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High Quality Healthcare Work Places: A Vision and Action Plan


Fire, Aim… Ready? Alberta's Big Bang Approach to Healthcare Disintegration by Cam Donaldson

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WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international health emergency

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The Third Edition of CPSI’s Hands in Healthcare – read about leaders in patient safety and their incredible efforts in making care safer for Canadians


George Brown nursing program celebrates 40 years of innovative postgraduate programs.

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  • The act of taking preventative or necessary medical procedures to improve a person's well-being. This may be done with surgery, the administering of medicine, or other alterations in a person's lifestyle. These services are typically offered through a health care system made up of hospitals and physicians. – Business Dictionary
  • efforts made to maintain or restore health especially by trained and licensed professionals —usually hyphenated when used attributively – Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • The organized provision of medical care to individuals or a community – Oxford Dictionary
  • the set of services provided by a country or an organization for the treatment of the physically and the mentally ill – Cambridge Dictionary
  • Something I can't afford. – Urban Dictionary
  • Taking the necessary medical and preventative procedures to improve well being. It can be medical or change a lifestyle. Hospitals are often involved. - Law Dictionary
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Healthy Work Environments: From Policy to Practice

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  • Dr. Peter Pisters to President and CEO, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Peter Donnelly to President and CEO of Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Tom Closson to Advisor, National Research Corporation Canada, Markham, ON
  • Dr. Shailesh Nadkarni to Vice President, Sales and Operations, National Research Corporation Canada, Markham, ON
  • Sarvesh Khosla to Business Development Associate, National Research Corporation Canada, Markham, ON
  • Sarah Hutchinson to CEO, OntarioMD, Toronto, ON
  • Steve Orsini to Secretary of Cabinet, Head of Public Service, Ontario Government, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Shoo Lee, Neonatologist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Toronto to Steering Committee, State Key Laboratory Neonatal Research, Shanghai, CH
  • Lance Thurston to President and CEO, Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, ON
  • Dr. Graham Pollett to Chief Medical Officer of Health, Government of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Douglas Miller, Dean of Medicine, University of Alberta to implement mandate of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, Edmonton, AB
  • Judith Harris to Board Chair, Manitouwadge General Hospital, Manitouwadge, ON
  • Dr. Andres Lozano to University Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Colleen Stockley to Deputy Minister of Health, Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, NU
  • Dr. Cyril (Cy) Frank, CEO, Alberta Innovates to Federal Advisory Committee on Healthcare Innovation, Ottawa, ON
  • Rod Sutherland to Director of Health and Social Services, City of Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, ON
  • Yun Li-Reilly to BC Research Ethics Board, UBC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • Yves Parent to Interim Executive Director,  Haut-Saint-Laurent Health and Social Services Centre, Ormstown, QC
  • Darren Hay to Vice President, Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Ideal Life Inc., Miami, FL
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