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Research Was Here – Dr. Grant Pierce

As a youngster growing up in southern Ontario, Grant Pierce was a sports fanatic ­­– a Montreal Canadiens fan proudly wearing Jean Béliveau’s #4 jersey. By the time he reached Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, basketball became his game as he played on one of Canada’s top intercollegiate teams. A career in coaching hoops or […]

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Dean’s story

During the most difficult time of my life, I found hope at St-Boniface Hospital. Fourteen years ago, I developed a severe intestinal infection. Day after day, I endured intense, burning sensations in my stomach while I was treated with antibiotics and medications to try and clear my digestive system. After nine long weeks, my ordeal […]

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Reducing infections through research

“I’d be the worst patient,” laughs researcher Dr. Michelle Alfa. “I’d be grilling them about how they cleaned their instruments.” Dr. Alfa’s concern is legitimate as hospitals around the world struggle with how to fight medical-device-related infection. Broadly speaking, there are two types of infection that affect patients while in hospital, explains Dr. Alfa, Principal […]

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Forty years of Palliative Care

Perhaps the greatest impact the Palliative Care Program at St-Boniface Hospital has had in its 40 years is that it has influenced the way the whole Hospital community looks at dying. “I remember a family arriving at the hospital shortly after their relative passed,” recalls Dr. Paul Henteleff, who directed the Program for 17 years. […]

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