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It was all in the timing. Years before the pan-Canadian list of Never Events was released in September 2015, Niagara Health in Southern Ontario had already begun looking at ways to advance its safety culture. Never Events, named for being incidents that should never…
Tom Paolone was grateful when he learned a procedure to repair an aneurysm in his aorta could be performed in Niagara. The Welland resident was the first patient to receive the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) procedure at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site.…
The message from Brenda Luscombe, Director of Niagara Health's Colorectal Screening Program, is simple: Get checked. "Getting checked for colon cancer helps find cancer earlier, when it may be easier to treat," says Ms. Luscombe. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.…
Niagara Health nurse designs a symbol to help comfort our palliative patients and their families           It started with feedback from a patient’s family. Cardiology staff at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines…
Carol Privat is grateful for the launch of Niagara Health’s first Pet Therapy Program. “I look forward to pet therapy day,” says Ms. Privat, a patient in the Woolcott Wing at Niagara Health's Welland Site. “I can’t wait to get to see them,…
Niagara Health staff member discovers rings from 1988 in vault at Douglas Memorial in Fort Erie Vaughn Wilson admits he was shocked when he received a recent phone call from Niagara Health’s Douglas Memorial Site in Fort Erie. The Tonawanda, N.Y., resident…
Program providing discharged patients with access to services to help manage their chronic conditions at home Jean Brown says Niagara Health’s Integrated Comprehensive Care (ICC) program has changed her life. In December 2016, the 73-year-old grandmother was…
As we mark Heart Month, Niagara Health is proud to highlight the extraordinary care provided by the teams in our Cardiac Care Program. Great strides have been made over the past several years to develop a comprehensive regional cardiology program in Niagara. The enhanced…
 Niagara Health patient Craig Millar says being able to provide feedback is vital in healthcare. That’s why Mr. Millar welcomed the opportunity to participate in our new and innovative Patient Satisfaction Survey that sees trained volunteers visit patients in…
While Niagara Health looks forward to future accomplishments in 2017, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to look back and reflect on what was an extraordinary 2016. One of our proudest moments of the year was the launch of our new Purpose, Vision and Values and our…