April 28 to May 5 marks the second Community Hospital Week. The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), along with other community hospitals in Toronto, have partnered with Metroland Media to create a special section highlighting the important role community hospitals have in delivering world-class care close to home.
The Community Hospital Week section features stories told from the perspective of health care providers and patients, which detail the outstanding care the organizations provide across many different program areas.
“A community hospital must meet the needs of its community, and provide a broad range of health care services,” said Michael Mazza, President and CEO of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation in a special blog post for Community Hospital Week.
“Larger research hospitals tend to specialize in specific areas of care – like cancer or paediatrics. Both types of hospitals are important parts of our health care system, but community hospitals often fly under the radar.”
This year, TSH’s story focuses on the innovative Maternal Newborn and Child Care program and the incredible care Registered Nurse Cathie Soper provided to premature baby Jonah Kennedy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at TSH’s General campus. Cathie’s dedication to getting little Jonah sucking, swallowing, and feeding was integral in him being able to go home with his family.
To read more about TSH’s story, as well as the other heartwarming tales of care from Community Hospital Week, visit www.insidetoronto.com, or check out the pull-out section in your local community newspaper on April 28.