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Vol.4 No.7 | April 7, 2011

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Public Perspectives on Health Human Resources in Primary Healthcare: Context, Choices and Change
Sandra Regan, Sabrina T. Wong and Diane E. Watson


The purpose of this study was to examine factors identified by patients as relevant to health human resources (HHR) planning for primary healthcare (PHC). Eleven focus groups were conducted in British Columbia and a thematic analysis was undertaken, informed by a needs-based HHR planning framework. Three themes emerged: (a) the importance of geographic context, (b) change management at the practice level and (c) the need for choices and changes in delivery of PHC. Findings suggest that more attention could be focused on overcoming geographic barriers to providing services, change management within office-based practices, and providing support structures that allow primary care providers to work closer to their full scope of practice. That these factors align with many strategic directions set out by government and planners signals the readiness for change in how PHC is delivered and HHR planned.

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Healthcare Quarterly, 14(1) 2011

An Integrated Outsourcing Solution at York Central Hospital
Anne Marr, Richard Tam, Stephen Simms and Feria Bacchus


Canadian hospitals struggle to balance the need to increase and improve operational services and quality with diminishing resources. Many realize that sustaining their organization depends on how well they focus their resources and talents on their core business, clinical care delivery.

Outsourcing of non-core, non-clinical support services is a solution for many organizations. Most often, this is put into action one service provider at a time. In 2007, however, York Central Hospital (YCH) implemented Sodexo’s integrated Comprehensive Service Solutions (CSS) for all its support service functions. In doing so, YCH achieved significant improvements in patient and staff satisfaction rates, substantial cost savings through improved operational efficiency from process improvements and leveraging technology investments, and increased retail food revenue.

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April 5, 2011

Dr. Daniel O’Brien to Chair, Board of Directors, Capital Health, Nova Scotia
Stephen Dibert retiring as President & CEO of MEDEC
Dr. Tim Rutledge to President & Chief Executive Officer of North York General Hospital, North York, ON
Donna Wellington to Vice President for Operations,  Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI.
Tracy Lapointe to Vice President, Human Resources, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Chris Watters to Vice-President, Sales, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Helen Fatterly to Chair, Board of Trustees, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
Siu Mee Cheng to Executive Director of the Ontario Public Health Association
Dr. Kirsten Woodend to Dean of the Trent-Fleming School of Nursing, Peterborough, ON

March 29, 2011

The Centre for Healthcare Quality Improvement (CHQI) is amalgamating with the Ontario Health Quality Council with its expanded mandate under the Excellent Care for All Act. This transition takes effect on April 1st, 2011.
Dianne Lister to President and Executive Director, Royal Ontario Museum (formerly CEO of the SickKids Foundation)
David Docherty to President, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
Alan Harrison to Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Mary Williams to Vice President, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Heather Hurst to President and CEO, Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Frederick H. Lowy to President and Vice-Chancellor , Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
L. Jacques Ménard to Chancellor, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Andrew Watt to President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Daniel O’Brien to Chair, Board of Directors, Capital Health, Nova Scotia
Dr. Tim McTiernan to President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario
Neil Seeman to the board of the Canadian Obesity Network
Stevan Horvath to President of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Dr. Chris Bourdon to Chief of Staff, Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH), Sudbury, Ontario
Dr. Guy Fradet to Head of Cardiac Surgery, Interior Health at Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, British Columbia

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