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    Expert tips on how to stay healthy during flu season

    November 9, 2023
    As flu season approaches, it’s crucial to stay informed and take proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. The evolution of the pandemic has disrupted the seasonality of some respiratory viruses like influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and COVID-19.
    Oak Valley Health joins Princess Margaret Cancer Care Network: advancing cancer care across Canada

    Oak Valley Health joins Princess Margaret Cancer Care Network: advancing cancer care across Canada

    November 8, 2023
    The Cancer Centre at Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital has joined the Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Care Network. This partnership marks a significant milestone, positioning Oak Valley Health as the fourth cancer centre in Canada to become part of the PM Cancer Care Network.
    From the trenches to triage

    From the trenches to triage

    November 8, 2023
    Back in 1915, when Canadian Army Medical Corps officer John McCrae – famous for writing In Flanders Fields – treated soldiers’ wounds as a doctor during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium, he almost certainly could have used the aid of a skilled physician assistant (PA).
    Markham Stouffville Hospital Designated an American College of Surgeons Surgical Quality Partner

    Markham Stouffville Hospital Designated an American College of Surgeons Surgical Quality Partner

    November 8, 2023
    ACS recognition underscores the organization’s dedication to the highest standards of care Earning national recognition for patient care is one of the most meaningful rewards for Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital, and its newest designation as a participant of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®) underscores a long-standing...
    Community Health Clinic expands in preparation of upcoming respiratory season

    Community Health Clinic expands in preparation of upcoming respiratory season

    October 2, 2023
    We are now offering enhanced care services to help protect the community this fall and winter during what is anticipated to be a very challenging flu and respiratory illness season.
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    Boost immunity and brain power with nutritious, seasonal foods this fall season

    September 15, 2023
    Fall time often brings a season of change as we say goodbye to warm weather and long days, and say hello to the return of cooler temperatures, back-to-school routines, and hearty, comforting meals.
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    New app ensures patients’ ‘Voyce’ is heard

    September 15, 2023
    Oak Valley Health serves some of the country’s most diverse communities, and ensuring our patients receive care in a way they can understand and feel comfortable is part of the overall patient experience.
    Patient care beyond the frontline

    Patient care beyond the frontline

    September 15, 2023
    Carrie Chen has worked at Oak Valley Health as a patient relations specialist for almost a year, starting in November 2022. However, she is not new to the health care field, having worked in a frontline capacity for five years in previous roles.
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    Our people are rising to the occasion

    August 28, 2023
    On April 27, we proudly launched our Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE) program across the organization. RISE offers confidential, anonymous, and timely peer support to staff, professional staff, and volunteers who have been affected by a stressful, patient-related event.
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    Uxbridge Hospital redevelopment one step closer to construction

    July 14, 2023
    Following the provincial government’s approval in April 2022 to build the new hospital on the existing Uxbridge Hospital site, the project has now received further approval to secure a design architect and develop the full plan for the new facility.