Rouge Valley Health System

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Hospital receives grant

A new program designed by a team from the Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) will ensure priority patients receive their surgeries first. “This new program is about equity and fairness to make sure that you get your surgery when you need it,” said Renate Ilse, RVHS’s program director of surgery, endoscopy, and central processing.

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The YMCA takes action against child obesity

Superhero Y Guy from the Scarborough YMCA was busy last weekend saving the community – from obesity. The YMCA hosted Megathon, a fundraiser dedicated to entice kids to be more active to help fight obesity and raise money for the cause.

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Healthcare pros in a HUFF about hand hygiene

Your local hospital has a sanitary sense of humour. The Rouge Valley Health System decided to compete with the Toronto International Film Festival this year by launching its own film festival, this one focusing entirely on hand hygiene.

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Cancer survivor gives hopeful new face to disease

Tammy Horvath is a former medical social worker. She is a mother, best friend and wife. She is also a cancer survivor. After being diagnosed in March 2004, with two children under the age of five, she was given less than a month to live. Now, seven years later, Horvath is living proof that cancer can be beaten.

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Cancer care agency seeks government support

The director of a regional health facility in the GTA says plans to establish a cancer care database will help the people who need it most. Cancer Care Ontario has announced a four-year, $800 million…

Being charitable never looked so good

The Rouge Valley Health System Foundation, along with Sears of Scarborough Town Centre ,held their second annual fashion show fundraiser at the Momiji Centre on Nov. 7. The event included a silent auction, prize draws, wine tastings and runway show.