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    What you need to know about norovirus

    March 9, 2023
    Norovirus is one of the many viruses that causes gastroenteritis. The main symptoms are fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pains.
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    Oak Valley Health expands services to include a specialized pharmacy for high risk patients

    March 7, 2023
    Oak Valley Health is pleased to announce the opening of the Oak Valley Health Outpatient Pharmacy slated for the fall of 2023. Intended for the most high risk patients, the outpatient pharmacy will be able to dispense specialty drugs for patients coming from hospital clinic appointments, including surgery, mental health, oncology, and the Emergency Department.
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    Network of Black Employees focuses on sharing, education, and acknowledgment

    March 2, 2023
    Every February, people across the country participate in Black History Month events celebrating people in the Black community and acknowledging their lived experience.
    Dr. Ran (Richard) Liu shown waist up wearing a blue sport jacket and a mask.

    Don’t sleep on sleep medicine

    January 20, 2023
    Dr. Ran (Richard) Liu has worked in neurology and sleep medicine at Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital since July 2022.
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    Meet Tilley and Max, two of our most pup-ular volunteers

    January 20, 2023
    Tilley, a therapy dog from St. John Ambulance and her handler, Shelley Baker, completed their 1000th patient visit at Markham Stouffville Hospital this past December! Tilley has been a therapy dog for almost 12 years.
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    Focus shifts to paediatric patients, families at our COVID-19, Cold, and Flu Care Clinic

    January 20, 2023
    There is nothing worse than having a sick child. All parents and caregivers know the feeling when you can’t do anything to make them feel better.
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    Managing a loved ones Alzheimer’s disease and five tips for caregivers

    January 20, 2023
    By the year 2030, it is estimated that close to 1 million Canadians will be living with dementia. And as the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 80% of all diagnoses.
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    First-time parents welcome Oak Valley Health’s first baby of 2023

    January 6, 2023
    Introducing Colton Tam, the first baby born in 2023 at Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital! Parents Bonnie Ma and Ronnie Tam are elated to welcome their first child, born in the early hours on January 1. Baby Colton weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces.
    Giving the Gift of Time: Oak Valley Health’s Dedicated Team of Volunteers

    Giving the Gift of Time: Oak Valley Health’s Dedicated Team of Volunteers

    December 5, 2022
    Oak Valley Health has a dynamic team of volunteers who are integral to the work that is being done to help support the delivery of an extraordinary patient experience.
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    Oak Valley Health Receives Highest Award Possible From Accreditation Canada

    December 5, 2022
    Accreditation Canada has issued a formal letter congratulating Oak Valley Health for being awarded with exemplary standing, the highest award possible from the national quality standards organization, with an even higher score than the one achieved four years ago.