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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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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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