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Personal Emergency Information Card will help us help you in a medical emergency

Posted May 8th, 2013

The Niagara Health System (NHS) is launching a new and urging members of the public to fill it out and carry it with them to help them be prepared in the event of a health emergency. NHS ha...

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Nursing Week celebrations include Nursing Excellence Awards

Posted May 6th, 2013

The news media are invited to join representatives of the Niagara Health System to officially mark Nursing Week May 6 to 10.

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VRE outbreak on medical unit, Greater Niagara General Site

Posted Apr 25th, 2013

Attached Files The Niagara Health System has declared a unit outbreak of VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus) in Unit C, a medical unit, at the Greater Niagara General Site. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher...

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Saluting our volunteers during national Volunteer Appreciation Week

Posted Apr 22nd, 2013

Attached Files The Niagara Health System is thankful for the support of more than 1,180 volunteers across our six sites. Volunteers are an integral component of the caring culture at our hospital. All of our volunteers do their part to create a great expe...

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Heart Investigation Unit to provide care for cardiac patients closer to home

Posted Apr 19th, 2013

Beginning this week, the first of more than 1,000 patients expected to receive cardiac catheterization testing over the next year will be cared for at Niagara’s new regional Heart Investigation Unit (HIU). Boasting 7,000 square feet at th...

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Provincial government approves renovations at DMH site

Posted Apr 9th, 2013

Niagara Health System is pleased to announce we have received Ontario government approval to move ahead with renovations at the Douglas Memorial Hospital Site. This project will see the relocation of all Complex Care beds at the site to one area, and will a...

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Dr. Kevin Smith, NHS Supervisor and the Community Based Nominating Committee Announce the Appointment of the Board of Directors for NHS

Posted Apr 9th, 2013

Following a rigorous application process, NHS Supervisor Dr. Kevin Smith, along with the Community Based-Nominating Committee, are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Board of Directors for Niagara Health System. The complete list...

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Setting a new standard of hospital care in Niagara

Posted Apr 4th, 2013

Did you know that the Niagara Health System is home to the newest, most state-of-the-art hospital in all of Canada? To celebrate the opening of our new hospital and its patient-centred features, and to create awareness of the services provided at our existi...

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Smooth move to the new St. Catharines Site

Posted Mar 26th, 2013

A milestone in healthcare was marked in Niagara today with the successful opening of the new St. Catharines hospital. Close to 200 patients were safely transported to the site during a complex move that took approximately six hours. “The move went very sm...

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Update on patient move activities: released at 8:30 a.m.

Posted Mar 24th, 2013

St. Catharines, ON – The transition to providing care at the new St. Catharines Site is officially underway, with operations winding down at the St. Catharines General Site. Early activity: The Ontario Street Site Urgent Care closed successfully at 10 p....

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