Shana Greatrix poses for a photo

Close to Her Last Breath

Shana Greatrix from Port Ryerse had trouble catching her breath. Unbeknownst to her, she was dangerously close to losing her life.

Verna reads a book in her hospital room next to a window.

A Rare Cardiac Surgery

Verna Ross could have died from heart failure. An extremely rare procedure saved her life.

Eleanor Churchill smiles for a photo

Standing Strong after a Horrific Fall

Eleanor Churchill was 85 years old when she fell down a flight of stairs in her home.

Ben playing hockey.

OHL Player Nearly Dies on the Ice

Ben Fanelli from Waterloo nearly died in 2009. While playing for the Kitchener Rangers, an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team, the 16-year-old was checked hard during a game and his head smashed into the boards.

Dr. Wes Oczkowski smiles for a photo

When a Doctor Becomes a Patient

Dr. Wes Oczkowski’s life was in danger, and he didn’t even know it. An intense pain developed in his chest one morning in February 2019 when he was clearing the snow from his car.

Phil & Tanya Sheldon hold hands in front of the Burn Trauma Unit Sign

Back in Action after the Fire

Constable Phil Sheldon of Beamsville was attempting to rescue a woman from a burning home in July 2015 when the house exploded, resulting in third- and fourth-degree burns to 50 per cent of his body.

Imagine Canada logo on a grey and red background.

Imagine Canada Reaccreditation

Imagine Canada applauded Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation for completing the reaccreditation process under its national Standards Program.

Dr. Sashi Perera smiles for a photo in front of a monitor with brain scans.

Increased Risk Factors for Stroke in Women

Women experience half of all strokes in Canada, but they are more likely to die from their stroke than men. The clinical and research teams at Hamilton Health Sciences are trying to change that outcome.

Charles and Margaret Juravinski.

Juravinski Legacy

Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski will create an endowment of more than $100 million.

Dr. Tej Sheth holds some papers while talking to a colleague.

A World’s First at The General

An interventional cardiology team led by Dr. Tej Sheth at Hamilton General Hospital conducted the world’s first clinical trial of a new hybrid imaging catheter on a patient. Read more