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Important announcement regarding Niagara Health System budget

Posted Jan 17th, 2013

Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement about the Niagara Health System budget. Where:Ontario Street SiteCorporate Conference Room, Third Floor155 Ontario Street When:Thursday, January 1...

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VRE outbreak on surgical unit, St. Catharines General Hospital Site

Posted Jan 16th, 2013

The Niagara Health System has declared a unit outbreak of  (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus) in C4 East 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 ...

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Taking kidney and cancer care to the next level in St. Catharines

Posted Jan 10th, 2013

Bullet News Niagara posted a video of a recent tour of the Walker Family Cancer Centre and the Kidney Care Program at the new St. Catharines Site (opening March 24, 2013). . ...

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Niagara Health System receives accreditation after quality review

Posted Dec 21st, 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 accred...

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Innovative Energy Efficiency Project Open House at Greater Niagara General Site

Posted Dec 17th, 2012

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 t...

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Artwork reflecting caring spirit of the season wins NHS Holiday Card Contest

Posted Dec 17th, 2012

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 ye...

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NHS continues improvement in preventing deaths

Posted Dec 13th, 2012

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 ...

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MRSA outbreak declared over in Trillium unit at Greater Niagara General Hospital Site

Posted Nov 30th, 2012

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 tha...

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Innovative energy efficiency project at Welland Site

Posted Nov 28th, 2012

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 ...

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Niagara Health System Celebrates Substantial Completion of New St. Catharines Site

Posted Nov 27th, 2012

The new complex, located at First Street and Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines, will open its doors to patients on March 24, 2013.

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