We’re thrilled to feature the dedication and hard work of the CAHO community as we continue to provide world-class patient care to Ontarians and accelerate health research policy in Ontario. Through these videos, we hope to create a greater understanding of the value of our integrated model of research, education and specialized care.
Building a WEALTHIER Ontario: Hamilton's Story
As key drivers of Ontario’s knowledge-based economy, research hospitals contribute to a wealthier province by creating innovative, cost-effective products, establishing spin-off companies and partnerships, attracting investment from at home and abroad, and generating high-level jobs.
Across the province, communities are moving towards knowledge-based economies, and Ontario’s research hospitals are helping them get there. To illustrate that transformation, we took a focused look at the city of Hamilton. Traditionally known as Ontario’s steel town, the city has seen significant growth and renewal as a result of its health research sector. And, in the words of Mayor Fred Eisenberger, that growth feeds on itself.
Building a SMARTER Ontario: Dr. Janet Rossant's Story
Ontario’s 24 research hospitals make Ontario smarter by attracting, training and retaining some of the world’s most highly skilled researchers that help to establish our province as a destination for discovery and research development while building our knowledge-economy. Among these researchers is Dr. Janet Rossant, who proved the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, in collaboration with Dr. Andras Nagy, in 1993 right here in Ontario. See her story here. #onHWS
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Building a HEALTHIER Ontario: Tina Ceroni's Story
Diagnosed with a catastrophic illness, patient Tina Ceroni became the second person in the world to receive a revolutionary treatment pioneered by Dr. Atkins at the Ottawa Hospital. See how one of Ontario’s 24 research hospitals has made Tina healthier.
A Strong Heart for the Brain's Healthy Start
The SickKids Center for Brain & Mental Health is working to learn from the present to improve the future. This is the story of how research is helping us understand how a strong heart leads to a healthy brain. Video courtesy of SickKids.
Live Inside the GTX Operating Room with Dr. Irish
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation hosted their first live-streaming video from the GTX Operating Room – the operating room of the future – using Periscope. The tour was led by Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, a member of the University Health Network, who showcased the engineers, scientists, technology and precision tools used within the operating room in their vision to conquer cancer in our lifetime.
Point-of-care ultrasound leads to more efficient and accurate diagnoses in SickKids emergency
They’re calling it ‘the stethoscope of the future’. A portable technology called point-of-care ultrasound is helping doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) provide better and more efficient bedside care in the emergency department, and it’s having a huge impact. Read more here.
Health and Community Leaders Talk: Why Health Research Matters for Ontario
At our June 1st Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter conference and campaign kick-off, we asked attendees to share their insights on the value of health research for Ontarians and our economy. Missed our June 1st event? Read the summary here and join the conversation online using #onHWS.
Building Safer Stairs
Beginning December 2015, the National Building Code of Canada for stairs in homes increases from a minimum step depth of 8.25 to 10 inches (or 210 mm to 255 mm). Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research worked with the National Building Code of Canada to provide evidence-based research to help inform this change making stairs safer in homes. This is just one example of how health research is contributing to a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario, and Canada. Video courtesy of University Health Network.
Harnessing stem cells to treat premature lung disease
Dr. Bernard Thébaud, a senior scientist jointly appointed at CHEO and The Ottawa Hospital, discusses the amazing healing power of stem cells from umbilical cords to treat lung disease in premature babies. His team has demonstrated that human umbilical cord stem cells can prevent lung injury and restore damaged lung tissue. Dr. Thébaud is working on translating these discoveries all the way to the clinic, contributing to a healthier Ontario. Video courtesy of CHEO.
A short video from The Ottawa Hospital gives a glimpse of the real-life impact of Dr. Thébaud research. Watch it here.
Making Ontario HEALTHIER: Groundbreaking research is improving patient outcomes at Kingston General Hospital and across Ontario
“As a clinician, I make a difference for my patients, but as a scientist, I make a difference for everybody’s patients.” Dr. Graeme Smith of KGH. Research discoveries extend beyond hospital walls and improve outcomes across the province, contributing to a healthier Ontario. Video courtesy of Kingston General Hospital.
Building a HEALTHIER Ontario: Dr. Angela Crawley, Infectious Diseases Researcher at The Ottawa Hospital
Health research generates game-changing discoveries that lead to new cures, cares, treatments—and new hope for patients. Tender loving care starts with Tender Loving Research. Video courtesy of The Ottawa Hospital and The Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
Building a WEALTHIER Ontario: Why Ontario for Clinical Trials
World-leading companies have chosen Ontario for clinical trials. Why? In this new video, industry leaders, clinician-researchers and other experts talk about the advantages Ontario offers as a location for clinical trials. Video courtesy of Clinical Trials Ontario.
Hon. Rona Ambrose Shares Support for Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter
Minister of Health Rona Ambrose addressed over 260 delegates at CAHO’s Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter conference and campaign launch. Honourable Ambrose names Ontario a powerhouse in health research, with world leaders in many areas of science and clinical care.
Women’s College Hospital Gives the Gift of Life to Woman Living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes
Five years after a genetic test confirmed she had an increased chance of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Nara is confident she made the right decision to immediately reduce her risk with a hysterectomy and double mastectomy. She credits the research being done at Women’s College Hospital with saving her life.
Revolutionary scalpel-free surgery a success
A Canadian first, Sunnybrook brain scientists have pioneered the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to successfully treat patients who suffer from debilitating tremors in their arms and hands.