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"Ten years down the road, we’re looking back, and it’s pretty difficult to find any substantial progress," said Dr. Chris Simpson, chairman of the Wait Times Alliance and president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association 

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Chasing CEO Talent in Healthcare: Is It Really About the Money?  - Pay big bucks or lose talent to the private sector? - by Steven Lewis

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Who earned what at Ontario hospitals in 2013. Download the 2014 Sunshine list – Hospitals and Boards of Public Health

Ontario Hospital Association salaries (2014 Sunshine List)

Health Accord: End of 10-year agreement sad reflection on leadership

Breakfast with the Chiefs, April 16, 2014. Roger Martin, Professor and Premier's Research Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness and Chair of the Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress and Anton Hart, CEO, Longwoods Publishing Corp. Topic: Building Better Healthcare: Policy Opportunities for Ontario at the next . Registration is now open and is free for anyone to attend.

Legends: Kevin Smith with Murray Martin (video) at Breakfast with the Chiefs, March 19, 2014 

The Patient Experience:

Do you have a website that reaches patients and consumers? You may want to add this: HealthLinks: your renewed healthcare system 

London Health Sciences Centre to cut about 52,000 nursing hours and nearly 80,000 cleaning hours to remove $37.2 million from its billion-dollar budget.

St. Joseph’s Health Care, London cutting $11 million, cutting a net 23 full-time jobs and adding a net seven part-timers

Sunnybrook Hospital's board approved an international patient program and is “open for business.” This follows University Health Network and McGill University Health Centre and a few others.

Survey finds that just 62 per cent of lead infection-control staff believe their hospitals are sufficiently clean. Death rates from C. difficile have more than tripled in Canada since 1997, according to a 2013 report from Canada's chief public health officer.
 

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  • Leslee J. Thompson to Board Chair, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Ottawa, ON
  • Tom R. Closson to Vice-Chair, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Robert Bell to Deputy Minister of Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Kent MacDonald to President, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
  • Dr. Mithu Sen to Assistant Dean, Faculty Equity and Wellness, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, ON
  • Dr. Pamela Eisener-Parsche to Associate Executive Director, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Mississauga, ON
  • Guy Chartrand to President and CEO, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, ON
  • Jason Bilsky to President and CEO, Whitehorse General Hospital, Whitehorse, YK
  • Dr. Ian MacDonald to Research Chair, Ophthalmology, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, AB
  • Paul Bradley to Board Chair, MEDEC, Mississauga, ON
  • Linda Johnson to Dean, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Joe Natale to President and CEO, Telus Corp, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Michael Bengough to Chief of Anesthesia, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough, ON
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