NYGH in the News

Please note: This is a list of news items featuring, or mentioning, North York General Hospital. In some cases, links to past clips or stories may be removed by the media outlet and are no longer available for viewing.

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U of T study looks at benefits of having community paramedics do home visits for chronically ill patients
U of T News, March 22, 2018
Can paramedics fill the gaps in primary care for chronically ill patients? A team of researchers led by University of Toronto's Katie Dainty decided to find out.The researchers evaluated a trial training program for community paramedics in York Region and Grey County, which had community paramedics visit the homes of chronically ill patients for physical assessments. The idea was for these patients to get help without visiting the emergency room. Dainty, who is an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and research chair in patient outcomes at North York General Hospital, then studied the effectiveness of this program, and found that the trial program not only met the psychosocial needs of the patients, but also improved their health outcomes. Read the complete article in U of T News.

Ontario government to boost hospital funding by $822M to ease overcrowding, wait times
Toronto Star, Rob Ferguson, March 22, 2018
Ontario's hospitals are getting a pre-election cash infusion of $822 million, a 4.6-per-cent boost for the next year to ease overcrowding and reduce wait times for patients. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the money Thursday at North York General, saying it will fill gaps in services but would not guarantee an end to what opposition parties call “hallway medicine.” “What I can promise is people will get faster care in hospitals across the province,” Wynne told reporters, noting North York hospital's share will be $10.8 million. Read the complete Toronto Star article.

Dr. Sanjho Srikandarajah discusses the overprescription of opiods on Metro Morning
CBC Metro Morning, March 15, 2018
CBC Metro Morning guest host David Common speaks with North York General Hospital Anesthesiologist Dr. Sanjho Srikandarajah whose research says opioids are being over prescribed. The segmented noted that if you've ever had surgery, you probably left the hospital with a prescription for painkillers. Did you take them? Did you need them? Listen to the interview.                     
In spring 2017 Dr. Srikandarajah was a recipient of the Exploration Fund — a granting competition at North York General designed to provide initial funding for staff and physicians to develop new ideas for the delivery of care.

Urban Hero: David Hicks applies the personal touch to fundraising 
North York Mirror, October 6, 2016
When it comes to fundraising, David Hicks understands it's the little things which convince a donor to consistently open the wallet for charity. Hicks and the staff of Canadian Tire #192 located at 1019 Sheppard Ave. E. are certainly experts when it comes to fundraising. To date, the team has raised thousands of dollars for North York General Hospital's ongoing campaign to replace 426 patient beds. For his and his team's efforts, Hicks and the Canadian Tire Store #192, have been nominated by the hospital and named Metroland Media Toronto's Urban Hero. Read the article on David Hicks on InsideToronto.com. 

North York General Hospital ups its cybersecurity
North York Mirror, Sept. 20, 2017
North York General Hospital (NYGH) is ramping up its cybersecurity.
The Leslie Street and Highway 401 hospital has partnered with Thales e-Security and IDENTOS to allow its physicians, health care staff, and patients to securely exchange critical information via a number of encrypted electronic devices including patient-owned mobile phones, medical appliances, and, ultimately, IoT devices, which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity which allows these objects to collect and exchange data. “Before, we would rely on the user to encrypt the information and send along in a secure way,” said Sumon Acharjee, chief information officer at NYGH. “Now with this tool set, the information is already encrypted if you're on our network or off-line.”