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Vivien Thomas

January 31, 2023

Cardiac procedure renamed at SickKids in honour of surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

SickKids officially renames life-saving cardiac procedure at the hospital to honour the contributions of laboratory technician Vivien Thomas.

A worm's eye view of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The text reads, "SickKids is one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals. #1 for Hospital Intensity. #2 for Researcher Intensity."

January 31, 2023

SickKids continues to rank as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2022

SickKids ranks first for hospital intensity and second for researcher intensity as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Lee-Anne Pires smiles in front of a light blue background with images of flowers and skylines.

January 19, 2023

How “Our Kind of Nursing” is adopting a strengths-based approach to care

SickKids is one of five institutions pioneering Strengths-based Nursing and Health Care — a new standard of care that recognizes the strengths of every member of a child’s care team.

The President's Award pin, attached to a SickKids lanyard. The pin features five hands reaching upward to the stars.

December 8, 2022

Going above and beyond: Meet the recipients of the President’s Award

Inspiring individuals and teams recognized for their positive contributions to the SickKids community.

Orange helicopter lands on the roof of a building.

December 6, 2022

SickKids’ helipad: connecting patients to critical, lifesaving care for over 50 years

In 1972, SickKids opened the first rooftop helipad in Canada. By breaking down geographic boundaries, the helipad helped to solidify SickKids’ role as a leading paediatric hospital in Ontario.

Person standing in SickKids atrium.

October 27, 2022

Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan celebrates 50 years at SickKids

This month marks 50 years since Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan, who was the primary nurse for conjoined twins Nida and Hira Jamal, first joined SickKids’ Nursing team.

Person with colourful hair wearing glasses.

October 14, 2022

Recognizing Lori Ives-Baine, the nurse who guides patients’ families through their grief

As Grief Support Coordinator at SickKids, Nurse Lori Ives-Baine supports families that are preparing for, experiencing and grieving the loss of a child.

Nurse Anjelica Guytingco stands in front of a red sign that reads "emergency" in white font, wearing a mask and a SickKids lanyard.

October 12, 2022

Happy Emergency Nurses Day to the nurses that provide urgent care to SickKids patients

Meet Anjelica, a Clinical Support Nurse who works in the Emergency Department at SickKids.

Close up photo of Bryant Peters.

September 30, 2022

New Indigenous Health Navigator to support culturally safe care for Indigenous children and families

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, SickKids shares its ongoing commitment to reconciliation and introduces their first Indigenous Health Navigator.

Three individual images of individuals wearing masks.

September 22, 2022

Meet the behind-the-scenes team that keeps SickKids ticking

A team of 10 nurses is responsible for ensuring the hospital runs smoothly and safely after hours.

A man, girl and young boy ride bicycles and scooters. They all wear helmets.

July 5, 2022

National Injury Prevention Day: Preventing predictable injuries in children and youth

On average, SickKids treats injuries in over 900 children and youth per year, many of which are preventable.

May 11, 2022

Celebrating excellence in nursing at SickKids

The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize the unique contributions of SickKids nurses across practice, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Learn more about this year’s award recipients!

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