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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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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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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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8:00 am - 7:30 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
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner Dave Jones sits at his desk at Hamilton Health Sciences
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Providing psycho-spiritual encouragement and understanding

Psycho-spiritual practitioners, formerly known as chaplains, are vital members of the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) interprofessional health care team. They offer emotional and spiritual support to patients, families, and HHS staff during times of stress and anxiety. This has been particularly important recently during COVID-19. For patients, psycho-spiritual practitioners can help from the moment the...

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
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Safety Couldn’t Wait: Upgrading the WLMH Operating Rooms

Take a tour of the recently upgraded West Lincoln Memorial Hospital operating rooms (OR) and endoscopy suite, which includes: A new top-of-the-line heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to control temperature and humidity A newer, larger endoscopy suite which allows patients to have important screening procedures, like colonoscopies, in the community Brand new equipment,...

Ted Aylan-Parker stands in a wooded yard
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“I feel like the luckiest guy ever.”

Retired high school teacher Ted Aylan-Parker is deeply committed to helping others. It’s what motivated the Caledonia man to become an educator, spending much of his career as a guidance counsellor at an inner-city Hamilton school. His many years of community volunteer work earned him both a Citizen of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement...

Clinical trial participant Louie Trkulja
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Research offers hope to advanced lung cancer patients

Fifty per cent. That’s how many Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patients choose to participate in clinical trials when offered the opportunity. These research studies involving patient volunteers explore promising new treatments not yet available on the market. Through trials, these treatments are evaluated for their safety and effectiveness. Weighing the options Regardless of whether a...

Four registered nurses and a nurse educator inspect equipment on a table in the West Lincoln Hospital new operating room. They are all dressed in scrub gowns, masks and surgical caps.
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New hires in OR nurse training program glad to ‘pay it forward’ at WLMH

It’s a home-grown solution to a national problem. The innovative operating room (OR) nurse internship program is essential to bringing surgeries and obstetrics back to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital after a temporary closure for safety upgrades in the ORs, with staff who are “paying it forward” in their home community. With a shortage of OR...

Let's do our part. Get the flu shot. Photo of family.
Health Tips

What you need to know about COVID-19 and the flu

Infectious diseases specialists from Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton answer some frequently asked questions about flu season and COVID-19. Why is it more important than ever to get the flu shot this year? This year is unique in that the COVID pandemic is going on and it is going to put stress...

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Youth suicide prevention series: Safety planning

By Caden Craig, registered social worker, McMaster Children’s Hospital Child & Youth Mental Health Program Safety plan: what to do during a crisis When a young person has disclosed that they’ve been having thoughts about wanting to die or that they want to harm or kill themselves, working on a safety plan can be a...

How to talk to youth about suicide
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Youth suicide prevention series: How to talk to youth about suicide

By Jennifer Cometto, clinical psychologist, McMaster Children’s Hospital Child & Youth Mental Health Program This video focuses on how caring adults can talk to young people about suicide. To fully dive into this important topic, please know that despite fears, all the evidence shows that talking about suicide does not cause people to consider ending...

Exterior view of the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre
Updates

Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre celebrates five years in the community

A typical birthday party for a five-year-old might include balloons, pizza and a bouncy castle. But these are not typical times. So this year, it’s a low-key congratulations to McMaster Children’s Hospital on celebrating Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre’s (RJCHC) five years in the community. The birth of a state-of-the-art centre In June 2011, the...

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Media Room , Updates

Hamilton Health Sciences expanding instance of Epic to enable more integrated, patient-centred health care

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is taking the next step toward digital transformation by renewing its hospital information system (HIS). This multi-year project will enable significant advancements in the safety and efficiency of health service delivery at one of the province’s largest hospital networks. As Rob MacIsaac, president & CEO, HHS shared with Canadian Healthcare Technology...

Dr. Simerpreet Sandhanwalia is wearing PPE in front of a monitor.
Updates

A letter from a frontline hero – Dr. Simerpreet Sandhanwalia

This has been a year unlike any other… My name is Dr. Simerpreet Sandhanwalia, and I am an Emergency Department physician at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). And I am so proud of the way our community has come together and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic challenges. Everyone was supportive in their own way – from...

Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner Dave Jones sits at his desk at Hamilton Health Sciences
Stories

Providing psycho-spiritual encouragement and understanding

Psycho-spiritual practitioners, formerly known as chaplains, are vital members of the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) interprofessional health care team. They offer emotional and spiritual support to patients, families, and HHS staff during times of stress and anxiety. This has been particularly important recently during COVID-19. For patients, psycho-spiritual practitioners can help from the moment the...

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Stories

Safety Couldn’t Wait: Upgrading the WLMH Operating Rooms

Take a tour of the recently upgraded West Lincoln Memorial Hospital operating rooms (OR) and endoscopy suite, which includes: A new top-of-the-line heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to control temperature and humidity A newer, larger endoscopy suite which allows patients to have important screening procedures, like colonoscopies, in the community Brand new equipment,...

Ted Aylan-Parker stands in a wooded yard
Stories

“I feel like the luckiest guy ever.”

Retired high school teacher Ted Aylan-Parker is deeply committed to helping others. It’s what motivated the Caledonia man to become an educator, spending much of his career as a guidance counsellor at an inner-city Hamilton school. His many years of community volunteer work earned him both a Citizen of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement...

Portrait of a Chief Nursing Information Officer
Our People

Introducing a Chief Nursing Information Officer

She has spent most of her career in pediatrics and critical care, including almost a decade as a leader based at McMaster Children’s Hospital, facilitating change and enabling innovative ways of providing safer care. Now, a new challenge awaits for Filomena (Fil) Canci. The 25-year Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) employee was recently appointed to be...

Janet Corning stands outside the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
Our People

Introducing a Medical Imaging Technologist

Janet Corning has worked for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) for more than 20 years. Her career with HHS stretches back to her final year of university when she completed her student placement at the former Henderson Hospital (now Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre) prior to being hired as a technologist. Having spent her entire working...

Charge Respiratory Therapist Claudia Poulin
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Introducing a Charge Respiratory Therapist

Charge Respiratory Therapist Claudia Poulin regarded her colleagues as healthcare heroes long before COVID-19 launched their profession into the spotlight. Poulin’s late mother Marilyn Bannister worked as a surgical ward nurse at Brantford General Hospital for more than 40 years, where she regularly sang the praises of respiratory therapists (RTs). “My mother would often talk...

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