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Antibiotic Stewardship Program improving quality of care at NHS

Posted Nov 20th, 2014

Niagara Health System is pleased to announce that its Antibiotic Stewardship Program is seeing positive results and improving the quality of care for our patients.

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Niagara doctor named Long Term Care Physician of the Year

Posted Nov 17th, 2014

The Niagara Health System is pleased to congratulate Dr. Philip McGarry on being selected as the Long Term Care Physician of the Year by the Ontario Long Term Care Physicians (OLTCP). The award, which was presented to Dr. McGarry earlier this month at the O...

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Niagara Health System and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton partner to transform renal care across the region, establishing largest program in Ontario

Posted Nov 14th, 2014

Hamilton/Niagara, November 14th, 2014 - Niagara Health System (NHS) and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton are pleased to announce the creation of a single renal program (regional chronic kidney disease program) in both organiza...

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NHS opens Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Assessment Clinic

Posted Nov 13th, 2014

Niagara Health System’s new Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Clinic is designed to improve quality of care and reduce wait times for men with a suspicion of prostate cancer. The clinic, the first of its kind in Niagara, is modelled on Cancer Care Ontario’...

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Niagara Health System recruiting for new Community Advisory Committee and Board vacancy

Posted Oct 29th, 2014

Media Release Attachment Niagara Health System is pleased to announce the organization is moving forward with the formation of a Community Advisory Committee to the Board, with an application process beginning today. This move is in support of an importa...

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Your meds matter: Patients can play key role in their own safety

Posted Oct 28th, 2014

The message to our patients is simple yet vital: Your medications matter. To mark Canadian Patient Safety Week (Oct. 27-31), the Niagara Health System has launched a campaign to remind patients about the importance of bringing a list of their medications wh...

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Family pays tribute with art

Posted Oct 24th, 2014

When you walk into the second-floor waiting room of the NHS Walker Family Cancer Centre, you will see a new source of comfort. The family of Carolyn Lucuik, who had received care at the cancer centre before passing away earlier this year, donated a wonderfu...

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Better Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caring for my COPD Program Launches at Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara

Posted Oct 20th, 2014

Patients in the Welland/Niagara area with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will now benefit from an innovative evidence-based program called Caring for my COPD.

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Be prepared for flu season

Posted Oct 15th, 2014

The best way to protect yourself and your family is to get the seasonal flu shot. The flu shot is recommended for everyone aged six months or older. With a good match between the virus strains in the vaccine and the strains in circulation during influenza s...

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Renowned medical safety expert joins Niagara Health System

Posted Oct 10th, 2014

Niagara Health System is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Christian is joining the NHS as Chief Safety Officer.

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