Building a HEALTHIER Ontario: Tina Ceroni’s Story

Diagnosed with a catastrophic illness, patient Tina Ceroni became the second person in the world to receive a revolutionary treatment pioneered by Dr. Atkins at the Ottawa Hospital. See how one of Ontario’s 24 research hospitals has made Tina healthier. Learn more about how health research builds a healthier Ontario.

Building a WEALTHIER Ontario: Hamilton’s Story

Across the province, communities are moving towards knowledge-based economies, and Ontario’s research hospitals are helping them get there. To illustrate that transformation, we took a focused look at the city of Hamilton. Traditionally known as Ontario’s steel town, the city has seen significant growth and renewal as a result of its health research sector. And, in the words of Mayor Fred Eisenberger, that growth feeds on itself. Learn more about how health research builds a wealthier Ontario.

 Building a SMARTER Ontario: Dr. Janet Rossant’s Story 

Ontario’s 24 research hospitals make Ontario smarter by attracting, training and retaining some of the world’s most highly skilled researchers that help to establish our province as a destination for discovery and research development while building our knowledge-economy. Among these researchers is Dr. Janet Rossant, who proved the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, in collaboration with Dr. Andras Nagy, in 1993 right here in Ontario. Learn more about how health research builds a smarter Ontario.

CAHO Executive Director Karen Michell Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (August 27, 2014)

Challenged by Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), Karen Michell, Executive Director of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO), took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS and the value of investing in health research. She challenged three others: Susan Marlin from Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO), Terry Campbell of the Canadian Bankers Association and Jen Griffiths.

President and CEO of HQO Takes Ice Bucket Challenge… and Challenges CAHO’s Karen Michell

Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, subsequently challenges CAHO’s Executive Director Karen Michell.

Sunnybrook’s ALS Experts Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Experts from Canada’s largest ALS clinic at Sunnybrook put their minds where their research is, taking on ALS Canada’s Ice Bucket Challenge.

The goal is to raise awareness for this important cause, which Sunnybrook researchers are advancing with their innovative work.

Sunnybrook’s ALS Clinic offers patients treatment from a multi-disciplinary team within the largest treatment centre for ALS in Canada. The team includes nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, respirology, physiatry, and nutritional counseling. The clinic has also established a peer-support group to help connect ALS patients.

The Ottawa Hospital Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dr. Jack Kitts was challenged by the ALS Clinic team at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

CHEO CEO Alex Munter Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been making its way through CHEO, and today it reached hospital CEO Alex Munter. Mental Health PSU, Maureen Fedorus, was the lucky CHEO employee who won the privilege of pouring the bucket of ice water on Alex’s head.

London Health Sciences Centre ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dan Ross, CEO of London Health Sciences Foundation, accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from London Health Sciences Centre’s Dr. Christen Shoesmith of the Motor Neuron Disease team.

Dr. Mike Evans and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

St. Michael’s Hospital’s Dr. Mike Evans with whiteboard story of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

North York General Hospital Takes on Ice Bucket Challenge (August 28, 2014)

North York General Hospital rose to Southlake Regional Health Centre’s challenge and took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 28, 2014. Led by President and CEO, Dr. Tim Rutledge, the challenge also included the participation of leadership team members. Money raised will go to ALS research, the United Way and the North York General Hospital Foundation.

TEDxMaastricht (September 2013) 2013 Talk: Dr. Geoff Fernie

Vice President, Research at Toronto Rehab, Dr. Geoff Fernie, gave a TEDx talk on September 6, 2013, titled “What might destroy our dreams of a happy long life?”.

Throughout his career in rehabilitation engineering Geoff has worked to find innovative ways to help people with disabilities overcome the day-to-day difficulties they encounter, especially in later life. A biomedical engineer by training, Geoff brings a unique perspective to his work.

TEDxToronto (October 26) 2012 Talk: Dr. Joseph Cafazzo

Dr. Cafazzo is a biomedical engineer who has spent his entire career in a hospital setting. By observing healthcare delivery from the inside, he works on ways to keep people out of hospital by creating technologies that allow for self-care at home. At the same time, Joe and his team are the biggest critics of poorly designed health technologies and their ineffectiveness. He surrounds himself with whip-smart, and passionate engineers and designers who are creating technologies that are spirited, modern, people-focused, and hopefully, suck less. (Source: TEDx Toronto)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Health Research and Innovation is having a direct and pwerful impact on improving patient care and making health care delivery less costly. This video details the amazing story of a treatment pioneered in Ontario that has the potential to replace complex and highly invasive surgical procedures for a number of conditions and in this case, with immediate results.

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Ontario Hospital Insiders (January 21, 2013)

Robert Bell (President & CEO, Univeristy Health Network), Mary Jo Haddad (President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children), Robert Howard (President & CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital) and Barry McLellan (President & CEO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), CAHO Chair, sat down with Steve Paikin to discuss the issues and impact of Ontario’s large hospitals on health care, including the positive role and impact of health research and innovation.