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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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NHS grateful for Rankin Run donation

Posted Oct 8th, 2014

Louise Rivett (right), a clerical support worker at the NHS, presents a cheque on behalf of the Rankin Cancer Run to Niagara Health System President Suzanne Johnston. Louise is the sister of Bob Meunier, who was a key organizer and active participant of the...

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More women getting breast screenings in Niagara, but thousands could benefit but aren’t

Posted Oct 6th, 2014

The good news: the number of women getting breast screenings continues to rise each year in Niagara. The challenge: there are more than 13,000 women in the region who should be getting screened, but aren’t.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake healthcare update

Posted Sep 22nd, 2014

Today marks the beginning of a new approach to developing healthcare services for Niagara-On-The-Lake residents. Niagara Health System (NHS) and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Health Services Steering Committee are announcing a commitm...

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Niagara Health System performing better than Canadian average in four hospital performance indicators

Posted Sep 18th, 2014

Media Release Attachment NHS also better than provincial average in administrative expenses. Today, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) publicly released a new website about health system performance called Your Health System. The Niagara...

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NHS receives grant for project helping dialysis patients connect

Posted Sep 10th, 2014

Media Release Attachment A pilot project developed by Niagara Health System that aims to open lines of communication for kidney disease patients has received a $49,500 grant. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) recently announced fun...

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Individual who travelled from West Africa tests negative

Posted Sep 4th, 2014

Update from Dr. Tom Stewart, Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President Medical We are pleased to report that the individual in our care has tested negative for the Ebola virus and remains stable at our St. Catharines Site. We are really impressed with how...

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Individual who travelled from West Africa tested as part of heightened vigilance

Posted Sep 2nd, 2014

An individual presented to Niagara Health System with flu-like symptoms who had also travelled from West Africa where Ebola is endemic. We are managing and testing this individual per public health protocols as part of heightened vigilance. The patient is c...

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