Southlake Hospital Recognized for the Successful Implementation of the Fracture Clinic Screening Program
Yesterday representatives from the Osteoporosis Strategy visited Southlake Hospital to recognize the hospital for the successful implementation of the Fracture Clinic Screening Program. Dr. Bertoia and Riki Yamada accepted the award from Osteoporosis Canada.
In addition, Dr. Thorne and his team at The Arthritis Program were recognized for connecting their osteoporosis program to the Fracture Clinic Screening Program. This successful collaboration has allowed us to improve patient care by facilitating bone mineral density testing, referring to a specialist, and providing osteoporosis care to patients who do not have a family physician. Dr. Ng and Diane Tin accepted the award from Osteoporosis Canada.
The Osteoporosis Strategy's Fracture Clinic Screening Program is currently in 32 hospitals across Ontario. The program was developed to address the care gap in Ontario and reduce the number of hip fractures. For more information on the strategy visit: www.osteostrategy.on.ca
Together we provide enhanced patient care and reduce the risk of future fractures.