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A virtual reality prison solitary confinement room in a training scenario created by Ottawa-based company SimWave for the forensic psychiatry program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. (COURTESY OF SIMWAVE)

Researchers and staff at a St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton are using virtual technology to better understand what it feels like to be in a seclusion room, the health-care equivalent of a jail segregation cell.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph’s Housing Corporation is planning to begin construction of 28 rental townhouses geared to seniors on its land this spring.

St. Mary’s General Hospital continues to be recognized as one of the safest hospitals in Canada, with the seventh lowest mortality rate in the country and readmission rates that are significantly lower than the national average.

Complex cardiac care in Ontario is no longer limited to major urban teaching hospitals. New technologies and management techniques – coupled with strong partnerships – are strengthening advanced regional programs, bringing excellent care closer to cardiac patients where they live and dramatically improving medical outcomes.

St. Mary’s General Hospital has been recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation agency, for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care.

St. Mary’s General Hospital has introduced a minimally invasive heart procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at a higher risk for undergoing a valve replacement through traditional open heart surgery.

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