Success Story

Princess Margaret’s Dr. Tak Mak Refutes Critics, Sets Sights on Clinical Trials for ‘Sharpshooter’ Cancer Drug | September, 2013

In an exclusive interview with the CAHO Catalyst, Dr. Tak Mak, internationally acclaimed researcher at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, defends his team’s cancer-fighting ‘sharpshooter’ drug, on the eve of clinical trials, and refutes those who question the classification of this discovery as a breakthrough. [...]... Read more >

A New Community Crisis Model Opens In Sudbury | February, 2013

A new approach to providing community-based mental health crisis care, involving several organizations, is leading to a dramatic increase in the number of people in Greater Sudbury accessing mental health care services. At the site of Health Sciences North’s (HSN) Sudbury Mental Health and Addictions Centre, Crisis Intervention Services provides urgent mental health care for […]... Read more >

CAMH conducting a ‘real-world’ pilot focused on helping clients with schizophrenia | February, 2013

Schizophrenia is a debilitating illness that can severely impair an individual’s ability to function. While medication can effectively address symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations, innovation is needed to tackle the functional and negative symptoms of the illness. Dr. Sean Kidd, Independent Clinician Scientist & Head of Psychology Service, at the Centre for Addiction and […]... Read more >

The Royal Ottawa and CHEO join forces with others to build bridges with local youth | February, 2013

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (The Royal) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) are joining forces with other mental health service providers including Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) for the first time, pooling their unique resources and expertise to offer an intensive treatment program for teenagers in […]... Read more >

North York General Hospital Advances Patient Safety with Health IT | January, 2013

North York General Hospital is leading an initiative that will help hospitals from across Canada implement technology that improves patient safety. The project, which received a $1 million investment from Canada Health Infoway, will leverage the investments NYGH has already made in creating over 350 electronic order sets covering medicine, surgery and critical care, and […]... Read more >

Neurosurgeon at St. Mike’s first in Canada to use 3D camera to remove brain tumour | January, 2013

In October, the Toronto doctor who pioneered an international standard in neurosurgery became the first surgeon in Canada to use a 3D camera to remove a brain tumour. Dr. Michael Cusimano first made headlines 17 years ago when he became the first neurosurgeon in the world to remove tumours by endoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive […]... Read more >

Sunnybrook opens world-first lab of the future | January, 2013

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, opened the Centre for Research in Image-Guided Therapeutics (CeRIGT) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in November. Inside this new one-of-a-kind 150,000 sq. ft. space, more than 300 staff, comprised of research and clinical teams, are working in partnership with 30 leading biotechnology and other […]... Read more >
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