Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

Bluewater Health Foundation’s 20th Dream Home is coming together

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It’s still a construction zone, but the site of the Bluewater Health Foundation’s 20th annual Dream Home is coming together with a flurry of activity and in lots of time for the annual Lottery that raises about $300,000 for projects connected with Bluewater Health. Proceeds from this year’s Dream Home Lottery will support the maternal/infant/child [...]

City lifts objection to sale of Sarnia General Hospital site

Photo of Sarnia General Hospital courtesy Sean Marshall via Flickr.

Sarnia City Council has paved the way for interested parties to purchase the former Sarnia General Hospital site, reversing a decision it made nearly three years ago not to work with Bluewater Health in finding a purchaser who would buy the property in an “as is” condition. Council voted in favour of lifting its objection [...]

Bluewater Health puts the spotlight on stroke as it highlights path to prevention


Increasing evidence indicates that lifestyle modifications can reduce the risk of stroke, dementia and heart disease. During Stroke Month in June, the Sarnia-Lambton District Stroke Centre wants you to know that your risk factors for stroke, dementia and heart disease can be reduced by exercising, eating right, challenging your brain and staying social. “Stroke, dementia [...]

Bluewater Health hosts first year medical students for Discovery Week

Dr. Rishi Duggal and first year medical student Edwin Wu in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bluewater Health in Sarnia.

Some of the newest future doctors got a taste of real medicine at work with their visit this week to Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Petrolia. The visitors, some 15 first-year students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, will finish up their May 26-29 visit tomorrow (Thursday). The program, coordinated [...]

Bluewater Health communicators receive award for campaign to encourage flu vaccinations


Communications staff at Bluewater Health have won a national award for their work in supporting a policy that saw a more than 30% increase in the number of healthcare workers that were vaccinated year over year. The award, which recognizes excellence in healthcare communications, was presented to Bluewater Health by the Health Care Public Relations [...]

Liliana Parker becomes Sarnia’s ‘Centennial’ baby

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We trust young Liliana Parker, who came into the world on Wednesday, 100 years after Sarnia became a city on May 7, 1914, will have have many more joyous birthdays to come. To help mark Sarnia’s birthday, the local Centennial Committee is providing a gift to each new baby born at Bluewater Health on May [...]

Bluewater Health Foundation says it has raised entire $2.8 million for MRI


Bluewater Health’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine is now completely paid for, says the Bluewater Health Foundation. Since commissioning the new MRI, about 12,000 scans have been completed, including 400 pediatric scans that weren’t possible with the older technology. “We are grateful to all who were involved,” said Ernie Wong, campaign chair. “The community responded to [...]

Deadlocked: Meeting on future of SGH with local reps and Health Minister goes nowhere

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If there was any expectation that a meeting between a delegation of Sarnia leaders and officials and the provincial Minister of Health was going to move the community closer to a demolished Sarnia General Hospital, those hopes were dashed on Thursday. Sticking to her contention that the province doesn’t pay for demolition, Health Minister Deb [...]

Loaner tablets are facilitating choice of nursing homes for hospital patients


A pilot project at Bluewater Health is giving seniors access to “virtual tours” of various long-term care homes. Bluewater Health is partnering with the local Community Care Access Centre and the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network in the initiative. CCAC care coordinators at Bluewater Health have three pilot tablets that are being used [...]

Local withdrawal management services program receives green light

Withdrawal management services in Sarnia-Lambton are one step closer with Wednesday’s announcement of up to $1.9 million in operating funding. The ESC LHIN board unanimously approved the funding after reviewing the business case and local needs assessment developed by Bluewater Health. What was clear from the analysis was that Sarnia-Lambton has an undeniable need for [...]