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  • CEO Blog: Are you a registered donor?
    Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is a proud supporter of organ and tissue donation through the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), which saves hundreds of lives and improves the quality of many more each year across Ontario through transplantation. Many of us here have witnessed first-hand the difference a registered donor can make in the lives of so many people. In such a cl...
    PRHCPRHC · 4/25/2017 5:53 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views8576
  • CEO Blog: Accreditation: Strutting our stuff in 2017
    As our on-site Accreditation survey approaches, I want to take a moment to recognize and thank the entire team at Peterborough Regional Health Centre for all of the work that has been done – not just in recent weeks and months as we prepare for Accreditation, but over the past four years. Last week, we saw some of the evidence of this work at our “Strut Your Stuff” Lead...
    tags : accreditation
    PRHCPRHC · 3/23/2017 7:29 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views12106
  • CEO Blog: Seasonal hospital “surge” and your healthcare options
    In Peterborough, as in other communities across Ontario and Canada, the months of December and January have been fraught with seasonal illness this year. While the number of lab-confirmed influenza (flu) cases in our community continues to rise, we know that many other respiratory illnesses are also circulating at the same time. Since mid-December, PRHC has had an average of about 260 pa...
    PRHCPRHC · 1/27/2017 7:16 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views10363
  • CEO Blog: A holiday message from Dr. Peter McLaughlin
    With the holiday season upon us, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the many successes we have had as an organization over the past year. Throughout 2016, we have continued to see tremendous growth in the programs and services offered throughout the Health Centre. We have recruited new specialists and staff from across the country – and beyond – to join our team at P...
    PRHCPRHC · 12/21/2016 3:34 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views12937
  • CEO Blog: PRHC flu campaign off to a running start
    Every fall, PRHC launches a hospital-wide flu immunization campaign for staff, physicians and volunteers. As part of this campaign, we offer flu shot clinics multiple times each week throughout the season to make it as easy and convenient as possible for our people to protect themselves, their patients, colleagues and loved ones from spreading and contracting the flu. We do this because ...
    PRHCPRHC · 11/15/2016 9:17 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views10595
  • CEO Blog: Accreditation: A journey, not a destination
    It seems like just yesterday that our last Accreditation survey concluded. Yet it was just over three years ago, in 2013, that the Health Centre received an Accreditation with Commendation designation from our hospital peers – a significant achievement earned through a great deal of commitment and hard work across the hospital. In the years since we were awarded this status, PRHC h...
    PRHCPRHC · 10/4/2016 7:11 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views4225
  • CEO Blog: A reflection on the summer months
    We have had an eventful summer here at PRHC, as you will see in this month’s round-up edition of Central Line newsletter. While many things tend to slow down a bit once the weather begins to warm up, hospitals provide patient care 24/7/365, and the summer months are no exception. You only need to look at the recent patient numbers for our Emergency Department (ED) to see evidence o...
    PRHCPRHC · 8/31/2016 11:51 AM ·  Comments0 ·  Views4854
  • CEO Blog: Prioritizing senior-friendly care at PRHC
    As the demographics of our local, regional and provincial populations continue to shift, so does the landscape of the healthcare environment that serves those populations. As a regional health centre, one of our priorities at PRHC is to be at the leading edge of these shifts, to ensure that the programs and services we offer meet our patients’ healthcare needs today, and that we ar...
    PRHCPRHC · 6/15/2016 5:25 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views5694
  • CEO Blog: Celebrating Each Other 2016
    We have an excellent team of people here at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. In the name of providing exceptional care to our patients, we work together, inspire, learn from and teach one another every day. Every year in June, we hold the Recognition of Excellence Awards to celebrate our colleagues for their years of service with PRHC, and for exceptional performance and achievement ...
    PRHCPRHC · 5/20/2016 6:50 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views5060
  • CEO Blog: Becoming a learning organization
    What is a learning hospital? Simply put, it is an organization that values, supports and makes possible a wide variety of ongoing education and training opportunities for our most important resource: our people. PRHC aims to be a learning leader and innovator in the healthcare field – a hospital where education and training are encouraged, where we promote the continuous growth and...
    PRHCPRHC · 4/20/2016 3:13 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views5011
  • CEO Blog: Physician-assisted dying and our ethical obligations to our patients
    The subject of physician-assisted dying has sparked a great deal of discussion and debate in recent months as our patients and healthcare professionals await new provincial legislation later this year. Following a Supreme Court ruling handed down just over a year ago, the Canadian Criminal Code will no longer prohibit assisted suicide “for a competent adult person who (1) clearly c...
    PRHCPRHC · 3/11/2016 6:35 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views5638
  • CEO Blog: An important reminder as flu season sets in: Flu shots save lives
    Two weeks ago, Alberta Health Services (AHS) reported five flu-related deaths in a single week – including a child – and a significant increase in flu-related hospitalizations, with patient numbers more than doubling in the same time period. Of the five individuals who lost their lives, four had not been immunized, and the child who died had received one of two required doses...
    PRHCPRHC · 2/4/2016 11:52 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views5423
  • CEO Blog: Peterborough stands together
    It was with heavy heart that I read a front-page news report last week about an attack on Peterborough’s only mosque – a story that made national headlines following the violent events that took place in Paris and Lebanon on Nov. 13. A mosque. A place of faith and worship, attended by our neighbours, people we live and work alongside, and indeed, by many members of our family...
    PRHCPRHC · 11/27/2015 12:01 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views7409
  • CEO Blog: Working together toward a positive patient experience
    The Beryl Institute defines the patient experience as "the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization's culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.” At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, we have developed and implemented a comprehensive, multi-part strategy to ensure we are continuously working to improve the patient experience. PRHC has a lo...
    tags : experience, patient, strategy
    PRHCPRHC · 11/25/2015 7:51 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views5361
  • CEO Blog: Patients across our region benefit as Cardiac Care services continue to expand
    Ten years ago, in 2005, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) established a comprehensive, regional program for patients who have experienced a stroke. In 2014, we expanded the hospital’s existing services to provide enhanced outpatient rehab support for our patients with chronic lung disease. This year, I am pleased to announce that PRHC now offers a full spectrum of care for...
    tags : cardiac, regional, rehabilitation
    PRHCPRHC · 11/25/2015 7:52 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views6187
  • CEO Blog: Our commitment to our people: Ongoing learning
    At PRHC, we know that people are our most important resource. We understand and appreciate your vital role in caring for our patients, advancing the organization and fulfilling the commitments identified in our strategic plan. We are therefore committed to becoming a learning organization that encourages education and training, promotes the growth and development of staff, and creates an...
    tags : education, people
    PRHCPRHC · 11/27/2015 12:01 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views81090
  • CEO Blog: Walking the talk
    There has been a lot of “talk” in this hospital over the years. Presentations, emails, posters, newsletters, videos, announcements – these are all valuable tools for sharing information. But to really communicate with one another, we often need a stronger human connection than these methods can provide. Real communication happens best when we find ourselves face-to-face...
    PRHCPRHC · 11/27/2015 12:01 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views89882
  • Meeting and exceeding seasonal demands
    My sincere thanks to every member of the PRHC team for continuing to provide excellent care during the past few weeks as we have experienced unprecedented seasonal patient volumes. As hospital employees, we all know first-hand how difficult it can be to come to work at a time of year when people are usually home with their families celebrating. I am so impressed with our staff and physic...
    PRHCPRHC · 1/14/2015 5:47 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views92116
  • Holiday message
    For my last blog post of the year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on everything we have accomplished as a team here at PRHC in 2014. We have had so many good news stories, so many successes as an organization, and I hope our leaders, staff and physicians take away a great sense of accomplishment from the past twelve months. It is your hard work that has helped get us to the str...
    PRHCPRHC · 12/23/2014 4:27 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views94528
  • Update on the financial review
    An important task for a hospital CEO is to communicate with patients, employees and the community on a regular basis. As we look towards a new year I wanted to provide you with an update relating to the financial review undertaken by PRHC. I am happy to announce that PRHC continues to be in a stable financial position and we are well-placed to continue providing high-quality care to our ...
    tags : financial, review
    PRHCPRHC · 12/17/2014 8:38 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views95405
  • My Commitment to Patient Care and Accountability
    My Commitment to Patient Care and Accountability As I take on my new duties, I have really appreciated the support from our people and our community – and I thought it would be helpful to share a few thoughts about the principles that will guide me in my service. In many ways, they’re the same things that have guided me for years. I am passionate about the Peterborough Region...
    PRHCPRHC · 11/13/2014 4:03 PM ·  Comments0 ·  Views100693
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