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2019

Huge Cycling Event About to Kick Off in Mississauga - InSauga – Sept 14, 2019

Tomorrow is a big day for the City of Mississauga, as it's not only hosting the highly-anticipated "She the North" rally for homegrown tennis superstar and US Open winner Bianca Andreescu, it's also celebrating a huge cycling event.  The Tour is a family-friendly event that has rides for every level of cyclist from five to 50 kilometres, and it allows riders to experience Mississauga's cycling trails through parks and on city roads.
(Insauga Link)

On World Suicide Prevention Day, $9 million Mississauga project announced to reduce youth suicide - The Pointer – Sept 11, 2019

The website for the Punjabi Community Health Services, a local organization that focuses on Mississauga and Brampton, lists a number of preventative counseling initiatives aimed at helping youth cope with the growing number of pressures they face in two of Canada’s largest and most complex cities. Its ‘Better Families Program’, for example, engages youth 13 to 24-years-old struggling with mental health issues, addictions, self-harm and other severe conditions that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
(The Pointer Link)

Ontario government announces $3M toward youth mental health project (video) * Also featured on Yahoo News - Global News Toronto – Sept 10, 2019

Ontario is contributing $3 million over three years to a mental health initiative in Mississauga. Project Now aims to end child and youth suicide in that city by 2029. It is working to improve access to mental health services in schools, hospitals and community-based agencies.
(Global News Link)

Tories launch $6M pilot project to curb youth suicides - The Toronto Star – Sept 9, 2019

The Progressive Conservative government is launching an ambitious $6 million pilot project aimed at ending youth suicides in Mississauga within a decade. Health Minister Christine Elliott, Education Minister Stephen Lecce, and Children and Community Services Minister Todd Smith are to unveil the “Project Now” mental health plan Tuesday at the YMCA in Mississauga.
(Toronto Star Link)

Mississauga's Trillium Health Partners to lead pan-Canadian network - Brampton Guardian – Sept 9, 2019

Mississauga’s Trillium Health Partners (THP) will lead the Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network to help drive national growth in the medical technology sector. “This is really an interesting time for Mississauga and Trillium Health Partners,” Dr. Dante Morra, Chief of Staff at THP and Lead of CAN Health Network. “It’s really a proud moment.” The federal government selected THP and late last July Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced the Government of Canada will invest $20 million in the project.
(Brampton Guardian Link)

The Peloton Ride – New Details Announced for Inaugural GTA Cycling Event in Milton. Saturday September 14th 2019 - Inside Halton – Sept 5, 2019

In support of men’s mental health, new partners join “One Great Ride” and promise to bring entertainment and inspiration for all. Milton, ON (September 3, 2019). Kevin Wallace of Gears Bike Shop today announced further details of the Peloton Ride a NEW cycling event taking place at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton on September 14th, 2019.
(Inside Halton Link)

Mississauga's Trillium Health Partners About to Create New Jobs and Make Life Easier for Patients - Insauga News – Aug 25, 2019

While the vast majority of Canadians are happy with the country's healthcare system overall, many residents have called for change. Now, it looks like Trillium Health Partners (THP), which operates both the Mississauga Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital, is at the forefront of a change that will not just help streamline aspects of the healthcare system behind the scenes, it will create more opportunities for Canadian companies in the process.
(Insauga Link)

Federal gov’t commits $20M to scale health tech - Electronic Products and Technology – July 31, 2019

The federal government has committed $20 million to help scale up innovative Canadian companies in the health and biosciences sectors. The funding announced Monday will go towards establishing a marketplace on which small and medium-sized companies and startups will be able to sell health technologies to participating hospitals and health providers.
(Electronic Products and Technology Link)

Federal government commits $20 million to help scale up health innovations - The Toronto Star – July 29, 2019 *Syndicated from the Canadian Press

*Also featured in: CTV News, CityNews Toronto, CityNews Winnipeg, Vancouver Courier, Tri City News, CKPH Today, Winnipeg Free Press
The federal government has committed $20 million to help scale up innovative Canadian companies in the health and biosciences sectors. The funding announced Monday will go towards establishing a marketplace on which small and medium-sized companies and startups will be able to sell health technologies to participating hospitals and health providers.
(Toronto Star Link)

Ottawa to set up hospital network to become early adopters of Canadian medical technology - The Globe and Mail – July 29, 2019

When Armen Bakirtzian’s startup developed technology in the early 2010s to improve the outcome of hip-replacement surgeries, 12 orthopedic surgeons at five Ontario hospitals helped it get the product right. But after nine months of trying to sell the finished product – a miniature navigation system used during surgeries to better select and align implants – to the same five hospitals, his Kitchener, Ont.-based Intellijoint Surgical Inc. gave up.
(Globe and Mail Link)

More Beds are Coming to Long-Term Care Facilities in Mississauga - Insauga News – July 24, 2019

One of the most challenging issues the healthcare system in Mississauga faces is accommodating the number of people who need long term care. According to the government, there are over 34,000 people in Ontario waiting to get into a long-term care home. On Wednesday (July 24), Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, the Minister of Long-Term Care, announced that the government is investing in three long-term care homes across Mississauga. 
(Insauga Link)

Robby Fabbri makes family recipe in the Stanley Cup with some help from the family dogs - Fox 2 News – July 16, 2019

Over the next two months, the Stanley Cup will spend one day with every Blues player, coach, hockey operations executive,  trainer, and equipment manager. On Monday it was St. Louis forward Robby Fabbri turn with Lord Stanley Cup. Fabbri headed back to his hometown of Mississauga Ontario.  He started with a visit to his old high school and ended with stopping by THP’s Credit Valley Hospital for a special surprise visit with a patient.
(Fox News Link)

Peel Public Health plans for the changing landscape of health in ambiguous times - Mississauga.com – June 27, 2019 *also featured in the Brampton Guardian

One of the key elements of a strong public health sector, regardless of the structure, is keeping the local in local public health, says Dr. Jessica Hopkins, medical officer of health for the Region of Peel. “But in order to do that, we have to actually have to actually understand our population,” said Hopkins. The Changing Landscape of Health in Peel provides a comprehensive health status report.
(Mississauga News Link)

By thinking differently, we can defeat delirium - Mississauga News – June 25, 2019

It’s a familiar story we hear often from families. An older adult is admitted to the hospital and has a sudden change in behaviour. They may become confused, agitated or withdrawn. The family is concerned because this is out of character for their loved one. This reaction is due to a condition called delirium. Delirium is an abrupt change in thinking due to a sudden medical illness. The most common signs are an inability to focus, confusion and increased drowsiness.
(Mississauga News Link)

Trillium Health Welcomes 25 New "Raptors Fans" Born During NBA Championship - Insauga News – June 14, 2019 *also featured in Inhalton News

While sports history was being made, 25 new lives entered the world — an occasion that was informally commemorated by Trillium Health Partners.
(Insauga Link)

Raptors babies: Families giving birth on night of NBA Championships in Toronto - Global News – June 14, 2019

The Raptors weren’t the only ones celebrating their NBA Championship as a few families gave birth while watching the game Thursday night. Trillium Health Partners revealed that they had a total of 25 babies born on game day when the Raptors played against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA finals. About 12 boys and 13 girls were born on June 13, 2019 across the organization’s hospital, including Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital.
(Global News Link)

Trillium Health Partners celebrates top achievements this past year - Toronto.com – June 13, 2019

Trillium Health Partners recently celebrated its achievements during its annual community address at Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke. Trillium is one of the largest community-based hospital systems in Canada. It includes Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre. By improving by 7 per cent the time it takes to receive a cardiac procedure to stop a heart attack, Trillium became a top Ontario performer, Trillium officials reported.
(Toronto.com Link)

Major Updates Coming to Mississauga Hospitals Due To Increasing Demands - Insauga News – June 11, 2019

Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based hospital systems in Canada. It is comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre. The hospital recently shared that over the past year, it has received over 1.7 million patient visits and 276,003 visits to the hospital’s Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centre.
(Insauga Link)

Brampton Man revived after 38 minutes of CPR - CTV News – June 10, 2019

A Brampton man who was revived after 38 minutes of CPR in the emergency department of Credit Valley Hospital, returned a year later to thank his doctors and nurses for saving his life through a song. Trillium Health Partners shared Kevin and his wife Savi’s story at the Annual General Meeting on June 10, 2019 at the Queensway Health Centre where Kevin performed a rap song, he wrote about the 38 minutes he spent fighting for his life.
(CTV News Link)

Honorary degree recipient Carlo Fidani made a lasting impact on local health care - Mirage News – June 6, 2019

Carlo Fidani’s generosity is making a difference in education, health care and research. The chair of Mississauga, Ont.-based Orlando Corp., which owns, leases, and manages over 40 million square feet of industrial, office and retail property, has helped spearhead the growth of health care institutions throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
(Mirage News Link)

What's going on here? ArtWorks For Cancer at Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga News – May 31, 2019

ArtWorks For Cancer brings art to cancer treatment units in Ontario hospitals, transforming clinical areas into warm, hopeful and healing spaces. While hospitals generally do not have the funding to curate and decorate their treatment spaces, it has been shown that exposure to visual art can bolster spirits, reduce stress and calm anxieties for family members and even contribute positively to patient health outcomes.
(Mississauga News Link)

Know about ticks, before you get bit - Mississauga News – May 17, 2019

As Peel residents venture outdoors once more, it’s good to get a refresher on how to protect yourself from Lyme disease — an infection triggered by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Canada is seeing a steady increase in the number of Lyme disease cases as the blacklegged tick population continues to grow.
(Mississauga News Link)

‘Everything I am today is because of you’: 3 doctor sons celebrate Ontario mom ahead of Mother’s Day - Global News – May 10, 2019

When Mumtaz Syed came to Canada in the 1970s from India, she never dreamed she would one day raise three sons. “It’s hard work” she joked. “I remember some nurse telling me never ask a mother of three boys how she is doing because she is never doing so good, she is always tired.” Dr. Zohair Syed was her first born, then three years later came Dr. Naveed Syed, and just a year and a half after, Dr. Sameer Syed joined the family.
(Global News Link)

Nicole LIVE at Credit Valley Hospital (4 of 4) - Breakfast Television – May 7, 2019

Nicole talks to Maggie, midwife at Trillium Health Partners, about the choices women have about their childbirth, and how Prince Harry and Meghan broke tradition by having a home birth.
(Breakfast Television Link)

Nicole LIVE at Credit Valley Hospital (3 of 4) - Breakfast Television and MSN.com – May 7, 2019

Trillium Health Partners welcomed 28 babies on the same day as the royal newborn. Nicole chats with new parents about their excitement to be parents.
(Breakfast Television Link)

Nicole LIVE at Credit Valley Hospital (2 of 4) - Breakfast Television – May 7, 2019

Trillium Health Partners discusses the birthdays of 28 babies on the same day as the royal newborn. Nicole talks with Deb Carson about the advantages of midwifery at Credit Valley Hospital.
(Breakfast Television Link)

Nicole LIVE at Credit Valley Hospital (1 of 4) - Breakfast Television – May 7, 2019

Trillium Health Partners will see approximately 20 babies sharing the same birthday as Prince Harry and Meghan's newborn. Nicole discusses royal baby name predictions with Deb Carson.
(Breakfast Television Link)

Renowned cardiac surgeon to enhance care for area residents - Peel Region Review – April 25, 2019

The former Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Circulatory Support of the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts has joined Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Regional Cardiac Health Program, one of the largest cardiac programs in the country.
(Peel Region Review Link)

Volunteers at Trillium Health Partners provide an integral service - Mississauga.com – April 26, 2019

Volunteers at Trillium Health Partners have donated more than 232,000 hours of time over the past year, making an important contribution to the health-care facility. “We have a really great team,” said Emily Isaak, director of volunteer resources, adding that Trillium Health Partners (THP) would not be able to provide care for 1.6 million people every year without the help of volunteers.
(Mississauga News Link)

Laugh Out Loud presents Wayne Brady - Mississauga.com – April 18, 2019

Emmy award-winning comedian Wayne Brady had the audience literally laughing out loud at the 7th Annual Laugh Out Loud comedy gala—especially when an audience member wasn’t quite following directions to make the “knock knock” sound to accompany his physical gestures of knocking on a door as part of an improv sketch.
(Mississauga News Link)

Canadian Hospital Trillium Health Partners selects Sectra’s Enterprise Imaging Solution - Cision PR Newswire – April 10, 2019

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its enterprise PACS solution at Trillium Health Partners. The system will provide radiologists across three hospital sites with unified access to medical images and a complete patient overview, resulting in more effective care.
(Cision PR Newswire Link)

Surgery helps glaucoma patients preserve sight - CTV News Toronto – April 4, 2019

Dr. Ike Ahmed, Ophthalmologist at Trillium Health Partners walks viewers through micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, which uses three tiny incisions to allow fluids to drain from the eye.
(CTV News Link)

World’s Best Hospitals 2019 - Newsweek.com – March 29, 2019

Of all the industries on the threshold of transformation, none is more politically contentious, tightly regulated, scientifically significant or economically important than health care. Hospitals around the globe will drive—and be shaped by—much of this disruption.
(Newsweek.com Link)

U of T distinguishes excellence - TheMedium.ca – March 18, 2019

On February 28, the University of Toronto’s Governing Council announced the list of 13 influential individuals who will receive honorary degrees and address the graduating class of 2019 during the university’s convocation ceremony.  The honorary degree recipients were chosen for their exemplary contribution to society as scholars, artists, and business leaders.
(TheMedium.ca Link)

Canada’s new food guide: a step in the right direction - Brampton Guardian – March 14, 2019

The new version of Canada’s food guide has reignited discussion about the important role food and nutrition play in the overall health and well-being of our community. Within health care, dietitians and physicians are increasingly considering the various aspects that influence how we eat, rather than just simply looking at what we eat.
(Brampton Guardian Link)

Mississauga Ranked One of the Best Places to Live in Canada - InSauga.com – March 3, 2019

If you have chosen to live, work and play in Mississauga, you’ve made the right choice. Mississauga has been ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. ReMax recently put out its Best Places to Live: Canada Liveability Report. The report focused on a variety of quality of life factors and how they impact Canadians’ home-buying decisions.
(Insauga Link)

Flu season is here but it’s not too late to protect yourself - Mississauga.com – Feb 27, 2019 *Also featured in Brampton Guardian

This winter season, influenza activity is peaking in Peel Region and especially impacting the more vulnerable members of the community. According to Peel Public Health, there have been 938 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases from Sept. 1, 2018, to Feb. 9, and 65 per cent of these cases are reported to be among children up to four years old and seniors over 65. These influenza cases reflect those that are reported to Peel Public Health.
(Mississauga News Link)

Melissa Peterman is using her humour for a good cause - TheLoop.ca – Feb 22, 2019

She tells us all about the seventh annual Laugh Out Loud comedy gala.
(TheLoop.ca Link)

More Changes in Store for Mississauga’s Hospitals - Insauga.com – Jan 24, 2019

While Mississauga residents are generally concerned about a host of crucial issues—housing costs, transit, traffic, etc—healthcare remains an issue that's of utmost importance to residents of all ages. For that reason, residents might be relieved to hear that Trillium Health Partners will be receiving $4,029,751 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
(Insauga Link)

Mississauga welcomes its first baby of 2019 - Mississauga News – Jan 2, 2019

Mississauga’s newest resident arrived at 4:14 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Trillium Health Partners’ Credit Valley Hospital announced the delivery of the city’s first baby at 4:14 a.m. The Vanderwielen family welcomed their new daughter, who weighs 2.685 kilograms. The parents have not yet chosen a name for their baby girl and the hospital reports that both baby and mom are healthy and well. In 2018, the hospital welcomed the year's first baby just a minute and 19 seconds after midnight.
(Mississauga News Link)

First New Year’s baby delivered in GTA was born at stroke of midnight - CTV News – Jan 1, 2019

As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day, families across the Greater Toronto Area welcomed their bouncing bundles of joy. Scarborough General Hospital announced on social media the birth of a baby girl born exactly at the stroke of midnight. “Beautiful little Fatima arrived this morning at our General hospital at the stroke of midnight!” the Scarborough Health Network said on Twitter. The baby’s mother, Dina, said the child was born eight seconds after midnight.
(CTV News Link)

2018

A Busy Mississauga Hospital Has Some Brand New Features - Insauga.com – Nov 22, 2018​

A major Mississauga hospital recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded facility. The province recently announced that it's taking another step toward ending hallway health care for families and patients in Peel Region by expanding facilities at Trillium Health Partners' Credit Valley Hospital.​
(Insauga Link)

Superhero IV poles designed to boost spirits of Trillium Health Partners’ pediatric patients - Mississauga News – Nov 19, 2018

A major Mississauga hospital recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded facility. Trillium Health Partners celebrated a generous donation of 22 customized, kid-friendly IV poles — Mason’s Power Poles — from the Fight Like Mason Foundation to Credit Valley Hospital’s pediatric unit and pediatric oncology clinic and Mississauga Hospital’s pediatric unit. Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the first hospital to receive the donated customized IV poles in the GTA.​
(Mississauga News Link)

Runnymede launches new HTSD Rehab program - Hospital News – Nov 15, 2018

A major Mississauga hospital recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded facility. In February 2019 Runnymede Healthcare Centre will launch a High Tolerance Short Duration Rehabilitation (HTSD Rehab) program for adults who can benefit from intensive, short-term rehabilitation after injury or surgery. The program’s launch enhances Runnymede’s long-standing partnership with Trillium Health Partners (THP) in Mississauga. Patients from THP will have access to 35 of the new HTSD Rehab beds, which in turn will open up acute care bed spaces there and alleviate capacity pressures.​
(Hospital News Link)

Cardiac surgery patient support program out of Mississauga Hospital earns Minister’s Medal - Mississauga News – Oct 26, 2018

A Trillium Health Partners’ program that gets cardiac surgery patients out of hospital and recovering back home faster has been recognized with a provincial award.The Putting Patients at the Heart (PPATH) program recently received the Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. The awards program annually recognizes health care providers who have improved care for patients.​
(Mississauga News Link)

Stroke specialist at Mississauga hospital says technology can help save more lives - Mississauga News – Oct 24, 2018

An advanced piece of equipment is giving stroke patients a high chance of survival and recovery, but a stroke specialist says most people and physicians don't know better treatment is available.  Mississauga hospital, Trillium Health Partners, is only one of seven comprehensive stroke centers in Ontario that performs embolectomies — a surgical procedure that removes the blood clot that causes a stroke — and gives stroke survivors a higher chance of returning to a normal, independent life.​
(Mississauga News Link)

HEALTH CARE PARTNERSHIP IN MISSISSAUGA WINS AWARD - Peel Region Review – Oct 19, 2018

The Minister’s Medal is Ontario’s most prestigious quality award, recognizing only three initiatives annually across the province. The award recipients are health care providers who have gone above and beyond to improve care for patients and families. This year’s theme, Innovating Integration, honours innovative initiatives undertaken that look to achieve better experiences for patients and providers, as well as better health outcomes with better value in health care delivery.​
(Peel Region Review Link)

Trillium Health Partners receives donation from ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation - Mississauga News – Jan 23, 2018

Trillium Health Partners is the first hospital to receive donated artwork from ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation.
“We are exceptionally grateful to Dr. Michael Weinberg and the ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation for their generous donation of artwork,” said Steve Hoscheit, president and CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation, in a press release..
(Mississauga News Link)


2017

Over 100 Ontario Hospitals to Undergo Repairs This Year - 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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