Posts Tagged ‘Bluewater Health’

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


  "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


  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


  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 [...]

Bluewater Health professional raising her own bar when it comes to oncology nursing


More than a quarter century after becoming a Registered Nurse, Carolyn McFadden is still doing everything she can to become better at what she does. And what she does is providing an exceptional level of care to cancer patients and their families at Bluewater Health. McFadden, who has specialized in cancer care (oncology) for some [...]

Bluewater Health celebrating contributions of its volunteers

  Volunteers play an integral role in 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 [...]

Bluewater Health releases Quality Improvement Plan

Bluewater Health has released its second annual Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), which takes effect April 1, 2012. Hospitals’ QIPs, a requirement of the Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA), are focused on five dimensions of quality: safety, effectiveness, accessibility, integrated, and patient-centered care. Bluewater Health’s medical and clinical leaders reviewed the hospital’s performance relative to [...]

Bluewater Health says it intends to review OHA executive salary recommendations


Even as it disclosed (as required by law) those it employs who earned more than $100,000 in 2011, Bluewater Health says its board of directors will review recommendations made by the Ontario Hospital Association regarding executive compensation. Board chair Bruce Davies says the the OHA's "CEO Compensation Framework" will be studied "very carefully in the short [...]

Two new doctors signing up as ER doctors in Petrolia

Bluewater Health says it has received expressions of intent from two emergency room doctors to join Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia, one in June, the other in September. Dr. Tanvir Ahmed, who most recently has been practicing hospital and emergency medicine in Monticello, Mississippi, has already been providing some shifts in Petrolia and is [...]

Bluewater Health construction achieves LEED eco-certification

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  Bluewater Health has been selected as one of the first Canadian hospitals – and the first acute care hospital in Ontario – to achieve LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, established by the U.S. Green Building [...]

GI outbreak has Bluewater Health restricting visitors

  Infection Control measures are ongoing at Bluewater Health, on the Rehabilitation Unit in Sarnia. Due to an increase in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea and vomiting), visitor restrictions are now being implemented. Each patient on the Rehabilitation Unit will designate up to two visitors, and those visitors will be prohibited from visiting patients in [...]