New Nurse at Taddle Creek!
Victoria Paulionis has been hired as the Registered Nurse for S522 (replacing Rebekah Barrett) starting Apr 22, 2013. Victoria earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010 and her Bachelor of Science in 2007 both from UofT. Victoria comes to us with 3+ years of primary care nursing experience having worked with Marlee Medical Center, Summerville and Women's College FHTs.
Taddle Creek FHT employees win AFHTO Bright Lights Awards
At the Association of Family Health Team Organization’s October 2012 Conference, two Taddle Creek FHT employees won Bright Lights Awards. One for Best Practices in Health Promotion and Chronic Care, won by Megan Omstead, and the other for Strengthening the FHT Team, won by Sherry Kennedy. Congratulations.
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Minister of Health Deb Mathews visits Taddle Creek FHT Announcing Health Links
On Dec 6, 2012, the Honorable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health, visited Taddle Creek FHT to announce the creation of 19 Health Links across the province. Health Links will improve the co-ordination of care for high-needs patients such as seniors and people with complex conditions. Taddle Creek FHT is coordinating the Mid-West Toronto Health Link encompassing a geographic area west of Yonge St., east of Dovercourt, South of Eglinton and north of Lake Ontario. We are very excited to be working closely with our community partners, hospitals, other FHTs, CCAC, Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) on this project.
For more information on Health Links and pictures from the Minister's visit see below.
Taddle Creek FHT Launches Well Child Care Group
On November 5, 2012, Taddle Creek FHT held its first Well Child Care Group for 6 fourth month old babies. This is an innovative model of well child care that brings children of the same age together for their routine 'check ups' including growth measurements, hands on examinations, and immunizations. The visits involve various members of the team (e.g. nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists) who cover many key, relevant topics (e.g. developmental milestones, teething, introducing solids, teething, sleep, behavior and family issues, etc.). Group visits are held at 4, 6, 9, 12 & 15 months and individual visits with the primary care provider are at 2 and 18 months.
Taddle Creek Keeps on Growing
We recently hired two new staff members here at Taddle Creek Family Health Team. Welcome Brenda Ponic, Lead Social Worker. Brenda earned her Masters of Social Work from McGill University in 1997 and she also holds a BA in Sociology & Women’s Studies. Her professional experience includes being a SW for 9 years at the Women’s Health Center at St. Joseph’s and a psychotherapist at Family Transition Place in Orangeville.
Also welcome Shawn Goodman, Pharmacist. He has been hired for one day a week. Shawn earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2012. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His professional experience include being a pharmacist at Etobicoke & Caroline Family Health Teams, 1 year of hospital experience at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. In addition, Shawn has years of experience at private pharmacies.