Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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

CANstruction Logo

  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

atv fatal accident

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 [...]

Bluewater Health continues making progress on development of strategic plan

  Bluewater Health continued to make progress on the development of its 2013-15 Strategic Plan, during a four-hour Board-led strategic planning summit earlier this week. The Board of Directors and its committee members, medical and business leaders, patient experience partners, and the executive team reviewed market share data, community demographics, emerging trends, an environmental scan [...]

Bluewater Health plans removal of old MRI machine next week

  Bluewater Health will remove its former MRI next week now that its new MRI is fully functional and performing patient scans seven days a week. “The former MRI served us well and outlived its life expectancy by more than three years,” says Dr. Rishi Duggal, Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Bluewater Health. “We are excited by [...]

Program bringing attention to Shaken Baby Syndrome

Period of PURPLE Crying 2012 (1)

  The Maternal/Infant/Child Program at Bluewater Health and the County of Lambton Child Health & Dental Services Department are marking the Period of PURPLE Crying during the month of November to draw awareness to Shaken Baby Syndrome. Shaken Baby Syndrome is caused by the violent shaking of an infant or young child, and is totally [...]