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College infrastructure projects underway

Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle and Marilyn Gouthro, chair of the board of governors of Confederation College, last week celebrated the ground-breaking of Regional Education Alliance for Community Health (REACH) at the college, which received federal and provincial funding totalling almost $20.5 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and Ontario’s 2009 budget.

Surgical safety checklist required

Ontario is enhancing patient safety by requiring all hospitals to use a surgical safety checklist, beginning in January.

The checklist will build on the government’s patient safety indicator initiative that was launched in May, 2008 and currently includes eight indicators.

One of those indictors is C. difficile, which hospitals began to report in September, 2008.

Importance of family fun in spotlight this week

National Family Week has been celebrated since 1985 when it was proclaimed an official week by the Government of Canada.

From Oct. 5-11, Canadians in communities across the country will come together for local celebrations during National Family Week.

The week provides an opportunity to celebrate families and reflect on their importance in our lives.