Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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

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  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 […]

Bluewater Health continues to provide more services without knowing now much provincial funding it will get

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Two years after occupying its new Sarnia facility, Bluewater Health still doesn't know how much the province will pay it for new cases it is handling as a result of the facility. And CEO Sue Denomy says that is a big concern, especially since the province might want at least some of the money Bluewater […]

Bluewater Health hosting nurses for best practices session

More than 60 nurses from Bluewater Health around the province are attending a Nursing Best Practice Champion Workshop in Sarnia today (Tuesday, Oct. 23). The opportunity for Bluewater Health to host the workshop, being run by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, came with the designation as a “Best Practice Spotlight Organization,” said Lori Jennings, […]

Bluewater Health continues in its search for additional board member

Bluewater Health is looking for a board member that would serve for a one year term. The deadline for applicants to express their interest in serving in this way is Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Once applications are submitted, a nominating committee will evaluate the candidates and submit its report to the entire board of […]

Bluewater Health continues to look for comments on its strategic plan

A new strategic planning cycle that began this year has prompted Bluewater Health to open the doors for comments on that plan. The priorities the health care system is focused on are captured under the “Must Do Can’t Fail” moniker. An online feedback form, which is online, will remain open until Tuesday, October 16. Feedback […]

Bluewater Health gets ready to mark National Infection Control Week starting Monday

‘Spread Knowledge, Not Infection’ is the theme of this year’s National Infection Control Week, October 15 to 19, coordinated by the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA) of Canada. To mark the week in hospital, Bluewater Health is focusing on the importance of preventing the transmission of infection through action such as hand hygiene, […]

Bluewater Health physicians honoured for contributions

On September 26, Bluewater Health and the Bluewater Health Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Physician Appreciation Day to honour 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, Interim Chief of Professional Staff. “The […]