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Employee engagement an essential step towards better healthcare
Employee engagement an essential step towards
better healthcare

In every hospital, each manager believes they lead in a manner that engages employees.  No one goes to work thinking they want to manage poorly.  Yet, we all know a manager that acts in a way that makes us – ...


Making staff wellness a top priority
Making staff wellness a top priority

Dr. William Chen, a Barrie family physician and surgical assistant at RVH, makes time for a workout inbetween cases. Dr. William Chen is in between surgical cases so he grabs his pager and quickly leaves the operating room. Will he ...


Students as agents for change through quality improvement
Students as agents for change through quality improvement

Medical student Florentina Teoderascu poses with the storyboard outlining her award winning quality improvement project at The Hospital for Sick Children. A few years ago, a pediatric patient in the intensive care unit at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) ...


‘Dragons’ Den’ program links innovation with improved patient care
‘Dragons’ Den’ program links innovation with
improved patient care

‘ St. Joseph’s President and CEO Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, left, unveils the patient tracking system monitor with project leads Michelle Soave and Karen Rogers. Dragons’ Den’-style granting program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London yields bumper crop of innovative ideas, each ...


How one hospital is recruiting and retaining top talent
How one hospital is recruiting and retaining top talent

David Musyj is President and CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital At Canadian hospitals, the pressure to control expenses while at the same time, recruit and retain the best talent is getting more and more difficult.  One solution that Windsor Regional ...


Physicians engaged to lead on organ donation in Ontario
Physicians engaged to lead on organ donation in Ontario

Organ and tissue donation benefits society as a whole.  It gives a second chance at life to patients waiting for transplantation and positively contributes to the lives of their families and friends.  It also is a source of comfort to ...


New training program highlights unique needs of older patients
New training program highlights unique needs of
older patients

Michener student wears an aging simulation suit, which restricts mobility and vision, to appreciate the experiences of frail seniors. A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences aims ...


Doing things better without adding hours to the day
Doing things better without adding hours to the day

Dr. Chris Hayes is a staff physician in the MSICU as well as medical director of quality and performance. Photo credit: Yuri Markarov Change is all around us! Thousands of passionate people at St. Michael’s Hospital are working right now ...


Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life Program at Sunnybrook
Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life
Program at Sunnybrook

Marilyn Reddick believes that creating a family-friendly work environment and an onsite community is integral to ensuring a high quality of life for staff at work and at home. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson Responding to life and death situations is ...


Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?
Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?

Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. Engagement of staff members and physicians is a significant priority in many ...

Posted: January 13, 2015|Ethics|0 comments