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Go ahead, get nutty

Eating nuts will improve your health.

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Wake-up call

Sleepless nights can take a toll on your health.

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Celebrating our nurses

Meet five individuals who exemplify the excellence nurses bring to work every day.

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Pain management

There is more to it than medication.

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24/7 urgent care for Concordia

The emergency department at Concordia Hospital will become a 24/7 urgent care centre on Monday, June 3, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Shared Health have announced.

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Closing the gap

Collaborative effort seeks to improve oral health outcomes for Indigenous children.

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Smart Pick: Your healthier snack choice

Choosing healthier food options is easier if the environment in which we live, work and play is supportive. And the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is working towards doing just that - supporting staff, volunteers, students and visitors through the rollout of its Healthy Eating Environments Guideline.

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Community connection

Novel program allows family physicians to provide better access to mental health care.

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Nurse on call

Help for patients with diabetes or heart failure just a phone call away.

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Preparing for change

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority President & CEO Réal Cloutier.

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Baby boom

Winnipeg's two obstetrical units are receiving an additional $2.3 million annually to hire more baseline staff to deal with an increase in the number of babies being born on the units.

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Take a course to improve your health

Starting this month, the WRHA's Health Management Group is offering courses in a number of areas, including health education, chronic disease management and rehabilitation.

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Region consolidates intravenous program

Centralized service will enhance delivery of care and improve efficiency.

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Enhancing mental health care

$7 million renovation at Victoria Hospital will accommodate 75 clients.

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Aiming high

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority President & CEO Réal Cloutier.

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Region spends $3.2 million to add more NICU nurses

Additional needed to keep pace with demand at city's two largest hospitals.

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Patient safety

Three initiatives highlight staff commitment to better health care.

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Surgical investment

Province to spend $5.3 million to increase hip, knee and cataract surgeries.

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Priorities for the future

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority President & CEO Réal Cloutier.

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Supporting seniors

HARTs play key role in helping older adults maintain their health and well-being.

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Changing the menu

Region moves to create healthier eating choices.

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Hawaii or bust

Middlechurch Home residents use novel cycling program to enhance their health.

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A focus on quality care

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority interim President & CEO Réal Cloutier.

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Walk-In clinic for Concordia

A Walk-In Connected Care clinic opening at Concordia Hospital next summer will provide access to care for area residents in need of same-day health-care services.

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Region enters phase two of consolidation plan

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is moving forward with the second phase of Healing Our Health System.

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Building on our success

Interim President & CEO Réal Cloutier gives and update on Phase Two of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Healing Our Health System plan.

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Opening hearts and minds

A training program now underway underscores the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's commitment to providing culturally safe care to Indigenous patients and their families.

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Timely care

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service have announced a new protocol for transferring patient care from paramedics to hospital emergency departments.

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The public's role

Interim President & CEO Réal Cloutier discuses the role of citizen panels play in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's ongoing effort to build a patient-centred health-care system.

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Where to go for care

Wondering where to go for health services in Winnipeg? Check out this video.

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Expanding dementia care

In response to a growing need for specialized dementia care, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has opened 11 long-term care beds designed for seniors with behavioral or psychological symptoms related to dementia.

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Nurse returns from Ghana

A local nurse practitioner and her daugther have just returned from a medical mission to Ghana. Learn more about their experience.

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Region wait times continue to shrink

Wait times for emergency and urgent care services are shrinking. That's one of several key findings contained in an evaluation of the first three months of a plan launched last fall to consolidate clinical services within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Raising the bar

No matter where you look within our health-care system, you will find passionate people committed to raising the bar when it comes to caring for their patients and clients.

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Region improves wait times

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority interim President and CEO Réal Cloutier.

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Eye on the future

No-sedation cataract surgery is now being performed at the Misericordia Health Centre. The main benefit of the new technique is that it saves time and money that can be reinvested into doing more cataract surgeries, according to officials with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Cardiac care among nation's best

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Cardiac Sciences program at St. Boniface Hospital has been recognized as one of the best in the country when it comes to certain types of heart procedures.

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Emergency department wait times improve

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has recorded substantial improvements in emergency department wait times, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

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Region nurse practitioner heading to Ghana

A Winnipeg Regional Health Authority nurse practitioner and her daughter are heading to West Africa on a mission to build a new clinic.

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Region launches new home care service

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has unveiled Priority Home, a new transitional home care service designed to support individuals at home who might otherwise be prematurely placed into long term care from hospital or community.

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Region announces new transitional care beds

Sixty-five new transitional beds will open later this fall in support of improved patient care within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Healing our Health System

A letter from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority interim President and CEO Réal Cloutier.

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211 Manitoba: your health care connection

New directory provides contact information for hundreds of health and social service organizations.

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Celebrating our nurses

Learn more about the various roles nurses play within the health-care system.

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Improving care

A new home care service is being created to help ensure seniors released from hospitals can be safely cared for at home.

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Welcome to the new Wave

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has re-launched Wave magazine as a digital-only publication, complete with a new look and website.

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