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

April 11, 2018

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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Together, we are standing up to Cancer

February 4, 2016

On World Cancer Day, SickKids was the venue for an announcement of $11.7 million in cancer research funding. This SU2C Canada Dream Team will focus on brain cancer stem cells, in both adults and children, which can be resistant to treatment and …

SickKids, PAHO and St. Jude join forces with local leaders to improve childhood cancer survival in the Caribbean

February 21, 2020

Paediatric cancer experts and health authorities are calling for stepped-up action to improve the survival rate for children suffering from cancer in the Caribbean.

Kids Health Alliance appoints interim executive director, Larissa Smit

September 13, 2019

Kids Health Alliance (KHA), founded by SickKids, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and CHEO, today announced Larissa Smit as the interim executive director. KHA is a non-profit collaborative network focused on creating better outcomes …

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Empowering teens to take the reins of their health care

September 26, 2016

Transitioning to adult care can be a challenging process, as adolescents have to manage their health condition for the first time without the reliance of their parents. Oshawnie is an independent 18 year old, competent and prepared to take her …

SickKids launches third phase of Choosing Wisely recommendations to curb unnecessary tests and treatments

December 10, 2020

SickKids is launching a third list of Choosing Wisely recommendations to address the potential overuse of tests and treatments received by patients at the hospital.

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Virtual clinic for kids with special needs comes out of COVID-19

May 7, 2020

For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routine and structure essential to their everyday living.

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SickKids identifies one case of Mycobacterium chimaera infection

March 1, 2018

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.

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SickKids-developed-“Sprinkles” added to the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines for Children

August 22, 2019

To address the problem of micronutrient malnutrition in children, in the early 1990s, UNICEF challenged a research team led by Dr. Stanley Zlotkin to come up with a solution. Called “Sprinkles”, they were recently added to the WHO Model List of …

Walking alongside: Complex Care Program celebrates 10 years of caring for SickKids’ most medically fragile patients

November 7, 2016

Over the past 10 years the Complex Care Program at SickKids has been caring for hundreds of children and families as they navigate not just their health care needs but all aspects of life with medical complexity.

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