Creating new possibilities for transformative change

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...

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...

Individual commitment to a group effort

The time before and after we enter into a new fiscal year is, traditionally, a very hectic time for everyone at Ontario Shores Centre...

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...

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...

Osler’s journey toward service excellence

Like every other hospital across the province, William Osler Health System (Osler) is continuously striving to make life better for patients and their families....

Delivering the future – Bruyère is there

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...

Opportunity in the face of overcapacity

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...

Forty years and counting

My health care career began on April 26, 1971 as the Assistant Administrator of Swift Current Union Hospital in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Considering the...

Preventing hospital readmissions can’t be a solo mission

When a patient is unexpectedly back in hospital, or in an emergency department, soon after being discharged, it’s an indicator that some aspect of...

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