Our Innovations

Our Innovations

Lakeridge Health values innovation. We foster a spirit of inquiry among our staff and doctors and encourage creative thinking and collaboration. Our team is constantly discovering new ways to bring the best patient care to our community. Take a look at some of our most innovative endeavours.  

Digital Pathology

Energy Efficient Hospital

Lakeridge Health Elevate IV Pole

Nurse Practitioners

 

Digital Pathology

Lakeridge Health is the first hospital in Canada to launch a fully integrated digital pathology system.  It means the right pathologist looks at your biopsy results the first time, and can cut the wait time for complex cases from 4 to 6 weeks down to 4 to 6 days.  Find out moreGreen Hospital of the Year


Energy Efficient Hospital

We want every dollar possible to go into direct patient care.  So we're doing everything we can to reduce our electricity use.  We've put solar panels on the roofs of three of our hospital sites, replaced lights, put in new heating and cooling equipment.  And we're building a co-generation plant to feed any excess electricity back into the energy grid.  Together our greenhouse gas reduction will be the same as taking 310 homes off the grid altogether.  Find out more.

 

Lakeridge Health Elevate IV Pole

Our staff teamed up with Notion Medical for the first radical redesign in 80 years of the standard hospital IV pole.  The result is a safer pole for patients that also reduces the strain on nurses by 50%.  Find out more.

 

Nurse Practitioners

Our Whitby site is the first hospital in Canada to have a Nurse Practitioner led model of care where our Nurse Practitioners can admit, diagnose, treat and release patients. Find out more.