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Statement from Niagara Health regarding our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program

Statement from Niagara Health regarding our Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program

Posted Sep 22nd, 2022

Niagara Health’s Sexual Assault Domestic Violence treatment program is an important service for the Niagara community, and we are fully committed to providing the best possible care to all patients who enter our doors. We do not turn away patients in need.

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Health-care worker shortage presenting serious challenge to Niagara hospital system

Health-care worker shortage presenting serious challenge to Niagara hospital system

Posted Sep 22nd, 2022

There is no bigger issue facing Ontario hospitals today than the serious shortage of health-care workers. These challenges are unprecedented and something we will be dealing with for years to come.

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Smile Cookie donation to spread happiness and thanks to Niagara Health staff

Smile Cookie donation to spread happiness and thanks to Niagara Health staff

Posted Sep 21st, 2022

It’s the kind of gesture intended to make frontline staff and healthcare workers grin from ear to ear. On Friday, Sept. 23, staff, supporters and members of Wellspring Niagara will hand-deliver 800 Smile Cookies to Niagara Health for our staff to enjoy. The chocolate chunk cookies adorned with smiley faces are a gift from Wellspring Niagara donor and member Paul Battaglia.

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Doctor’s focus on world-class care turns Niagara Health into one of few Ontario hospitals to offer specialized tumour treatment

Doctor’s focus on world-class care turns Niagara Health into one of few Ontario hospitals to offer specialized tumour treatment

Posted Sep 19th, 2022

Dr. Sriharsha Athreya came to Niagara Health to help turn its Interventional Radiology Department into a hub of world-class patient care close to home. Thanks to the efforts of him and his team, it’s one of only a few such programs in Ontario to offer image-guided tumour ablation.

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New Indigenous Advisor building bridges to improve healthcare

New Indigenous Advisor building bridges to improve healthcare

Posted Sep 9th, 2022

Jill Shimizu-Wilson (Lunn) says her work with Niagara Health is about reconciliation that requires fulfilling the needs of the people and the hospital, and finding common ground for both.

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Niagara Health celebrates Indigenous Inclusion Month

Niagara Health celebrates Indigenous Inclusion Month

Posted Sep 9th, 2022

This month, we are celebrating our second Indigenous Inclusion Month at Niagara Health. We are committed to making the hospital a safe, culturally welcoming space for Indigenous people that meets their healthcare needs and respects their traditions.

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Extraordinary caring for Niagara’s tiniest patients and celebrating every drop of milk

Extraordinary caring for Niagara’s tiniest patients and celebrating every drop of milk

Posted Sep 6th, 2022

Families with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are some of the toughest people Thalia Kramer has ever met. As a registered nurse in Niagara Health’s NICU, Thalia says that in addition to being concerned about their babies’ health, families also face other challenges, from not being able to be with their baby 24/7 to travelling back and forth to the hospital and, for some, managing other children at home.

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Helping others comes naturally to hospital information system director

Helping others comes naturally to hospital information system director

Posted Aug 24th, 2022

Tracy Gilbert is working hard to build the new technology that will benefit patient care and improve experiences for clinicians, patients and families.

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Niagara Health nurse answers call to help in Ukraine

Niagara Health nurse answers call to help in Ukraine

Posted Aug 19th, 2022

Registered Nurse Kimberly Wiebe was deployed twice to the Eastern European country to provide healthcare and lend emotional and spiritual support to Ukrainians fleeing the war with Russia.

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How a hematologist is leading the efforts to use blood wisely

How a hematologist is leading the efforts to use blood wisely

Posted Aug 15th, 2022

Dr. Mohammad Refaei’s efforts to help his colleagues make the most informed decisions about administering blood transfusions have earned Niagara Health national recognition.

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