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"A "healthy hospital" should be able to meet the needs of its community with a mix of both planned (scheduled) and unplanned (emergency) services. The proportion of admissions that are planned has been falling in most Canadian hospitals and unplanned admissions have been rising, creating an unhealthy state with added costs."  Les Vertesi


The Leadership Imperative: Champion Change to Drive System-Wide Improvement - Ray Racette, President and CEO, Canadian College of Health Leaders
Being trusted is a precious attribute. How trusted are we by those we serve that we have a plan and will execute the changes needed to improve and modernize our health systems? What are key agendas we must champion as health leaders that would drive system-wide change and improvement? 

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Just Released! Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 19 No. 4,  2017

Improving System Performance
Principles for Health System Capacity Planning: Insights for Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare Quarterly is published four times per year and is indexed in the following: Pubmed/Medline, CINAHL, CSA (Cambridge), Ulrich’s, IndexCopernicus, Scopus, ProQuest, Ebsco Discovery Service and is a partner of HINARI.
G. Ross Baker, PhD, as Editor in Chief, leads a strong team of editors and advisors carrying out the objective of documenting and disseminating leading practices in health service delivery and policy development. Author guidelines are available here.


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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Monday, February 27, 2017
Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health & Long-Term Care, Ontario
Planning Local Healthcare is Best Done Locally
Location: University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall, 2nd Floor, South Building, 105 St. George Street. Toronto, ON
Sponsors: CFHICernerHIROCIBMLough BarnesNational Research, Novari Health,  PwC and Rotman
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Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
  • Danielle Martin, VP Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital and Maureen O'Neil, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada
  • Peter Pisters, President and CEO, University Health Network.
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  • David Pichora to Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Elizabeth Bardon to Vice-President of Missions and Communications, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Mike Mcdonald to Executive Vice-President of Ambulatory Services, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Silvie Crawford to Executive Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Troy Jones to Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Brenda Carter to Regional Vice-President Cancer Care and Vice-President of Performance and Quality, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Sandra Carlton to Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and Providence Care, Kingston, ON
  • J’Neene Coglan to Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Roger Deeley to Vice-President of Research, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Brenda Flaherty, Executive Vice President Clinical Operations at Hamilton Health Sciences, retires, Hamilton, ON
  • Marcy Saxe-Braithwaite received a Doctorate in Business Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership, Halifax, NS
  • Nancy Kraetschmer to Sr. Consultant, Performance Management, Toronto Central LHIN, Toronto, ON
  • Shez Daya to Director Strategic Partnerships, Ontario Telemedidine Network, Toronto, ON
  • Emily Gruenwoldt to President and CEO, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres, Ottawa, ON
  • Joel Lightbound to Parliamentary Secretary, Health, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Ilana Bank to Lead, Pediatric Simulation Centre, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Kate Dupuis to Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research and University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, Oakville, ON


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