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The story of healthcare in Canada today is one of growing numbers of chronically ill patients poorly served by a system designed for acute, episodic care. Changing that story is essential — but is it possible? How? By Jane Coutts and Terrence Sullivan.

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All about management & a little about compensation

Healthcare Associated Infections: resources

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Cross-National Comparisons Yield a Blueprint for Achieving Health Equity by Arjumand Siddiqi

. . . and finally Matthew Anderson and Dr. Danielle Martin look at the opportunities presented by Ontario’s Transformation Agenda (video)

Healthcare Quarterly
Work Life and Patient Safety Culture in Canadian Healthcare

Healthcare Papers
Role for PROMs Data to Support Quality Improvement across the Healthcare System

Nursing Leadership
Newfoundland and Labrador: 80/20 Staffing Model Pilot in a Long-Term Care Facility

Healthcare Policy
Some Thoughts on the Field of KTE

Electronic Healthcare
Results of a New Healthcare Confidence Index

World Health and Population
Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Fertility Desires


Reducing barriers to mental health services
UWindsor Faculty of Nursing partners with de Souza Institute to offer graduate diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Nursing
David Dodge to be Conferred with the 2012 Couchiching Award for Public Policy Leadership
Aditazz Named Winner of Kaiser Permanente’s Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition
Consortium to Release Report on Transforming Postgraduate Medical Education


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Pat Campbell to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Hospital Association. Effective June 4, 2012
Leslee Thompson to Board of Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Tom Closson to Board of Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
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Inducted to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame:

Dr. John Dirks, former dean of medicine at the University of Toronto, is being honoured for creating “one of the largest health medical biotechnology clusters in North America” and for transforming the Gairdner Foundation International Awards into “Canada’s Nobel Prizes.”

Terry Fox (1958-81), whose 1980 Marathon of Hope led to wildly successful and ongoing fundraising in the fight against cancer, is being inducted in the Builder category. Even though Fox died of cancer in 1981, his name still resonates so strongly that more than $550 million in research funds has been raised in his memory since his death.

Dr. Armand Frappier (1904-91), who founded the first institution in Quebec dedicated to medical research, was the province’s driving force behind anti-tuberculosis vaccinations and was the first physician to demonstrate the effect of BCG vaccination on childhood leukemia.

Dr. F. Clarke Fraser, who was only 30 when he founded Canada’s first Department of Medical Genetics based at a children’s hospital, made contributions “that reached beyond the lab to the very lives of patients everywhere.” After serving in the RCAF during the war, he returned to McGill and earned both an MD and PhD.

Dr. Peter Macklem (1931-2011) is being inducted because he was “one of Canada’s greatest pulmonary physicians, clinician-scientists and original thinkers who forever changed the face of respiratory medicine by identifying the early pulmonary damage caused by smoking.”

Dr. J.J.R. Macleod (1876-1935) is being honoured for his “vital, though often neglected” role in the discovery of insulin. He is also remembered as a “very successful teacher and popular lecturer who would not tolerate careless work.”

Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui (PhD) made “extraordinary contributions to science,” particularly in the identification and treatment of cystic fibrosis. “The decade-long march to discover the CF gene began when Dr. Tsui arrived in Canada and applied a new theory called genetic linkage to map the most common inherited disease affecting Canadians – cystic fibrosis.”

[These notes courtesy of the CMA. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is supported in part by 3M Canada.]

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