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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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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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HHS physicians lead study to test COVID-19 breath screening technology

Two Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) physicians are leading a McMaster University research project with Canadian medical device company Picomole Inc. to test breath screening technology developed to detect COVID-19 in patients. The study is being led by Drs. MyLinh Duong and Tim O’Shea. Duong is an HHS respirologist and an associate professor in McMaster’s department...

A young boy plays with toys on a table with a McMaster Children's Hospital Autism Program worker and his dad
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Children with Autism need acceptance and proactive treatment

Once your child has been formally diagnosed as having Autism, “give yourself time to consider what the new diagnosis means for you and your family,” says Dr. Caroline Roncadin, clinical director of the McMaster Children’s Hospital Autism Program. “Remember that your child is the same child you loved the day before they received their diagnosis.”...

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From freezer to arm: HHS pharmacy team part of history in the making

On December 23, the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were administered in the Hamilton Health Sciences fixed vaccine clinic. On that day and every day since, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have been key members of the clinic team. For the community at large, the clinic provides hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Introducing a project manager

In 2020, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), in partnership with Siemens Healthineers, launched a multi-year managed equipment service (MES) project to guide the replacement and renewal of the hospital’s diagnostic imaging technology including X-ray machines, MRIs and CT scanners. Diego Gomez is the MES project manager. He has been with HHS since 2006, and in his...

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Children with autism and their families test drive Family-Check-Up program

Shondra Holden thinks back to the day her son Gryphon was kicked out of preschool due to his unruly behaviour. “While I was crying in the hallway, one of the other parents recommended I take Gryphon to a pediatrician, who diagnosed him with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and referred us to the Ron Joyce Children’s...

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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.

Updates

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...

A nurse wearing a Raptors scrub cap breathes into a straw-like tube connected to a machine and computer.
Stories

HHS physicians lead study to test COVID-19 breath screening technology

Two Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) physicians are leading a McMaster University research project with Canadian medical device company Picomole Inc. to test breath screening technology developed to detect COVID-19 in patients. The study is being led by Drs. MyLinh Duong and Tim O’Shea. Duong is an HHS respirologist and an associate professor in McMaster’s department...

A young boy plays with toys on a table with a McMaster Children's Hospital Autism Program worker and his dad
Stories

Children with Autism need acceptance and proactive treatment

Once your child has been formally diagnosed as having Autism, “give yourself time to consider what the new diagnosis means for you and your family,” says Dr. Caroline Roncadin, clinical director of the McMaster Children’s Hospital Autism Program. “Remember that your child is the same child you loved the day before they received their diagnosis.”...

Rida Batool Pharmacist
Stories

From freezer to arm: HHS pharmacy team part of history in the making

On December 23, the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were administered in the Hamilton Health Sciences fixed vaccine clinic. On that day and every day since, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have been key members of the clinic team. For the community at large, the clinic provides hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Our People

Introducing a project manager

In 2020, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), in partnership with Siemens Healthineers, launched a multi-year managed equipment service (MES) project to guide the replacement and renewal of the hospital’s diagnostic imaging technology including X-ray machines, MRIs and CT scanners. Diego Gomez is the MES project manager. He has been with HHS since 2006, and in his...

Mary Fascione stands outside the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre
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Going out of her way for others

“They call me ‘Mama Mary’ here. They see me as their second mother, their work mother.” Mary Fascione is a business clerk at the Hamilton Health Sciences’ Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic (P&O). She’s been with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) since 1975, first joining the organization when Chedoke Hospital was in still in operation. “I was...

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Introducing a registered dietitian

March is Nutrition Month and March 17 is Registered Dietitians Day in Canada. We spoke with Helena Pelletier, who’s been a registered dietitian in the medicine unit at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) for 21 years. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what a registered dietitian at MCH does. I have...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @cityofhamilton - April 9
Good news - over 20% of Hamilton residents have begun or completed their COVID-19 vaccine series! This includes eve… https://t.co/Jd3iomiPXY
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @cityofhamilton - April 9
Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program expansion includes individuals aged 50+ in community “hot spots”. Release>… https://t.co/wkCb4piFjV