HRH Toronto Sun Insert December 2014

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Take a look at the new Humber River Hospital in this new 12-page insert.

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Humber River HospitalThe New

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EDITOR Dominique Milburn

DESIGN Fiona Dempsey



Our push to a digital hospital is not about technology for technology’s sake. It’s about using the latest tools to enable care providers to have more time at the bedside, with patients and families, putting the patient at the centre of the entire experience. It’s a community investment, designed to help us revolutionize healthcare; to help us put the caring back into care.

— Dr. Rueben Devlin,

Humber River’s president and CEO


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The new Humber River Hospital

has been planned from the ground up

with patients and families in mind.

The result: a design that will allow

the Humber team to fully implement

the latest patient and family-centred

care concepts, while using the most

innovative medical technologies and

design standards possible.

With opening day for receiving the

fi rst patients scheduled for October

18, 2015, the Humber planning team

and construction partners have

been hard at work over the past

year building North America’s fi rst

fully digital hospital. They’ve made

amazing progress, as shown by the

photos on these pages. Lean, green

and digital: the new Humber River


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A single patient room on one of the medical/surgical inpatient fl oors. Each of these rooms comes with its own three-piecebathroom and a place for a

family member to stay overnight. 

A nursing substation located on the medical/surgical inpatient fl oor.A panorama of the Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit located on the surgical fl oor.

The Chemotheraphy Clinic in the cancer care department is an open space with lots of natural sunlight.

This view from a second fl oor overlooks the

Portals of Care. Two storey windows will ensure lots of natural light along the south side of the hospital.

In October, two new MRI magnets were deliveredto the hospital.

A labour and delivery room on the maternal and child program fl oor.

This past year saw the installation of the hospital’s technology nerve center — here’s a look inside the server room, which is now online and being tested.


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It was one of those idyllic early October evenings where the air was crisp with just a hint of winter's cool welcome, a beautiful evening in fact, straight from a sweet fairy-tale, and one filled with laughter, amazing food and incredible company.

It was the third annual Harvest on the Humber Dinner, an event that came together, quite by accident when a dedicated little group of Humber fans collaborated on an initiative to help celebrate the new Humber River Hospital, opening on October 18, 2015 – the first digital hospital in North America, currently rising to majestic levels in the city's west-end.

This year's Harvest dinner, held

October 8, 2014, was one for the books — an intimate evening set inside the fabled Casa Loma's stunning Oak Room dining room where the attention to detail — from the gorgeous autumn flower arrangements to the spectacular seating — set standards for future celebrations.

Hosted by well-known television personality and Food Network star James Cunningham, host and associate producer of the hit TV series Eat St., guests were treated to a dinner spear-headed by Casa Loma chefs including Casa Loma's Executive Chef Cecil Cramer and Michael Ewing, corporate executive chef for Liberty Entertainment Group.

Adding to the culinary talent was the amazing, award-winning chef and author Ted Reader, and his team from the food company, which also included culinary visionary Eric Rogers, who brings more than twenty years of talent to the table.

Ted is known for his pyrotechnic charm and fearless culinary spirit, — and he brought his famous, fully-loaded BBQ firetruck, Hoptimus Prime, to create part of this year's Harvest on the Humber menu.

Everyone went home satiated and happy, with delicious cookies from Canada's famous The Cookie Man ( to enjoy at their leisure.

President and CEO of Humber

River Hospital Dr. Rueben Devlin

with wife Rhonda Devlin.

Heather Hurst, President and CEO of Humber River Foundation, and James Cunningham.

Guest Joseph Chiapetta (R) with Fausto Gaudio President of IC Savings and co-chair of foundation.

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Rita DeMontis National Food Editor.

Many thanks for the generous support

from the following who came together to make this year's Harvest on

the Humber 2014 a most memorable event:

Emma Foods, Ganz, Playing with Fire

Culinary Evolution, Casa Italia,, Abate Packers Ltd.;

event sponsors: Toronto Sun Newspaper

( Casa Loma.

Harvest on tHe Humber 2014

"Gratitude is to the heart what seeing is to the eye. My gratitude for the invite this evening. The atmosphere, the guests, the entertainment and the food were simply extraordinary. I am honoured to have been part of such an event. The success of any noble endeavour requires the support of the entire proverbial village. Consider us one of the villagers."

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Casa Loma Executive Chef

Cecil Cramer.

Jutta Zentil, Paul Zentil, President of Zentil Group of Companies, and Roy Scaini, Vice Chair of Foundation Board and Anna Pia Scaini.

Guest Jennifer Di Capo with Craig Baxter, Vice Chair of Hospital Board.

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Gerard Power, Director of Public and Corporate Communications, Humber River Hospital .

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Cherryl Tanteras has hope for the future.

She credits the wonderful care and compassion at

Humber River Hospital (HRH) for making that hope

a reality. Three years ago as a newcomer to Canada,

Cherryl, 33, arrived in Toronto with a plan: to work hard,

support her mother and two young children living in the

Philippines, and eventually bring them to Canada. That

plan quickly changed when she received a shocking


“When my doctor told me I had breast cancer and that it

had spread to my lymph nodes I thought I was going to die.

I immediately thought about my children, and was worried,”

she said. “Humber River gave me a lot of assurance and

I knew they were going to take good care of me. The entire

hospital team has been supportive and accommodating.

I am so thankful.”

Cherryl is one of the many patients benefi ting from

the exceptional care in Humber River’s Medical Imaging

Department. Next year, when the “new” Humber River

Hospital opens its doors, that care will be enhanced by

state-of-the-art technology and a Breast Health Centre

that will help patients like Cherryl receive the same

quality care, more effi ciently.

“Our new hospital will have one of the most

technologically-advanced diagnostic facilities in the

world,” said Dina Longo, HRH Director of Medical

Imaging. “We will be able to navigate patients through

their testing process quickly and easily without them

having to travel to different areas in the hospital. Top-

notch imaging quality is going to help our physicians and

staff enhance care in ways we’ve never seen before.”

As part of the Breast Health Centre, the Hospital will have

two fully digital mammography units with Tomosynthesis

technology, a Sensory Suite environment, two dedicated

ultrasound units, a bone mineral densitometry unit, a

specimen imaging unit and surgical consultation rooms

all in one location.

“This will allow us to diagnose breast cancers much

more rapidly, reducing wait times for our patients and

ensuring fast, safer and seamless care,” said Dr. Laura

Whiteacre, HRH General Surgeon who specializes in

breast health.

“Good quality technology is so important in breast

health and having a centre that’s has the testing and

treatment in one place provides an effi cient and one-of-a-

kind experience for the patient,” added Dr. Rene Shumak,

Radiologist and Breast Imaging Lead for the Central Local

Health Integration Network (LHIN).

“We’re focusing on becoming a high-risk diagnostic

assessment centre and our Breast Health Centre is an

important part of our commitment, continued Longo.

“Working with the latest technology will also allow us to

strengthen our relationship with Cancer Care Ontario to

Finding ways to be more

environmentally conscious is something

that most people and organizations take

seriously. Whether it’s taking public

transit to work or making the effort to

recycle, these green steps contribute

towards a healthier environment. That’s

exactly why Humber River Hospital

is pioneering green hospital design,

exemplifi ed with their new hospital, set

to open October 18, 2015.

Hospitals are some of the most

energy intensive buildings in Canada.

Powering medical equipment, lighting,

amenities, and more day-in and day-

out takes a lot of energy — energy that

can be reduced with the right building

design and latest technologies.

“Environmental sustainability means

a better quality of life for patients,

staff physicians, and for everybody,”

said Reuben Devlin, President & CEO

of Humber River Hospital. “I'm in the

'people care' business; every dollar I

save on energy resources, I put into

providing care."

Humber River’s new hospital has

been designed and is being constructed

with a goal of achieving Leadership

in Energy and Environmental Design

(LEED) Silver certifi cation — in fact,

it is on track to surpassing that goal

and may achieve LEED Gold status.

Buildings that comply with higher

LEED ratings cost less to operate,

reduce energy use, and can improve

overall comfort.

Some of the features of the hospital

that will contribute to improved

efficiency include using natural and

LED lighting, low flow toilets, faucets

and showers, automated lighting,

reflective and green roofing, and

windows that are electronically

controlled with solar power to

add shade, amongst many other

environmentally innovative strategies.

Staff will be encouraged to take

advantage of alternative means of

transportation through the hospital’s

partnership with Smart Commute

Toronto, with available bicycle

parking, as well as electrical vehicle

charging stations.

The benefi ts of an environmentally

conscious hospital to patients, staff,

physicians and community are great.

With lower operational costs, Humber

River Hospital can direct more dollars to

front line services, providing enhanced,

quality health care. The new Humber

River Hospital will reduce CO2 by roughly

20,000 tons a year — the equivalent to

taking about 4,000 vehicles off the

road. This leads to improved air

quality, a healthier community,

and a cleaner environment.




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ensure we are providing our patients with outstanding,

quality care.”

In addition to breast health, the new medical imaging

department will also be a digital hub for interventional

radiology, nuclear medicine and emergency medical

imaging — all with fully digital equipment that will keep

Humber River at the leading edge.

Cherryl Tanteras feels lucky to have found such a great and

sensitive care team at Humber River. She is eagerly awaiting

the new hospital.

“Flying half way around the world to give your kids a

better life is hard. But I am so thankful to Humber River for

extending my life and giving me hope for the future. The

new hospital will allow my wonderful care team to help

many more people like me.”

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Humber River Hospital (HRH) is proud to be building North America’s fi rst

fully digital hospital.

It sounds impressive — and it is — but what makes a hospital ‘digital’?

A fully digital hospital uses the most current technologies available to

enhance all aspects of quality care delivery. It leverages technology wherever

possible to improve effi ciency, accuracy, reliability and safety. It also allows for

easier information fl ow and access to care providers, patients and community


So, how will this digital hospital be better for patients and families? Think

about a physician using voice recognition technology to chart information right

at the patient's bedside. No written notes on paper, but an immediate, up-

to-the-minute patient record, instantly accessible to specialists and a family

physician. It allows for online consultation with far-away experts, real-time

notifi cation of test results, and access to diagnostic images, often in 3D.

Your healthcare team will have all of your information at their fi ngertips — you

won’t have to answer the same questions over and over at each department in

the hospital. It’s one-stop information collection and sharing, with safeguards

to protect your privacy.

When information is shared across the system instantly, work duplication is

avoided, the likelihood of errors is reduced, and service safety and effi ciency is

improved, leaving more time to spend caring for patients.

Patients will be at the centre of their own care process like never before. With

access to medical records, multi-language educational materials, and email

access to care team members, they will have more participation in all matters

regarding their care, and ultimately more control over their hospital experience.

Maximizing digital technology to enhance patient care in ways not done

previously is at the core of Humber River’s vision for its new home. And, the

possibilities expand every year. For us at HRH, It’s about our patients and their

families and revolutionizing the care we deliver to them, and to our community.

Digital Breast TomosynthesisA technology called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) will enhance that care

delivery for patients in the Breast Health Centre. DBT is a technology that takes multiple x-ray images of a breast from many

angles. The digital data information is then transformed via computer to produce three dimensional images.

“Tomosynthesis is valuable for detecting very small breast tumours, breast cancer in young patients and tumours in dense breast tissue,” said Dr. Russell Blumer, HRH Chief of Radiology. “It’s a new technology that’s recently been approved for use in Canada, and it’s showing great promise,” he added. “We are excited to be able to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients and community.”

Creating an optimal health care experience for women is at the heart of Humber River Hospital’s Breast Health Centre. A big part of that experience comes from the Sensory Suite, designed to distract a woman from the discomfort or anxiety of having a mammogram. Humber River will be one of only a handful of hospitals in Canada to utilize the Sensory Suite technology, with the goal of enhancing care for women on many levels.

In the Suite, patients have the option of choosing from different scenes using an iPad – seaside, garden or waterfall with gentle complimentary sound – to create an ambiance specifi c to their interests and comfort levels that will last for the duration of the testing. With the Sensory Suite, Humber River will be empowering patients to play a leadership role in their own care delivery.

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James Cunningham is the hilarious host and

associate producer of the incredible hit TV series

Eat St., which airs on Cooking Channel USA, Food

Network Canada, and in more than a dozen other

countries around the world. He is also the author

of the bestselling cookbook, Eat St., wherein he

shares recipes from the most daring, delicious, and

inventive street food that can be found anywhere.




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James Cunningham

addressing the guests.

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Known for his pyrotechnic charm and fearless culinary

spirit, Ted Reader is an award-winning chef, author and

food entertainer. Ted’s passion for all things smoked

and grilled is extremely contagious, to say the least.

You’ll often fi nd him spreading the gospel of BBQ to

audiences that inevitably end up salivating for more.

He’s written over twenty-one cook books, most recently

Gastro Grilling.

Eric Rogers has spent over two decades cultivating his

passion for cuisine, beginning with such Toronto

institutions as Browne’s Bistro, Auberge Gavroche and

most signifi cantly, as the right hand man to fresh food

innovator, Jamie Kennedy at the acclaimed Palmerston

Restaurant. Most recently Eric founded Playing with

Fire Culinary Evolution with Jenna Wilson, which brings

a whimsical and exciting approach to catered events.

(L-R) Rhonda Diamond, Kimberlee

Diamond and Justine Grossman.


Michael Ewing, a twenty-fi ve year veteran of the culinary

art industry, began a classical apprenticeship at Westin

Hotels at the tender age of 15. Working throughout the

city in many of Toronto’s top restaurants and catering

companies, Michael draws upon his many years of culinary

expertise and artistry to his latest post as Executive Chef

at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex and as the

Executive Chef for all of the Liberty Entertainment Group


Eddy Battiston, and Chair of Humber River Hospital Board of

Directors with guest Marvin Teperman.

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Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO

of Humber River Hospital.

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David Brooks is one-of-a-kind.

But it's not because he designed a custom-built, lakeside home — with specialized rooms — in beautiful Sundridge, Ontario. Not even because he’s courageous and survived a kidney transplant and years of struggle with his health.

Brooks is Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) longest surviving nocturnal home hemodialysis patient, and still has the same central venous catheter that was inserted in his chest in February 1994 — over 20 years ago.

“There is no one else in the world like me,” said Brooks, a 58-year-old car and truck salesman who is applying to the Guinness Book of World Records for Best Dialyzed Renal Patient and Longest Indwelling Central Venous Catheter.

“For over 20 years, I’ve been dialyzing seven nights a week, for almost eight hours each night, from the comfort of my home. I’ve completed over seven thousand, three hundred nightly treatment runs and I’m still going strong. I owe my tremendous quality of life to Dr. Andreas Pierratos and the Home Dialysis Team at Humber River for their extraordinary care over the last two decades.”

Earlier this year, HRH celebrated that extraordinary care and the 20th anniversary of its Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Program — a program that continues to improve the lives of dialysis patients in the Humber River community and beyond.

“I have an enormous feeling of satisfaction and achievement,” said


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Accreditation Canada surveyors with (far right, L-R):Deborah Dennie, HRH Director of Quality and Risk Management, HRH President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin, and HRH Chief Nursing Offi cer Marg Czaus.



Delivering safe, quality care:

Quality and safe care is the cornerstone of

Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) commitment to

its community.

That exceptional care was highlighted

last April when Humber River was awarded

Exemplary Standing — the highest possible

honour — by Accreditation Canada. The

hospital achieved these results after exceeding

hundreds of rigorous quality and safety

standards in all departments. The fi nal result:

Humber River was awarded over 98 per cent,

with 100 per cent compliance with all required

organizational practices.

“This achievement demonstrates your

organization’s determination and commitment

to ongoing quality improvement. We applaud

your leadership, staff, [physicians] and

Accreditation team members for their efforts

and dedication to the provision of safe, quality

health services,” noted Bernadette MacDonald,

Accreditation Canada Vice-President.

“I was impressed by the passion and

commitment to quality and to doing what is

right for patients,” added Andrew Williams,

Accreditation Canada Lead Surveyor.

“This result is another external validation that

our team is delivering quality, safe, professional

and respectful care to our patients and their

families,” said Dr. Rueben Devlin, HRH President

and CEO. “This recognizes the hard work and

dedication of all of our teams and our strong

focus on patient-centred care as a top priority.”

What is Accreditation Canada?An independent, not-for-profi t organization, Accreditation Canada is the national body charged

with evaluating healthcare organizations across Canada, including hospitals, against more than 2,000 comprehensive standards for care quality and safety.

What are Accreditation Standards?Accreditation standards are nationally-recognized best practices in health care. And while all of the

standards are important, Accreditation Canada has defi ned some standards as 'required' and others as 'high priority'. Accreditation Canada bases its accreditation fi ndings on how well hospitals meet these standards:

1) Required Organizational Practices (ROPs) - are essential practices that hospitals must have in place to enhance patient care and safety, and to minimize risk.

2) High Priority Criteria - are practices related to safety, ethics, risk management and quality improvement

How Does Accreditation Canada use the standards to decide accreditation?Through a week-long, in-person audit, Accreditation Canada compares how a hospital practices with national AC standard best practices. For Humber River Hospital to be "Accredited with Exemplary Standing," HRH had to meet all the ROPs, plus 95 per cent or more of the high priority criteria in each set of standards.









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Dr. John Hagen (L) and Elie Sader (R).

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As a third year University of Toronto

medical student, hands-on caring for

patients is important to Elie Sader. That’s

why he chose Humber River Hospital (HRH)

for his general surgery rotation last month.

“When I was deciding where to go, my

colleagues highly recommended Humber

River because of the unique, direct learning

opportunities that would allow me to spend

more time with patients,” said Sader, a

graduate of McGill and Oxford Universities.

“They were right. I’ve scrubbed in with

the whole general surgery team, and I’ve

learned so much.”

Sader is one of hundreds of students

benefi ting from HRH’s Medical Education

Department — a department that has seen

great expansion in the last two years. In

addition to coordinating the teaching of

students across many areas of medicine

and surgery, the department also deals

with numerous requests from international

students and medical professionals looking

to learn from HRH physicians.

“At Humber River, education is

fundamental to our mission, vision and

values,” says Dr. Ray Martin, the hospital’s

Vice-President of Medical and Academic

Affairs. “We have formal medical

education affi liations with the University

of Toronto and Queen’s University, and are

extremely dedicated to teaching the next

generation,” he added.

HRH takes pride in its longtime affi liation

with the University of Toronto, which has

seen numerous medical students, residents

and fellows train with HRH physicians

and staff in many departments, including

general surgery, emergency, anesthesia,

paediatrics, obstetrics and more.

“The reputation and teaching of the

surgical staff is exemplary and our students

can’t wait to learn at Humber River,” said

Dr. James Rutka, R.S. McLaughlin Professor

and Chair, Department of Surgery at

the University of Toronto. “We see our

relationship with the hospital as extremely

valuable and we look forward to building

on this relationship for many years to come.”

HRH is equally as proud of its more recent

collaboration with the medical school at

Queen’s University, which chose Humber

River as its Toronto partner almost two

years ago. Since that time, Queen’s students

have worked alongside HRH pediatricians,

obstetricians and gynecologists. Beginning

next month, students will also begin rotations

with the hospital’s Department of Medicine.

“Humber River Hospital, as an affi liate of

the Queen's Distributed Medical Education

(DME) network, will now provide our

undergraduate and postgraduate learners

the opportunity to work and learn in a

bustling urban setting [that will] enrich their

medical education and provide yet another

opportunity to work one-on-one with

experienced clinicians,” said Dr. Phil Wattam,

Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical

Education School of Medicine, Faculty of

Health Sciences at Queen’s University.

The extraordinary student experience is

thanks to the HRH physicians who make the

learning possible. Among them is Dr. John

Hagen, Humber River’s Chief of Surgery.

Dr. Hagen has received multiple teaching

awards from the University of Toronto. Just

last month, his collection grew as he was

awarded the 2014 Mentor of the Year Award

for Region Three by the Royal College of

Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This is the second year in a row that a

HRH physician has won a prestigious Royal

College award. Last year, Dr. Narendra

Singh — also involved in Humber’s Medical

Education program — received the Prix

d’excellence for Region Three. This award

recognizes a physician who is a role model for

excellence in patient care, and who has made

signifi cant contributions to patients and the

community. The titles make HRH the fi rst

hospital in 10 years to have two physicians

win Royal College awards consecutively,

something Martin says speaks to the depth

and quality of the HRH team.

For Sader, that team provided him with

the experience of a lifetime.

“It’s a privilege to be able to learn this

way. When you get this kind of mentoring

you learn much faster — it’s a one-of-a-

kind experience.”

Dr. Andreas Pierratos, HRH Nephrologist; Lead Independent Dialysis for the Ontario Renal Network; and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. “This celebration means that nocturnal hemodialysis has worked and is still working — here at Humber River and around the world — providing freedom for these patients and the excellent care that we were striving for when we fi rst began.”

“After a visit to Humber River Hospital, we converted our conventional home dialysis programs over to extended hour and frequency nocturnal home dialysis. Nocturnal dialysis took hold,” said Dr. John Agar, Nephrologist at the Geelong Hospital and Conjoint Clinical Professor of Medicine at Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health and Deakin University in Melbourne Australia. “Patient well-being, re-engagement with community and survival all benefi tted and improved.”

Unlike conventional dialysis, nocturnal dialysis allows the body to function more effi ciently by cleansing the blood daily over a longer period of time — at night — with less intensity. It’s a wellness model that makes patients feel better and limits the time they spend in the hospital. Most home dialysis patients visit HRH for a checkup every eight weeks.

After the death of Dr. Robert Uldall (the fi rst doctor to train a patient to self-administer dialysis treatment at home

during the night) in 1995, Pierratos took the lead in building Humber River’s nocturnal program and elevating it to astounding international success.

In the last two decades, the many accolades, publications and glowing compliments for Pierratos confi rm his commitment to his patients and his dedication to innovative and quality care.

In 2011, that commitment was highlighted when Pierratos received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Hemodialysis, recognizing his dedication and contributions to the fi eld.

“Dr. Pierratos is one of the most prominent international fi gures in dialysis,” said Dr. Christopher Chan, Associate Professor of Medicine and the R. Fraser Elliott Chair in Home Dialysis at the University of Toronto. “Andreas has changed the practice of dialysis and is truly deserving of this prestigious honour demonstrating his sustained excellence and commitment to the fi eld.”

“It’s a true team effort and I am so proud of the collaboration — the hard work, mutual respect and dedication of our team — that has resulted in our patients doing extremely well,” added Pierratos.

David Brooks couldn’t agree more. Nocturnal dialysis has become his modality of choice and has made a huge difference in his life, providing him with the feeling of functioning kidneys without a long list of medications to take every day. He has his own note of thanks for Dr. Pierratos and Humber River Hospital.

“I recently removed myself from the kidney transplant list because my quality of life is so high. Nobody is lucky to get any sort of disease but I consider myself blessed to have the support of the Humber River Team. Dr. Pierratos is a world class physician and because of his care and concernI am still alive today.”

David Brooks with Dr. Pierratos and Home Dialysis Nurse Clinician Mulugeta Demisashi.

Teaching the next generation at Humber River Hospital



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On October 18, 2015 your new Humber River Hospital will begin making patient care history in Canada. It will be North America’s fi rst fully digital hospital, it will teach young doctors a new way to deliver healthcare and it will be a model of effi ciency for every hospital in the GTA.

We need to reach our goal of $225 million in order to fi nish and equip what will become the new standard for patient care in Canada. Your new Humber River Hospital will revolutionize healthcare in Canada. Your support is vitally important.

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