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News Archive - 2012

The Niagara Health System is accredited for another three years following an extensive process that evaluated the organization’s performance against national standards of excellence in quality and safety. “We are extremely pleased to receive full…
A drawing depicting the caring spirit of the season and holistic nature of healing is this year’s selection in the sixth annual Niagara Health System Holiday Greeting Card contest. The competition had a total of 67 imaginative and artistic entries this year. Kasey…
Niagara Health System’s Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls is improving its energy efficiency with an innovative project that is reducing its energy consumption by 30 per cent. In addition to entirely converting its heating network from steam to hot…
Today the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will release its annual Hospital Standardized Mortality Data. We are pleased to announce that Niagara Health System continues steady improvement year-over-year in reducing the number of preventable deaths in…
An outbreak of MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) in the Complex Care Trillium Unit at the Greater Niagara General Hospital Site has been declared over today. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher than what is seen…
Niagara Health System’s Welland Site is improving its energy efficiency with an innovative project that is reducing its energy consumption by 13 per cent, an amount equivalent to the consumption of 75 family homes. In addition to recovering internal heat using a…
From left, Ontario Minister of Health Deb Matthews, MPP for St. Catharines and Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley, NHS Interim President and CEO Sue Matthews, NHS St. Catharines Vice President Susan Kwolek and NHS Supervisor Dr. Kevin Smith.Deb Matthews, Minister of…
The Niagara Health System Oncology Program is marking a new chapter in cancer care in Niagara by storing a time capsule filled with items of historical interest at the site of the new Walker Family Cancer Centre to be opened 25 years from now. On Wednesday, November 21,…
Michael Farrell, Niagara Health System Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer, has been named the 2012 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Golden Horseshoe Chapter. This distinguished award recognizes a…
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) today launched Time to Screen, a call to action for at least 100,000 additional residents across Ontario to screen for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer over the next six months. Time to Screen aims to get Ontarians to talk to their family…