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QUALITY AND SAFETY: A Renewed Committment 
 
On Solid Ground - Eastern Health’s Fall Prevention and Intervention ProgramOn Solid Ground
Eastern Health’s Fall Prevention and Intervention Program
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2012
Who among us hasn’t taken a tumble now and then? Who hasn’t experienced that jolt of fear and helplessness that we feel when one moment we’re firmly in control of where we’re going…and the next, we’re looking skyward?... >> more

SUSTAINABILITY: Making the Best Use of Resources 
 
Working LEAN at Eastern Health Working LEAN at Eastern Health
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2012
You’re picking your child up from school. Do you drive the route that traditionally takes you 25 minutes or the route that usually takes 15 minutes? You just put a load of laundry in the washer. Do you stand in front of it waiting for it to finish in order to put the clothes in the dryer?... >>more 

ACCESS: Reducing Wait Times
 
 
Improving Access to Emergency CareImproving Access to Emergency Care
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2012 
Eastern Health’s Regional Emergency Program has been hard at work developing initiatives and solutions to improve access to emergency services and reduce wait times in emergency departments....

POPULATION HEALTH: Promotion and Prevention
 
 
Friends for Life ProgramI Get By With a Little Help from my Friends
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2012 
Participants in the Janeway Family Centre’s Friends for Life program have true friends. The Friends for Life program helps prevent the development of anxiety and depression in children and youth by teaching...
>> more

 
6 February 2012 
Did you know that the risk of premature death is 6-12 times higher in women with Anorexia Nervosa as compared to the general population, adjusting for age? (Academy for Eating Disorders, 2011)...
SUSTAINABILITY: Making the Best Use of Resources

The Million Dollar Solution Managed Print Services The Million Dollar Solution 
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2011
Did you know that each and every month in Eastern
Health we print and photocopy 4.8 million pages of
paper? That’s 138,000 pages a day, 10 pages each - 365
days a year...
>> more
 
ACCESS: Reducing Wait Times

Diagnostic Detectives, Working Together to reduce wait times and improve serviceDiagnostic Detectives: 
Working together to reduce wait times and improve patient services
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2011
Eastern Health’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology solves medical mysteries on a daily basis. Diagnostic Screen Investigation—our own DSI Newfoundland—is state-of-the-art technology and Gil Grissom rolled into one... >> more
 
 
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2010
Recovering from mental health or addiction issues begins with two major steps; knowing you need help, and finding the resources for that help. This is a focus for Eastern Health, and its happening.. >> more



POPULATION HEALTH: Promotion and Prevention
 


Eastern Active SchoolsWorking With Schools to Give Children a Healthy Start 
Published on Connect Magazine, Fall 2010
In 2010 Health Promotion extended the Eastern Active Schools Program, which incorporates 20 minutes of activity into the classroom each day, into 11 new schools. The program currently runs in 55 schools...  
>> more

QUALITY AND SAFETY: A Renewed Committment
 


Teaming Up!Teaming Up! 
Published on Connect Magazine, Winter 2011
Lights flash. Monitors beep and whir. Staff rush in and out. There is no day or night. This is the reality of life in an ICU. Intensive care health professionals are very conscious of how much of an impact... >> more
 
 

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Updated Sep 25, 2012