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Longwoods Publishing presents the HR Resources Newsletter – access to: a database of best practices; Longwoods recruitment sites; key employer recruitment portals; a history of leadership transitions and appointments; current employment opportunities and more.

Vol.3 No.18 | August 26, 2010

The HR Resources Newsletter is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from:  OdgersBerndtson

News and Notes

80 per cent of Canadians fear the health system will buckle under the growing strain of demands from aging seniors, dubbed the silver tsunami. Most see no cure

Rooms in new North Bay, Ont., hospital to be shared by men and women –  from CBC News

Call your colleagues, save city $100,000 – from The Ottawa Citizen

From the HR Resources Database

The Demonstration Projects: Creating the Capacity for Nursing Health Human Resource Planning in Ontario’s Healthcare Organizations

Vanessa Burkoski and Joshua Tepper


Timely access to healthcare services requires the right number, mix and distribution of appropriately educated nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals. In Ontario, as in several other jurisdictions, changing demographics, patterns of health service utilization and an aging workforce have created challenges related to the supply of nurses available now and in the future to deliver quality patient care. From 2006 to 2009, the Nursing Secretariat (NS) of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) undertook a progressive and comprehensive approach to address the issue of nursing supply across the province through the introduction of 17 Nursing Health Human Resources Demonstration Projects (demonstration projects).

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From the Longwoods Archives

Nursing Leadership, 23(Special Issue) 2010: 20-32
The Demonstration Projects: Papers
The Ontario Nursing Workload Demonstration Projects: Rethinking How We Measure, Cost and Plan the Work of Nurses

Mary Ferguson-Paré and Annabelle Bandurchin


Background: In 2008 the Nursing Secretariat of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care formed a Nursing Workload Steering Committee to oversee the implementation of three demonstration projects with the objectives: to assess the feasibility of Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) data as a measure of nursing workload, determine the indicators that best support nurse leaders to measure nursing work and make informed staffing decisions, and develop a model that predicts acute care nursing costs. Results: Three HOBIC scales – activities of daily living (ADLs), continence and fatigue – explained a small amount of the variance in nurse judgment of the amount of nursing time patients require in the first 24 hours of care. Nurses in the study appreciated providing their professional judgment to help estimate the nursing work requirements of patients.

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Don’t forget; we don’t make these up. Please send your promotions, appointments, retirements and other transitions to publisher@longwoods.com

Our transitions come from sources we believe to be reliable. We do not guarantee that they are correct. But we are rarely wrong.

August 24, 2010

Edward Mantler to Chief Executive Officer, the Saskatchewan Physician Recruitment Agency

Dr. Gaetan Tardif, Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Medical Officer at Toronto Rehab appointed Chef de Mission for the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in London, England

Steve Genzer to Senior Vice President of Operation, Ansell Ltd

Peter Dobbelsteijn to Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the EMEA Region, Ansell Ltd.

Morag McLean to shared vice-president, people services and organizational effectiveness — Trillium Health Centre and The Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON

Shafique Shamji (President of Privasoft) to the Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors.

Rob Dale to National Manager, Medication System Design, McKesson

Dr. Andy Basi to Executive Lead – Practice Support Program at British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA)

Jeremy Veillard to CIHI’s new Vice President of Research and Analysis

August 17, 2010

Andrew Parr to Registrar of the Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Brenda Kritzer to Registrar, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario

Susan Jewell to Vice President, Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive, starting October 12, 2010, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON

Glenn Lanteigne to Chief Information Officer / eHealth Lead, The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), ON

Yves Bolduc, a former family physician, reappointed Quebec Health Minister

La Ronge Fire Chief Ron Pratt to Vice Chairperson, the Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority Board

Lorraine Bear of Sandy Bay, to the Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority Board

John Stanton (founder of Running Room) receives Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Service Award for Excellence in Health Promotion

Honourable Michael Kirby receives the Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Service

Dr. Hugh E. Scully receives the Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Service

Laura Drudi (student), Dr. Laura Stinton and Dr. Ann R. Vaidya each receive the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders

Dr. Eugene Bereza receives 2010 Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics – a Canadian Medical Association award

Dr. Bill Anderson receives Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action – a Canadian Medical Association award

Dr. Linda Uniat receives the May Cohen Award for Women Mentors – a Canadian Medical Association award

Dr. Josef Skala receives F.N.G. Starr Award to dedicated researcher, talented actor and community builder, the Canadian Medical Association’s highest honour.

(Note: Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Service award will be officially presented on August 25, 2010)

At the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario: Positions as of today’s public record.

David Hallett, Associate Deputy Minister

Ruth Hawkins, Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Administrative Officer

Patricia Li, Assistant Deputy Minister, Direct Services Division

Dr. Joshua Tepper, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Human Resources Strategy Division

Lorelle Taylor, Chief Information Officer

Vasanthi Srinivasan, Assistant Deputy Minister (Acting), Health System Strategy Division

Ken Deane, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Accountability and Performance Division

Diane McArthur, Assistant Deputy Minister & Executive Officer

Susan Fitzptrick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Accountability Management Division

Diane McArthur, Assistant Deputy Minister & Executive Officer, Ontario Public Drug Programs Division

Allison J Stuart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Health Division

Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health

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