Media Releases

CAHO Announces New Executive Director

Toronto, October 3, 2017 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Noble as Executive Director of CAHO, effective November 1, 2017. Michelle has an exceptional skillset and diverse background in brand-building with experience in both the public and private sectors. She comes to CAHO from BILD, […]... Read more >

Calling All Innovators: CAHO Opens its Door as an Innovation Broker

Toronto, June 15, 2017 – Today, the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) officially opened its door as an Innovation Broker for the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist with the Province of Ontario. In this role, CAHO and its members are connecting innovators and removing barriers so that innovations are brought into […]... Read more >

CAHO Year in Review 2016-2017

On behalf of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO), we are pleased to present our 2016-2017 Year in Review! Mobile and Desktop versions available.   Read our Year in Review 2016-2017 here:   ... Read more >

The Case for Evidence-Based Policy: Looking at the Impact of the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network

In 2008, researchers Tara Gomes and Dr. Muhammad Mamdani from St. Michael’s Hospital and Dr. David Juurlink from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre collaborated with researchers from across Ontario, establishing a research network that could rapidly respond to the policy needs of the Ontario Public Drug Programs. With support from the Health System Research Fund, the […]... Read more >

Advancing Senior Friendly Hospital Care in Ontario

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital have spearheaded a knowledge translation project to move evidence-based care into hospitals across Ontario, establishing lasting improvements for seniors care. With support from the Health System Research Fund, 87 hospitals are participating in the Senior Friendly Hospitals ACTION program. The program is increasing capacity to […]... Read more >

Using Research Evidence to Improve Community Mental Health and Addiction Services in Ontario: our best kept secret

Health system research is a vital component to ensuring effective, sustainable healthcare for Ontarians. With a deep understanding of mental health care in Ontario, and a commitment to improving its delivery and efficacy, Steve Lurie, the Executive Director of the Toronto branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, highlights the value of investing in health […]... Read more >

Twins Study Findings Reduce Health Risks and Costs

Researchers at Sunnybrook find no advantage to having a cesarean section over a vaginal birth in terms of mitigating risks for twin births. With an estimated 5,700 twins born in Ontario each year, the recommendation for vaginal delivery could save the system between $3-8 million annually.... Read more >

Improving Pneumonia Treatment for Children Could Save System $15,000 Annually

Dr. Jeffrey Pernica and colleagues at Hamilton Health Sciences, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Slinger at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), developed a novel molecular technique that identifies the bacterial cause of complicated pneumonia, increasing treatment efficiency and potentially saving Ontario over $15,000 in annual drug costs. ... Read more >

The Importance of Clinical Trials: A Conversation with Patient Gretta Hutton

In the spring of 2014, Gretta Hutton received a call from a physician while in a Home Depot parking lot. She was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma and given 2 – 5 years to live. After weeks of feeling hopeless, both her sister and a friend told Gretta about a clinical trial at Hamilton Health […]... Read more >

Ontario Continues Growing as a Global Leader in Cancer Research

An estimated 188,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year and as our population ages that number is expected to increase. Mount Sinai Hospital has attracted top international cancer researcher Dr. Daniel Schramek to fulfill the role of Kierans/Janigan Cancer Research Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, part of the Sinai Health System.... Read more >
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