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Niagara Health System Supervisor appoints Committee to help select new Hospital Board

Posted Oct 22nd, 2012

Dr. Kevin Smith, , is pleased to announce the appointment of the Community-Based Nominating Committee. This committee, first mentioned in Dr. Smith’s interim report () to the Minister of Health, and also recommended in his final report (), will evaluate ...

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Number of breast screening patients increasing; still more than 12,000 women in Niagara not getting screened

Posted Oct 12th, 2012

The number of women getting regular breast screening continues to increase in Niagara, but there are still more than 12,000 women in the region who should be getting screened and aren’t. “We know that regular breast screening saves lives, and we really ...

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Advancing mental health and addictions care in Niagara

Posted Oct 5th, 2012

Members of the media are invited to tour the Mental Health & Addictions program in the final stages of construction at the New St. Catharines Site. At over 81,000 sq. ft., the Program boasts the largest department square footage in the new hospital, encompa...

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MRSA outbreak declared over on surgical unit, Welland Site

Posted Oct 1st, 2012

An outbreak of  (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) in the 4th floor surgical unit at the Welland Hospital Site has been declared over today. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher than what is seen as the...

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Behind the scenes of bringing a smart hospital to life

Posted Sep 27th, 2012

Did you know that there are still over 200 workers completing finishing touches, installing equipment, delivering furniture and testing the building systems and infrastructure of our new St. Catharines Site to ensure that the building is fully operational i...

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

Posted Sep 27th, 2012

The Niagara Health System has declared a unit outbreak of  in the Complex Care Trillium Unit at the Greater Niagara General Hospital Site. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher than what is seen as the normal thres...

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VRE outbreak declared over on medical unit, St. Catharines General Hospital Site

Posted Sep 25th, 2012

An outbreak of  (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus) outbreak in the C3 East at the St. Catharines General Hospital Site has been declared over today. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher than what is seen as the n...

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Ontario Street Site will remain open as usual during Niagara Wine Festival

Posted Sep 24th, 2012

The Urgent Care Centre and other services at the Ontario Street Site of the Niagara Health System (NHS) will remain open as usual to treat patients throughout the duration of the Niagara Wine Festival. The Ontario Street Site, located at 155 Ontario St. in S...

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MRSA outbreak declared in surgical unit at Welland Hospital Site

Posted Sep 13th, 2012

The Niagara Health System has declared a unit outbreak of  in the 4th floor surgical unit at the Welland Hospital Site. An outbreak is declared when the number of hospital-associated cases is higher than what is seen as the normal threshold. There have b...

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NHS kicks off volunteer recruitment drive

Posted Sep 13th, 2012

The Niagara Health System (NHS) is on the hunt for newly retired and soon-to-be-retired professionals to  their valuable skills and time to help provide a great patient experience as part of our team. “We’re looking for dedicated, caring individuals w...

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