"Of all of the health professions, nursing has the most to gain and the least to lose by shifting care out of institutions to the community, but we are a very meek and quiet voice in the wilderness." - Kathleen MacMillan
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Improving Quality and Performance in Ontario’s Cancer Services: Lessons for Constructing a Learning Healthcare System - by Terrence Sullivan from the Healthcare Quarterly Special Issue - Stronger Together | CCO's focus on Quality, Performance and Partnership puts patients and the public at the centre
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This 'Inspiring' 90-Year-Old Woman Has Served As A Nurse For Nearly 70 Years
An interview with Dr. Judith Shamian, President of the International Council of Nurses
NHS in Scotland 'needs former nurses to fill shift gaps'
Nurses need to stand united – to speak with one voice – leveraging the important role we have as the largest group of healthcare professionals in the country. Evidence shows that we, as front-line workers, have a direct impact on the quality and efficiency of care, as well as on patient safety. – Linda Silas (@CFNUPresident)
Spend less time on regulatory compliance and operational efficiency.
New blood tests my transform cancer care.
Effectively identifying, treating and caring for mental health patients in hospitals across Canada.
This national conference will examine acute, episodic hospital-based care that focuses on stabilization, assessment, and treatment of mental health patients, as well as the provision of inpatient care and transitional treatment linking back to community resources.
Patient bills hospital for 90-minute wait in Peterborough, Ontario.
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Last Week in Healthcare History
May 6, 1908 Canora Saskatchewan suffers smallpox outbreak.
May 7, 1982 Ontario doctors agree to new fee plan.
May 8, 1845 Élisabeth Bruyère and the Sisters of Charity establish single ward hospital in Baytown (Ottawa) Ontario.
May 8, 2009 Canada’s first victim of H1N1 dies in Alberta.
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: CFHI, Johnson 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.
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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
Dr. Sarah Muttitt
to Chief Information Officer and Vice President of the Information Management and Technology portfolio - The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Dr. Michael Salter
to Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Dr. Malcolm Moore
to President, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Sheri Findlay
to acting Chair Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Dr. Sheri Findlay
to interim Chief of Pediatrics, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON
Dr. Sheri Findlay
to interim Chief of Pediatrics, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
to interim Chief Executive Officer, Kemptville District Hospital, Kemptville, ON
to Associate President-Director General, CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Montréal, QC
to Regional Vice President, Cancer Services, Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Care Ontario, Windsor, ON
- Vice President, Human Resources - Humber College, Toronto, ON
- Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Central LHIN, Toronto, ON
- Director, Capital Redevelopment, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, ON
- Director, Corporate Services - The College of Nurses of Ontario, Toronto, ON
- Professional Practice Leader; Psychology - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Toronto, ON
- Vice President, Finance and Administration - Seneca College, Toronto, ON
- Client Services Manager - Community Health Care, Toronto Central CCAC, Toronto, ON
- Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, ON
- Manager, Perioperative Services, OR, PACU, Endoscopy, MDRD, Fracture Clinic & Pain Clinic, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, ON
- Registered Nurse, Emergency, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, ON
- Manager, Inpatient Surgery, Rehabilitation, Allied Health, COPD Clinic & Seniors Health, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, ON
- Lots of Nurse positions in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario
- Plus many more Executive, Management and Nurse positions here