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Posted Friday, May 31, 2019

Durham Region – On Saturday, May 25, approximately 70 primary care providers, surgeons and other health care partners gathered at the second annual “Innovative Surgical Care Close to Home” event to discuss strategies to improve access to mental health services for surgery patients in Durham Region.
Presenters represented a variety of disciplines including surgery, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesia, and community mental health. The topics...

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Posted Friday, May 24, 2019

Helping people make informed decisions when seeking urgent care
 
Durham Region – A new partnership between Lakeridge Health and Durham College’s (DC) Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions (the AI Hub) will test the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict how long an individual will wait in the emergency department (ED), improving decision making and the patient’s experience in the ED.
The 40-week...

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Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Leslie_4x6 At Lakeridge Health, we use the latest research and practices to provide patients with a high standard of care and meet their individual needs.
Research and experience tell us that effective communications and the partnership between the care team, patients and families has a positive and sometimes profound impact on patient experiences and leads to better health outcomes.
One of the ways that Lakeridge Health teams are using current evidence to deliver safe, high quality...

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Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Blake_Event_Group_by_Plaque Dr. B. George Blake recognized for work to create a healthy and inclusive community
Oshawa – Today, nearly 50 community members gathered at Pinewood Centre at 300 Centre Street South in Oshawa to honour Dr. Buxton (B) George Blake, the founder of the Pinewood Centre and a visionary advocate for mental health and addictions care in our community.
Dr. Blake passed away in January 2018. At its Annual General Meeting in June 2018, Lakeridge Health committed to...

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Posted Friday, May 10, 2019

3,000 Community members participated in a telephone town hall
Durham Region – On Monday, April 29, about 3,000 Durham Region community members joined Lakeridge Health leaders in a telephone town hall to provide feedback on health services and discuss an ambitious new plan for the future of health care in Durham Region.
The hour-long event was hosted by Jerry Archer, familiar to many as an on-air personality from KX96. Lakeridge Health President and CEO, Matthew...

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