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Posts tagged "Quality and Safety"

  • The Ottawa Hospital Makes Steady Strides in Cancer Care

    July 17, 2014 – As the hub for cancer care in the Champlain health region, The Ottawa Hospital excels in a number of areas related to the diagnosis and control of the disease, according to the 2014 Cancer System Quality Index, an annual scorecard of Ontario’s cancer-care program. In breast-cancer detection, Champlain leads Ontario’s 14 health regions in providing timely and accurate assessments for women with abnormal mammograms. The Hospital, working with its regional partners, […]

  • Lower C. difficile Rate Spells Success for TOH SWAT Teams

    June 21, 2013 – The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) was recognized by Public Health Ontario this month for the work we have done to combat the C. difficile infection. Our efforts to improve hand hygiene, infection-control practices, and environmental-cleaning practices are working. Over the past few months, TOH has worked closely with the provincial public-health agency to reduce our C. difficile rates. Our SWAT team’s efforts to improve disinfection, eliminate clutter and repair areas within units […]

  • A complex set of factors behind TOH’s C. difficile challenge

    March 26, 2013 — A complex set of factors is behind The Ottawa Hospital’s persistently high rates of the C. difficile bacterial infection, according to an independent review of the hospital’s infection control and prevention practices. The review was conducted by experts at Public Health Ontario, a provincial agency that provides infection-control assessments and advice to hospitals. After conducting its review in September 2012, the expert team concluded that no single factor is responsible for […]

  • Public Health Ontario’s Infection Control Resource Team Report

    March 25, 2013 – In September 2012, The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) asked Public Health Ontario to conduct an independent review of the hospital’s infection control and prevention practices. The expert review was triggered by TOH concerns about persistently high rates of Clostridium difficile, a health-care associated bacterial infection.   The expert panel visited The Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus on September 27, 2012. The members of the panel toured the facility and conducted interviews with hospital staff. […]