Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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 [...]

Failure of one of two chiller units at Bluewater Health may make for warm weekend

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A failure of one of two chiller units at Bluewater Health's Sarnia facility may result in warmer than usual conditions while hospital officials wait for a temporary replacement unit scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. According to a media release, the hospital has eased up on demand of the remaining operating unit while focusing cooling to [...]

Bayfest commits to helping youth at risk

Sarnia Rogers Bayfest joins forces with St. Clair Child & Youth Services for Rockin' Rubber Duck Race

Bayfest has teamed up with St. Clair Child & Youth Services to raise funds for their Crisis Follow-Up Program. The Sarnia Bay Harbour along Centennial Park will be full of excitement and emotion as over 2000 yellow country and rockstar rubber ducks float down the shoreline as they race to the finish line.  The event [...]

Bluewater Health hosts suicide prevention workshop

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  Bluewater Health hosted approximately 40 participants from its two hospitals, community agencies and local schools at two workshops designed to help caregivers prevent an immediate risk of death or injury as the result of suicidal thoughts. The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) sessions were conducted by Amy Davis, Manager of Health Promotion & [...]

Bluewater Health previews new MRI facility

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Potential contributors and those who will not only benefit from but work on a new Siemens MRI machine at Bluewater Health got their chance on Friday. The $2.8 million machine will allow health care professionals to complete a wide range of medical imaging, including breast imaging that patients had to travel out of Sarnia to [...]

Bluewater Health heralds Best Practices candidacy just ahead of Nursing Week

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The selection of Bluewater Health as one of three candidates for the Canadian arm of the Best Practices Spotlight Organization was celebrated Friday at the Sarnia site. The Registered Nurses Association of Canada launched the Best Practice Guidelines Program in 1999 to provide the best available evidence for patient care across a wide range of [...]

Chief nurse at Bluewater Health proud and honoured to celebrate staff achievements

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  "Proud and honoured." That's how Barb O'Neil, chief nursing officer at Bluewater Health, describes how she and her colleagues feel about celebrating the upcoming National Nursing Week (May 7-13). The team of 800 full and part-time Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Clinical Nurse Specialists at Bluewater Health are committed to ensuring the best [...]

Bluewater Health helps to promote organ and tissue donation registration

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  Bluewater Health has joined Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) in working to save lives through organ and tissue donation. As a partner in Ontario’s Routine Notification program since January 2012, the Emergency Department and Critical Care Units of Bluewater Health are required to report every impending patient death and every unexpected death to [...]

Bluewater Health gets new MRI equipment delivered

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  Bluewater Health received its new Siemens Magnetom Aera MRI magnet at approximately 8 a.m. Monday (April 23) and it was in place in the new MRI suite in Diagnostic Imaging by 4 p.m. “This is an important and exciting step in making our new MRI operational,” says Dr. Rishi Duggal, Medical Director, Diagnostic Imaging, Bluewater [...]