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  "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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It is National Nursing week!

These Nursing Leadership Special Issues available free to readers thanks to their sponsors.

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.

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 -

Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Optimizing Learning in Healthcare: How Island Health Is Evolving to Learn at the Speed of Change

Can Better Care for Complex Patients Transform the Health System?

Healthcare Policy
Use of Compassionate Supply of Antiretroviral Drugs to Avoid Treatment Interruptions or Delayed Treatment Initiation among HIV-Positive Patients Living in Ontario: A Retrospective Review

Nursing Leadership
Global Perspectives on Nursing and Its Contribution to Healthcare and Health Policy: Thoughts on an Emerging Policy Model 

World Health and Population
"Social Marketing" for Early Neonatal Care: Saving Newborn Lives in Pakistan



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


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
Michael Bilodeau to interim Chief Executive Officer, Kemptville District Hospital, Kemptville, ON
Francine Dupuis to Associate President-Director General, CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Montréal, QC
Monica Staley to Regional Vice President, Cancer Services, Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Care Ontario, Windsor, ON


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