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Some might argue that PSWs are more akin to skilled trade workers than medical professionals, but PSWs are often regarded as members of the healthcare hierarchy, falling just "below" registered practical nurses.” - Christine Kelly and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault


What I Learned from my Personal Board of Directors by Arlinda Ruco, MPHPractice-Based Research and Innovation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
This essay outlines three simple concepts for emerging leaders to maximize their everyday interactions in order to propel their professional and personal development forward.

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'Poor people ‘just don’t want healthcare,’ says Republican congressman
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We have to listen to the clients to know what they need. At first, many of them count on us for everything.” From Andreas Laupacis’s conversation with a personal support worker
Teamwork and Patient Care Teams in an Acute Care Hospital

Trying to 'change the culture of medicine' by letting patients decide what gets researched

Demand for Nursing Services Challenging to Meet as Canada's Population Ages - Conference Board Report

Healthcare workers face ‘epidemic of violence’
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Health Canada talks of opening up 'black box of medicines' safety'

Health Canada aims to release secret drug records

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World Health And Population Volume 17, Number 1

Special Focus on International Family Planning

Community Health Leadership Program: Equipping community health system leaders for the future. Enhance your leadership, innovative thinking, change management, communication and negotiation skills with this program designed for current and emerging health leaders.

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Danielle Martin
, VP Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital, and
Maureen O'Neil, OC, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Topic: Better NOW - Better HOW?
Location: Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
SponsorsCFHIIBM, Medtronic, PwC and Sinai Health System
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Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
  • Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada
  • Peter Pisters, President and CEO, University Health Network.
  • John Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics
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Breakfast with the Chiefs, February 27, 2017 - Video

Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health & Long-Term Care
Patients First: Heroic Incrementalism for Ontario

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  • Laura Salisbury to Director, Mississauga Halton LHIN, Mississauga, ON
  • Kim Stelmacovich to Director of Quality Transformation, Revera, Mississauga, ON
  • Ralph Ganter to Chief Executive Officer, Erie St. Clair LHIN, Chatham, ON
  • Chaim Bell to Physician-in-Chief, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
  • David O’Toole to Board Chair, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON
  • Kirk Corkery to Board Vice Chair, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON
  • Norman Blais to Assistant Scientific Director, Clinical Research for Cancer Research Development, CHUM Research Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Narendra Singh awarded Canada's Meritorious Service Decoration,  (Civil Division), Toronto, ON


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