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Kids Dig Health Bulletin - Fall 2011 Volume 2 #5

Centre For Child And Youth Digestive Health

McMaster Children’s Hospital

McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) transformed into a Specialized Women and Children’s Hospital/Adult GI Centre – April 1, 2011 The Centre for Child and Youth Digestive Health is part of that transformation

McMaster Emergency Department changed to focus on Children and Youth (anyone under age 18) on April 4th. This means all the Emergency Room doctors and nurses in the ER have chosen to work with children, teens and their families! The newly built Children’s Emergency Department will open next fall.

The New Adult/Pediatric Endoscopy Unit Centre opens in September 2011 on the hospital’s 4th floor. Patients value that general anaesthesia has been available to all patients under 18 undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy since October 2010

Staff Changes

New Staff Dr. Mary Sherlock MD, MRCP joined the Pediatric GI Team at McMaster Children’s Hospital July 1, 2011. Originally from Ireland, Dr. Sherlock completed her Pediatric GI Training at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children as well as her PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

TransitionsDr. Elyanne Ratcliffe  and Dr. Herbert Brill, presently on parental leave, return to service in December 2011 . Dr. Mary Zachos is running the Feeding and Swallowing (FAST) team until late fall. Lisa Kennedy RN has joined colleagues Chris Radoja and Allison Bossert on the nursing team. Dietitian Heather Milewski has returned to the CCYDH team to job share with Joanne Saab. Child Life Worker Laura Perkins returns to CCYDH while Shannon Nelson is on maternity leave.

Kids Dig Health Program

The KIDS DIG HEALTH PROGRAM is a research and education program for children and youth and their families and the Professionals that care for them.  KIDS DIG HEALTH offers timely information and education about nutrition, healthy active living and chronic GI diseases.

WWW.KIDSDIGHEALTH.ORG features education and links to other useful websites and resources.


MERCK Canada has donated $10,000 to the CCYDH to support development of a IBD Transition Program and data base

Can’t Wait to Donate?

You can direct your donations to support research and programming for kids with nutritional and digestive problems like celiac disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Disease, and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Send your check to: Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Re: Pediatric Digestive Disease Fund, 3E Clinic, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5