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Hospital Spotlight: ‘I didn’t think I could survive’: Woman recalls important impact her care team had on her recovery

Hospital Spotlight: ‘I didn’t think I could survive’: Woman recalls important impact her care team had on her recovery

Posted Feb 29th, 2024

Thao Pham was near death when she was admitted to hospital in February 2022. Her Niagara Health care team worked for eight months to bring her back to health, becoming like family in the process.

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‘I never thought I was at risk at all’ - Stroke patient

‘I never thought I was at risk at all’ - Stroke patient

Posted Jun 29th, 2023

After suffering a stroke last November, David Horton is feeling largely back to normal thanks to his wife, Brenda, and Niagara Health’s Stroke Care team.

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Former CFL kicker gives back to Niagara Health Cardiology Program

Former CFL kicker gives back to Niagara Health Cardiology Program

Posted Jun 7th, 2023

As thanks for the care he received when he had a heart attack and stroke, Dan Giancola raised enough money to buy Niagara Health a new electrocardiography machine.

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Small fabric, big impact: Cancer survivor and sister donate hundreds of port pillows to support Niagara Health patients

Small fabric, big impact: Cancer survivor and sister donate hundreds of port pillows to support Niagara Health patients

Posted Dec 29th, 2022

What started out as an individual show of support for a patient with breast cancer by her sister has turned into a source of comfort for other Niagara Health patients.

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‘It’s 15 minutes of your time’

‘It’s 15 minutes of your time’

Posted Oct 12th, 2022

Avia Whitehorne is on a mission to encourage women over 50 to book regular mammograms after cancerous cells were discovered during the Niagara Health employee’s own routine check-up.

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‘From the time I accessed the website to seeing someone, it took 45 minutes from the comfort of my own home.’ — Niagara Virtual Urgent Care patient

‘From the time I accessed the website to seeing someone, it took 45 minutes from the comfort of my own home.’ — Niagara Virtual Urgent Care patient

Posted Oct 6th, 2022

Ninety per cent of patients who use this new virtual service are receiving the care they need on a timely basis and avoiding an unnecessary Emergency Department visit.

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Patient Partner helps create meaningful improvements to healthcare experiences

Patient Partner helps create meaningful improvements to healthcare experiences

Posted Aug 2nd, 2022

Catherine Bourque is grateful for the care she’s received at Niagara Health and is using her perspective to help shape healthcare for others.

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COVID-19 patient’s path to recovery marked with milestones

COVID-19 patient’s path to recovery marked with milestones

Posted Jun 28th, 2022

After Niagara Health staff and physicians cared for Donald Kennedy for nearly three months, he and his wife Denise Kennedy are sharing their experiences with a national COVID-19 study to help others who fall ill from the virus.

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