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Changing the way we use antibiotics

Posted Jan 22nd, 2014

The Niagara Health System is taking an aggressive approach with the use of antibiotics to treat patients and improve quality of care. “Good hand hygiene and facility cleaning are two key infection prevention and control strategies,” says Dr. Jeff Powis,...

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Make cancer screening part of your new year’s resolutions

Posted Jan 22nd, 2014

Media Release Attachment It’s the time of year when many people make promises to themselves to eat healthy, stop smoking or lose weight. The healthcare team at the Walker Family Cancer Centre of the Niagara Health System and Cancer Care Ontario want to ...

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Derek McNally returning to NHS

Posted Jan 22nd, 2014

Niagara Health System is pleased to announce today that we have recruited Derek McNally to the position of Executive Vice President, Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive, effective Monday, February 24, 2014.  In this role Derek will act as executive...

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Pioneers in addiction recovery services

Posted Jan 22nd, 2014

Hundreds of Niagara residents are impacted by and struggle with addiction. The healthcare team at the New Port Centre of the Niagara Health System are using the centre’s 25th anniversary to remind the community that they are here and ready to provide support.

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Next steps for Niagara Health System

Posted Jan 14th, 2014

Niagara Health System ends Supervision and Board assumes full responsibility; Minister announces planning for new South Niagara Hospital is going ahead; Dr. Kevin Smith ends role as Supervisor, will stay on as NHS CEO in addition to his role as President an...

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Be prepared for a medical emergency

Posted Dec 23rd, 2013

Personal Emergency Information Card Filling out a and carrying it with you will help you be prepared in the event of a health emergency. This card can be printed and folded to fit in a wallet. Personal information is critical in a health emergency, espe...

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New Port Centre marks 25 anniversary of providing residential addiction treatment in Niagara

Posted Dec 17th, 2013

Hundreds of Niagara residents are impacted by and struggle with addiction.

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Artwork reflecting NHS values of compassion and teamwork wins holiday card contest

Posted Dec 10th, 2013

The spirit of compassion and community so reflective of the holiday season are illustrated in this year’s selection in the seventh annual Niagara Health System Holiday Card Contest for Kids. The competition had a total of 59 inspirational and creative ent...

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Dr. Sue Matthews departing Niagara Health System for CEO role in Australia

Posted Dec 10th, 2013

Niagara Health System is today announcing that Dr. Sue Matthews, Interim President and CEO, has submitted her resignation in order to pursue a new opportunity abroad. Effective February 17, 2014, Dr. Matthews is assuming the position of CEO at the Royal Wom...

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Spiritual care

Posted Nov 28th, 2013

A multi-faith dedication ceremony was held November 27 for the Spiritual Care Centre at the St. Catharines Site. Participants included members from Baha’i, Christianity, First Nations, Hindu, Judaism and Islam faith traditions as well as Spiritual Care st...

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