St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton

St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton

St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton is a 1000 bed academic and research hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that is affiliated with McMaster University Medical School, Mohawk College, St. Wikipedia

St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton

St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton is a 1000 bed academic and research hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that is affiliated with McMaster University Medical School, Mohawk College, St. Wikipedia

Aug 30, 11:26 AM

Today is the 6th year St. Joe''s executive admins have been organizing school supply donations to @missionhamilton. This year the donations included 6 boxes of binders, 2 boxes of coloured paper, 15 backpacks and more to fill a total of 15 boxes! #hamont #stjoeshamilton #backtoschool #schoolsupplies #givingbacktothecommunity #donation

Aug 17, 3:32 PM

Today we unveiled something new at our Charlton Campus, a beautiful sculpture generously donated by the Mercanti family and created by Timothy P. Schmalz - known for his many ""Homeless Jesus"" sculptures around the world. The sculpture titled ""I was ill and you visited me"" was dedicated in honour of the late Morris Mercanti who was cared for at St. Joe''s in his time of need and donated by his family who unveiled the sculpture today. The sculpture is a reminder of our Hospital''s mission and embodies the spirit of compassion and healing that every patient and loved one who walks through these doors looks for in their time of need. #HamOnt #timschmalz #hospital #sculpture #healing #hope

Aug 17, 2:56 PM

In 2015, Dr. James Douketis and his colleagues found that the popular process of switching blood thinning medications for patients undergoing surgery is ineffective and risky. This study proved that the common practice of bridging or temporarily switching their blood thinner to heparin is ineffective, and actually subjects patients to a higher risk of major bleeding. This finding will not only affect how surgeons, anaesthesiologists and nurses look after these patients, but it will help improve care for the thousands of patients that receive bridging therapy every year. #tbt #throwbackthursday

Aug 8, 9:58 PM

Click the link in our bio to find the full story on our website. @Regrann from @globeandmail - Robot-assisted surgery isnt the way of the future its the way of now. Nine out of every 10 prostatectomies the surgery to remove the prostate for medical reasons in the United States is performed with the assistance of a machine. But a new recommendation against public funding for robot-assisted prostatectomies in Canada, where robotic operations are much less common, has physician leaders saying this ruling could leave Canada behind when it comes to cutting-edge medical procedures. The expert committee that advises Ontario on which new health technologies to pay for said there was no good evidence that robot-assisted radical prostatectomy is any better than conventional open surgery when it comes to controlling cancer or preserving urinary and sexual function. The panel said the robots other benefits patients have smaller incisions, lose less blood, suffer less pain and leave the hospital sooner were not significant enough to justify spending, on average, an extra $3,224 a case. A figure that does not include the millions that wealthy benefactors have spent buying the machines for Canadian hospitals. We dont have unlimited resources, said Irfan Dhalla, vice-president of evidence development and standards at Health Quality Ontario, the agency that oversees the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, known as OHTAC. The fight over public funding for robot-assisted prostate surgery in Canadas most populous province could have ripple effects in other provinces, and on other types of robotic surgery for which the benefits are more clear cut. It could also sour top-flight surgical trainees on Canada, Dr. Rutka warned. More profoundly, the fight raises a question: Should a public health-care system with little money to spare, pay for a costly new technology when the old-fashioned approach might work just as well? To read how Ontario put the future of operating-room robots in question, please visit the link in our profile. : Kelly Grant : Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail - #regrann