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Prostate clinic helps lessen the worry

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Prostate clinic helps lessen the worry

Niagara Health System’s new Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Clinic is the first of its kind in Niagara and it’s designed to improve quality of care and reduce wait times for men with a suspicion of prostate cancer. The clinic, said a health system in a release, is modelled on Cancer Care Ontario’s Diagnostic Assessment organizational standards. […]

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New doctor welcomed

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New doctor welcomed

A Port Colborne doctor will be taking over Dr. Jeff Remington’s practice at Mapleview Medical Clinic next week, the city announced. Mayor Vance Badawey and Ward 3 Coun. Bea Kenny, chair of the medical education, recruitment and health services committee, officially welcomed Dr. Alan Daniel Wednesday at city hall. “The city remains committed at recruiting […]

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Help Team PCFD this Movember

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Help Team PCFD this Movember

Port Colborne firefighters, both professional and volunteer, are teaming up to change the face of men’s health this month as they take part in Movember. Movember began in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, with 30 men and has grown into a global movement with four million participants across 21 countries worldwide. Each year men grow moustaches to […]

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Connecting with the community

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Connecting with the community

Niagara Health System is recruiting for a new Community Advisory Committee and a Board of Directors vacancy, it said earlier this week. In a release, the health system said the advisory committee is being established to ensure linkages to the community, and comes out of a report by current NHS CEO Kevin Smith. “This important […]

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Your medications matter

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Your medications matter

Having an accurate list of medications when visiting a Niagara Health System facility, whether it’s for a scheduled appointment or visiting an emergency department or urgent care centre, is important said the health system’s regional medication safety pharmacist. “We are committed to providing you with the absolute best and safest care we can. So tell […]

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NHS hires chief safety officer

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NHS hires chief safety officer

Patient safety will be one of the roles Niagara Health System’s new chief safety officer takes on when he joins the health system in 2015. “Dr. Mike Christian will develop new approaches to supercharging patient safety across the organization, building on recent successes, and will have a mandate to look beyond the boundaries of the […]

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