2015

Pediatric walk-in clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital open during holiday break

Parents and caregivers with sick little ones will have pediatric health care close at hand during the Christmas break thanks to holiday hours in the Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital.  The walk-in clinic will be operating 9 am to 12 noon on Dec. 24 and from 10 am to 4 pm, Dec. 28 to 31 inclusive. 

Holiday urgent care hours

Children and youth requiring urgent care over the holidays can attend our walk-in Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic, open 9 am to 12 noon, Dec. 24 and 10 am to 4 pm, Dec.

Transformative technique aims to revolutionize breast tumor surgery

Clinical trials at Hotel Dieu Hospital are using GPS-like technology to literally map a new way to perform breast tumor surgery, a transformative technique that will be the focus of a free public information session, 6-8 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the Hotel Dieu Hospital Auditorium.

Currently, surgeons performing breast tumor surgery are guided to the tumor site by a pre-positioned fine wire.  A tumor that is hard to see and feel, however, can be challenging to remove entirely and without compromising healthy tissue as well.

Hotel Dieu Hospital earns gold award for quality healthcare workplace

Hotel Dieu Hospital has won a top award from the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for its achievements in creating an excellent work environment. 

The 2015 Quality Healthcare Workplace Award—Gold Level honours Hotel Dieu for its continuous efforts to improve the workplace in ways that contribute to a quality work life for employees and, in turn, to the quality of care for patients and families in our region.

Hotel Dieu Hospital applauds staff for going the extra mile in delivering excellent service

J. Sawyer, Dr. Jones, B. Hulme winners of Mission AwardToday, Hotel Dieu Hospital celebrated its 800-plus employees and 200-plus volunteers, and it turned the spotlight on a handful of staff whose contributions reflect the high levels of expertise and sense of mission practiced every day by all hospital employees.

Transformation of pediatric spaces puts a smile on faces of youngest patients

Smilezone Chair and members of The Tragically Hip cutting the ribbonThree busy pediatric areas in Hotel Dieu Hospital are now much brighter, more interactive and even more “Hip” thanks to a major kid-friendly makeover project donated by the Smilezone Foundation and supported by Juno Award-winning band The Tragically Hip.  A grand opening today marked an amazing transformation geared to improving the lives of young patients and their families.

Hotel Dieu Hospital volunteers mark 110 years of service

At its annual general meeting on Oct. 19, Volunteer Services to Hotel Dieu Hospital, Inc. wrapped up 110 years of giving to the hospital, putting on record yet another year of generosity, commitment and compassion towards the patients and families in our region.

Hotel Dieu Hospital deemed exemplary for exceeding national standards of safe, quality health care

Accreditation Seal Exemplary StandingHotel Dieu Hospital has achieved the highest award possible from Accreditation Canada for building and sustaining a culture of quality, safety and excellence in health care.

New surgical program gives patients access to gold standard treatment for skin cancer

One of only 13 in Canada, a new Mohs micrographic surgery program has opened at Hotel Dieu Hospital, giving patients in our region access to the gold standard treatment for complex non-melanoma skin cancers. 

Mohs surgery is largely used to treat the two most common skin cancers—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—and is especially useful for cancers that are large and aggressive, are likely to recur, have poorly defined borders and are located in sensitive areas of the body where it is essential to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible (e.g., head, face, neck).

Community members prioritize wait times, improved communication between providers

Feedback from the community at a series of open houses and through a broad region-wide survey is informing a large, multi-year project underway at hospitals across southeastern Ontario.

Each of the seven hospital organizations located within the South East Local Health Integration Network, as well as the South East Community Care Access Centre and the South East LHIN, launched a project called “Health Care Tomorrow – Hospital Services” last year to improve access to high quality care through the development of a sustainable system of integrated care.

Hotel Dieu Hospital announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Following its Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Hotel Dieu Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hickey as Chair of its Board of Directors for 2015-2016.  Caroline Manley has been appointed Vice-Chair. 

Child Development Centre client earns prestigious provincial scholarship

Marilyn and Margret of CDC along with Jennifer of OACRS present Chad with AwardA long-time client of the Child Development Centre at Hotel Dieu Hospital has been honoured with a prestigious provincial scholarship for outstanding commitment to his studies and to our community.

Food Blitz takes in 54,400 pounds of non-perishable goods

food blitz bag on chairThe Partners in Mission Food Bank is stocking its shelves with 54,400 pounds of non-perishable goods today after canvassers went door to door last night for the 30th Annual Hotel Dieu Hospital Food Blitz.  That number will likely jump to about 66,000 pounds over the next few weeks as the Food Bank continues to pick up and receive donations.

Proceeds from Child Development Centre Run hit historic high

The final tally is in—and it’s the biggest one yet.  As the result of tremendous community support, the 2015 Child Development Centre (CDC) Run raised more than $34,000 in April, funds that will help to support hundreds of children, youth and families in our region with special needs.

The Run shot past last year’s total by almost $10,000.  In total, the Run event has now raised just over $203, 000 for specialized equipment and programs that support children and youth who have physical, neurological or developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and autism.

Hotel Dieu Hospital Food Blitz hits the streets May 13

Volunteer canvassers for the 30th Annual Hotel Dieu Hospital Food Blitz will be running door to door between 6 and 9 pm, Wednesday, May 13, their sights set on collecting a record amount of non-perishable food items for the Partners in Mission Food Bank.

“This will be the 30th time we have reached out to the community in our door-to-door campaign, and we’re really hoping to exceed 100,000 pounds,” says Sandy Singers, Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food Bank. 

New imaging equipment at centre of $500,000 upgrade at Hotel Dieu Hospital

x-rayHaving an x-ray exam at Hotel Dieu Hospital is faster and more comfortable now thanks to the major overhaul of a diagnostic imaging suite that introduces patients to advanced imaging technology.

Prestigious designation recognizes Hotel Dieu Hospital as a change leader

Jennifer O'Neil with BPSO Designation CertificateHotel Dieu Hospital has achieved a prestigious health care designation after successfully completing a multi-year initiative aimed at improving outcomes for patients by advancing clinical excellence. 

On April 16, the hospital officially received its Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO®) Designation at a ceremony in Toronto.

Hotel Dieu Hospital scores top ranking as workplace

Hotel Dieu Hospital has taken top place among Ontario teaching hospitals when it comes to employees rating their organization as a healthy, high-performing workplace.

Talking at the heart of 2015 Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Event Poster for Eating Disorder Awareness WeekOne clear message will prevail when mental health experts at Hotel Dieu Hospital mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) Feb. 1-7:  talking saves lives.

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