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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

325 Wellington St N Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

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Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Saturday
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Arthritis treatment puts Daanish back in the game

When you hear the word ‘arthritis’, chances are you think of someone who’s older. But according to the Arthritis Society, three in 1,000 Canadian children suffer from juvenile idiopathic arthritis, also known as “JIA”. Ten-year-old Daanish Kherani is one of those children. Despite his young age, Daanish’s arthritis journey has been long and complex. “We...

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Our People

Introducing an Associate Chief Medical Information Officer with Odyssey

On any given day, Dr. Amna Ahmed’s office receives dozens of faxes from her colleagues across Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) who depend on this 1980s technology to share confidential patient information in a secure way. The wide range of paperwork arriving by fax can include everything from documentation by physicians and pharmacists, to patient results...

Nagham Azzam
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HHS social worker shines a light for Hamilton families

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) social worker Nagham Azzam shines a light for children and families in the Hamilton community. She works with children and their families at McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC), and helped to establish a non-profit agency more than five years ago. A support to families of Ron Joyce...

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Pre-screen for COVID-19 online before your visit

Pre-screen for COVID-19 from home and speed up the screening process at our sites.

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Our People

Introducing a Senior MRI Technologist

This profile is part of our Introducing MR Tech series to highlight the work of our diagnostic imaging unit. Learn how one HHS staffer progressed from engineering to medical imaging. Jill Whiteley-Lamb is a senior magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist with Hamilton Health Sciences. She has been working out of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer...

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New Year’s Resolution: Body Acceptance

The year 2020 has not been easy. Restrictions and changes as a result of the pandemic have placed additional stresses on our mental health. In particular, social media has amplified body image concerns for many. Constant talk of weight loss and healthy eating can shake our body confidence and redirect our valuable energy to focus...

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New Year’s Resolution: Family Screen Time

The start of a new year is a good time to consider a plan on how to incorporate things that are important to us, such as a healthier lifestyle. Family-oriented new year’s resolutions are a great way for parents to role model and teach their children about family values, beliefs, and goals. Dr. Sheri Nsamenang,...

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New Year’s Resolution: Sleep Well

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? The average Canadian gets six hours of sleep a night, while the recommended average is seven to eight hours, says Hamilton Health Sciences clinical pharmacist Vikas Parihar. Parihar is based at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic where he teaches a class on managing sleep for patients with chronic...

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Updates

Pre-screen for COVID-19 online before your visit

Pre-screen for COVID-19 from home and speed up the screening process at our sites.

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Adding our voice for lockdown measures

Today, on behalf of patients and healthcare workers, we are adding our voice to the Ontario Hospital Association’s call for further decisive action by the Government of Ontario regarding lockdown measures. Every possible policy measure to avoid a crisis should now be invoked to assure safe access to care for patients and protect staff and...

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Updates

MCH President named Board Chair of Children’s Healthcare Canada

Congratulations to one of our own! Bruce Squires, President of McMaster Children’s Hospital, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of Children’s Healthcare Canada, effective December 9. CHC works with leaders and partners across the continuum of children’s healthcare to build integrated and innovative health systems. “Remarkable, compassionate and dedicated are just a...

Daanish Kherani stands in front of Niagara Falls
Stories

Arthritis treatment puts Daanish back in the game

When you hear the word ‘arthritis’, chances are you think of someone who’s older. But according to the Arthritis Society, three in 1,000 Canadian children suffer from juvenile idiopathic arthritis, also known as “JIA”. Ten-year-old Daanish Kherani is one of those children. Despite his young age, Daanish’s arthritis journey has been long and complex. “We...

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Our People , Stories

Going beyond the call of duty

Leona Stewart has been a switchboard operator for over 20 years, fielding hundreds of calls per day at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). If you’re picturing Leona sitting in front of a vertical panel loaded with phone jacks, think again. HHS switchboard operators work at computers, answering calls from across the region and beyond. They cover...

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Thinking of visiting? When in doubt, stay home

Caregivers and support persons visiting HHS must feel healthy Feel a tickle in your throat or other cold symptoms coming on? Most people who develop a COVID-19 infection experience relatively minor symptoms such as coughing that might come and go, more aches than usual, a sore throat or tiredness. But even such mild symptoms could...

Dr. Amna Ahmed outside
Our People

Introducing an Associate Chief Medical Information Officer with Odyssey

On any given day, Dr. Amna Ahmed’s office receives dozens of faxes from her colleagues across Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) who depend on this 1980s technology to share confidential patient information in a secure way. The wide range of paperwork arriving by fax can include everything from documentation by physicians and pharmacists, to patient results...

Nagham Azzam
Our People

HHS social worker shines a light for Hamilton families

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) social worker Nagham Azzam shines a light for children and families in the Hamilton community. She works with children and their families at McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC), and helped to establish a non-profit agency more than five years ago. A support to families of Ron Joyce...

Jill Whiteley-Lamb reviewing MRI files at her computer
Our People

Introducing a Senior MRI Technologist

This profile is part of our Introducing MR Tech series to highlight the work of our diagnostic imaging unit. Learn how one HHS staffer progressed from engineering to medical imaging. Jill Whiteley-Lamb is a senior magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist with Hamilton Health Sciences. She has been working out of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - January 23
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - January 23
.@cityofhamilton will be hosting a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, January 28, focusing on vaccinations. Sp… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @GERAScentre - January 23
We are so proud to be launching #GERASdance LiveWell@Home #virtual series for #free to support seniors in our commu… https://t.co/9xJnhJKsjC
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @cable14 - January 22
Tune in on January 28th at 7pm for another COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall with @cityofhamilton @HamiltonsMayor, Medical… https://t.co/xY9UVeEi4M