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MRSA outbreak declared over in Trillium unit at Greater Niagara General Hospital Site

Posted Nov 30th, 2012

An outbreak of MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) in the Complex Care Trillium Unit at the Greater Niagara General Hospital Site has been declared over today. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher tha...

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Innovative energy efficiency project at Welland Site

Posted Nov 28th, 2012

Niagara Health System’s Welland Site is improving its energy efficiency with an innovative project that is reducing its energy consumption by 13 per cent, an amount equivalent to the consumption of 75 family homes. In addition to recovering internal heat ...

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Niagara Health System Celebrates Substantial Completion of New St. Catharines Site

Posted Nov 27th, 2012

The new complex, located at First Street and Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines, will open its doors to patients on March 24, 2013.

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Time Capsule to celebrate history and mark new chapter in cancer care in Niagara

Posted Nov 20th, 2012

The Niagara Health System is marking a new chapter in cancer care in Niagara by storing a time capsule filled with items of historical interest at the site of the new to be opened 25 years from now. On Wednesday, November 21, staff, physicians, volunteers...

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More Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant residents encouraged to get screened for cancer

Posted Nov 19th, 2012

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) today launched Time to Screen, a call to action for at least 100,000 additional residents across Ontario to screen for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer over the next six months. Time to Screen aims to get Ontarians to talk to...

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Michael Farrell named 2012 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Posted Nov 19th, 2012

Michael Farrell, Niagara Health System Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer, has been named the 2012 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Golden Horseshoe Chapter. This distinguished award re...

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NHS now accepting applications for the Board of Directors

Posted Nov 9th, 2012

Last evening, Dr. Kevin Smith, Niagara Health System Supervisor, called the first meeting of the Community-Based Nominating Committee that will help him select the new Board for the hospital system. The membership of the committee accepted their mandate, an...

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Hospital asking public to assist with infection prevention and control efforts

Posted Nov 8th, 2012

The Niagara Health System is asking all members of the public to help with our infection prevention and control efforts by cleaning their hands regularly while in hospital and not visiting if they have a cough or are ill. “The flu season is here, and we a...

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The future of medical technology is coming to Niagara!

Posted Nov 1st, 2012

As construction access is still limited while we wait to get the keys on November 26, we enticed some of our medical equipment vendors to showcase some of the exciting technologies we will soon be able to utilize in caring for our patients, families and lov...

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Niagara stroke team marks World Stroke Day with reminder to call 911 upon signs, symptoms of stroke

Posted Oct 29th, 2012

The Niagara Health System  is marking World Stroke Day today by reminding Niagara residents of the importance of calling 911 if they experience signs and symptoms of stroke. “Patients who delay coming to a designated stroke centre may disqualify themsel...

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