News Archive 2017

A compilation of artwork by local artist Chris Caldwell. These four Yukon-inspired designs will be arranged in a horizontal line to create the new mural outside the maternity unit at WGH.
Posted 1/12/2017
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
WGH’s Manager of Food and Nutrition Leslie Carson (right) works with Cook Jim Shewchuk to prepare moose meat for one of the traditional First Nations dishes served to patients at the hospital.
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
Posted 3/7/2017
Whitehorse – Yukon’s hospitals have further strengthened safe medication practices with the introduction this month of new automated drug dispensing cabinets at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH).... More
WGH pharmacist Josianne Gauthier
Posted 3/30/2017
Whitehorse – Yukon is well known for its cold climate, and now a local physician and pharmacist from Whitehorse General Hospital are garnering national attention for a new way to more effectively... More
Posted 4/25/2017
Whitehorse – In another health care milestone for the Yukon, the territory is now home to one of Canada’s first hospital volunteer programs North of 60 – and after only a few short months – is seeing... More
Posted 5/5/2017
Cleaning your hands is key to safe health care and a simple action that is proven to be the most effective way to reduce the spread of infection and prevent harm. Consider these facts: Each... More
Run for Mom 2017
Posted 5/14/2017
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
WGH Expansion Complete
Posted 9/6/2017
Whitehorse – Construction of a two-storey, state-of-the-art expansion to Whitehorse General Hospital has finished on schedule with the facility’s new emergency department remaining on track to see... More
Posted 9/27/2017
The public is invited to join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting.  Highlights from the past year at Yukon's hospitals will be shared and there will be an opportunity to... More
Posted 11/5/2017
MRT Week is an annual celebration of the essential role that medical radiation technologists (MRTs) play in the healthcare system. MRTs deliver professional imaging and radiation-related treatment... More
Posted 11/10/2017
Each day, Yukoners come to and are admitted to hospital due to illness or injury. Their expectation is that if they need a hospital bed or service, it will be available to them. For most, this is... More
Posted 12/13/2017
Whitehorse - The countdown is on to next month’s official opening of Whitehorse General Hospital’s new emergency department and intensive care unit, as the ceremonial ribbon was cut today on the... More
Posted 12/15/2017
Come see inside Whitehorse General Hospital’s new emergency department We’ve been building the very best health care – closer to home – and we can’t wait to show you. Our entire team is excited to... More
Posted 12/16/2017
Come see inside Whitehorse General Hospital’s new emergency department We’ve been building the very best health care – closer to home – and we can’t wait to show you. Our entire team is excited to... More