Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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 […]

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 […]