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2017

Over 100 Ontario Hospitals to Undergo Repairs This Yea - Insauga.com – July 12, 2017

The province recently announced that repairs and upgrades are coming to a whopping 131 hospitals in Ontario this year. A total of $175 million is being invested to renovate the hospitals through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF). These crucial repairs include upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.
(Insauga Link)


Mississauga hospital facilities to benefit from $2.8M in provincial infrastructure funding - Mississauga News – July 12, 2017

Trillium Health Partners, comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre, is expected to receive more than $2.8 million under Ontario’s Hospital Renewal Infrastructure Fund. Mississauga-Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar was at Credit Valley Hospital July 11 to announce the funding intended to help “revitalize” facilities. Money provided through the fund allows hospitals to undertake improvement, upgrade or replacement work in their facilities.
(Mississauga News Link)


Ontario investing $ 2,879,855 to improve Trillium Health Partners - The Weekly Asian Connections – July 12, 2017

Today Harinder Takhar, MPP for Mississauga-Erindale was at the Credit Valley Hospitalto make an announcement regarding funding of $ 2,879,855 which theTrillium Health Partners are receiving this year under the Hospital Renewal Infrastructure Fund to revitalize its facilities.
(The Weekly Asian Connections Link)


Ready to Meet Mississauga’s Canada 150 Baby? - Insauga.com – July 5, 2017

Have you met the first baby born in Mississauga on Canada's 150th birthday? Well, here's your chance! Trillium Health Partners (THP) recently announced that a birthing suite at Credit Valley Hospital was the site of the first Canada 150 birth in Mississauga. THP says that Sebastian, a baby boy weighing 8 lbs and 8 oz, was born at 2:56 a.m. on July 1.
(Insauga Link)


Trillium Health Partners celebrates five-year anniversary - Mississauga News – June 6, 2017

Mayor Bonnie Crombie was keynote speaker at Annual Community Address
It was five years ago that the Trillium Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital merged to form one organization: Trillium Health Partners. Since the merger, THP has become one of the busiest hospitals in Canada, with over 1.6 million patient visits per year. Faced with an aging population, bed shortages, and an insufficient amount of family physicians in the region, THP has worked to stay ahead of the growing needs of the population.
(Mississauga News Link)


Running to Fight Mental Health - Global News – May 8, 2017

(Global News – Video source)


Exciting bed races return to Mississauga to support local hospitals - Mississauga News – May 31, 2017

To improve services at Mississauga’s three hospitals, Trillium Health Partners Foundation is hosting its fifth annual Scotiabank Better Together Bed Race at Mississauga Celebration Square Sunday, June 4. The family fun day annual event is an opportunity for local residents to watch bed race teams battle to the finish line as they race their custom-designed beds in colourful costumes while being cheered on by the community.
(Mississauga News Link)


Parents of stillborn children find solace in photography - Macleans – May 8, 2017

Approximately seven out of every 1,000 babies in Canada are born still. Here’s why keeping pictures of those babies can help ease parents’ sense of loss.
Krista Beyerlein was more than prepared for her first pregnancy. She attended numerous prenatal appointments and ultrasounds, carefully following her doctor’s advice. At 36 weeks, a car seat was installed, the nursery was built and her hospital bag was packed.
(Macleans Link)


Mississauga Hospitals Receives Additional Funding from Ontario Budget - Insauga.com – May 4, 2017

The provincial budget delivered last week made an announcement to implement a new Ontario Pharmacare program, but there was also some spending for existing health care services as well. One such area was in Mississauga’s local hospitals.
(Insauga Link)


$1.6 billion in health money aims to reduce wait times, ease overcrowding - The Toronto Star - Apr 27, 2017

The total health budget is increasing to $53.8 billion in 2017-18, 3 per cent more than last year, with highlights including $74 million to provide faster access to mental health services and $100 million for a dementia strategy.
The province’s health budget will grow by $1.6 billion this year with more funds available to ease hospital overcrowding. Finance Minister Charles Sousa said he has heard loud and clear from Ontarians that they want more spent on health. “In the lead-up to this balanced budget, I travelled across Ontario to speak with people to hear what matters most to them. Everywhere I went, Ontarians told me to invest more in our health care, invest more in our hospitals. A balanced budget allows us to make these new investments,” he said in his budget speech.
(The Toronto Star Link)


Volunteers present $2M gift for services at hospitals in Mississauga - Mississauga News – Apr. 28, 2017

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Trillium Health Partners volunteers presented a $2 million gift to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation to help support health care services at three hospitals in Mississauga. “Year after year, the impact of our volunteers has been felt across our entire hospital,” said Steve Hoscheit, president and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “From bake sales to silent auctions to community events, our volunteers continue to raise the bar with their overwhelming generosity.”
(Mississauga News Link)


Walkathon back in Mississauga to support Credit Valley Hospital - Mississauga News – Mar. 1, 2017

Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhist and all others community members will come out together this weekend to support the Family Day Walkathon. The Mississauga Muslim Community’s annual Family Day Walkathon takes place on Sunday, March 5, at 10 a.m. at Mississauga City Centre. Since 2011, the annual event has raised $250,000 for Mississauga’s Credit Valley Hospital.
(Mississauga News Link)


The Future of Mississauga's Hospitals Debated at Town Hall Meeting - Insauga.com – Mar. 1, 2017

Trillium Health Partners is a three hospital grouping comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre. It serves a huge swath of people, including those located in Mississauga, the Peel-Halton area and the west end of Toronto.
(Insauga Link)


Damerla fields concerns at hospital expansion town hall - Mississauga News – Feb. 24, 2017

MPP pushing for expansion at Mississauga Hospital
With a growing community comes the need for expanded hospitals. That said, Mississauga East-Cooksville MPP has been pushing for an expansion at Mississauga Hospital, one of three hospitals under the Trillium Health Centre umbrella. Ontario’s recently appointed Minister of Senior Affairs fielded questions from her constituents on Friday, Feb. 24 at Central Library in the first of two Town Hall meetings scheduled to inform the public of the hospital expansion plans.
(Mississauga News Link)


Famous Comedian Set to Raise Money for Mississauga Hospital - Insauga.com – Feb. 24, 2017

This weekend, acclaimed comedian James Corden will headline Laugh Out Loud: The British Invasion, the fifth annual comedy event that's set to take place at the International Centre on Saturday, Feb. 25.Corden, who has yet to headline a show in Canada, is the host of The Late Late Show and a carpool karaoke superstar.
(Insauga Link)


Resilience key to maintaining mental health: Dawe tells Oakville crowd - Oakville Beaver – Feb. 23, 2017

“What does it take to bounce back? When you are struggling, when you are overwhelmed, when you are facing a crisis, and all of us have faced challenges, how do you deal with that?” That’s what Dr. Ian Dawe, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto (UOT), and program chief and medical director of mental health at Trillium Health Partners, asked a crowd of more than 200 Thursday, Feb. 16.
(Oakville Beaver Link)


Millennials hit hard by depression in the workplace - Mississauga News – Feb. 21, 2017

A growing body of research suggests millennials are experiencing higher rates of depression than any other generation in the workplace. With millennials representing the largest cohort of workers, the social and economic impacts of higher depression rates are staggering. The Conference Board of Canada identified $50 billion a year in lost productivity caused by depression or anxiety-related illnesses.
(Mississauga News Link)


Get flu shot; H3N2 virus can be fatal, warns Peel health - The Mississauga News – Jan. 13, 2017

All hospitals in the GTA are experiencing surge in flu patients.
Peel Public Health is warning residents to take flu shots and follow precautions as this year’s H3N2 influenza virus can cause severe illness, hospitalizations and even deaths. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that results in thousands of hospitalizations across Canada every year.
(Mississauga News Link)


Trillium Health Partners help deliver first GTA-baby born in 2017 - Global News – Jan. 1, 2017

(Global News – Video source)


First baby of the New Year born at stroke of midnight in Mississauga - 680 News/CityNews – Jan 1, 2017

(680 News/CityNews – Video source)


Mississauga saw first GTA baby of 2017 - CP24 – Jan 1, 2017

(CP24 – Video source)


2016

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital receives $10 million in additional funding - Mississiaga News – December 13, 2016

Funds will help reduce wait times
Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital is receiving the “lion’s share” of additional hospital funding announced in the provincial government’s recent Fall Economic Statement, according to Finance Minister Charles Sousa.
In November, Sousa announced government investments that included $140 million in additional funding this year for Ontario’s 147 public hospitals.
On Tuesday (Dec. 13), the Mississauga South MPP was at the administrative offices for the Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital to reveal the local hospital would be receiving $10 million from those funds.
(Mississauga News Link)


Diabetic teens screened for depression with new pilot project at Mississauga Hospital - Hospital News - October 18, 2016

Trillium Health Partners is testing out a pilot project designed to treat diabetic youth suffering from depression.
Dr. Ian Zenlea, physician co-lead with the Medical Psychiatry Alliance child and youth project, said the pilot project started in September at Trillium’s Mississauga Hospital location. Somewhere around 140 to 170 youth aged 13 to 18 are expected to take part in it.
(Mississauga News Link)


Faster and Better Access to Care through Collaborative Partnerships
Mississauga Halton LHIN honours collaborative initiatives underway among health service providers across our LHIN that are benefitting patients, clients, families and residents - MH-LHIN - Sep 26, 2016

Oakville (September 26, 2016) – Tonight, the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) was delighted to present its awards recognizing quality and innovation at the 2016 Partnering for a Healthy Community Awards, held at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
(MH-LHIN Link)


Poke Program aims to ease kids’ fears over scary procedures - Hospital News - August 3, 2016

In a quiet corridor at Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Credit Valley Hospital (CVH), in Mississauga, is a bright open space where children can learn, play and express themselves through words and actions. It’s a place where medicine and children meet in the middle, where clinical care and play find a happy balance, and where children – regardless of why they’re at the hospital – can be children.
(Hospital News Link)


A seamless journey for cardiac surgery - Hospital News - July 21, 2016

Returning home after cardiac surgery can be daunting for patients and families, who often have questions once they leave the hospital. They wonder whether symptoms are a normal part of recovery or whether they may have misinterpreted the doctors’ instructions.
(Hospital News Link)


New service offers faster assessment for cancer patients with urgent symptoms - Hospital News - June 13, 2016

It is not uncommon for cancer patients undergoing treatment to experience side effects or sometimes painful complications that need to be addressed in an urgent manner. The Regional Cancer Centre at Trillium Health Partners developed a new program to address this and improve patient care.
(Hospital News Link)


New pilot program at Trillium Health Partners strives to integrate healthcare for seniors - Medical Psychiatry Alliance - May, 2016

Care manager Lisa Ahmed has a unique and innovative role at Trillium Health Partners (THP) in Mississauga. Working within a new integrated healthcare model currently being piloted at THP, she is responsible for helping patients receive timely and coordinated access to the services they need.  Her patients are seniors living with both mental and physical illnesses in a system that has traditionally not been set up to see patients for both areas of care simultaneously.
(Medical Psychiatry Alliance Link)


Murals inside hospital transform patient experience - Hospital News - March 14, 2016

According to research, it’s hard to say what in particular might cause a patient to wander while in hospital, though for most patients who spend a prolonged amount of time in hospital, the motivation is often a change of scenery.
(Hospital News Link)


Outbreak Taskforce supports safe discharge for patients - Hospital News - February 10, 2016

Research shows that an active flu season often results in additional Emergency Department visits, causing increased wait times for patients and placing added strain on health care resources. During last year’s flu season, there were 1,378 cases of influenza reported in the region of Peel – one of the busiest seasons to date.
(Hospital News Link)


2015

Championing accreditation readiness - Hospital News - December 16, 2015

In November 2013, Trillium Health Partners achieved its first formal Accreditation as a three-site hospital. Getting to this point as a recently merged organization offered a unique learning opportunity, and a chance to highlight the new organization’s commitment to quality and excellence through extraordinary teamwork across the hospital’s three sites.
(HospitalNews Link)


New program delivers timely mental health care for youth - Hospital News - October 11, 2015

At Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga and Credit Valley Hospitals, the majority of all mental health visits come through the Emergency Department (ED), with seven per cent being patients under the age of 17.
(HospitalNews Link)


First brain surgery of its kind in Canada - Hospital News - September 28, 2015

Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga Hospital has a busy regional neurosurgery program, with at least 500 people benefitting from therapeutic interventions on the brain and spinal cord last year. Most recently, during a one-of-a kind, minimally invasive procedure, Trillium Health Partners’ ventricular brain surgeon, Dr. Mihaly Kis, deftly removed a live parasitic cyst from a patient’s brain.
(HospitalNews Link)


Unique program to get kids fit - Hospital News - August 11, 2015

One in three students in Peel Region is overweight or obese, which often leads to complications in their physical, social and emotional well-being. Peel Region is also home to some of the youngest residents in the Greater Toronto Area – 6.1 per cent of children aged zero to four years as well as, at 19.7 per cent, the highest proportion of people aged 14 years and under – more than 254,000, as shown in the latest census report.
(HospitalNews Link)


Matthias visits hospital - Mississauga News - July 27, 2015

MISSISSAUGA - A special guest dropped by to visit the Trillium Health Partners’ Credit Valley Hospital last week.
Shawn Matthias, who recently signed a one-year contract to play with the Toronto Maple Leafs, visited with some of the younger patients and staff at the hospital. A native of Mississauga, Matthias played for the Mississauga Senators while growing up.
(MississaugaNews link)


Healing Hearts, easing minds - Hospital News - July 2, 2015

Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with chest pain can reveal advanced heart complications. Even more routine cardiac procedures like angioplasty, where blocked heart vessels are cleared to help the heart function better, can be daunting for a patient. Trillium Health Partners has a unique peer mentorship program to help see patients and families through these challenging times.
(HospitalNews Link)


Trillium gets $5M planning grant from province - Mississauga News - June 19, 2015

MISSISSAUGA — Queen’s Park is giving $5 million to Trillium Health Partners to help the organization plan for patient care at its three hospitals in Mississauga and Etobicoke.
Finance Minister Charles Sousa was at Trillium’s Mississauga Hospital location yesterday (Thursday, June 18) to make the announcement about the planning grant. Trillium also operates Credit Valley Hospital in Erin Mills and the Queensway Health Centre site in Etobicoke.
(MississaugaNews link)


Province invests $118M to improve Credit Valley Hospital - Mississauga News - June 12, 2015

MISSISSAUGA – Ontario is investing $117.74 million in the ongoing redevelopment at Credit Valley Hospital. The project includes renovations to approximately 187,000 sq. ft. of existing hospital space.
When construction is completed in the spring of 2018, patients will benefit from an expanded emergency department, an expanded surgical and peri-operative suite, two new operating rooms, an expanded critical-care unit and an expanded diagnostic imaging department.
(MississaugaNews link)


Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind - Hospital News - June 11, 2015

A new Two-Day Chemotherapy Model at Trillium Health Partners (THP) is providing patients with a more personalized treatment plan, leading to higher quality care and a better patient experience.
In early 2014, Cancer Care Ontario recognized THP for achieving the shortest cancer wait times in the province.  Shortly thereafter, the Two-Day Chemotherapy Model was implemented with the goal of reducing wait times even further, improving patient flow and above all, improving patient satisfaction.
(HospitalNews Link)


First class of young doctors graduate from Mississauga academy - Mississauga News - June 9, 2015

MISSISSAUGA — Four years ago, more than 50 prospective doctors enrolled in the inaugural class at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine.
Earlier this month, the students successfully completed the four-year program and have earned their Doctor of Medicine degrees.
(MississaugaNews link)


Registered Nurses recognize Trillium for its best practices - Mississauga News - May 27, 2015

MISSISSAUGA — Trillium Health Partners has been designated a ‘Best Practice Spotlight Organization’ (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.
“The BPSO designation is the culmination of a three year journey that we began as a newly merged organization,” said Trillium Health Partners’ President and CEO, Michelle DiEmanuele. “This work is about patients, it is about providing superior quality and employing best practice but most importantly, it is about being better together.”
(MississaugaNews link)


Maternity wards know the true meaning of Mother’s Day - Mississauga News - May 10, 2015

MISSISSAUGA – Every day is Mother’s Day at hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area, where some 70,000 babies are born every year.
Credit Valley and Mississauga hospitals, part of Trillium Health Partners in Peel Region, are among the busiest, with about 8,800 births annually. That comes as no surprise considering the region is among the fastest-growing in Canada.
(MississaugaNews link)


Trillium to open two new clinics at Credit Valley - Mississauga News - May 4, 2015

MISSISSAUGA – Trillium Health Partners is planning to open two new clinics at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.
The plan includes the launch of two new sections – a wound clinic and the pilot of a new clinic for cancer patients at the Credit Valley Hospital site. Both facilities will provide timely and direct access to urgent care for patients requiring follow-up treatment, avoiding visits to the emergency department and admissions to hospital.
(MississaugaNews link)


#bettercitybootcamp: Q&A with Trillium Health Partners’ Marilyn Knox - The Star - April 26, 2015

Every four years, CivicAction holds a summit to discuss the biggest issues facing the Toronto region. This year, it’s called the Better City Bootcamp, and the goal is improving the prosperity of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
(The Star link)


Construction starts soon at CVH - Mississauga News - April 24, 2015

MISSISSAUGA — Credit Valley Hospital will begin construction to expand its emergency room department starting May 1 and hospital officials are letting residents know so they can be prepared if they visit the facility.
(MississaugaNews link)


Peel council supports Trillium hospital expansion plan - Mississauga News - March 30, 2015

PEEL ­– Peel Regional councillors this week endorsed Trillium Health Partners’ plan to expand its Mississauga hospital sites.
At Thursday’s (March 26) meeting of council, politicians unanimously approved a motion of support asking the province for a $5-million injection towards the organization’s capital master plan.
(MississaugaNews link)


New partnership improves access to patient care - Hospital News - March 23, 2015

Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are serving an increased number of seniors, patients who often have multiple chronic conditions and visit the hospital regularly.
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada, last year caring for 1.6 million patients.
(HospitalNews Link)


Trillium hospitals expecting nearly 300,000 ER patients this year - Mississauga News - February 11, 2015

MISSISSAUGA — An aging population, a baby boom and a rise in chronic diseases are all placing unprecedented burdens on Mississauga's hospitals, the president and CEO of Trillium Health Partners told guests during a special tele-town hall meeting to discuss the challenging health care needs of the community.
(MississaugaNews link)


Mental health urgent care program for children and youth officially launches - Mississauga News - February 26, 2015

MISSISSAUGA —Trillium Health Partners have officially launched a new program that focuses on mental health care for children and youth.
Last year, the RBC Foundation donated $1 million to Trillium Health Partners Foundation to establish the RBC pediatric mental health urgent care program.
(MississaugaNews link)


Health care providers join forces to save patient’s life - Hospital News - Hospital News – January 2015

If you ask Leila Rahafrouz to tell you her story, she’ll tell you her strongest memory is suffering from a bad bout of the flu. Feeling weak and dizzy, she sent her husband a text message, “come home soon.” Leila’s next memory picks up four weeks later in a recovery room in London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital.
(Hospital News link)

 


2014

Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care in Canada - Hospital News - December 19, 2014

When a pregnancy ends in loss or a baby dies early in life, parents experience and express grief in their own unique ways. No two families grieve alike. Each year in Canada, one in five pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and for every 1,000 live births, six stillborn infants are born.
Health care providers are most often the first point of contact for women and families as they struggle with the impact of the loss of a child. While support for women experiencing obstetric loss has advanced over the decades, health care providers are finding new ways to improve this quality of care.
(Hospital News link)


Trillium employees benefit from family fund - Mississauga News - December 15, 2014

The long-time Mississauga resident was honoured with a very special birthday present last week when over 100 members of her family gathered for a surprise tribute.
Known for her generous spirit and passion for education, her family decided to honour their matriarch with a special scholarship for employees of Trillium Health Partners, where she had worked for over 14 years.
(Mississauga News link)


Students explore careers in health - Mississauga News - December 03, 2014

MISSISSAUGA – There might be a few health professionals in the making as the result of an unusual career information night held recently at John Fraser Secondary School.
The inaugural fair, called “Careers in Health Care: Yours to Discover,” was a partnership between Trillium Health Centre and the Erin Mills school.
(Mississauga News link)


Outrunning depression: Exploring the link between body and mind - The Globe and Mail - October 26 2014

A new study bolsters the theory that exercise can combat the root causes of depression - though, in neurobiological terms, 'we actually still don't know what depression is.' Alex Hutchinson reports on the growing research exploring the link between a healthy body and a healthy mind.
(Globe and Mail link)


Partnering for patients to make transitions seamless - Hospital News - October 21, 2014

A patient’s transition from hospital to home is a critical time in their health care journey. While hospitals and community care services are there to help, the systems in place can be difficult for patients and caregivers to navigate.
The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and Trillium Health Partners are working together to find a more patient-centred way to transition patients from hospital to home.
(Hospital News link)


New Trillium health series on Rogers TV - Mississauga News - October 2, 2014

MISSISSAUGA — Trillium Health Partners has premiered a new television series on Rogers TV that explores the key health care issues in our growing community.
Talk Trillium: Partnering for Patients airs Wednesdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at midnight and noon this fall. The series will take the viewer on an informative journey through Trillium Health Partners, with glimpses into the innovative programs and dedicated people that make up the largest community-based hospital in Canada.
(Mississauga News link)


Fidani Cancer Centre honoured - Mississauga News - September 21, 2014

MISSISSAUGA – Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer receive faster treatment at the Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre.
So says Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). The Fidani Centre was recently recognized as a top performer for having the shortest wait times than any other cancer centre in Ontario.
(Mississauga News link)


Getting ambulances back on the road - Hospital News - September 13, 2014

When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading patients in a safe and timely manner is a high priority for all emergency departments so that ambulances can return to the road and be available to pick up the next person in need of emergent care.
(Hospital News link)


Hospitals successfully integrate midwives - Hospital News - September 7, 2014

The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville Hospital and Trillium Health Partners received the AOM’s inaugural Hospital Integration Awards.
(Hospital News link)


Mississauga hospital execs accept Ice Bucket Challenge - Mississauga News - September 6, 2014

MISSISSAUGA – The location of this week’s Trillium Health Partners’ Ice Bucket Challenge at Mississauga Hospital was chosen for its special meaning to staff and patients.
The creation of the ICU garden was inspired by a former Trillium Health Partners’ patient who was diagnosed with ALS and treated for many months in the ICU.
(Mississauga News link)


Teen mental health: The benefits of running - Canadian Living - August, 2014

A running group in Mississauga, On is helping kids learn to cope with mental illness.
"Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain, but you can't get a rainbow without a little rain!" shouts Rachel, 20, as she jogs up a small hill. It's a powerful backdrop to the sound of 30 pairs of running shoes hitting the pavement.
(CanadianLiving link)


Trillium Makes Accommodation for Muslims in Burial of Newborns - The Weekly Voice - August, 2014

Toronto: For any parent, the death of a child is devastating. But imagine being parents in a new country where burial policies and practices differ from your cultural beliefs. Then imagine your newborn child doesn’t live more than a day or two.
Laurie Soares, a registered nurse and the perinatal bereavement lead at Trillium Health Partners was instrumental in helping such a family not so long ago.
(TheWeeklyVoice link)


Spine Centre helps patients get back in action - Hospital News - August 23, 2014

There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. The Spine Centre is the first of its kind in Canada, where an interprofessional team, including orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, occupational therapists, psychologists, an advanced practice physiotherapist and a chiropractic specialist work together to identify the best treatment for patients suffering from back pain.
(Hospital News link)


Camp Oochigeas day camp makes chemo more bearable - TheStar.com - July 17, 2014

When young cancer patients aren't able to make it to Rosseau for camp — Ooch comes to them.
Long before he decided to go to medical school, Nick Blanchette knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and signed up as a volunteer at Camp Oochigeas for kids with cancer. He didn’t realize at the time that the experience and the kids would change his life and future.
(TheStar.com link)


Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door - Hospital News - July 11, 2014

A visit to the ER is a rarity for 73-year old John Myers. But when symptoms of a heart attack prompted him to check into the emergency department at Trillium Health Partners, he got his results within hours, thanks to Cardiac DART (Direct Accelerated Response Team).
(Hospital News link)


Eco-Business Leader: Trillium Health Partners Uncovers a Recycling Spin to Lighting Retrofits - Partners in Project Green - June 7, 2014

This past spring, Trillium Health Partners diverted 570 kg’s of acrylic diffusers, earning them $213 in revenue instead of incurring landfilling costs with the help of Partners in Project Green’s Material Exchange Program. Light bulbs are readily recyclable through Recycling Council of Ontario’s Take Back the Light Program, however, light fixtures including the metal casings and plastic diffusers often end up in landfills after a retrofit.
(Partners in Project Green link)


Rallying the spirit while the body fights disease: Fresh Air Fund - TheStar.com - June 29, 2014

Day camp at hospital squeezes fun into young leukemia patient’s battles. Eighteen months ago, Nevien and Sammy Botros faced the unthinkable — their youngest child Rachel was diagnosed with leukemia.
(TheStar.com link)


Fresh Air Fund: Camp comes to ailing kid - TheStar.com - June 22, 2014

Children getting treatment get some R&R, too, at in-hospital program. Henri McKinney is 10 years old, but he’s already spent more time in hospitals and at medical appointments than most adults do in a lifetime.
He was just a tyke when his sister Morgana, 15, gave him the gift of life donating her bone marrow for a transplant which cured him of an immune disease.
(TheStar.com link)


Bringing care closer to home for kids with cancer - Hospital News - June 17, 2014

When you have a child facing an illness, close to home is where you want to be. That’s why the POGO (Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) clinic located at Credit Valley Hospital provides care closer to home for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer.
(Hospital News link)


Chantel’s Place offers a safe haven to victims of violence in Peel - Mississauga News - May 22, 2014

MISSISSAUGA — For more than 17 years, dozens of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from Peel have embarked on their individual journeys of healing with help from Chantel’s Place.
(Mississauga News link)


New nephrology clinic helps patients slow kidney disease - Hospital News - May 10, 2014

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Just ask Dr. David Perkins, Division Head, Nephrology for Trillium Health Partners’ Regional Chronic Kidney Disease Program. The old adage is the philosophy behind the hospital’s new Regional Nephrology Clinic’s mandate to help patients with kidney disease manage their illness better in order to slow its progression and delay the need for treatment such as dialysis.
(Hospital News link)


Continence program improves quality of life for seniors - Hospital News - April 23, 2014

Stigma silences many seniors into keeping their bladder and bowel control issues secret; however a Regional Continence Program for Seniors in the Mississauga Halton area is helping to end this silence.
(Hospital News link)


Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk - Hospital News - March 15, 2014

Dorothy Masih was visiting Trillium Health Partners for a routine appointment when she suffered a fall walking through the hospital corridors. She was quickly assisted by a hospital volunteer and taken to the emergency department where she was screened by the attending physician who determined that she was at risk for future falls.
(Hospital News link)


Partnership will enable Trillium to better treat patients with physical and mental illnesses - Mississauga News - Feb 06, 2014

To better address the issue of patients with both a mental and physical condition or medically unexplained symptoms, Trillium Health Partners has united with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto, to form The Medical Psychiatry Alliance.
(MississaugaNews link)


New Brachytherapy Program Launched by Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Life - Feb 3 2014

Cancer patients in the Peel and Halton regions will now have a new brachytherapy program at Trillium Health Partners, allowing patients to be treated over a shorter period of time and closer to home.
(MississaugaLife link)


New radiation program offers cutting-edge cancer treatment closer to home - Mississauga News - Jan 29, 2014

A highly effective, cutting-edge radiation treatment is now available to cancer patients in Peel and Halton.
Trillium Health Partners today officially launched a new brachytherapy program, housed in the The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital, that will allow patients to be treated over a shorter period of time and closer to home.
(MississaugaNews link)


New 'medical psychiatry alliance' targets gap in health care - Toronto Star - Jan 28, 2014

"Mental illness is often hidden within the symptoms of physical disorders," said Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews, announcing a $60-million initiative.
People with mental and physical illnesses are getting $60 million in aid through the creation of a "medical psychiatry alliance" that will focus on better ways to deliver comprehensive health care.
The money is coming from Ontario taxpayers, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Hospital for Sick Children, Trillium Health Partners, the University of Toronto and a private donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
(Toronto Star link)


Stay healthy to stay out of ER - Mississauga News - Jan 15, 2014

With hospital emergency departments busting at the seams the past few weeks, Trillium Health Partners has issued a timely reminder that people can usually avoid the ER by being sensible.
(Mississauga News link)


Wall gets the call to Sochi - Mississauga News - Jan 14, 2014

Since she began working at Credit Valley Hospital in 2001, Kirsten Wall says she's devoted 99 per cent of her vacation time to curling.
(Mississauga News link)


Trillium trains future health care leaders - Mississauga News - Jan 9, 2014

Trillium Health Partners announced this week the launch of a new pilot leadership program to help mentor and train Mississauga's future health care leaders.
(Mississauga News link)


New Year's Babies Charm Hospital - CTV News - Jan 1, 2014

Zuraidah Alman has the story of Ontario twin girls who were born only minutes apart, but in separate years.
(CTV News link)


Toronto babies ring in 2014 - Toronto Star - Jan 1, 2014

Several babies in the GTA were born in the first seconds of 2014.
(TorontoStar link)


Mom has twins at Credit Valley Hospital — one in 2013 the other in 2014 - Mississauga News - Jan 1, 2014

When it comes to the New Year countdown every minute counts. One woman who knows that more than most is Mississauga mom Lindsay Salgueiro, who last night she gave birth to twin baby girls — one born in 2013, the other in 2014.
(Mississauga News link)


Twin baby girls were born at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga - Global News - Jan 1, 2014

Toronto's North York General hospital has won the distinction of delivering the Greater Toronto Area's first baby of 2014. Meanwhile, twin baby girls were born just 38 seconds later at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.
(Global News Link)



2013

Trillium, Region partner to increase exclusive breastfeeding – Mississauga News – Nov 25, 2013

There are many benefits for children and mothers who exclusively breastfeed for at least the first six months, say health officials.
(Mississauga News link)


Trillium hospitals provide unique, personal support for prostate cancer patients – Mississauga News – Nov 21, 2013

When a urologist tells a man he has prostate cancer, the patient is often so stunned by the bombshell news that he doesn't hear the invaluable information about treatment that follows.
(Mississauga News link)


Give and give back on Giving Tuesday – Mississauga News – Nov 13, 2013

Trillium Health Partners Foundation and more than 600 Canadian organizations are launching Canada's first Giving Tuesday initiative next month.
(Mississauga News link)


Christmas concert charity rocks its fourth year – Mississauga News – Nov 13, 2013

Christine's Christmas Concert and Toy Drive is running for a fourth time on Dec. 14 at the Cock and Pheasant in Streetsville. As per usual, organizer Duane Day asks that, instead of an admission fee or ticket, guests bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Credit Valley Hospital, which will pass the toys on to a children's or women's shelter.
(Mississauga News link)


Erin Mills nurse heading to help in typhoon-ravaged Philippines – Mississauga News – Nov 11, 2013

Marty Quintia admits to feeling rather helpless when he heard about Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines Friday and left thousands dead. The Erin Mills resident, a registered nurse with Trillium Health Partners, was born in the Philippines before moving to Canada as a youth.
(Mississauga News link)


The Benefits of Fitness – Mississauga Life – Oct, 2013

It's no secret that regular exercise makes you more energetic, helps you lose weight and leads to restful, satisfying shut-eye at night. You also know that exercise reduces your risk for dangerous medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes, helps you maintain younger-looking skin and protects you from certain forms of cancer. Yet a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that its benefits may run even deeper than initially believed.
(Mississauga Life link)


Back in action – TheStar.com – Oct 04, 2013

Thanks to the multidisciplinary team at the Trillium Health Partners, patients are finally finding relief from back pain
(TheStar.com link)


Medical students to learn at Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga News – Sep 03, 2013

The first group of third-year students from the Mississauga Academy of Medicine will start their hands-on training at Trillium Health Partners hospitals on Monday.
(MississaugaNews link)


Trillium Health Partners sees reduction in C.difficile rates with simple step for patients - Hospital News - September 2013

Wash your hands before you eat. The simple, sage advice your mother taught you as a child is having a significant impact on hand hygiene at Trillium Health Partners in an effort to combat the spread of infectious diseases such as Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) among patients.
(Hospital News link)


Mississauga family celebrates 6 generations – CityNews – July 14 2013

A Mississauga family is celebrating after a brand new baby boy has made them six generations strong.
(CityNews link)


Trillium Hosts Annual General Meeting – Mississauga News – June 5 2013

The meeting will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn about some of the accomplishments achieved by the hospitals over the past year, work that has been done to improve patient and family-centred care and plans for the coming year.
(MississaugaNews link) (pdf file)


Trillium Celebrates Seniors Month – Mississauga News – June 5 2013

The exhibit, which is on display at THP's Credit Valley Hospital in the atrium until June 9 and then moves to THP's Queensway Health Centre site June 10-14, features supercentenarians (people 110 years of age and older) as the subjects.
(MississaugaNews link) (pdf file)


Hospitals emphasize hand hygiene - MississaugaNews May 7, 2013

Trillium Health Partners celebrated STOP! Clean Your Hands Day yesterday, a national effort to promote good hand hygiene in order to prevent the spread of infections.
(MississaugaNews link)


Nursing Week: More than 140 nurses nominated for Nightingale Award - TheStar.com - May 7, 2013

This year's nominees for the Toronto Star's Nightingale Nurse of the Year award were submitted from Thunder Bay to Niagara.
(TheStar.com link)


Salute to our Heroes - Sheryl Paul - Hospital News - May 2013

From being the Stroke unit's nurse educator into Clinical Quality Care Leader (CQCL) of our 26 inpatient bed at Trillium Health Partners (Mississauga Hospital), Sheryl Paul is the personification of leadership.
(Hospital News PDF)


Salute to our Heroes - Cindy Doucette - Hospital News - May 2013

Cindy is a nurse practitioner and is a hero to patients, families and colleagues. Cindy has worked at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga Hospital for over 20 years in a variety of clinical and leadership roles.
(Hospital News PDF)


Micro-implant gives glaucoma patients new hope - CTV News - May 5, 2013

A cutting edge procedure that involves implanting a tiny stent into the eye is giving glaucoma patients new hope.
(CTV News - link)


Volunteers critical to hospital program for at-risk seniors - MississaugaNews 2013-04-25

Barb Goersch knows what it's like to be a patient.
About two decades ago, she had to spend two weeks in hospital after suffering kidney failure. These days, she's a regular volunteer at Trillium Health Partners' Mississauga Hospital and she frequently draws on her past experience of being in hospital for an extended stay when interacting with patients.
(MississaugaNews link)


Hospital foundations get new boss - MississaugaNews 2013-04-02

Steve Hoscheit has been named the new shared president and CEO of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and Trillium Health Centre Foundation.
(MississaugaNews link) - (PDF)


Hospital chief Dante Morra to speak at RICC conference - YourMississaugaBiz.com

Dante Morra believes that research, innovation and technology can change hospitals...
(YourMississaugaBiz.com PDF)


Former hospital chiefs honoured with research chairs - MississaugaNews 2013-03-13

The former chiefs of staff at Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre will have research chairs established in their honour to recognize their contributions to local healthcare.
(MississaugaNews link)


Newborns chill out to harp music at Credit Valley hospital - MississaugaNews 2013-02-24

When Chantal Dube plays harp in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Credit Valley Hospital, things calm down.
(MississaugaNews link)


Flu season has hospital ERs scrambling across GTA - TheStar.com 2013-01-16

A nasty flu season combined with other seasonal viruses has swamped GTA emergency departments, with some seeing record numbers of patients.
(TheStar.com link)


Leadership 2.0 - MississaugaLife 2013-01-02

The future of leadership lies in finding the leadership within individuals.
(MississaugaLife PDF)


Mississauga welcomes first baby of 2013 - MississaugaNews 2013-01-01

Mississauga didn't have long to wait to welcome first baby of 2013.
Lilian Pearl McLeod was born at Credit Valley Hospital at just seven minutes after midnight on New Year's Day, making proud parents of Jeanelle Ocampo and Matthew McLeod.. (MississaugaNews link)



2012

Hospitals receive $4M for ERs - MississaugaNews 2012-12-20

Queen's Park is giving Mississauga hospitals nearly $4 million to help improve patient wait times and increase effectiveness in emergency rooms. (MississaugaNews link)


Grey Cup visits hospital - MississaugaNews 2012-12-14

Some lucky children at Credit Valley Hospital had bright smiles yesterday afternoon when they were visited by one of Canada's most distinguished trophy. (MississaugaNews link)


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