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.
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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.
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Co-existing safely with rattlesnakes while enjoying our summer
Snake encounters increase during July and August, as more people visit our area. The warmer temperatures also make it more suitable for snakes to be out and about. The key to co-existence with these snakes is learning a few simple precautions that will virtually eliminate the chances of being bitten.
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News Centre -successful year for our delivery of Patient and Family Centred Care
"Another year is now behind us and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to spend a few moments reflecting on the past year. Once again, our leadership team has delivered a ‘balanced budget.’ This is a commendable feat, given that our provincial contribution has declined, many wages have gone up, and we have not pulled back on any of our programs and services..."
Excerpt from WPSHC Board Chair Cheryl Ward's report to the Corporation Annual Meeting. Read more in the News Centre 2014 AGM special edition.