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WGH kitchen prepares FNHP traditional dish
Posted 1/18/2017
Whitehorse – Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH), along with other health care organizations across Canada, is taking part in a collaborative effort to elevate the role of food in patient care. The... More
Chris Caldwell mural art
Posted 1/15/2017
Whitehorse – A colourful and whimsical mural by a local artist will be installed at Whitehorse General Hospital to help create a more comfortable and healing environment for patients and visitors... More
ECU gathering room
Posted 12/21/2016
After several months of hard work and collaboration, Whitehorse General Hospital's Elder Care Unit (ECU) has opened and enhanced hospital care for older Yukoners. Since joining the... More
WGH Expansion - building exterior - December 2016
Posted 12/14/2016
WGH’s new two-storey wing was ‘clad to the weather’ last month as expansion construction continues on schedule into the winter months and hospital teams move ahead with preparations for opening day... More
2016 Northwestel Festival of Trees
Posted 12/5/2016
Whitehorse – The Yukon Hospital Foundation’s 2016 Northwestel Festival of Trees inspired individuals and businesses across the territory to give generously to quality health care, resulting in one of... More
Posted 8/24/2016
Whitehorse – A number of emergency department (ED) nurses at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) are now certified instructors in the Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale (CTAS) – a system that allows... More
Posted 8/23/2016
The public is invited to join us for our 2016 Annual General Meeting, reporting on activities from the past year at Yukon's hospitals, as well as updates about WGH expansion,... More
WGH
Posted 7/18/2016
Whitehorse — Working together, the Government of Yukon, the Yukon Hospital Corporation, doctors and nurses have developed a plan to address hospital bed shortages. This plan, developed... More
Posted 6/28/2016
Whitehorse – As Whitehorse General Hospital expansion continues to move forward, a new patient/visitor parking lot will be under construction from July 4 to late August. During this short time, there... More
National Aboriginal Day 2016 - 7
Posted 6/22/2016
Whitehorse – As Canadians were celebrating this year’s National Aboriginal Day with events all over the country, First Nations Health Programs (FNHP) at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) organized an... More
Posted 5/9/2016
May 9-15, 2016 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every... More
Posted 4/6/2016
Whitehorse – Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) will be part of a new initiative to improve health care for seniors. The WGH team was selected as one of 18 national and international organizations to... More
Posted 3/22/2016
Mondays from April 4-25, 2016 6-8 pm Canada Games Centre Boardroom Whitehorse $20 [[{"fid":"464","view_mode":"media_original","type":"media","attributes":{"title":"Diabetes Wellness Series... More
First Nations Health Programs
Posted 3/3/2016
Whitehorse – First Nations Health Programs (FNHP) in Yukon’s hospitals have launched a three-part video series this month to put a spotlight on the significance of cultural understanding and to... More
Posted 2/24/2016
Whitehorse – Construction on Whitehorse General Hospital expansion will continue in the weeks ahead, bringing significant and noticeable changes to the hospital’s campus. Most notable, Yukoners... More
Northwestel Festival of Trees
Posted 11/18/2015
Whitehorse – The Yukon Hospital Foundation will kick-off the 2015 Northwestel Festival of Trees – one of the most anticipated community celebrations of the year – with the opening event on November... More
Posted 11/16/2015
All this week, Yukon hospitals are encouraging patients, staff and the community to become more aware of antibiotic use. That’s because antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to the advances... More
Posted 11/8/2015
As Canada celebrates Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) from November 8-14, we specifically recognize the 18 nationally certified MRTs in the Yukon who are on-staff at Whitehorse General Hospital... More
Posted 10/26/2015
Whitehorse – Local health and wellness experts will team up this November during Diabetes Awareness Month for a special workshop series that will offer support and strategies to Yukoners living with... More
Posted 9/30/2015
Whitehorse General Hospital Cafeteria September 30, 2015 7-9 pm The public is invited to join us for the open house which will include our 2015 Annual General Meeting, reporting on... More
Posted 6/18/2015
On June 21, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast. This is a special day to... More
An artist rendering illustrates the conceptual design of the two-storey hospital wing to be built at Whitehorse General Hospital.
Posted 6/9/2015
Whitehorse – Yukoners got a first look at the Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) Expansion. Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski was joined by Yukon Hospitals’ Board of Trustees Chair Craig Tuton and the... More
Posted 5/20/2015
Whitehorse – A preferred proponent has been selected to finalize a design‐build agreement to deliver the next phase of expansion to Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH). The naming of PCL... More
Posted 5/9/2016
May 9-15, 2016 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every... More
Posted 5/10/2015
Participants in the Run for Mom events get active and raise fund for breast health initiatives in Yukon. The largest event is in Whitehorse, as runners/walkers start in S.S. Klondike Park ... More
Posted 4/24/2015
Whitehorse - The Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) locals, representing support services staff at the territory’s three hospitals, yesterday reached a... More
Posted 4/16/2015
Our hospitals in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Watson Lake now have a new website to provide patients, visitors and others with useful information to help support a positive experience. The new... More
Posted 3/11/2015
Whitehorse - The Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC), Yukon Energy, and the territory as a whole are all benefitting from a program that makes use of surplus renewable electricity. Whitehorse General... More
Posted 2/17/2015
Whitehorse - Long-time Yukon physician, Dr. Wayne MacNicol, has been appointed the new Chief of Medical Staff of the territory’s three hospitals. Dr. MacNicol is a respected obstetrician/... More
Ribbon is cut on the new MRI facility at WGH
Posted 1/13/2015
Whitehorse – The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) program in Canada’s North has opened at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) thanks to the joint efforts of the Yukon government, the Yukon... More
Posted 1/7/2015
Whitehorse – Recognizing that it takes more than one care provider or clinic to support the cancer journey, Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) has taken a collaborative approach with a specialized... More
WGH
Posted 7/22/2014
Whitehorse – Yukon government has approved a significant investment of nearly $72 million to expand services and facilities at Whitehorse General Hospital.  “Moving ahead with the expansion... More
Posted 6/20/2014
Whitehorse – Celebrations were held at Whitehorse General Hospital to honour a landmark agreement signed nearly 20 years ago between First Nations, Yukon hospitals and the territorial government... More
Posted 6/16/2014
Whitehorse – The Yukon Hospital Corporation has been awarded accreditation after a comprehensive review by Accreditation Canada surveyors last month.  As a part of a four-year cycle, we... More