Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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 [...]

County reports second human case of West Nile virus

Test results received earlier this week indicate a second Lambton County resident has tested positive for the West Nile virus. The infected 57-year-old Sarnia area resident is currently being treated and monitored in hospital.   "Residents are strongly urged to continue to take precautions to prevent personal exposure to mosquitoes and to eliminate mosquito breeding sites [...]

Bluewater Health begins strategic planning process

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  Bluewater Health says it is beginning a new strategic planning cycle for Bluewater Health intended to guide the organization’s efforts through to 2015. The strategic planning process will continue through March 2013, said CEO Sue Denomy. "The process will include review of the progress, opportunities and challenges at Bluewater Health, as well as the [...]

Patients’ group seeking nominations to honour top docs

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  If you believe your physician is committed to providing great patient care, submit a nomination about him or her for the Patients’ Choice Awards. Sponsored by Bluewater Health, the Patients’ Association of Canada and the Ontario Medical Association, the Patients’ Choice Awards recognize physicians who have specifically been nominated by patients for the care [...]

Bluewater Health seeing impressive results from its new acute stroke care model

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  By BIRGIT LACEY When asked about the benefits of Bluewater Health’s new model for acute stroke care, members of the care team (pictured) agree: “The results are impressive,” says Nancy Hubbard, charge nurse, Acute Stroke and Telemetry Medicine Unit. “We’re seeing much better patient outcomes because of the combination of changes we’ve made.” “It can [...]