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Teenage girl and her mom smile for the camera.

November 10, 2017

When pain ends, kids can be kids again: Get Up and Go celebrates two years of successful partnership between Holland Bloorview and SickKids

Client Staci, now 15, shared her story on Nov. 9 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where patients, families, and teams gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of Get Up and Go: Persistent Paediatric Pain Service. The service is a collaboration between Holland Bloorview and SickKids.

Four women pose side by side.

October 25, 2017

SickKids runs only committed interdisciplinary clinic in Canada to help children with rare genetic skin disorder

It’s epidermolysis bullosa (EB) awareness day! EB is a rare genetic blistering condition that affects the skin and internal organs. Learn more about how SickKids helps these “butterfly children.”

Large group photo of approximately 30 children and adults wearing brightly coloured clothes.

October 16, 2017

Spiritual and Religious Care team supports family with the first Puja Hindu prayer ceremony at SickKids

When Melinda Mahabir and her husband Kelvin S. Kerut wanted to host a religious ceremony at SickKids for their six-month-old daughter Meliyah, they turned to staff for help. Chandra Ram, Interfaith Chaplain, and Fred MacKay, Supervisor of Spiritual and Religious Care, were happy to assist.

Three women stand together wearing shirts that read "kNOw" sepsis.

September 13, 2017

Say the ‘S’ word! Using education and simulation to improve management of sepsis

In recognition of World Sepsis Awareness Day, SickKids is highlighting how collaboration and innovation have contributed to the success of our inpatient sepsis recognition and management project.

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May 31, 2017

SickKids receives a special delivery – a new iMRI machine!

The loading dock was a busy place this weekend, as SickKids received a special delivery all the way from Germany. In a very complex procedure that lasted almost 12 hours, a state-of-the-art 3T intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) machine was delivered to SickKids.

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May 25, 2017

More than half of children and youth in ER for mental health needs have not had any previous mental health-related contact with the health-care system

More than 53 per cent of children and youth who present at an Ontario emergency room for mental health needs have not received any previous outpatient mental health care.

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May 18, 2017

New Hincks-Dellcrest Centre name signals shared vision with SickKids

Following the recent integration of the two organizations, SickKids President and CEO Dr. Michael Apkon revealed The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre will now be called the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.

Woman has her arm around a young girl and they both face the camera. Behind them is a mural of a tree with orange and red leaves.

April 24, 2017

The ultimate gift: Transforming lives through organ and tissue donation

In recognition of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, Emily Ghent, a Social Worker in the Liver Transplant Program at SickKids, talks about how life-changing organ transplantation can be for her patients and their families.

SickKids hospital atrium interior

April 6, 2017

Shift-change handoff program recognized for improving patient safety through standardization of provider-to-provider communication

The I-PASS Study Group, of which The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a member, has been recognized for excellence and leadership in patient safety with the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.

Girl holds thermometer against a teddy bear with an adult's help.

March 24, 2017

Helping sick kids have a more positive hospital experience

Hosted by the Child Life Department, the ninth annual Teddy Bear Clinic took place on March 22. Through this special clinic, patients and siblings were given the opportunity to become the health-care professionals and lead their teddy bear friends through what a regular day at the hospital may be like for them.

March 15, 2017

A guiding compass: Social Work program having big impact on families who need help navigating resources

Navigating the health-care system can be a daunting task. Here to help navigate the murky waters is Family Resource Coordinator Giulia De Lorenzis.

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March 15, 2017

Happy Dietitian's Day! Check out the top 3 nutrition questions our dietitians receive (and their answers)

March is Nutrition Month, and a key player in maintaining healthy nutrition is the dietitian. Today, March 15, is Dietitians Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the important role of dietitians across Canada.

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