans have an immense ability to accumulate – clothes, furniture, books, papers, kitchen utensils, receipts,...

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May 11, 2018

Just in time for Mother's Day: Octopuses help preemies grow

Baby Boy Sebastian, in The Special care Nursery, St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton holds on to one of the tentacles of this cute octopus made by Patricia Wright RN in the Women’s and Infants’ Program. By 12 weeks, a fetus can begin to...

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May 10, 2018

Nursing Week 2018: Just a phone call away, St. Joseph’s Health System improves access to care

When the phone rings, Anna Tran and Josie Knox are always eager to answer. They know that it’s a patient needing help with a burning question or concern about their recent surgery or health condition. Anna and Josie are Registered Nurses and Care...

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