Specialized care, comfort and support provided
Magazine focuses on the experience of Rouge Valley patients
June 28, 2012 — From helping a child speak, to using maggots in saving a man’s leg, there are many compelling stories of how staff and doctors are putting patients first in Rouge Valley Health System’s quarterly magazine, Echo.
“The magazine tells interesting stories while offering our staff, physicians and volunteers a view of how patients experience the care they receive from our team,” says Rik Ganderton, president and chief executive officer of the hospital.
Some highlights include:
- Why one Whitby man is crediting Rouge Valley’s cardiac care team with saving his life;
- How a Rouge Valley speech pathologist helped one little boy to find his voice;
- How maggots helped to save the leg of a Rouge Valley Centenary patient; and
- Why Rouge Valley’s new systems navigator is a source of comfort, support and expertise to breast cancer patients.
Copies of Echo are available at the hospital’s two campuses in east Toronto and west Durham, and can be downloaded.
The magazine also features The President’s Blog on how patients will be impacted by new challenges and changes coming in health care in Ontario. It is also available online.
Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) — The best at what we do.
RVHS is an excellent acute care community hospital with many programs, including 24/7/365 emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, surgery, mental health and regional cardiac care. Rouge Valley consists of several health sites, including two community hospital campuses: Rouge Valley Centenary in east Toronto; and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering in west Durham. Together, a team of physicians, nurses and many other professionals care for a broad spectrum of health conditions. Working in consultation and partnership with community members, other hospitals, health care organizations, the Central East Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Rouge Valley continues to improve its programs and cater to the needs of the growing communities of east Toronto, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.
Director, Public Affairs, Community Relations and Telecommunications
Rouge Valley Health System