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When culture gets in the way of change
When culture gets in the way of change

Ken Tremblay The health care system is awash in a laundry list of change imperatives: patient-centred; funding reform; integrated care; stakeholder engagement; clinical and technological innovation; population health, among many others. No matter the cause or outcome, central to the ...

Posted: October 4, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Making the most of every drop: Using Canada’s blood supply wisely
Making the most of every drop: Using Canada’s blood
supply wisely

Dr. Graham Sher When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the best use to save lives. Canadian Blood Services manages the supply of blood and blood ...

Posted: August 31, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Creating new possibilities for transformative change
Creating new possibilities for transformative change

Rob MacIsaac is President & CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences. The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year budget constraints while supporting a system that is ...

Posted: August 1, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Changing the perception of mental healthcare
Changing the perception of mental healthcare

Earlier this year, I stood on the front of a large piece of heavy construction machinery with the Providence Care Board Chair as we marked the groundbreaking of our new hospital redevelopment project.  It was an exciting moment – we ...

Posted: June 27, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Individual commitment to a group effort
Individual commitment to a group effort

Karim Mamdani The time before and after we enter into a new fiscal year is, traditionally, a very hectic time for everyone at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and, likely, for everyone working in acute and ...

Posted: May 30, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Supporting the quest to live fully
Supporting the quest to live fully

Contending with severe allergies and asthma for decades now, Pat Schmidt is a regular at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, visiting outpatient clinics as often as every two weeks.  Here, she receives specialized care to control her symptoms, but, if ...

Posted: May 4, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

St. Mary’s Lean journey promising, requires time and focus
St. Mary’s Lean journey promising, requires time
and focus

In early 2011, St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener began a journey of continuous quality improvement using Lean methodologies – one of the first Ontario hospitals to do so. In launching Lean, we set an ambitious goal of identifying and completing ...

Posted: April 7, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Osler’s journey toward service excellence
Osler’s journey toward service excellence

Matthew Anderson Like every other hospital across the province, William Osler Health System (Osler) is continuously striving to make life better for patients and their families. With thousands of patients walking through our doors each and every day, we are ...

Posted: March 1, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Delivering the future – Bruyère is there
Delivering the future – Bruyère is there

Bernie Blais is President and CEO, Bruyère Continuing Care. As the CEO of one of Canada’s largest health care organizations of its kind, the opportunity to lead Bruyère Continuing Care and make a difference in the lives of our aging ...

Posted: February 3, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Opportunity in the face of overcapacity
Opportunity in the face of overcapacity

Andrée Robichaud is President and CEO at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. This year Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) celebrates 10 years of advancing world-class patient and family-centred care in an academic, research-based, acute care environment. When TBRHSC ...

Posted: January 7, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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