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When Minutes Count. Right Choice, Right Care. public education campaign launched

Posted Mar 12th, 2013

The When Minutes Count. Right Choice. Right Care public education campaign launched today by the Niagara Health System and Niagara Emergency Medical Services is designed to educate our community about the best way to use 9-1-1, Emergency Department and Ur...

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Hundreds gather to celebrate ribbon cutting for new St. Catharines hospital site opening March 24 to provide one million square feet of care

Posted Mar 7th, 2013

Ribbon cutting for new St. Catharines hospital site opening March 24The ribbon has been cut, and the final countdown is officially on for the March 24 opening of the new St. Catharines hospital site. With just 17 days until opening, community partners from ...

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Recipients of 2012 President’s Award exemplified true meaning of patient-centred care

Posted Mar 1st, 2013

Providing a quality patient experience means involving patients and family members in their care and adopting what matters most to them into the care and caring they receive. This is exactly what a team of our healthcare professionals did recently while car...

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Infection Prevention and Control Update - C. difficile outbreak

Posted Feb 25th, 2013

C. difficile outbreak declared on Medical Unit at St. Catharines General Site The Niagara Health System today declared a C. difficile outbreak at the St. Catharines General Site’s Medical Unit, C3East. Five patients on the unit have confirmed positive for...

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Ribbon cut on new Niagara Falls Kidney Care Centre

Posted Feb 22nd, 2013

Closer to home access for patients and caregivers beginning March 4, 2013 The ribbon was cut today on a new community-based kidney care centre that will provide closer to home access for area dialysis patients and their caregivers when it opens March 4, 201...

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Infection Prevention and Control Update - MRSA outbreak

Posted Feb 21st, 2013

MRSA outbreak declared over on ICU/Progressive Care Unit, St. Catharines General Hospital Site An outbreak of MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) in the ICU/Progressive Care Unit at the St. Catharines General Hospital Site has been declared o...

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Infection Prevention and Control update - outbreak of VRE

Posted Feb 11th, 2013

An outbreak of VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus) outbreak in the C4 East at the St. Catharines 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 as the ...

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MRSA outbreak declared in ICU/Progressive Care Unit at St. Catharines General Hospital Site

Posted Feb 8th, 2013

The Niagara Health System has declared a unit outbreak of MRSA in the ICU/Progressive Care Unit at the St. Catharines General Hospital Site. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher than what is seen as the normal thres...

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C. difficile outbreak declared on Oncology Medical/Palliative Unit

Posted Feb 1st, 2013

 The Niagara Health System today declared a C. difficile outbreak at the St. Catharines General Site’s Oncology Medical/Palliative Unit.  Five patients on the unit have confirmed positive for hospital-associated C. difficile in the last two weeks. Under...

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Public tours of new St. Catharines Site

Posted Jan 24th, 2013

Members of the public are invited for an advance tour of the new state-of-the-art hospital on Saturday, January 26, 2013. This is the last chance to attend an open house tour before we open to provide patient care on March 24, 2013. Saturday, January 26, 20...

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