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August 17, 2018

Lightning strikes twice: SickKids dream team and an unexpected companion

When Farah Sheikh, Social Worker, received an email from a friend of a friend saying her Yorkshire Terrier had just had a litter of puppies and she was looking for a home for a very special one who had been born with a cleft lip, she knew the perfect family.

July 19, 2018

Celebrating our progress improving patient and staff safety: See the Caring Safely report

At SickKids, we put safety first. While this has always been true, the Caring Safely initiative that kicked off with the launch of our 2015-20 strategic directions Building Connections, Accelerating Impact, has amplified and accelerated improvements in patient safety.

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June 6, 2018

SickKids’ TRMC takes the lead in developing global post-transplant live vaccine consensus protocol

The Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre at SickKids is leading a global effort to develop clinical guidelines around the use of live vaccines in patients who have received solid organ transplants. This will be the first international consensus protocol on this important issue.

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May 25, 2018

New model of transition care at SickKids

Over the past twelve years, G2G has been instrumental in highlighting the importance of transition care at SickKids and creating resources for staff. As we evolve our current model, we will continue to apply these tools and resources within our new integrated and inter-professional model that will keep transition care at the forefront of SickKids.

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May 23, 2018

Barcodes added to patient ID bands to enhance patient safety

At SickKids, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance and improve the patient experience. We are committed to making care better and safer across the hospital. One of the ways we are improving patient safety is by implementing new patient ID bands.

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May 11, 2018

Children’s Mental Health Week: Understanding anxiety with Dr. Suneeta Monga

In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week, we asked Dr. Suneeta Monga, Interim Associate Psychiatrist in Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Brain and Mental Health Program, to explain anxiety in children and youth.

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May 3, 2018

SickKids to revitalize its blood and marrow transplant unit with government investment

SickKids has received a significant funding commitment from the Government of Ontario to move forward with a renovation and expansion of its blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy unit.

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April 11, 2018

SickKids is launching a new integrated electronic health information system on June 2

The big day is almost here! We are excited for the launch of our new health information system on June 2, the largest clinical transformation project to date at SickKids.

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March 28, 2018

Sinai Health System and The Hospital for Sick Children welcome investment in an Ontario Fetal Centre

Pregnant women will now have greater access to world-renowned specialists when their baby in-utero has been diagnosed with a condition that may need medical intervention, with the creation of the Ontario Fetal Centre, a collaboration between Sinai Health System and SickKids.

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March 26, 2018

SickKids contributes to best practice guidelines on caring for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

SickKids has contributed to the development of best practice guidelines around a rare disorder affecting one in 2,000 to 3,000 live births: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In cases of CDH, the internal organs in the abdominal cavity push through a weakened area in the diaphragm to travel into the chest cavity, which then interferes with lung development.

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March 1, 2018

SickKids identifies one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has identified one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection, a type of nontuberculous mycobacterium (“NTM”), likely linked to a heater-cooler device used during a cardiovascular surgery prior to 2016.

February 13, 2018

SickKids-led study shows success with a blenderized diet for children with G-tubes

A SickKids-led collaborative study with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has shown the benefits of switching gastrostomy tube (G-tube)-fed children from commercial formula to homemade puréed food.

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