Stranger in a Strange Land: Moving from Toronto’s Hospital Row to PEI

Dr. Michael Gardam, Chief Executive Officer, Health PEI

The healthcare systems in downtown Toronto versus PEI could not be further apart. In May 2021 Dr. Gardam left academia to take on the role of CEO of the PEI provincial health authority, with the intent of trying to bring complexity science-based approaches to reforming Canada’s smallest provincial healthcare system, all while still in the grip of a pandemic. Working in a small system has laid bare the acute challenges facing Canadian healthcare, and has required Dr. Gardam to dig into fundamental issues that must be addressed if PEI is going to pull their system back from the brink. Join Dr. Gardam as he discusses these challenges and how Heath PEI is attempting to fix historic barriers to improvement. 


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