North York General first hospital in Ontario recognized with ‘Using Blood Wisely’

December 17, 2020

Choosing Wisely Canada and the Canadian Blood Services have designated North York General as Ontario’s first Using Blood Wisely Hospital.  This national achievement acknowledges our commitment to red blood cell stewardship and quality improvement. 

This national recognition showcases NYGH’s leadership and ongoing responsibility towards conserving Canada’s national blood supply. Now more than ever , we have come to understand that appropriate use of finite resources, including the supply of blood, is an essential part of safe and high-quality care.  

“This is another great example of the dedication and collaboration of a multidisciplinary team lead by our transfusion medicine physician champion and key stakeholders from laboratory medicine/ core lab techs, professional practice nursing leads and clinical informatics, all of whom go above and beyond for our community and our people,” says Manuel Giraldo, Manager of Core Lab and Pathology.