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New HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital Welcomes First Leap Year Baby

The first Leap Year Baby ever born at the new HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital arrived this morning at 1:29 a.m.

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February is Therapeutic Recreation Month

Therapeutic Recreation Month occurs every February and celebrates the positive impact Manitoba’s recreational therapists have on patients.

Therapeutic Recreation is a health-care profession that uses recreation as a form of intervention. As part of a team, recreation coordinators work alongside physicians and other health professionals to help patients with any kind of impairment—physical, emotional, cognitive or social—and encourage them to embrace leisure.

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Nursing Initiatives at HSC Winnipeg

A message from Monika Warren, acting chief nursing officer, HSC Winnipeg

My name is Monika Warren, acting chief nursing officer at HSC Winnipeg. I started my career as a nurse 29.5 years ago at HSC. During my career, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about the nursing practice, as well as how much patients benefit from the collaboration and skill of the entire inter-professional team.

I feel very proud to represent our profession at HSC. The best part of my week is when I get to walk through the units and meet and speak with nursing staff and our patients and their families.

Over the past two years, our health system has experienced unprecedented change designed to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of the care we provide.

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Shared Health doctor inducted into the Order of Canada

2019 ended on a very high-note for Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, one of HSC Winnipeg’s physicians and a clinical and metabolic geneticist in the Program of Genetics and Metabolism with Shared Health Manitoba and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, who was inducted into the Order of Canada on December 28.

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Winnipeg’s first baby of 2020

On Jan. 1, Winnipeg’s first baby of 2020 was born at 12:18 a.m. at HSC Winnipeg Women’s Hospital to happy parents, Sunaina and Rupinder Singh, and loving three-year-old big sister, Harkirat.

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‘They love our baby as much as we do’: First patient moved to new HSC Women’s neonatal intensive care unit

Baby Hudson was the first NICU patient to move to the new facility at 665 William Avenue.

Born on November 15, 2019 at 4:47 p.m., weighing one pound 2 ounces, baby Hudson was born at 25 weeks. He was admitted to the former Yellow Deer NICU, and his parents were notified of the move to the new building from the first day they arrived to HSC Winnipeg.

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Manitoba families now have access to specialized care in new state-of-the-art facility

180 staff and volunteers supported the move of patients, equipment over four hours on December 1

HSC Winnipeg officially opened the doors of its new Women’s Hospital at 665 William Ave on Sunday, Dec. 1, as 93 women and babies were transitioned to the new space in a carefully planned and choreographed move from the Women’s Pavilion and three Neonatal Intensive Care Units, announced HSC Winnipeg Chief Nursing Officer Monika Warren today.

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A two-thousand-kilometre journey in search of answers

On the day that would have been her oldest child’s birthday, Nina Kautuq received the answers she has always longed for.

In 2015, Nina, her husband Ike and their four children, aged two to 11 at the time, were camping near Pond Inlet in Nunavut on August 16 when their tent caught on fire. Nina and her children were flown to Ottawa to receive care, while Ike was transported to HSC Winnipeg.

The decision of where to transfer each family member was based on resources available at the time and where they could receive the fastest care possible.

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