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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.

View all 2017 news.

Most recent news items: 

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.”


Urban Hero: Surgeon Everton Gooden goes beyond patient care
North York Mirror, Sept. 20, 2017
Dr. Everton Gooden, an Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon at North York General Hospital, is the winner of Metroland's 2017 Urban Hero Winner — Health Category.
Everton Gooden's career had a humble beginning. As a student at York's George Harvey Collegiate, he was focused on sports, not academics. “I was struggling. I was getting D's and C's,” said Gooden, a winner of Metroland's Urban Hero Award for health. “I was barely keeping my head above water.” Read the article on Dr. Everton Gooden.


Art students set sights high with healing ceiling at Toronto hospital
Toronto Star, Andrea Gordon, August 13, 2017
This front-page story highlighted that that students at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts were asked to brighten the view for North York General Hospital patients in the emergency department. The 50 pieces of ceiling artwork, roughly two feet by two feet in size, range from classical to impressionistic in style and include scenes from a starry night sky to underwater seascapes. The notion of collaborating on a ceiling tile project with local students was hatched earlier this year by Andrea Ennis, nurse and clinical team manager of North York General’s emergency department. Ennis was determined to lift the spirits of the nearly 400 patients who come to the ER every day and to bring warmth to the stark hospital environment. After talking to a relative who taught art, she approached nearby Cardinal Carter, an arts-based school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. A month later, Ennis presented her idea directly to students, who were moved by descriptions of patients she had seen. Read the complete article and see the artwork.


Supervisor to run BCHS
Brantford Expositor, Vincent Ball, July 26, 2017
A hospital supervisor will be appointed to operate the Brant Community Healthcare System following the release of a 66-page report critical of the health-care system's senior leadership and governance.  The health ministry's announcement follows a recommendation made by Dr. Tim Rutledge, who was appointed by the ministry to review all operations of the Brant health-care system in February. Rutledge, president and CEO of North York General Hospital, submitted his report, which includes 17 key recommendations, to the government on June 28. Read the complete article on the Brantford Expositor.