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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]