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Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020

No Smoking in Park across from Oshawa Hospital The Region of Durham recently updated its Smoking Bylaw to the  Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 , which now prohibits smoking or vaping within 20 metres of all public parks. This means team members, patients and visitors can no longer smoke in the park located across from Oshawa Hospital’s main entrance on 1 Hospital Court. A reminder that smoking is also not permitted in the parking garage as this is hospital property.
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Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020

What better time to quit smoking or to support someone to quit than National Non-Smoking Week. Did you know that lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers)?
In 2019, it was estimated that:
29,300 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer.
21,000 Canadians died from lung cancer.
80 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer every day.
58 Canadians died from lung cancer every day.
About 1 in 14 Canadian...

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Posted Friday, January 17, 2020

The 22-bed unit brings vital mental health care close to home in West Durham Ajax – Today, Lakeridge Health joined with leaders and community members from Durham Region to celebrate the official opening of the new 22-bed Mental Health Unit at Ajax Pickering Hospital. Durham Region’s new Mental Health Unit will begin admitting patients on January 21.
Sharon Cochran, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health were...

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Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2020

On behalf of Sharon Cochran, Chair, Board of Trustees I am pleased to share with you that the Board of Trustees has appointed Susan deRyk, EVP and Chief Transformation Officer as Interim President and CEO. This appointment is effective February 1, 2020 as Matthew Anderson, President and CEO transitions to Ontario Health.
Susan joined Lakeridge Health in 2017 and since that time has guided the Transformation Portfolio team with accountability for Capital Planning and Development,...

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Posted Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Application deadline is February 28
Durham Region - Lakeridge Health has officially launched its 2020-2021 annual membership campaign.
“As we work with community partners to build a leading regional health system in Durham, we will take every opportunity to receive input and feedback from the people who live and work in our region,” said Lakeridge Health President & CEO Matthew Anderson. “Being a member is an important way for community members...

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