• ED Patient Satisfaction on the Rise at TSH

    ED Patient Satisfaction on the Rise at TSH

    March 19, 2012

    Patient satisfaction with the quality of care received at the General campus Emergency Department went up an impressive nine points since April 2011, due in large part to a campaign instituted early last year to improve the ED patient experience. In January of 2011, the hospital set up a committee made up of ED staff

  • ED Geriatric Mental Health Program Improving Care to Seniors

    ED Geriatric Mental Health Program Improving Care to Seniors

    March 12, 2012

    A new program at The Scarborough Hospital’s Emergency Departments (EDs) will improve the care of seniors who may have mental health or addiction issues. The ED-Geriatric Mental Health program (ED-GMH) was recently launched at the Birchmount and General campuses. It “allows staff to use a different lens to see the geriatric population,” says Shirin Vellani,

  • Pharmacist Seeks Prescription for Better Elder-Care

    Pharmacist Seeks Prescription for Better Elder-Care

    February 14, 2012

    The way Freda Leung sees it, it’s not the resources you have, it’s how you make them work together that helps improve quality of care. It’s a philosophy which threads through her holistic approach to geriatrics, ensuring our elders maintain their quality of life at all stages of living and care, especially those with diabetes.

  • Birchmount RN Wins Nursing Hero Award

    Birchmount RN Wins Nursing Hero Award

    May 20, 2011

    Robert Chau learned at a young age the importance of choosing a career where he could help others. His father was a high ranking member of the Vietnamese diplomatic service, who instilled in his son the selfless benefits of helping his community. Today, Robert, an RN in the post-anaesthetic care unit at the Birchmount campus,

  • Surgeons Perform World First on Bolivian Mission

    April 15, 2011

    Two of The Scarborough Hospital’s plastic surgeons have done it again—performing microsurgical ‘firsts’ in their volunteer work in the Third World. Drs. Tim Sproule and Sarah Wong travelled to La Paz, Bolivia in March, where they set up the first microsurgery course using live animal dissections ever attempted in the developing world. La Paz—at an

  • Anonymous $3.1 Million Gift Largest in Hospital’s History

    March 9, 2011

    A $3.1 million donation—the largest ever made to The Scarborough Hospital—means better diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury and illness for patients of the Scarborough community. The anonymous donation supports the purchase of several pieces of urgently needed medical equipment. A portion of the generous gift completes the effort to raise enough money for two

  • Toronto FC Forward Pays Tribute to TSH Surgeon

    December 16, 2010

    When Nicholas Lindsay suffered a knee injury three years ago, it could have ended his fledgling career as an aspiring soccer player. But thanks to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Frank Tran and his team at The Scarborough Hospital, Nicholas not only recovered nicely, but he recently signed professionally with the Toronto FC (TFC). “I see athletes

  • Interpreters Make a Difference for Chinese, Tamil Patients

    December 16, 2010

    The Scarborough Hospital now has two full-time, certified interpreters—one who speaks Tamil and one who speaks Mandarin and Cantonese—to better serve our global community. “Since I joined the hospital, one of the main challenges I have heard consistently among staff is the difficulty in providing the best care experience to patients when language is a

  • Hospital Gives Thanks To Its Caring Community

    November 15, 2010

    It was the compassionate care of the physicians, nurses and social workers at The Scarborough Hospital that inspired Harvey Walker to make a generous donation to the hospital in memory of his wife Joan. “My wife and I had talked about making a substantial donation before, but we didn’t know where to make it,” says

  • Global Community Benefits from Nurse’s Overseas Experience

    November 9, 2010

    Tanja Futter always knew she wanted to gain international nursing experience. So when she received a heart-wrenching email about a girl who had suffered severe sexual abuse in Kenya, she began packing her bags. Tanja, a registered nurse who had been working as an Emergency Department nurse, committed to volunteering at Ripples International Hope Centre