WPSHC Foundation launches Northern Angel recognition
Our Foundation has just launched its Northern Angel campaign - recognizing staff and physicians whose care has inspired public generosity. Care and compassion that inspires a donation from someone you’ve touched, earns you the Northern Angel title signified by an angel pin. This little pin, made especially for the Foundation, honours people in all departments in our health centre whose actions/care inspire donations of $100 or more.
Read more about the Northern Angel program in this week's edition of News Centre.
We're promoting summer safety
West Parry Sound Health Centre is actively promoting summer safety along with a better public understanding of the work that takes place in our Emergency Department. We're encouraging people to take simple precautions that will help to avoid a trip into ER. The attachment available here also promotes Massasauga Rattlesnake awareness and safety. WPSHC operates the Provincial Massasauga Rattlesnake Antivenom Depot. You can read more about this program by looking under the 'programs' button at the top of this web page.
News Centre - promoting rattlesnake awareness and safety
West Parry Sound Health Centre was actively promoting summer safety and rattlesnake awareness during last Saturday’s Carling Community Market. EMS paramedics joined with their emergency service partners from the Township of Carling fire service and Community Relations Officer Jim Hanna talked about the health centre's operation of the Provincial Massasauga Rattlesnake Antivenom Depot along with Killbear Provincial Park Head Naturalist Kenton Otterbein.
Read more in this week's edition of News Centre
We are improving organizational and patient safety
West Parry Sound Health Centre is successfully participating in the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) Risk Assessment Checklist program. This is a web-based, self-assessment program that aims to increase the impact on patient safety. The program consists of checklists, or risk modules, for each of the high-cost/high-frequency risks identified from HIROC’s extensive claims database. Each risk module is comprised of the most impactful, evidence-based mitigation strategies organizations should implement to effectively address the respective risk.
Read more about improving patient and organizational safety....