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“Quality Is Susceptible to Corruption. We need to proceed with caution in our interpretation of the medical literature.” … Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM | :Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine. From Chapter 2: Listening to Those We Seek to Help,  from the book Lessons Learned in changing healthcare… and how we learned them.


Transforming Ontario’s healthcare system: To regionalize or not to regionalize: Ontario needs a different path to health and economic wellness by Lisa Purdy

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Longwoods.com is back!! by Anton Hart

Good Health Follows the Smiling Fish . . . and from this comes the lesson learned . . . read the next item.

At the core of KT
In the Toronto Star article about the little iron fish delivering iron to the women of Cambodia, we read: One more lesson Charles learned? That marketing is the flip side of science. “You can have the best treatment in the world, but if people won’t use it, it won’t matter.” The University of Guelph version left that out. Pity. Scientists would do well to study Harvard’s Ted Levitt and gain some insight into the human psyche’s route to acceptance. Here is one of his most famous book sections from “Marketing Imagination

Tom Closson, President and CEO Ontario Hospital Association. Closing Remarks of HealthAchieve2011

Flexible Office Space. Awesome Location. Downtown Toronto.
Space Available: Large professional office on the second floor, downtown Toronto.. Great light and view. About 4000 s.f. Fully upgraded elevator and staircase worthy of prominent guests and photo ops. Walk to the Distillery District, Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Café. St. Lawrence Market. On the King streetcar line. . . and more. And (wait for it) on the site of one of Toronto’s most famous duals. Meticulously maintained. Ideal for training, classrooms or office space. Landlord will modify to suit. Longwoods is in the building. We like it so much we’re helping find a new tenant. Current user is “building to occupy” down the street. Available 2012. Interested? Email me and I will tell you more or introduce you to the landlord. Check out Google Streetview at this address: 54 Berkeley St. Toronto M5A 2W4. Contact: ThePublisher@longwoods.com

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Change Care Delivery through Experience in Practice by Peter Margolis, MD, PhD

Recommended Reading

Healthcare Quarterly
Developing Leadership within an Academic Medical Department in Canada: A Road Map for Increasing Leadership Span
Peter S. Craighead, Ronald Anderson and Rosemary Sargent

Building a Safety and Quality Culture in Healthcare: Where It Starts
W. Ward Flemons, Thomas E. Feasby and Bruce Wright

Nursing Leadership
Nurse Managers’ Work Stressors and Coping Experiences: Unravelling the Evidence
Sonia A. Udod and W. Dean Care

Healthcare Policy
Advancing Coordinated Care in Four Provincial Healthcare Systems: Evaluating a Knowledge-Exchange Intervention
Grace Warner, Renee Lyons, Victoria Parker and Stephen Phillips

Electronic Healthcare
Benefits Realization Framework for a Large Complex Health System
Damon C. Mayes and Jacques S. Romney

World Health & Population
Reducing Maternal Mortality in Senegal: Using GIS to Identify Priority Regions for the Expansion of Human Resources for Health
Philip Massey

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital
Thursday, December 1, 2011
8:00 am – 9:00 am (join us at 7:15 am for breakfast)
Topic: Quality at the Bedside, Quality Across the Country
Location: University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building, 6th Floor Room 610, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON
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  • Feria Bacchus to NRC Picker Canada as Vice President, Sales & Marketing
  • Debbi Ragogna to Engagement Manager, Healthcare Practice at Odgers Berndtson
  • Brian Lewis to President and CEO of MEDEC
  • Jeffrey Goldberg to Dean, Science and Technology, Mount Royal University (Calgary, AB)
  • Bruce Lazenby to President and Chief Executive Officer, the Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation
  • Chad London to Dean, Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University (Calgary, AB)
  • Fiona McGregor to President, the Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Allan Seckel to Chief Executive Officer, British Columbia Medical Association
  • Lee Rose to Editor CharityVillage
  • Bill Lau to Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Tapestry Foundation for Health Care, Vancouver, BC
  • Sandra Heath to Chair, Board of Direct to Tapestry Foundation for Health Care, Vancouver, BC
  • Sue Paish to Chair, Board of Directors Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, BC
  • Julie Cookson to Director, Philanthropy and Partnerships  Wellspring Cancer Support Network, Toronto, ON
  • Lesley Heighway to President and CEO Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation, ON
  • Cecilia Tupper to Director, Resource Development  Parkinson Society British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Renée Latulippe to Executive Director (since September 6, 2011), Addiction Prevention Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Leslie Turcotte to Executive Director, Resource Development, VON Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Natalie Meixner to President and CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation, BC
  • Marie-Josée Gariépy to President, La Fondation de l’Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants
  • Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) is the new name for the Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital, Ontario. This recognizes that the organization delivers patient care, research, teaching and learning from a network of integrated facilities and programs. CEO is Dr. Denis Ro

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