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699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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45-year employee Lori Pokoradi
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Variety brings satisfying 45-year career for HHS nurse

During her 45-year career at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), registered nurse Lori Pokoradi has helped patients manage everything from labour pain to chronic pain. “I started my career in labour and delivery,” says Pokoradi, now a charge nurse for the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic, located at HHS’ McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC). Variety: the...

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HHS cancer warrior shares experiences through poetry

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patient Ryan Gardner has been battling cancer on-and-off for the past 11 years. “It has been tough but I’ve learned so much about myself,” says the 27-year-old Burlington resident, who recently self-published a book of poetry about her cancer journey titled The Warrior. “That’s because I’m a warrior,” says Gardner, who...

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Introducing a principal trainer for Project Odyssey

Much like Project Odyssey itself, Mohannad ‘Mo’ Abusamhadaneh’s journey to becoming an Epic certified principal trainer is one for the ages. Project Odyssey is Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) two-year venture to implement Epic, a state-of-the-art electronic hospital information system that will keep the organization at the leading edge of health care, research and innovation. Abusamhadaneh...

Alyssa Lodge standing in her kitchen wearing a purple chef's hat, white apron with her name displayed, holding kitchen tools in each hand
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Giving Back from the Heart: Inspiration in the Face of Tragedy

The fact that Alyssa did this in the face of personal tragedy makes her all the more extraordinary. A desire to help others Earlier this year, Alyssa was involved in a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of her siblings Evan and Amanda. “It was the worst week of our lives and we were...

HHS patient Glenn Shuker
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Stoney Creek man recovering with help from brain injury program

Glenn Shuker enjoyed his many years in the workforce, whether it was milking cows or delivering parcels. Shuker, 71, of Stoney Creek helped run his family’s dairy farm for 30 years before switching gears to become a delivery truck driver. He was also a longtime volunteer shuttle-bus driver at the Winona Peach Festival – an...

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Health Tips

Eating Healthy with M2P – Back to School Berry Chia Pudding

This year’s back-to-school experience is understandably filled with varying emotions for many parents and their children. The last two school years have been largely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with classrooms either being closed due to outbreaks or in-person learning being shifted to remote learning. As elementary and high school students return to the classroom,...

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Health Tips

Tick bites and Lyme disease

Just like other insects, ticks will bite – and one type of tick can carry and transmit an infection called Lyme disease.

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Health Tips

Eating for better sleep

By: Sarah Shpurko, dietetic intern at Hamilton Health Sciences Current Public Health Agency of Canada sleep recommendations encourage 7-9 hours of sleep for adults ages 18-64, and 7-8 hours for adults age 65 and over; however, many of us are not getting enough. Shift work, busy schedules, stress and the environment we sleep in all...

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Updates

Pregnant? The time is now to get your COVID vaccine.

We tell pregnant people to be careful of everything they put in their bodies, from alcohol to sushi to soft cheese. And then when the COVID-19 vaccine first came out, it hasn’t specifically been tested on pregnant people so there was a delay in offering it to them. Of course people are hesitant. But the...

Don't delay care
Updates

The other side of COVID-19: Fewer emergency visits and more missed appointments

Even during the pandemic, it’s important for parents to keep up with their children’s routine medical appointments and to bring them to the emergency department if they are seriously unwell. Experts at McMaster Children’s Hospital remind parents to seek medical attention as appropriate. During the first two waves of the pandemic, visits to McMaster Children’s...

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Hamilton’s COVID-19 Testing Centres increase capacity to meet community need

HAMILTON, ON – With an increase in daily COVID-19 cases, demand for testing and anticipation of increased volumes in September as students return to school Hamilton’s COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centres are increasing capacity to meet the needs of Hamilton residents. Yesterday, the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Mountain COVID-19 Testing Centre located at Mohawk College...

45-year employee Lori Pokoradi
Stories

Variety brings satisfying 45-year career for HHS nurse

During her 45-year career at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), registered nurse Lori Pokoradi has helped patients manage everything from labour pain to chronic pain. “I started my career in labour and delivery,” says Pokoradi, now a charge nurse for the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic, located at HHS’ McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC). Variety: the...

Ryan Gardner with her book
Stories

HHS cancer warrior shares experiences through poetry

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patient Ryan Gardner has been battling cancer on-and-off for the past 11 years. “It has been tough but I’ve learned so much about myself,” says the 27-year-old Burlington resident, who recently self-published a book of poetry about her cancer journey titled The Warrior. “That’s because I’m a warrior,” says Gardner, who...

Alyssa Lodge standing in her kitchen wearing a purple chef's hat, white apron with her name displayed, holding kitchen tools in each hand
Stories

Giving Back from the Heart: Inspiration in the Face of Tragedy

The fact that Alyssa did this in the face of personal tragedy makes her all the more extraordinary. A desire to help others Earlier this year, Alyssa was involved in a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of her siblings Evan and Amanda. “It was the worst week of our lives and we were...

Our People

Introducing a principal trainer for Project Odyssey

Much like Project Odyssey itself, Mohannad ‘Mo’ Abusamhadaneh’s journey to becoming an Epic certified principal trainer is one for the ages. Project Odyssey is Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) two-year venture to implement Epic, a state-of-the-art electronic hospital information system that will keep the organization at the leading edge of health care, research and innovation. Abusamhadaneh...

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Emergency doctors stepped up beyond the hospital during pandemic

“Emergency doctors at HHS have a ‘can-do’ attitude — for whatever is needed,” says Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kuldeep Sidhu. More than 50 emergency department (ED) doctors work at HHS. Many have been the first point of contact for people seeking hospital care for COVID-19 symptoms. “ED docs stepped up,...

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Nursing at HHS an “absolute dream” with lots of opportunity

Nurse: patient, kind, resilient professional who is trained to care for others; a superhero At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), the nursing profession is at the heart of the care team. We employ over 4,000 nurses across the province’s most complex and comprehensive healthcare system. Our nurses provide specialty care throughout the entire life cycle, from...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - September 18
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - September 18
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @cityofhamilton - September 17
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