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Healthcare and learning Indigenous identity a calling for Registered Nurse

Healthcare and learning Indigenous identity a calling for Registered Nurse

Posted Sep 28th, 2022

Becoming a Registered Nurse has long been a goal for Kassidy Bell. So, too, is learning about her Indigenous heritage and helping to provide culturally sensitive, equitable healthcare for Indigenous patients and others.

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Doctor’s focus on world-class care turns Niagara Health into one of few Ontario hospitals to offer specialized tumour treatment

Doctor’s focus on world-class care turns Niagara Health into one of few Ontario hospitals to offer specialized tumour treatment

Posted Sep 19th, 2022

Dr. Sriharsha Athreya came to Niagara Health to help turn its Interventional Radiology Department into a hub of world-class patient care close to home. Thanks to the efforts of him and his team, it’s one of only a few such programs in Ontario to offer image-guided tumour ablation.

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Extraordinary caring for Niagara’s tiniest patients and celebrating every drop of milk

Extraordinary caring for Niagara’s tiniest patients and celebrating every drop of milk

Posted Sep 6th, 2022

Families with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are some of the toughest people Thalia Kramer has ever met. As a registered nurse in Niagara Health’s NICU, Thalia says that in addition to being concerned about their babies’ health, families also face other challenges, from not being able to be with their baby 24/7 to travelling back and forth to the hospital and, for some, managing other children at home.

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Helping others comes naturally to hospital information system director

Helping others comes naturally to hospital information system director

Posted Aug 24th, 2022

Tracy Gilbert is working hard to build the new technology that will benefit patient care and improve experiences for clinicians, patients and families.

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Niagara Health nurse answers call to help in Ukraine

Niagara Health nurse answers call to help in Ukraine

Posted Aug 19th, 2022

Registered Nurse Kimberly Wiebe was deployed twice to the Eastern European country to provide healthcare and lend emotional and spiritual support to Ukrainians fleeing the war with Russia.

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How a hematologist is leading the efforts to use blood wisely

How a hematologist is leading the efforts to use blood wisely

Posted Aug 15th, 2022

Dr. Mohammad Refaei’s efforts to help his colleagues make the most informed decisions about administering blood transfusions have earned Niagara Health national recognition.

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Gratitude and the Golden Rule at root of RN’s success

Gratitude and the Golden Rule at root of RN’s success

Posted Aug 10th, 2022

Registered Nurse Mary-Jo Sawula’s MO is to bring solace and peace to her patients. Her approach to care recently earned her a Niagara Health Nursing Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Dr. Janice Giesbrecht: a ‘driving force’ behind cancer care in Niagara retires

Dr. Janice Giesbrecht: a ‘driving force’ behind cancer care in Niagara retires

Posted Jul 18th, 2022

Dr. Janice Giesbrecht’s unrelenting efforts to bring enhanced cancer care, including radiation treatment, to Niagara have improved the lives of thousands of patients since the Walker Family Cancer Centre opened in 2013.

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Driving the technology transformation at Niagara Health

Driving the technology transformation at Niagara Health

Posted Jul 4th, 2022

Tristen Castro, Digital Strategy Clinical Lead, is on the project team that will build Niagara Health's modern hospital information system.

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Rehab assistant helps patient tap into musical memory

Rehab assistant helps patient tap into musical memory

Posted Jul 4th, 2022

Patricia Doyle gifted a guitar to a patient with dementia and opened the floodgates of communication and connection during his nine-month stay.

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