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‘I’m always learning something new and helping people’
Hospital assistants, more commonly known as porters, transport patients, equipment and specimens across UHN, an integral role on the hospital’s frontline.
Jeyanthan Markandu
Longtime nurse seen as ‘incredible addition’ to Indigenous Health Program at UHN
Leonard Benoit of Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation will serve as navigator for Indigenous cancer patients across Toronto.
Leonard Benoit
Debunking myths about COVID-19 and blood donation
This is National Blood Donor Week. In Canada, more than 100,000 new blood donors are needed to keep up with demand.
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‘We’ve been able to accomplish some great things, working together, focusing on what’s important’
From the earliest days of COVID-19, UHN’s IPAC team has played a pivotal role. For Manager Carly Rebelo, the keys have been teamwork, vigilance and humour.
Carly Rebelo
Team-nursing dry run offers glimpse into ‘backbone of the healthcare system’
Exercise by colleagues on Toronto Rehab’s Specialized Dementia Unit built confidence and emphasized teamwork.
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Innovative surgery provides relief for patients with chronic pancreatitis
Procedure now offered at UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Centre allows for preservation of patients’ insulin-producing islet cells.
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‘COVID’s making us lose a lot, but there are some battles that we are winning’
While the third wave recedes, UHN ICUs remain at capacity with critically ill patients.
Nathalie Cote
AI outperforms humans in creating cancer treatments, but doctors may not always trust it
Study shows AI treatments are greatly preferred by physicians in a lab-type setting, but preferences change when treating patients in a real-world setting.
Thomas Purdie
UHN part of first-in-Canada Social Medicine Modular Housing in Parkdale
Partnership with the City and United Way Greater Toronto will create innovative project offering a range of wraparound social and health services to residents.
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‘I truly believe we can do good things during this horrible time’
Nurses are vital members of ICUs. At Toronto Western Hospital’s MSNICU, a long day’s work is made easier by compassion, teamwork and the right pair of shoes.
Karen McFarlane
Making music again
How one spinal-cord-injured patient partnered with his Toronto Rehab team to realize his goal of playing guitar again.
Bob Kowalski
 A message on National Indigenous History Month
This message from Dr. Kevin Smith, UHN President & CEO, was sent to UHN community earlier today.
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‘There's the moral distress from the continuous exposure to these patients that don't do well’
UHN Critical Care physician Dr. Kali Barrett uses compassion and a drive to go above and beyond for patients to overcome the challenge of care during the pandemic.
Kali Barrett
UHN Public Affairs storyteller off to write a new chapter
Alexandra (Alex) Radkewyycz is retiring after a quarter century of helping tell some of the most important stories in Canadian medical science.
Alexandra Radkewycz
‘There are so many concerns right now. My brain is just constantly whirring.’
UHN Clinical Director Linda Flockhart works to ensure critical ICU needs are met, here at UHN and across the province.
Linda Flockhart
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