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Middlemore Hospital's Emergency Care leads the way

We all strive to provide the best care for our patients, and it takes a lot of work, patience and motivation to create a culture where continuous quality improvement is expected, talked about and adhered to. 559 more words

Patient Centred Care

Calgary mom calls for more mental health beds after son waits 50+ hours for care

CALGARY – Leona Fortune says her son has always had a big heart, but 18-year-old Robert Hogan has also struggled with issues related to mental health since he was just a little boy. 353 more words

Health

Study shows modest reductions in ER visits from the ACA implementation

It’s future might still be in the air to those of us not on the supreme court, but two patient groups created by the Affordable Care Act (or ACA, also known as “Obama care”) – Medicare patients enrolled in federally designated patient-centered medical homes and people under age 26 who are allowed to remain on their parents’ health insurance – had slightly fewer emergency department visits than they had before health care reform. 593 more words

Science

2014 Associate of the Year - Angela Brady

Our 2014 Associate of the Year is Angela Brady of the Emergency Department.

Angela always displays a high degree of compassion, respect, and team work when dealing with others.  66 more words

Fun Stuff!

March Associate of the Month - Shelly Sanchez

Congratulations to our March Associate of the Month, Shelly Sanchez of the Emergency Department!

Shelly is one of the hardest workers and is always “wearing” her trademark smile.  61 more words

Associates

How To Survive A Hospital Admission

by Zakari Tata, M.D.

This is a topic that many of us tend to ignore. However the hospitals are filled constantly with people just like us and we should always make plans just in case.  1,252 more words

Bioethics

Emergency doctors and paramedics commonly misinterpret documents for end-of-life care choices

I wasn’t too surprised to learn that a pair of new studies finds that emergency care providers vary in their understanding of a type of medical order intended to communicate seriously ill patients’ choices for life-sustaining treatments. 689 more words

Policy