• 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

  • Hospital Eyes Redevelopment Project

    Hospital Eyes Redevelopment Project

    September 2, 2010

    Walking through the surgical suites at the General campus, Dr. Michael Chapman compares the operating rooms to an old car. “We’ve changed the tires, we’ve changed the chassis, and we’ve even put in air conditioning. But our four cylinder is having trouble keeping up with the 12 cylinders. If we had a 12-cylinder car, we

  • Paedlink Eases Emergency Waits

    Paedlink Eases Emergency Waits

    August 18, 2010

    Visiting the Emergency Department is a stressful experience for patients at the best of times, but for children, the impact can be even more dramatic. An innovative approach to ‘fast track’ children and their families from the ED to a pediatric clinic—called Paedlink—has been so successful since its implementation at The Scarborough Hospital’s General campus

  • Father and Son Psychiatrists

    Father and Son Psychiatrists

    June 29, 2010

    The father-and-son team of psychiatrists, Drs. Kien and Maurice Siu, bring a unique perspective to The Scarborough Hospital’s Mental Health Services. Together, they represent close to 50 years of knowledge and experience in the psychiatric field. “It’s an interesting field that covers so much—physical, mental, psychosocial,” explains the elder Dr. Siu, who began his practice