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Community event on July 28 raises awareness about Hepatitis C

Posted Jul 22nd, 2015

  Niagara Health System’s Hepatitis C Care Clinic and community partners are hosting a World Hepatitis Day educational event on Tuesday, July 28 at Centennial Square in Niagara Falls. The event will raise awareness about hepatitis C and liver health. It ...

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NHS cancer centre seeks patient and family partners for new advisory council

Posted Jul 20th, 2015

Advisory council news release Niagara Health System’s Walker Family Cancer Centre is looking for patient and family advisors to help make a difference in delivering high-quality cancer care in the region. Do you have experience in the cancer system? Are...

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Niagara Health System encourages sun safety

Posted Jul 15th, 2015

Niagara Health System is urging residents to take caution in the sun and reduce their exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada, yet it is also one of the most preventable. About 80,000 case...

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NHS stroke program continues to excel

Posted Jun 30th, 2015

Niagara Health System’s stroke program continues to excel in a number of key care areas, according to a recent stroke report card. The stroke report card released by the Ontario Stroke Network shows the Niagara District Stroke Centre as the best in the pr...

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Quality review of diagnostic imaging underway

Posted Jun 22nd, 2015

Media Release Attachment Message to the Community from Niagara Health System President Dr. Suzanne Johnston Quality of care is our highest priority at Niagara Health System. You will have seen recently that a number of hospitals are undertaking reviews w...

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Niagara Health System performing better than Canadian average in eight performance indicators

Posted Jun 10th, 2015

Media Release Attachment NHS also better than provincial average in administrative expenses Niagara Health System (NHS) is pleased to report that the latest health performance indicators from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that ...

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St. Catharines Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 150th anniversary

Posted Jun 9th, 2015

When the St. Catharines Hospital Auxiliary was formed, Canada was not yet a country. Queen Victoria was Head of State but women did not yet have the right to vote. The Auxiliary pre-dated the telegraph, telephone, typewriter and t...

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Kids fundraiser climbs to new heights

Posted Jun 4th, 2015

Challengers from across Niagara will once again lace up their sneakers to climb, crawl, jump and run through a 1K obstacle course that will surely bring mud, sweat and cheers.  The Kids Ultimate Challenge, taking place on Sunday, June 7th at Burgoyne Woods...

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Pleasant Manor, NOTL Health Services Steering Committee and NHS develop Convalescent Care Program for Niagara-on-the-Lake

Posted May 19th, 2015

Pleasant Manor, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Health Services Steering Committee and the Niagara Health System (NHS) are working together to support the development of a 12-bed Convalescent Care Program (CCP) at Niagara-o...

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Twelve nurses receive Awards of Excellence

Posted May 12th, 2015

A highlight of Nursing Week in Niagara is the Nursing Awards of Excellence, given out last night as nursing professionals gathered to be honoured by the Niagara Health System. “There are so many examples within the NHS of our nurses going above and beyond...

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