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Juravinski Cancer Centre

699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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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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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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New personalized cancer treatment is giving patients an improved chance at long-lasting remission

HAMILTON – February 4 is World Cancer Day and one Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patient is grateful for a new treatment that could bring long-lasting remission. “I was considered palliative, but thanks to this new treatment I have hope,” says Blair Chown, 71, from the Leamington-area and a one-time radio personality and retired millwright who...

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Patient’s white blood cells genetically changed into cancer killers

New treatment could bring long-lasting remission Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) cancer patient Blair Chown stayed close to home this winter. But a sample of his T-cells, a type of white blood cell, travelled south to a medical lab in sunny California, where they were genetically modified into millions of killer cells that will hunt down...

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Hamilton Health Sciences holds strong as a top Canadian research hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has again been named among the top ten research hospitals in Canada. In results released today, HHS ranked seventh in Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. This list is considered the gold standard by research hospitals and is produced by Research Infosource Inc., an independent leading analyst of Canadian hospitals, universities, colleges...

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Knowing the SIGNS of severe illness

It can often be difficult to recognize the signs of severe illness in children. Dr. Mohamed Eltorki, pediatric emergency department physician at McMaster Children’s Hospital explains how using the public health tool, SIGNS, can lead to faster access in treatment and better outcomes.   SIGNS was designed for caregivers, parents, and anyone who looks after...

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Volunteers assemble 10,000 COVID testing kits and counting

As COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is required to follow ministry guidelines to test some staff and patients with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Currently PCR tests are used if staff and physicians have been exposed but don’t have symptoms (there is a different process if they have...

Stories

Patient’s white blood cells genetically changed into cancer killers

New treatment could bring long-lasting remission Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) cancer patient Blair Chown stayed close to home this winter. But a sample of his T-cells, a type of white blood cell, travelled south to a medical lab in sunny California, where they were genetically modified into millions of killer cells that will hunt down...

entrance to the David Braley Research Institute at HHS
Stories

Hamilton Health Sciences holds strong as a top Canadian research hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has again been named among the top ten research hospitals in Canada. In results released today, HHS ranked seventh in Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. This list is considered the gold standard by research hospitals and is produced by Research Infosource Inc., an independent leading analyst of Canadian hospitals, universities, colleges...

Two volunteers at a table assembling PCR kits
Stories

Volunteers assemble 10,000 COVID testing kits and counting

As COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is required to follow ministry guidelines to test some staff and patients with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Currently PCR tests are used if staff and physicians have been exposed but don’t have symptoms (there is a different process if they have...

Health Tips

Knowing the SIGNS of severe illness

It can often be difficult to recognize the signs of severe illness in children. Dr. Mohamed Eltorki, pediatric emergency department physician at McMaster Children’s Hospital explains how using the public health tool, SIGNS, can lead to faster access in treatment and better outcomes.   SIGNS was designed for caregivers, parents, and anyone who looks after...

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When should a tummy ache cause concerns?

Abdominal pain and tummy aches affect all age groups, but are quite common in children. Most cases of abdominal pain are non-surgical that doesn’t need any treatment. However, there can be some causes of abdominal pain that need to be seen in an emergency department. Dr. Mohamed Eltorki, pediatric emergency department physician at McMaster Children’s...

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Managing cold and flu season

Colds and the flu are very common during the fall and winter months. With the addition of COVID-19 and RSV, this year’s viral season is expected to be challenging. Dr. April Kam, pediatric emergency department physician at McMaster Children’s Hospital has some tips on how to care for children with a cold or the flu,...

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Our People

HHS recognized as a top employer for young people in Canada for second year

While earning a master of science degree in occupational therapy at McMaster University, Paige Lerit spent a few months working a couple of eight-hour weekly shifts at Hamilton General Hospital, a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) facility. As an occupational therapist clinical extern (working student), she found her calling in the cardiology and vascular surgery unit,...

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Award-winning HHS clinics support young adult rheumatology patients

Award-winning clinics at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) are helping young adults with chronic rheumatic diseases manage their health conditions independently. Rheumatic diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. While these are lifelong diseases, they can be managed very effectively with medication and monitoring by a rheumatologist. HHS is...

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Our People

Daily motivational messages inspire cardiac team and patients

“You can always give something, even if it is only kindness.” And Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) environmental aide Bill Greenhalgh has plenty of kindness to give – especially when it comes to lifting the spirits of staff, doctors, patients and visitors at Hamilton General Hospital’s 5 South cardiac surgical ward. Greenhalgh is the scribe behind...

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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...

The stroke rehabilitation team from B2 North in Hamilton General Hospital.
Digital Health

Embracing technology at any age: Meet the HHS B2North stroke rehab team

Anyone who thinks that some older adults are intimidated by new, leading-edge technology hasn’t met the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) stroke rehabilitation team from Hamilton General Hospital’s B2North unit. “Our longtime team members weren’t born and raised using computers and the Internet…” — Keisha Jack, HHS clinical manager This team from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre...

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New personalized cancer treatment is giving patients an improved chance at long-lasting remission

HAMILTON – February 4 is World Cancer Day and one Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patient is grateful for a new treatment that could bring long-lasting remission. “I was considered palliative, but thanks to this new treatment I have hope,” says Blair Chown, 71, from the Leamington-area and a one-time radio personality and retired millwright who...

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With the upcoming snowstorm, remember snow safety and heart health tips

HAMILTON, ON – With the upcoming storm expected to drop a lot of snow on the Hamilton region in the coming days, and with a PA day scheduled for both Hamilton school boards on Friday, there’s no better time to brush up on snow safety. Snow safety for children and young-at-heart Over the past few...

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Pediatric pressures highlight need for right sizing of child & youth health system

McMaster Children’s Hospital is doing everything possible to care for more children and youth than ever before, largely because of a surge in respiratory viruses. It is important to note, however, that McMaster Children’s Hospital – one of only five pediatric hospitals in the province – reached a tipping point long before this fall. We...

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Chances are, you don’t pay much attention to your heartbeat. But an irregular heartbeat could mean multiple health… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Our pediatric and adult rheumatology departments work together to provide transition support for young adult patien… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Each February, #BlackHistoryMonth is celebrated across Canada. It’s a time to honour Black history and culture, and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - January 31
The results are in from @R_Infosource and we're again in the top 10 of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals, as we ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - January 31
We’re among the first hospitals in Canada to offer transition support for young adult rheumatic patients between t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…