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  • Patient’s Son Grateful for Compassionate Care During Difficult Time

    Patient’s Son Grateful for Compassionate Care During Difficult Time

    October 15, 2013

    Losing a parent is undoubtedly one of life’s most difficult experiences. However, for Brian Goddard and his family, the “compassion and professionalism” from staff on the 3 Central Medicine Unit at the General campus made this painful situation “bearable.” Over this past summer, Brian’s 90-year-old mother Margaret suffered a fall at her Scarborough retirement home

  • From Staff Member to Patient’s Family Member

    From Staff Member to Patient’s Family Member

    October 2, 2013

    As a Pharmacist in The Scarborough Hospital’s Oncology Clinic for the last 17 years, Allison Jocko has counselled countless patients about their chemotherapy treatments. But never did she expect that one day the person she would be teaching about their medication would be her mother. Allison’s mother, Rosemary Wagner, had long been followed at Mount

  • First Time Mom Felt “at home” Delivering Baby at TSH

    First Time Mom Felt “at home” Delivering Baby at TSH

    September 17, 2013

    Nora Pettler and her husband Mark weren’t planning on having their first child at The Scarborough Hospital. But after their experience with the physicians and staff at the Birchmount campus, Nora feels she “couldn’t have picked a better place to have our baby.” Nora’s aunt, who used to work at The Scarborough Hospital, introduced them

  • Mom Chooses To Deliver Her Second Child At TSH

    Mom Chooses To Deliver Her Second Child At TSH

    September 10, 2013

    Kelly Gaudette lives more than 30km away, yet she chose to have her second baby at The Scarborough Hospital because she knew she would be given the option of a vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC). Nine months ago, she delivered her daughter Sydney, just the way she had hoped. Kelly delivered her first child,

  • Trip to Emergency Not the Painful Experience TSH Patient Expected

    Trip to Emergency Not the Painful Experience TSH Patient Expected

    September 3, 2013

    When Henry Tsang sprained his ankle he tried to nurse the injury at home, but the pain finally forced him to visit The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount campus. He found the experience wasn’t what he’d been expecting. Henry delayed going to the hospital because he’d heard so many stories about long wait times and poor treatment, but

  • Patient Commends ‘special’ Medical Care Received in ED

    Patient Commends ‘special’ Medical Care Received in ED

    August 20, 2013

    Patricia Adachi is grateful to live so close to The Scarborough Hospital’s General campus. The 92-year-old moved into a retirement community around the corner from the hospital in December 2012. Having spent most of her life living in the west end of Toronto, Patricia had not yet become a patient of any health care provider

  • Patient Credits TSH Care Team for “Night and Day” Changes

    Patient Credits TSH Care Team for “Night and Day” Changes

    August 6, 2013

    Like many young men, 31-year-old Alberto Aristondo thought he was “invincible” and would never get sick. That all changed on April 14, 2013 when Alberto visited The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount campus Emergency Department for “unbearable” pain. “I was a total mess and the pain hit me like a ton of bricks,” he said. “I had

  • Professional and Passionate Care Provided in TSH Emergency Departments

    Professional and Passionate Care Provided in TSH Emergency Departments

    July 23, 2013

    When Stephen Ngai’s 92-year-old father suffered a serious fall, Stephen rushed him to the emergency department at The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount campus. “The nurse who first looked after my father was very professional and passionate about his well-being,” says Stephen. “The doctor was great too, and immediately ordered my father a scan.” Stephen and his

  • Patient Compliments “fabulous” Care at Birchmount Campus

    Patient Compliments “fabulous” Care at Birchmount Campus

    July 9, 2013

    At 69 years of age, Barete Santourdjian had never been in hospital for surgery before in his life. So when he came to The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount campus this past May to have his prostate removed, he naturally was anxious and worried about what to expect. However, from patient registration all the way through to

  • Patients Would Recommend TSH Surgeons to Anyone

    June 11, 2013

    When Lea Nagelberg needed surgery, her doctor referred her to Drs. Sarah and Vanessa Wong, Plastic Surgeons at The Scarborough Hospital. Lea was so impressed with her surgery and the aftercare provided by Drs. Wong, she wrote a note to the hospital commending the plastic surgeons and their staff. “We would like to put in