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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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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

325 Wellington St N Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

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West End Clinic/Urgent Care Centre

690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Stroke Day October 29
Stories

World Stroke Day message: Don’t stay at home

Most days, 89-year-old Stefan walks six blocks around his Hamilton neighbourhood. But about a month ago, as he was returning home with his walker, his left side gave way. He managed to get himself to his backyard before falling to the ground, where his house cleaner saw him and called 911. Stroke is a medical...

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Leaving a legacy for the children of tomorrow

Eileen Akershoek of Welland wanted to say “thank you” in a meaningful way. She’d never forgotten how McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) cared for her family. “Two of my three girls inherited an extremely rare genetic blood disorder that I have,” explains Eileen. “Our blood has an unusually low platelet count, which means that we can...

Adam Miecznikowski was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease as a young child.
Stories

Why everyone’s talking about Kawasaki disease

When Hamilton resident Adam Miecznikowski was a toddler, he became ill with symptoms including an extremely high and persistent fever, strawberry-red tongue and bright red rash on his feet. His parents took him to multiple medical appointments, where diagnoses included slapped cheek virus (also known as parvovirus or “fifth disease”) and scarlet fever. But in...

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Updates

Mourning the passing of David Braley

We are saddened by the passing of David Braley. He was a champion for the people in our community. He contributed so much to Hamilton and dedicated many of his charitable efforts to improving health care and research. Mr. Braley left his mark at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) where his name adorns our globally-recognized David...

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Stories

Please, keep those medical testing appointments

Originally published October 23, 2020 in The Hamilton Spectator. By Dr. Karen Finlay and Dr. Colm E. Boylan As hospitals continue to move ahead with services that were delayed because of the pandemic, the number of individuals missing their medical appointments has become a growing cause for concern. At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), between April 1 and...

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Health Tips

How to prepare for a virtual visit

Hamilton Health Sciences offers virtual care to provide high quality, safe care to our patients and families outside of the hospital environment. It encompasses all the ways that healthcare providers interact remotely with patients through the use of technology or other forms of communication. Part of this delivery model is virtual visits. A virtual visit...

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Health Tips

Ways to support a loved one through pregnancy and infant loss

By Jennifer Peter, Registered Social Worker in the Women’s & Newborn Health Program at McMaster University Medical Centre Pregnancy and infant loss is a topic many people shy away from. When a loss happens early or late in a pregnancy, the consequences of that loss are unique to each person. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...

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Health Tips

Food tips for healthy holidays

The holidays are frequently associated with family meals and, sometimes, extra treats. These tips are designed to help you navigate holiday meals with confidence while maintaining a healthy relationship with food. Highlight “nutritious and delicious” but don’t leave out your favourites Try to feature vegetables and include whole grains. For example, you could make your...

Portrait of David Braley
Updates

Mourning the passing of David Braley

We are saddened by the passing of David Braley. He was a champion for the people in our community. He contributed so much to Hamilton and dedicated many of his charitable efforts to improving health care and research. Mr. Braley left his mark at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) where his name adorns our globally-recognized David...

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Updates

Sounding the alarm on Ontario’s crisis in children’s health care

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) has partnered with other provincial children’s hospitals and organizations to lead the effort to bring attention to the impact of the pandemic on children and youth, and their families. Partners within the Children’s Healthcare Coalition have identified wait times and delays to care as urgent issues which will have lasting impacts...

Updates

Back to School resource from McMaster Children’s Hospital

To support a safe return to school during this unusual time, experts from McMaster Children’s Hospital have created a series of videos for families. In this section of our website, you’ll find videos on a variety of topics including masking, distancing, hand washing, easing your child’s anxiety, and supporting children with autism. “Whether your child...

Stroke Day October 29
Stories

World Stroke Day message: Don’t stay at home

Most days, 89-year-old Stefan walks six blocks around his Hamilton neighbourhood. But about a month ago, as he was returning home with his walker, his left side gave way. He managed to get himself to his backyard before falling to the ground, where his house cleaner saw him and called 911. Stroke is a medical...

headshot of a woman in a striped shirt
Stories

Leaving a legacy for the children of tomorrow

Eileen Akershoek of Welland wanted to say “thank you” in a meaningful way. She’d never forgotten how McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) cared for her family. “Two of my three girls inherited an extremely rare genetic blood disorder that I have,” explains Eileen. “Our blood has an unusually low platelet count, which means that we can...

Adam Miecznikowski was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease as a young child.
Stories

Why everyone’s talking about Kawasaki disease

When Hamilton resident Adam Miecznikowski was a toddler, he became ill with symptoms including an extremely high and persistent fever, strawberry-red tongue and bright red rash on his feet. His parents took him to multiple medical appointments, where diagnoses included slapped cheek virus (also known as parvovirus or “fifth disease”) and scarlet fever. But in...

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Our People

Introducing a pharmacy technician specializing in hazardous sterile compounding

There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make sure cancer patients have the appropriate medication to help treat their illness. One such person is pharmacy technician April Shaw. Shaw and her colleagues mix personalized, custom medication doses for each cancer patient. The drugs can be hazardous to anyone else, including the...

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Our People

Introducing a social worker in the West Niagara Mental Health clinic

Aprile Titterson has been a social worker with Hamilton Health Sciences for more than 20 years, including the last six years at the West Niagara Mental Health (WNMH) clinic at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She provides individual and group therapy treatments to patients struggling with serious mental health challenges. The clinic, which has been operating...

Our People

WLMH rebuild is priority for new director of redevelopment projects

Bart DeVries and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) go way back. It all started 17 years ago, when he first joined the Capital Development team. After a few role changes and opportunities outside of HHS, he found himself managing the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre project (2012-2016). He’s now back after some time in the private...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @CANIBD - October 30
✨ Today, Usha Chauhan was awarded the prestigious Nightingale Award from @HamHealthSci. @ushacanibd2, we are so g… https://t.co/rNVggmK3vr
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @drddath - October 30
The workers in the ICU literally hold your lives in their hands. They care. They are diligent. They advocate, they… https://t.co/wmH7nXyhAO
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @DSahlas - October 30
A word or two from our multicultural stroke team... https://t.co/NfXC7Qu5Cm
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @VancouverStroke - October 29
Today is #WorldStrokeDay - check out this excellent message on stroke awareness from our friends at PHRI in Hamilto… https://t.co/heTwWLxe39
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - October 29
After 89-year-old Stefan's stroke, he agreed to take part in the AXIOMATIC study, which hopes to reduce the risk of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…