Harnessing creativity and risk-taking for impact

By Julia Hanigsberg The stereotype we are all familiar with is that hospitals are risk-averse and rigid. Indeed, when entrusted with individuals’ health and safety,...

Changing the mental health landscape

By Karim Mamdani The journey we have been on to increase awareness and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness has been important, meaningful and,...

Healthcare in Canada: Where are the opportunities?

By Mary Ackenhusen Canadians need a wake-up call about the state of our health care system and the fact it will not sustain us into...

Integrating hospital with community to address the opioid crisis

By Mike Lapaine Ontario is in the midst of an opioid crisis and with every report and media article released, the severity of the problem...

Culture matters

By Dr. Bob Howard Simon Sinek, in his book, Start with Why said, “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” Like...

Improving system integration through stakeholder feedback

By Dr. Andrew McCallum I started my career moonlighting as an emergency physician in a small town hospital. I loved it. Working with few staff...

Caring Safely: Reliability and resilience

By Dr. Michael Apkon As leaders, our first commitment is to keep patients and staff safe - no straightforward task. All complex systems fail predictably...

Academic health sciences – Now more than ever!

By Denis Roy Last month, I retired as President and CEO of Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, bringing to a close a career that...

Broadening the role of a hospital

By Sarah Downey I have a passionate belief that hospitals need to do more than treat sick people (and deliver babies). Hospitals reside in real...

The need for a national affordable and supportive housing strategy for seniors

By Daniel Levac, Ask any senior where they would prefer to live and the answer you will likely receive is—at home—with family and loved ones....

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