Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

New local clinic will make it easier, faster for men facing prostate cancer to receive care


Bluewater Health is hoping its new prostate services clinic will help men and their families who are facing prostate cancer receive better coordinated care and improved access to specialists. Officially launched Friday afternoon, the clinic, which is already in operation through the Sarnia site’s Ambulatory Care department, was set up in cooperation with urologists Dr. […]

Bluewater Health diabetes program recognized by national association

Susan Harris, Certified Diabetes Educator and Kathy Sterling, Manager, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition proudly display the certificate from the Canadian Diabetes Association.

A Bluewater Health program to help people deal with diabetes and the nutritional aspects of managing the disease has achieved national certification. The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) awarded Bluewater Health the level of recognition, which is similar to that of an accreditation. It involved an assessment and in-depth submission to the CDA that described the […]

Bluewater Health says it’s leading the fight against seasonal flu


If you could protect yourself, your family and your coworkers from the flu, would you? You can by receiving your flu vaccination and the staff, Professional Staff, volunteers and students of Bluewater Health are doing the same. “Providing great, safe care to our patients is Bluewater Health’s top priority,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, Chief of […]

Bluewater Health looking forward to waving SGH site goodbye

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A proposed redevelopment of the former Sarnia General Hospital site as medical offices will, if the deal to buy the property and building is completed next March, relieve Bluewater Health of thousands of dollars in expense it still incurs for security of the property. Michael Lapaine, vice president of operations and chief operating officer of […]

Bluewater Health honours top physicians


Yesterday, Bluewater Health and Bluewater Health Foundation hosted their seventh Annual Physician Appreciation Day to honour physicians who contribute to the Sarnia-Lambton community. Awards were presented for Outstanding Physician of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to the Hospital, Peer Recognition, and Culture of Philanthropy. Also presented were the recipients of the Patients’ Choice Awards. “The commitment of our local physicians […]

It’s back to ‘business as usual’ at Bluewater Health after chiller malfunction

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Bluewater Health has recovered from its ailing chiller, with operating rooms that were affected by the malfunction that occurred earlier this week now at full capacity as early as today (Friday, August 29). A hospital spokesperson said that while some operating rooms had remained closed on Thursday (August 28), all surgeries that were cancelled as […]

Chiller problems at Bluewater Health result in some surgery cancellations

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A malfunctioning valve in one of two chiller units responsible for cooling the Bluewater Health facility in Sarnia is being blamed for some issues, including some surgery cancellations and leaking in some areas of the Norman Street building. Four patient rooms and a storage room in the operating room were affected. A spokesperson for the […]

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 […]