Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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

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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

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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 [...]

Bluewater Health doctors honoured at ceremony

Dr. Karan Shetty, recipient of the Peer Recognition Award; Dr. Mark Taylor, Chief of Professional Staff, Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Chief of Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management; Dr. Rajeev Suryavanshi, recipient of the Outstanding Physician of the Year Award; and Dr. Ken Yoshida, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to the Hospital Award.

Bluewater Health and Bluewater Health Foundation have honoured several physicians who contribute greatly to the Sarnia-Lambton community. “We recognize the tremendous sacrifices that physicians make personally to care for our patients and residents of Sarnia-Lambton,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, Chief of Professional Staff, Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Chief of Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management. [...]

Sarnia Police investigating three-vehicle crash at London Line and Lottie Neely

Sarnia Police say a three-vehicle collision  at London Line and Lottie Neely on Friday afternoon sent five people to Bluewater Health, although only two required medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The others required no treatment and all have been released. Sarnia Police request that anyone who may have witnessed the collision, which occurred about [...]

Bluewater Health helping first-year medical students in scoping out their future options

For eight years, Bluewater Health has been a proud partner of the MedQUEST Health Career Exploration Program coordinated by the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry through Western University. A unique placement opportunity and learning experience, MedQUEST combines a six week, clinical-teaching elective for first year Schulich Medicine [...]

Upgrades and building improvements are ongoing at Petrolia CEE hospital

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Building improvements, enhancements to the physical environment and upgrades to patient care equipment are currently taking place at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. Work across the facility, which has been ongoing and represents approximately $325,000 worth of upgrades from the Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Fund, includes: A new roof – With work set [...]

Bluewater Health lauding long-service staff and volunteers this Thursday

Bluewater Health staff, professional staff and volunteers are being celebrated at Bluewater Health’s Annual Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward. In total 366 staff, professional staff and volunteers will be recognized for a service anniversary from five to 55 years (in five year increments) at the ceremony. Additionally, [...]

Bluewater Health adds new cardiologist to its staff

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Bluewater Health has a new cardiologist on staff. Dr. Khalid Al-Saadon, who completed his medical school training at Kuwait Universit, received Internal Medicine training at the University of Ottawa and Cardiology training at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He also has a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from the Ottawa Heart Institute at the University of Ottawa, and [...]