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Pediatric Chairs of Canada recognizes Dr. Jeannette Comeau with leadership award

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  The Pediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) have announced that IWK Health’s Dr. Jeannette Comeau has been recognized with a PCC 2020 COVID Leadership Award. Comeau, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control at the IWK, is being recognized for responding in a heroic way to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IWK looks to genome sequencing to provide faster, more accurate results

Halifax: An IWK Health research study aims to improve the health of patients with rare genetic disorders and increase the efficiency of the health care they receive. The project, which involves implementation of clinical exomes in the setting of rare disease, will study the benefits of making genome wide sequencing standard care, both locally and across the country.

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IWK Health rolling out online booking service

Halifax: Starting October 2, 2020 patients and families will be able to make online booking appointments with IWK Blood Collection. Online appointments will be available to book as of October 8, 2020.

IWK blood collection specializes in services for women and children. Other patients are directed to use the services provided by Nova Scotia Health via their website.

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