Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

Bluewater Health unveils new strategic plan

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Bluewater Health has unveiled a new version of its three-year strategic plan as it continues to focus on “exemplary healthcare experiences, every time.” The organization’s eight corporate goals include: embed patient and family centred care improve access to care ingrain patient safety advance technology achieve financial health optimize partnerships develop our people create a lean [...]

Parking concerns around St. Patrick’s and Bluewater Health could get worse

An already tight parking situation at medical offices and pharmacies near Bluewater Health in Sarnia will get worse if a deal between the health care provider and the St. Clair Catholic District School Board goes ahead without input from residents and business owners in the area. So says Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, who is asking [...]

Bluewater Health tips its hat to cadre of volunteers

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Volunteers play an integral role in supporting care and service at Bluewater Health, and are a vital component of the hospital team. The organization places great value on its volunteers’ time, energy, skill and talents. They fulfill a range of functions from greeting and providing wayfinding, assisting patients and staff, to serving on Bluewater Health’s [...]

Lambton College helping to meet demand for specialized nursing care

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  Although the demand for nurses who are trained specifically to work in settings where they work in or associated with operating rooms is growing, a nursing professional trained in this field—perioperative nursing—is hard to come by. Lambton College is doing its best to change that through one of two part-time programs: Registered Practical Nurse – [...]

Today: Get ready to smile during Bluewater Health screening challenge

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  Today (March 14) could be a big day for someone in Sarnia. That's when Bluewater Health will host a travelling "make the pledge" photo booth intended to capture pictures of people who commit to getting screened for colon cancer or to talk to their healthcare provider about screening. The event, which will take place [...]

Transport truck hits pedestrian, sending her to hospital in critical condition

A female pedestrian is at Bluewater Health in critical condition after being involved in a collision with a transport truck, say Sarnia Police. The incident, which occurred just after 6 a.m. Wednesday (March 6), was in the parking lot of Tim Hortons at 1705 London Line, according to police. Both the pedestrian and male truck [...]

Replica of new MRI will be featured entry in CANstruction 2013

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  You won't have to actually use Bluewater Health's new MRI machine to see—at least roughly— what the high-tech piece of equipment looks like. Just show up to the CANstruction event this Saturday and Sunday at Lambton Mall for a glimpse in the form of a structure that's being put together by the Bluewater Health [...]

Bluewater Health working to improve full spectrum of palliative care

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  Some 30 healthcare professionals from Bluewater Health are now better equipped to care and communicate with patients receiving palliative care, the result of a two-day program that was held Friday and Saturday. The program—Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP)—recognizes that while the term palliative can be seen to have one meaning [...]

ATV accident on McGregor near LaSalle claims one life

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Sarnia Police say a 35-year-old woman lost her life on Saturday, the result of a single-vehicle ATV accident that occurred at about 7:35 p.m. on McGregor Road just north of LaSalle Line. A 36-year-old man, who was taken to Bluewater Health to be treated for non-life-threatening, was also riding the ATV. Police say the accident [...]

Bluewater Health affirms pledge to patient privacy after audit reveals breach

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  The confirmation of a breach in patient privacy this month has resulted in Bluewater Health affirming its privacy policy and apologizing to individuals whose health record was accessed by unauthorized staff. In a statement released Monday, Karen Waymouth, chief information and privacy officer at Bluewater Health, said the hospital will be reporting the breach [...]