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New North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team to provide better connected care for patients
News release
December 4, 2019

The Ontario Government announced the North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team (NWT OHT) as one of the first 24 teams in the province to implement a new model of delivering healthcare that better connects patients and providers in their communities to improve patient outcomes.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Holiday Bazaar
Snapd Bloor West
December 3, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre, in conjunction with their Activation Therapy Department, held its annual Holiday Bazaar on November 28.

Cultivating an outstanding patient experience
Seniors LifeStyle Magazine and Hospital News
November 26, 2019

By incorporating gardening into patients’ activation therapy sessions, Runnymede has developed an innovative way to enhance the patient experience and increase their social engagement.

Ontario investing in new long-term care beds
Snapd Bloor West
November 1, 2019

On Oct. 9, we welcomed the Minister of Long-Term Care, The Hon. Dr. Merrilee Fulleron, who reaffirmed the Government of Ontario's commitment to build 200 new long-term care beds at Runnymede.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Halloween Party
Snapd Bloor West
November 6, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre held their annual Halloween Party for patients and family members on October 31.

Active Rehab restores Blanka's active lifestyle
Seniors LifeStyle Magazine and Rehab and Community Care Magazine
October 26, 2019

Runnymede's new Active Rehab program was able to help former patient Blanka to return home and resume her active lifestyle after suffering injuries from a dangerous fall.

200 new long-term care beds coming to Runnymede
CityTV
October 9, 2019

The Minister of Long-Term Care, the Hon. Merrilee Fullerton visited Runnymede to reaffirm the Ontario government's commitment to allocate 200 new long-term care beds to Runnymede.

Long-term care announcement from the Minister of Long-Term Care
CP24
October 9, 2019

The Minister of Long-Term Care, the Hon. Merrilee Fullerton visited Runnymede to reaffirm the Ontario government's commitment to allocate 200 new long-term care beds to Runnymede

Ontario investing in new long-term care beds
News release
October 9, 2019

The government announced it is re-affirming its commitment to allocate 200 new long-term care beds to Runnymede's Long-Term Care Home project in Toronto.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre staff trained in violence de-escalation
Toronto.com
October 8, 2019

By training staff to recognize and address people who are at risk of aggressive behaviour, Runnymede is helping to safely resolve potentially dangerous situations.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's volunteer appreciation dinner
Snapd Bloor West
October 1, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre hosted a special dinner in September to honour the many contributions of its volunteer team.

From caregiver to patient: Jennifer Murray's one-of-a-kind story
Seniors LifeStyle Magazine
September 26, 2019

Jennifer's first-hand experience as both family caregiver and patient gives her a singular insight into what it really means when Runnymede puts “you first."

Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s patients celebrate Independence Day
New Pathway
September 6, 2019

On August 27, Runnymede Healthcare Centre (Toronto) held a Ukrainian Heritage Celebration and Service for its patients.

Humber River Hospital and Runnymede Healthcare Centre announce new partnership
Hospital News
September 1, 2019

On July 16, the Humber River Hospital (HRH) and Runnymede Healthcare Centre (Runnymede) made a special presentation to announce that they have formed an innovative new partnership.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Celebrates Ukrainian Independence Day
Snapd Bloor West
September 1, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre hosted a celebration in honour of Ukrainian Independence Day.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre welcomes Hands-on Exotics
Snapd Bloor West
September 1, 2019

Seeing a Savannah cat or an iguana up close doesn’t happen often, but when Runnymede Healthcare Centre welcomed Hands on Exotics and their furry friends to the hospital, patients were able to do exactly that.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Peach Party
Snapd Bloor West
September 1, 2019

Patients and family members celebrated summer with a party in the garden.

Dynamic partnership between North Western Toronto OHT and RNAO's BPSO program
Cision
August 20, 2019

Runnymede is a member of the North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team (OHT), which is the first OHT to strike a partnership with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)'s Best Practices Spotlight Organization (BPSO) program. Find out how this advances the provincial government's goal of making the health system more patient-centred.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre introduces 7-day recovery program
Toronto.com
August 20, 2019

By introducing the 7-day model, Runnymede is moving more patients like David Bergart faster through rehabilitation so they can get home sooner.

Humber River Hospital and Runnymede Healthcare Centre Announce New Partnership
snapd Bloor West
August 1, 2019

On July 16, the Humber River Hospital (HRH) and Runnymede Healthcare Centre (Runnymede) made a special presentation to announce that they have formed an innovative new partnership.

New 7-day active rehab model speeds recovery
Hospital News
August 1, 2019

By introducing the 7-day model, Runnymede is moving more patients like David Bergart faster through rehabilitation so they can get home sooner.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre and Swansea PS share intergenerational program
Toronto.com
July 26, 2019

Created in partnership with nearby Swansea Public School, Runnymede’s intergenerational program is an outstanding example of how the hospital enhances the patient experience and enriches the community.

Humber and Runnymede announce partnership
Canadian Healthcare Technology
July 24, 2019

The partnership is anchored in the Government of Ontario’s vision for a connected and sustainable healthcare system. Together, the two hospitals will deliver end-to-end, coordinated care.

Two west Toronto health facilities aim to end hallway medicine
Toronto.com and Bloor West-Parkdale Neighbourhood Voice
July 17, 2019

Runnymede and Humber River Hospital have partnered to address patient wait times and enhance the delivery of seamless, patient-centred care.

Intergenerational Week at Runnymede
snapd Bloor West
July 1, 2019

Runnymede's intergenerational program, created in partnership with Swansea Public School, enhances the patient experience and enriches the community.

New rehab program helps patients get back to their lives
Toronto.com and Seniors LifeStyle Magazine
June 30, 2019

Runnymede’s new Active Rehab program is not just an exciting step forward — it is also a crucial solution to easing health system woes and ensuring that patients get the care they need, when they need it.

Intergenerational week 2019
CBC Toronto
June 20, 2019

Grade 1 and 7 students from Swansea Public School spent an entire week at Runnymede Healthcare Centre as part of an innovative intergenerational program that provides social benefits to both children and the patients.

Father's Day Social at Runnymede Healthcare Centre Snapd Bloor West
June 15, 2019

In honour of Father's Day, Runnymede Healthcare Centre hosted a gathering for patients and families on June 15.

Runnymede Patient Uses Her Voice To Make A Positive Impact
Seniors Lifestyle Mag
June 10, 2019

When she was a child, Marta Chomyn’s parents instilled the mantra she lives by to this day: Leave the place better than when you came in.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Mother's Day Tea
Snapd Bloor West
June 1, 2019

Runnymede's activation therapy department held a Mother's Day Tea event for their patients and their families in the Gathering Room.

Nursing Week Opening Ceremony
Snapd Bloor West
June 1, 2019

On May 6, Runnymede kick started its Nursing Week celebrations with a special event for all staff that honours the vital work nurses do.

Face-to-Face With Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Control Today
May 31, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre has taken steps to strengthen its partnerships with patients and families by increasing access to the hospital’s infection control experts.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre celebrates dedicated service of staff
Snapd Bloor West
May 23, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre honoured their longstanding employees with a recognition ceremony and barbecue on May 21.

2019 Nursing Hero Nominees
Hospital News
May 1, 2019

Runnymede's exceptional nurses were honoured in Hospital News's annual list of Nursing Heroes.

Toronto hospital biodigests leftovers, turns food scraps into drain-safe grey water
Environmental EXPRT
April 22, 2019

By putting leftover food waste into a biodigester instead of a dumpster, Runnymede cuts carbon and methane emissions and stays ahead of Ontario’s plans to divert more food waste from landfills.

Reducing hallway medicine through innovation and growth
Hospital News
April 1, 2019

By launching a new inpatient rehab program and moving ahead with plans to construct a long-term care facility, Runnymede is working to increase healthcare system capacity and remove obstacles to patient flow that can result in hallway medicine.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Valentine's Day Party
snapd Bloor West
April 1, 2019

Runnymede's activation therapy department hosted a Valentine's Day themed party for patients and families, and all were invited to join in for music and good times.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre achieves its second Exemplary Standing Accreditation
Healthscape
March 7, 2019

In December, Runnymede achieved an exceptionally rare feat when it was awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada, the organization that sets the benchmarks for quality and safety in healthcare, for the second time in a row.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Black History Month celebrations
snapd Bloor West
March 1, 2019

On February 20, Runnymede hosted its 15th annual Black History Month Celebration, featuring educational displays from the Ontario Black History Society as well as Caribbean food and music.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre offers specialized rehab program for patients at Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga News
February 10, 2019

In March of 2017, Mississauga resident Melanie Radjenovic experienced a stroke and was brought to Runnymede after her initial treatment at Trillium Health Partners. Find out more about how the rehab programs offered by Runnymede are supporting patients from THP.

Face-to-face with infection prevention and control
Hospital News and Infection Control Today
February 1, 2019

Since infection prevention is fundamental to patient safety and the recovery process, Runnymede has taken steps to strengthen partnerships with patients and families by increasing access to its infection control experts.

June's long road to recovery leads back home
SeniorsLifeStyle Magazine
January 17, 2019

Read June's story of recovery after she suffered a fall and find out why, after being a Runnymede patient for 15 months, her feelings upon discharge were bittersweet.

Runnymede earns highest possible ranking
Toronto News Review
January 9, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre has once again earned the highest possible ranking from Accreditation Canada.

Achieving the extraordinary: Runnymede Healthcare Centre earns accreditation with exemplary standing, with zero unmet standards
The Canadian Business Journal
January 8, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre was awarded a four-year Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, the highest possible rating from Accreditation Canada. This is the second time in a row Runnymede has had zero unmet standards in an accreditation survey, placing the hospital among an elite group to consecutively repeat such an achievement.

Bridging generations to enhance quality of life
Rehab and Community Care Medicine Magazine
January 1, 2019

Runnymede's intergenerational program brings kindergarteners in to participate in shared activities and projects with the hospital's senior citizen patients.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Holiday Bazaar
snapd Bloor West
January 1, 2019

Runnymede held its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 28, which was open to residents, family members, and to the general public.

Runnymede Launches New HTSD Rehab Program
Healthscape
December 06, 2018

In February 2019, Runnymede Healthcare Centre will launch a High Tolerance Short Duration Rehabilitation (HTSD Rehab) program for adults who can benefit from intensive, short-term rehabilitation after injury or surgery.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Remembrance Day Ceremony
snapd Bloor West
December 1, 2018

On November 10, patients and families were joined by the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada to pay tribute to our country's men and women in uniform.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre Halloween Party
snapd Bloor West
December 1, 2018

On October 31, Runnymede Healthcare Centre held its annual Halloween party for patients and families.

Remembrance Day Ceremony at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
CTV News Toronto
November 10, 2018

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada joined Runnymede and the hospital's patient veterans to mark Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War (coverage begins at approx. 11 minutes).

A touch away - Runnymede Healthcare Centre leverages technology to transform the patient experience
Canadian Healthcare Facilities
Fall 2018

Establishing immediate personal connections and facilitating ongoing feedback are just some of the ways in which technology has helped transform the patient experience at Runnymede.

Making patient and family voices central to patient care
Hospital News and Healthscape
November 1, 2018

In his role on Runnymede's patient family advisory council, Dave Fasano is not just a voice for his wife Lori, but an advocate for all the hospital's patients.

Runnymede launches new HTSD Rehab program
Hospital News
November 1, 2018

By running HTSD Rehab alongside its existing LTLD Rehab and Medically Complex programs, Runnymede is addressing the growing demand for treatment in its community and beyond.

The spirit of generosity - how one boy turned his birthday party into a hospital fundraiser
Healthscape
November 1, 2018

Xavier Petrolito, Runnymede Healthcare Centre's youngest donor, forewent birthday presents to make a difference in the lives of patients.

Celebrating National Seniors Day at Runnymede
snapd Bloor West
November 1, 2018

The hospital invited seniors from the community to attend free educational sessions tailored to their needs. As part of Runnymede’s ongoing speaker series, the sessions helped commemorate National Seniors Day.

Syme 55+ Health Fair
snapd Bloor West
November 1, 2018

Runnymede was proud to take part in the Syme 55+ health fair, which showcased local organizations and services that are geared towards keeping seniors healthy in their community.

Enhancing the patient experience through specialized Lean training
Healthscape and Hospital News
October 4, 2018

Find out how the recent participation by Runnymede staff in Lean training sessions supports professional development and enhances the patient experience.

ALC prevention puts patients first
Hospital News
October 1, 2018

By strengthening the way it manages admissions and discharges, Runnymede has cut its ALC days in half, enabling patients to access the care in a setting that best meets their needs.

Patients and families make meaningful change at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Healthscape
September 6, 2018

Find out how Runnymede empowers patients and families to be partners in care by providing opportunities to share feedback and collaborate in the decision making processes at the hospital.

Peach party at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Snapd Bloor West
September 1, 2018

Runnymede's patients and family members celebrated summer with a party in the garden gazebo.

Bridging generations to enhance quality of life at Runnymede
Hospital News and Seniors LifeStyle Magazine
August 1, 2018

Runnymede's intergenerational program brings kindergarteners in to participate in shared activities and projects with the hospital's senior citizen patients.

Runnymede opens its doors to support community health
Healthscape
August 1, 2018

Runnymede recently launched a speaker series that is designed to extend the benefits of its clinical team's expertise beyond its patients.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre welcomes Ontario PC leader Doug Ford
Snapd Bloor West
July 1, 2018

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford visited Runnymede to meet with patients and staff during one of his campaign stops prior to the June 7 provincial election.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's intergenerational program
Snapd Bloor West
July 1, 2018

Runnymede welcomed kindergarten students from Swansea Public School for an entire week as part of an innovative program that provides social benefits for both children and patients.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Father's Day social
Snapd Bloor West
July 1, 2018

Runnymede's activation therapy team hosted a World Cup-themed Father's Day celebration for patients and family members on June 15.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre establishes itself as a Community Healthcare Hub
Hospital News and healthscape.ca
June 1, 2018

Runnymede is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to build a 200-bed long-term care (LTC) home adjacent to the existing hospital.

The President of Malta visits Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Snapd Bloor West
June 1, 2018

While visiting Canada the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, together with the Ambassador of Malta, Pierre Clive Agius, and the Consul General of Malta, Hanan El Khatib, made a special appearance at Runnymede.

The President of Malta visits Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Snapd Bloor West
June 1, 2018

While visiting Canada the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, together with the Ambassador of Malta, Pierre Clive Agius, and the Consul General of Malta, Hanan El Khatib, made a special appearance at Runnymede.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Mother's Day tea party
Snapd Bloor West
June 1, 2018

Runnymede's activation therapy department hosted a very special tea party for patients in honour of Mother's Day.

Students visit to health centre 'lifts spirits'
CTV News
May 30, 2018

Kindergarteners spend a week of classes with seniors
CityNews
May 30, 2018

Announcing a new long-term care home
Toronto Star
May 26, 2018

Maltese President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, joined Runnymede President & CEO Connie Dejak in celebrating the announcement of a 200-bed long-term care home to be built adjacent to the hospital.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre improves access to long-term care
Markets Insider
May 2, 2018

Runnymede will improve access to long-term care with the creation of a new 200-bed long-term care home to be built adjacent to the existing hospital.

The very first long-term care facility for Maltese-Canadian elderly people in Toronto
Live News Malta
May 2, 2018

At a ceremony held in honour of Maltese President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Runnymede President & CEO Connie Dejak announced a $70 million investment by the Ontario government to expand Runnymede.

Centre for the elderly in Toronto to dedicate beds to Maltese patients
TVM
May 2, 2018

Runnymede is to enlarge its facilities with a $70 million investment, and will dedicate a number of beds for the use of the Maltese community.

Runnymede's volunteer week open house
Snapd
April 13, 2018

Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s volunteer services team invited patients, families, community members and staff to their Volunteer Open House on April 13 in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

Innovative patient care management system helps medically complex patients
Healthscape
April 5, 2018

Georges Maalouf entered Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Medically Complex program after a month in acute care following a severe stroke that rendered him completely immobile and unable to even breathe or eat solid food.

Leveraging technology to transform the patient experience
Hospital News
April 1, 2018

Outbreak season can be hard on patients whose family members are too sick to visit. But thanks to some creative use of technology at Runnymede Healthcare Centre, patients can still connect face-to-face with their families via video calling.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's St. Patrick's Day Party
Snapd
April 1, 2018

The Activation Therapy team at Runnymede Healthcare Centre hosted a St. Patrick's Day party for patients and families on March 16.

Hands-free technology enhances patient care at Runnymede
Canadian Healthcare Technology
April 1, 2018

Runnymede Healthcare Centre, a 200-bed complex care and rehab hospital, has implemented a new, voice-activated technology to streamline collaboration among clinical staff.

Patient care management system helps medically complex patients navigate road to recovery
Hospital News
March 1, 2018

Learn how Runnymede's medically complex program transformed the life of Georges Maalouf, after spending a month in acute care following a severe stroke that rendered him completely immobile and unable to even breathe or eat solid food.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Valentine's Day celebration
Snapd Bloor West
March 1, 2018

Patients, family members and staff celebrated Valentine's Day with a spectacular party that filled the hospital's Gathering Room.

Hands-free technology enhances care at Runnymede
Hospital News and healthscape.ca
February 1, 2018

A new voice-activated technology streamlines collaboration among clinical staff at Runnymede by enabling hands-free mobile conversations.

Low Tolerance Long Duration Rehab: A safe bridge to home from acute care
Home and Long Term Care News
January 1, 2018

Runnymede's LTLD Rehab program provided Doris Dunne with the level of care she needed after an acute care stay so she could safely transition back home and resume her independence.

St. Pius Choir Performs at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
snapd Bloor West
December, 2017

The St. Pius Choir, made up of students from ranging from grades 2 to 8 from St. Pius X, brought extra Christmas cheer to Runnymede when they performed for patients at the hospital on December 5.

Warren Park Hockey Team visits Runnymede Healthcare Centre
snapd Bloor West
December, 2017

The Warren Park kids Hockey team made Christmas cards with patients and sang a Christmas Carols during their visit at Runnymede.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre welcomes a visit from Swansea Public School
snapd Bloor West
December, 2017

Runnymede welcomed a visit from Swansea Public School, whose students treated patients and families with Christmas carols.

Tree decorating ceremony at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
snapd Bloor West
December, 2017

Runnymede celebrated its annual tree decorating ceremony with a holiday sing along for patients and families.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Annual Holiday Bazaar
snapd Bloor West
December 1, 2017

Runnymede held its annual Holiday Bazaar November 30 for the hospital's patients, family, and staff. Items for sale were crafted by patients, with plenty of items to choose from including glassware, knitted products, greeting cards, jewelry, candles and ornaments.

A Taste of Portugal at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
snapd Bloor West
December 1, 2017

Runnymede held its first-ever "A Taste of Portugal" patient event in the Gathering Room with cultural celebrations that included traditional food and music.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Halloween Party
snapd Bloor West
December 1, 2017

Patients, family members, and staff at Runnymede Healthcare Centre got together in the Gathering Room to celebrate Halloween with a party hosted by the hospital’s activation therapy team.

Remembrance Day Ceremony at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
CTV Toronto
November 4, 2017

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada joined Runnymede and the hospital's patient veterans to mark Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day Ceremony at Runnymede Healthcare Centre
snapd Bloor West
November 4, 2017

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada joined Runnymede and the hospital's patient veterans to mark Remembrance Day.

Giving patients and families a voice
Hospital News and healthscape.ca
November 1, 2017

With its new patient and family engagement committees, Runnymede is enhancing the patient experience by providing a forum for patients and families to actively engage in their care.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's Infection Prevention and Control Week
snapd Bloor West
November 1, 2017

The hospital held a special event for patients, staff and volunteers to celebrate and create awareness about Infection Prevention and Control Week.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre's 72nd Birthday
snapd Bloor West
November 1, 2017