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  "I'm surprised by the repetition of mistakes across different jurisdictions. Something bad happens in one province and is all over national papers ... then 24 months goes by and the same thing happens in another jurisdiction." - Shelly Jamieson, National Perspective on Patient Safety


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Key Challenges Facing Healthcare in Ontario (Video) - A Breakfast with the Chiefs' interview with Ontario Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Robert Bell

Publisher's note
Today I received a note announcing someone’s “farwell.”  That’s as meaningful as “farewell” but has some special connotations;  I can think of some opportunities to use it.

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Last Week in Healthcare History
April 26, 1982
: 80% of doctors in Ontario stage 2 day walk-out protesting provinces new fee-schedule
May 1, 1822: Montreal General Hospital opens
May 1, 1831:  First women permitted to practice medicine in Canada, Dr. Emily Stowe dies.
May 1, 1998: David Levine named head of the Ottawa Hospital
May 2, 1986: Canada’s first artificial heart transplant performed at The Ottawa Hospital

Longwoods' Events

Breakfast with the Chiefs - 
Register here - Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Toronto, ON
Shelly Jamieson and Terrence Sullivan
Topic: Is Urgent Action Still Needed in Canada’s Changing Cancer Landscape? Where?
Sponsored by: CFHIJohnson and Johnson, National Research, and Roche

Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference – Toronto, May 21-22, 2015. Effectively assessing and managing the continuing care of mental health patients in hospitals across Canada.

Would you like to sign up your institution to become a Public Institution HealthcareBoard member and have unlimited number of your staff and board members attend a season of Breakfast with the Chiefs and receive discounts to HealthcareRounds? Contact Matthew Hart -

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May 7, 2015: Toronto, ON. MaRS HealthKick 2015
May 8, 2015: Webinar. The Care Model: Designing Care with ‘Chronic’ as the New Norm
May 11-13, 2015: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Supply Chain Network 2015 Conference
May 13-14, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual e-Medication Management Conference 
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 21-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Managing Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference
May 26-28, 2015: Montreal, QC. CAHSPR Conference
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 26-29, 2015: Ottawa, ON and Online. The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
May 31-June 5: 2015: Toronto, ON. e-Health 2015: Making Connections
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week


Kelly Isfan to Chair, Canadian Obesity Network
Silvie Crawford to Executive Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON
Barry Rivelis to Sr. Vice President and CIO, Pacific Blue Cross, Vancouver, BC
Johanne Boileau to Director of Nursing, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-deMontréal, Montreal, QC
Anne Lemay to Director General, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-deMontréal, Montreal, QC


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