We are CorHealth Ontario

As of June 22, 2017, we are CorHealth Ontario, an organization formed by the merger of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and the Ontario Stroke Network, with an expanded mandate spanning cardiac, stroke and vascular services through the entire course of care. CorHealth Ontario provides a strategic understanding of the care needs of both patients and providers, as the basis for clinical quality improvement, provincial planning, resource allocation and measurement performance of quality and outcomes.

A full CorHealth Ontario website is in development. Until its launch, please continue to visit this website for the information you need. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send us an e-mail.

Our Mission

We provide provincial leadership and planning for the Ontario Stroke System by measuring performance, partnering to achieve best practices, and creating innovations for stroke prevention, care, recovery and reintegration.

As of April 1, 2016, the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN) and Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN) have come together as a single entity to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to cardiac, vascular and stroke care in Ontario.

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What’s New

5Apr

Do you work in Stroke Rehab in Ontario? Are you interested in helping to identify ways to improve Stroke Rehabilitation intensity reporting?

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Research|

A group of students from the Physical Therapy program at Queen’s University are working with Vince DePaul PT PhD to conduct a survey regarding the experiences of therapists (OT, PT, SLP) and therapy staff with collecting and reporting inpatient stroke rehabilitation intensity (RI) data.

29Mar

ICES Research Video Series: Moira Kapral on risks of swallowing problems after stroke

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Rehabilitation, Research|

About 50 per cent of patients who have recently had a stroke will experience dysphagia (swallowing problems) which can in turn lead to pneumonia, disability and even death. That's why guidelines recommend that swallowing tests be conducted in all stroke patients within the first 72 hours after stroke, before taking any food or liquid by mouth.

17Mar

Stroke rehabilitation evidence and comorbidity: a systematic scoping review of randomized controlled trials

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Research|

Most strokes occur in the context of other medical diagnoses. Currently, stroke rehabilitation evidence reviews have not synthesized or presented evidence with a focus on comorbidities and correspondingly may not align with current patient population. The purpose of this review was to determine the extent and nature of randomized controlled trial stroke rehabilitation evidence that included patients with multimorbidity.

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