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Cornwall Organ Donors give the gift of life with 100 per cent conversion rate

Cornwall Organ Donors give the gift of life with 100 per cent conversion rate

Toronto Ontario – Today Trillium Gift of Life Network released new provincial data on hospital donation performance. Ontario is the only province to make this data publicly available – a practice that has led to higher donation rates in the province. Hospital donation performance is measured by two rates: routine notification and conversion. Routine notification […]

 Jason Setnyk

Knitting Purple Tuques for a Good Cause

Knitting Purple Tuques for a Good Cause

Cornwall Ontario – The Chateau Cornwall Knitting Club is pleased to present 140 purple hand-knitted baby tuques to Linda Lanthier (front right), Program Manager, and Diane Runions (front left), Public Health Nurse, at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU). The purple tuques were knitted for the EOHU’s “Period of PURPLE Crying” program, and will be […]

 Jason Setnyk

CCH Dealing with High Patient Volumes at 138 per cent occupancy

CCH Dealing with High Patient Volumes at 138 per cent occupancy

Cornwall Ontario – With an increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits, physicians’ offices being closed over the holidays and strains of gastroenteritis, influenza and pneumonia circulating in the community and in Long Term Care facilities, Cornwall Hospital is at its busiest with an occupancy rate of 138 per cent. This pressure comes on the heels […]

 Jason Setnyk

Cornwall Hospital getting ready to go smoke free

Cornwall Hospital getting ready to go smoke free

Cornwall Ontario – On January 1st 2018, all hospitals in the province of Ontario will be mandated to be smoke-free, under the Smoke Free Ontario Act. Until January 1st 2018 hospitals are permitted to identify one designated smoking area on the grounds for patients, employees and visitors. CCH has identified a designated smoking area for […]

 Jason Setnyk

Progress in Patient Safety at Cornwall Community Hospital

Progress in Patient Safety at Cornwall Community Hospital

Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Community Hospital is focused on patient safety. More than one-third of seniors experience falls, which can have a devastating physical and psychological impact, resulting in disability, chronic pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life, and even death. Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors and also contribute to […]

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Cornwall Community Hospital – Shortest wait times in province for MRI scans

Cornwall Community Hospital – Shortest wait times in province for MRI scans

Cornwall – January 9, 2014 – The numbers speak volumes. Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is an acute care, teaching hospital with 137 beds, and an emergency department that sees over 60,000 visits per year. Introducing new technology and services has only elevated the amount of people coming through the doors, and yet, despite this increase, […]