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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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690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Photo of Paige, Kim, and D'Arcy Capra at an outdoor winter event. Photo taken pre-COVID.
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“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

Kim Capra is in her 34th year in diagnostic imaging (DI) at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre where she works as a senior X-ray technologist in general X-ray and portables. Her long tenure with HHS also includes 16 years in computed tomography (CT) and two years as a temporary charge tech in...

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Artfully welcoming patients and families to the McMaster Children’s Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Program

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Child & Youth Mental Health Program held an artwork contest in March of this year, asking participants to create pieces of art for publishing in the program’s Welcome Package. The artwork captures themes of mental health, wellness, hope and support. The Welcome Package includes a wealth of information for both patients...

A family of two parents and four children sit together outside
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“Angels in scrubs” provide COVID care with ECMO heart-lung bypass machine

Gowned and masked, Sarah VanNetten sits by her husband Mike’s hospital bed for short periods every day. She sings to him, tells him stories, and she prays for him. At 45, Mike is one of COVID-19’s younger victims. He is on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hamilton General Hospital...

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Staff find different roles “challenging” but “an honour”

The third wave of the pandemic has created a surge of severely sick COVID patients in Hamilton and across the province. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is caring for our community and for COVID patients from other areas. In order to take care of the overwhelming number of patients who need intensive care, including help with...

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HHS Medical Hero: Mackenzie Weber

A future with fewer needles Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) patient Mackenzie Weber can’t begin to guess the number of times he’s given blood samples, but it’s likely thousands. Now 12 years old, needles have been part of his life since he was a baby. “I wish I didn’t have to get so much blood work...

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Spring forward: A fresh start on sleep habits

Springing our clocks forward on Sunday, March 14 means a fresh start on sleep habits! Good quality sleep helps to reset our minds and bodies and encourages improvements in behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, mental health and physical health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to an increased risk for obesity, depression, hypertension, diabetes, accidents...

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5 ways to make your mental health a priority

If you’re feeling isolated during the pandemic, you’re not alone. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Lisa Cecckin, a social worker in Hamilton Health Sciences’ West Niagara Mental Health clinic, shares some tips to improve your mental health. Step away from your screens Many of us are working from home during the pandemic. We’re on our...

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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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COVID reflections: Take a Moment

By Dr. Terry Shields, RN, PhD, on behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences board of directors. On March 11, a year will have passed since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic for COVID-19. We all want this pandemic to be over, for life to get back to normal, or at least begin to understand...

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COVID reflections: A message of gratitude

HHS President and CEO Rob MacIsaac reflects on one year since the start of the pandemic.

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Contest: Call for youth artwork

McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Child & Youth Mental Health Program invites community youth to submit artwork that captures themes of mental health, wellness, hope and support. Submit your artwork by March 14, 2021 for a chance to win one of five $100 prizes! Winning artwork that best captures these themes will appear in our Child and...

Partial screenshot of the artwork collage at the end of the Child and Youth Mental Health Welcome Package
Stories

Artfully welcoming patients and families to the McMaster Children’s Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Program

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Child & Youth Mental Health Program held an artwork contest in March of this year, asking participants to create pieces of art for publishing in the program’s Welcome Package. The artwork captures themes of mental health, wellness, hope and support. The Welcome Package includes a wealth of information for both patients...

A family of two parents and four children sit together outside
Stories

“Angels in scrubs” provide COVID care with ECMO heart-lung bypass machine

Gowned and masked, Sarah VanNetten sits by her husband Mike’s hospital bed for short periods every day. She sings to him, tells him stories, and she prays for him. At 45, Mike is one of COVID-19’s younger victims. He is on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine at Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hamilton General Hospital...

Stories

Staff find different roles “challenging” but “an honour”

The third wave of the pandemic has created a surge of severely sick COVID patients in Hamilton and across the province. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is caring for our community and for COVID patients from other areas. In order to take care of the overwhelming number of patients who need intensive care, including help with...

Photo of Paige, Kim, and D'Arcy Capra at an outdoor winter event. Photo taken pre-COVID.
Our People

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

Kim Capra is in her 34th year in diagnostic imaging (DI) at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre where she works as a senior X-ray technologist in general X-ray and portables. Her long tenure with HHS also includes 16 years in computed tomography (CT) and two years as a temporary charge tech in...

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Our People , Stories

Celebrating our physicians on Doctors’ Day

May 1 is Doctors’ Day in Canada. It is a day in which we celebrate the remarkable contributions physicians have made to patients, their families and the community. This has been an extraordinary year with unprecedented pressures and despite these challenges, frontline heroes continue to step up to the plate and provide patient-centred and compassionate...

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Pushing beyond our limits – voices from inside the ICU

For each ICU patient, there is an army of healthcare professionals and staff required to provide care. Hear from them, in their own words.

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 9
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 8
⚠️ Reminder ⚠️ Ongoing temporary closure of the West End Urgent Care Centre at 690 Main St. W. Staff and physicians… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 8
Kim Capra is an X-ray technologist at HHS, where she’s been for over 30 years. Her dedication to health care and he… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 7
"My mom has made so many sacrifices." "She’s been my guiding light." Kim Capra is an X-ray technologist at HHS. He… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 7
⚠️ Reminder ⚠️ Ongoing temporary closure of the West End Urgent Care Centre at 690 Main St. W. Staff and physicians… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…