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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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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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Supporting victims of domestic violence

Content warning: November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This story is about the resources available to HHS staff and members of the wider community who may be experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Cathy is a clinical leader for the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and Pediatric Critical...

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Art supply donations helps MCH teens with mental health challenges

Hamilton friends Sandy Greenblatt and Laurie Horricks were walking their dogs in the summer of 2021 when their conversation turned to the role that art can play in helping young people develop self-confidence and learn new skills. It was a natural intersection of their interests, since Greenblatt is an art educator at Dundas Valley School...

Jennifer Roloson stands beside a picnic table in the outdoor courtyard at McMaster Children's Hospital. She is wearing a tan-coloured top and a black blazer.
Our People

Hamilton Health Sciences named top regional employer

With an organizational vision of “best care for all,” Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) also applies that focus to its own employees, supporting them throughout their careers, which has led it to receive a Top Employers for Hamilton-Niagara recognition. “HHS is a community of 15,000 staff, physicians and volunteers who make us the largest employer in...

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Introducing a blood conservation coordinator

Christa Chernesky is on a mission to tell people about her role as Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)’ blood conservation coordinator. Just like it sounds, her goal is to try and reduce the number of hospital blood transfusions during and after surgery, and conserve donated blood as a precious resource. “Staff and patient education is a...

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MCH Capacity and Emergency Department Update and Changes

Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) continues to be under significant pressure. As per direction provided by Ontario Health, MCH continues to implement measures to support patients who need assessment and treatment. What you need to know – as of today Patients who arrive at the MCH ED will continue to be triaged based...

Black physician holding hands of Caucasian patient in a moment of support.
Our People , Stories

Supporting victims of domestic violence

Content warning: November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This story is about the resources available to HHS staff and members of the wider community who may be experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Cathy is a clinical leader for the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and Pediatric Critical...

An unidentified teen works on a watercolor painting
Stories

Art supply donations helps MCH teens with mental health challenges

Hamilton friends Sandy Greenblatt and Laurie Horricks were walking their dogs in the summer of 2021 when their conversation turned to the role that art can play in helping young people develop self-confidence and learn new skills. It was a natural intersection of their interests, since Greenblatt is an art educator at Dundas Valley School...

Stories

Introducing a blood conservation coordinator

Christa Chernesky is on a mission to tell people about her role as Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)’ blood conservation coordinator. Just like it sounds, her goal is to try and reduce the number of hospital blood transfusions during and after surgery, and conserve donated blood as a precious resource. “Staff and patient education is a...

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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,...

Flu and COVID vaccines with Dr. Sarah Khan
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Flu and COVID vaccine FAQ

We are anticipating a challenging flu season this year based on Australian data. With COVID still circulating, the viral season is adding further strain to our health-care system that is already burdened by staffing and capacity pressures. This is why it’s important to get a flu shot and to stay up to date with COVID...

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Health tip: Managing the stress of a mammogram callback

After having a mammogram to screen for breast cancer, most people receive a letter from the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), letting them know that their mammogram results are normal. But what happens if the radiologist examining these breast x-ray pictures spots an irregularity? If you live in the Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant region, you may receive a...

Black physician holding hands of Caucasian patient in a moment of support.
Our People , Stories

Supporting victims of domestic violence

Content warning: November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This story is about the resources available to HHS staff and members of the wider community who may be experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Cathy is a clinical leader for the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and Pediatric Critical...

Jennifer Roloson stands beside a picnic table in the outdoor courtyard at McMaster Children's Hospital. She is wearing a tan-coloured top and a black blazer.
Our People

Hamilton Health Sciences named top regional employer

With an organizational vision of “best care for all,” Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) also applies that focus to its own employees, supporting them throughout their careers, which has led it to receive a Top Employers for Hamilton-Niagara recognition. “HHS is a community of 15,000 staff, physicians and volunteers who make us the largest employer in...

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Our People

Introducing a project manager for the Internationally Educated Nurse Integration Program

Kellie Crnic has been a registered nurse (RN) at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) for over 10 years. She has worked at all acute sites in critical care settings such as the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit. Crnic is passionate about providing best care for all at the bedside and is always thinking of...

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Digital Health , Stories

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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Media Room

MCH Capacity and Emergency Department Update and Changes

Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) continues to be under significant pressure. As per direction provided by Ontario Health, MCH continues to implement measures to support patients who need assessment and treatment. What you need to know – as of today Patients who arrive at the MCH ED will continue to be triaged based...

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Media briefing: Hamilton Health Sciences provides updates on pressures at McMaster Children’s Hospital

HAMILTON, ON – McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), like all pediatric hospitals in Ontario, is under immense and increasing strain not unlike the pressures that have impacted Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) adult sites since the pandemic began. HHS hosted a media briefing to discuss the current state of MCH, the measures being taken to alleviate the...

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MCH Capacity and Medicine Program Update and Changes

Ontario pediatric hospitals are under immense and increasing strain caused by a surge of viral illness, among other factors. This applies to the McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH). Inpatient occupancy for pediatric beds at MCH is extremely high. Last week, we announced key measures and changes in pediatric surgical care to help alleviate pressures at the...

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We’re hiring Registered Nurses for our Oncology Unit at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre! Learn more about thi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…