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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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Regular breast screening saves lives

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Regular breast screening saves lives

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women. “One in nine women will be diagnosed in their lifetime,” said Dr. Janice Giesbrecht, medical director of Niagara Health System’s Oncology Program. While the number of women getting breast screenings continues to rise each year in Niagara, there are more than 13,000 women in the […]

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Road to Empowerment at Bridges

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Road to Empowerment at Bridges

Bridges Community Health Centre will be running a six-week self advocacy workshop series, geared towards people living on low incomes in Port Colborne, through its Road to Empowerment project.  “We have had great success with these workshops to date, with many participants finding ways to apply their knowledge in many practical ways in their lives,” […]

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Niagara Health System above average says website

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Niagara Health System above average says website

A new website said the Niagara Health System is performing better than the Canadian average in four hospital-specific indicators and better than the Ontario average in administrative efficiency. The Canadian Institute for Health Information released the website about health system performance called Your Health System. It showed the health system did better than the Canadian […]

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