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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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McMaster Children’s Hospital

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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Satellite Health Facility

150 King Street East Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Monday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Elizabeth’s dance with scoliosis

Elizabeth Rzepczyk’s life took an unexpected turn when, at the age of 12, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that is most often diagnosed in adolescents. With long hair that covered her spine and displaying no symptoms, her family was completely blindsided by the news, which threatened Elizabeth’s active lifestyle...

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Moments of music, companionship, and compassion

Jinnie Yang is a student at McMaster University who began volunteering at Hamilton Health Sciences’ St. Peter’s Hospital (SPH) in August 2023. Her role as a friendly visitor in the palliative care and behavioural health units involves offering meaningful engagement with patients in a positive and compassionate manner. “Every second I spend with a patient...

HHS cancer patient Peter Clarke is an avid cyclist, whose favourite person to ride with is his son Hayden. The Clarke family is encouraging people ages 17 to 25 from diverse backgrounds to become stem cell donors.
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HHS cancer patient launching “Your Match Matters” to find young stem cell donors

After being diagnosed with a rare type of bone marrow cancer two years ago, Dundas resident Peter Clarke was inspired to create Your Match Matters, a non-profit organization that encourages people ages 17 to 35 from diverse backgrounds to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry. Donors in that age range give patients undergoing...

The large team supporting this surgery includes pediatric surgeons, residents, fellows, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, a nurse practitioner and physiotherapists.
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Nerve freezing technology a game-changer for MCH patients

Mississauga teenager Brandon Philip was interested in elective surgery to correct a bowl-like cavity in his chest caused by pectus excavatum, a defect where the breastbone is sunken in. The abnormality wasn’t endangering his health, but it made the 17-year-old feel self-conscious and often sparked questions from other kids. After meeting with pediatric surgeon Dr....

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Reflecting on 10 remarkable years at HHS

When I joined Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) in 2014 as president and chief executive officer (CEO), I was new to health care administration. Although I had spent most of my career as a public sector leader, HHS represented a big learning curve for me. As I step down from my role this week, I am...

A teen girl in a black leotard pauses in the ballet studio. She is using her arms to illustrate a straight back.
Stories

Elizabeth’s dance with scoliosis

Elizabeth Rzepczyk’s life took an unexpected turn when, at the age of 12, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that is most often diagnosed in adolescents. With long hair that covered her spine and displaying no symptoms, her family was completely blindsided by the news, which threatened Elizabeth’s active lifestyle...

Stories

Moments of music, companionship, and compassion

Jinnie Yang is a student at McMaster University who began volunteering at Hamilton Health Sciences’ St. Peter’s Hospital (SPH) in August 2023. Her role as a friendly visitor in the palliative care and behavioural health units involves offering meaningful engagement with patients in a positive and compassionate manner. “Every second I spend with a patient...

HHS cancer patient Peter Clarke is an avid cyclist, whose favourite person to ride with is his son Hayden. The Clarke family is encouraging people ages 17 to 25 from diverse backgrounds to become stem cell donors.
Stories

HHS cancer patient launching “Your Match Matters” to find young stem cell donors

After being diagnosed with a rare type of bone marrow cancer two years ago, Dundas resident Peter Clarke was inspired to create Your Match Matters, a non-profit organization that encourages people ages 17 to 35 from diverse backgrounds to join the Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell Registry. Donors in that age range give patients undergoing...

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What is measles?

Hamilton Public Health Services and Brant County Health Unit are investigating exposures in Hamilton and Brantford related to a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Jacqueline Wong, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences McMaster Children’s Hospital, shares information to help keep you and your family safe. What is measles and how can I...

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What illnesses are impacting kids this viral season

Dr. Jeffrey Pernica, infectious disease pediatrician at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital, shares some insights into the current 2023 viral season.   Are any new illnesses impacting children this year? Most families know, and certainly all doctors know that there is more respiratory disease in children in the winter. This is because there are...

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Managing diabetes to reduce risk of stroke

November is diabetes awareness month and Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Stroke Prevention Clinic and Diabetes Care and Research Program have come together to review the risks and management of diabetes. Watch this video with Dr. Kelvin Ng, stroke specialist at HHS and Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, endocrinologist and medical director of the Diabetes Care and Research...

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Meet Hank, Hamilton Health Sciences’ fluffiest employee

Pet therapy has been shown to support positive physical and mental health across hospitals for both patients and staff. That’s why the Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Volunteer Resources (VR) team wanted to recruit a furry “employee” to support staff across our hospitals. Meet Hank, a 105-pound gentle giant of a Newfoundland dog. Hank will start...

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Bad break leads to new perspective for HHS staffer

Mandy Snively’s caring disposition attracted her to a career in health care, as an occupational therapy/physiotherapist assistant at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). But Snively’s capacity for caring reached new heights after she became a patient at HHS Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) for just over a week in the fall of 2022, for surgery on a...

HHS Foundation Gala research award winners
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2024 HHS Foundation Gala Research Award winners

The HHS Foundation recognized three junior researchers and three intermediate researchers at the HHS Foundation Gala on March 2. Congratulations to junior researcher winners Dr. Jenna Dowhaniuk, Dr. Mathew Leonardi and Dr. Amanda Sim; and to our intermediate researcher winners Dr. Rahul Chanclani, Dr. Michael Livingston and Dr. Deborah Sloboda. Winners each receive $25,000 to...

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Transforming care for neurodevelopmental disorders with a learning health system

Navigating the Canadian health-care system can be daunting for families with children living with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism or ADHD. As a caregiver and advocate for her child’s needs, as well as a researcher, Karen Beattie knows this struggle all too well. Her journey began when her son Freddie was born prematurely at 29 weeks,...

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Hamilton General Hospital ED shows `Epic’ ability to rise to the challenge

Moments after Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)’ new digital records system went live on June 4, an air ambulance helicopter landed on the roof of HHS’ Hamilton General Hospital carrying a trauma patient, and then a stroke patient needing immediate intervention arrived by ambulance. It was trial by fire for the emergency department (ED) team, who...

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Improved communication through Secure Chat means better patient care

Providing the very best care for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patients just got faster and easier thanks to Secure Chat – a secure messaging tool included in our new hospital information system. Hamilton Health Sciences launched its new fully digital hospital information system, called Epic, on June 4. It replaces dozens of electronic and paper...

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Reflecting on 10 remarkable years at HHS

When I joined Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) in 2014 as president and chief executive officer (CEO), I was new to health care administration. Although I had spent most of my career as a public sector leader, HHS represented a big learning curve for me. As I step down from my role this week, I am...

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No changes to scheduled care on the day of the total solar eclipse

There are no planned disruptions to HHS services or scheduled care on April 8, 2024, for the upcoming total eclipse of the Sun that will be visible across our region. Appointments and scheduled care will take place as usual. Patients and visitors are reminded to give themselves extra time to travel to our sites given...

Tracey MacArthur, Hamilton Health Sciences' new President and CEO
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Hamilton Health Sciences announces new President and CEO

Hamilton, Ontario — Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) board of directors is delighted to announce that Tracey MacArthur will assume the position of Hamilton Health Sciences’ president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 15, 2024. “Ms. MacArthur is a distinguished hospital executive with a strong track record of driving quality and research agendas at leading...