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“The biggest obstacles to reducing health inequities may very well be nihilism, inertia, and insufficient commitment.” Dr. Arlene Bierman explains in Getting serious about reducing inequities in health and healthcare


Will operate for food: The implications of physician unemployment Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia
What Ontarians (and their Auditor General) Should be Asking About Physician Pay Steven Lewis

Off the Cuff

2010 – 2011 Executive Compensation – Health / British Columbia

Integrated Chronic Disease Care in the Community: Delivery Where it Works

Health Quality Council of Alberta sponsors public inquiry into the possibility of improper preferential access being given to publicly funded health services in Alberta. Possibilities were first identified by Dr. Stephen Duckett last May 5, 2011 at Breakfast with the Chiefs.

Alberta Health Organizational Structure, Update February 29, 2012

Tiny Kemptville (Ontario) Hospital now offering joint replacement services.

Longwoods continues free recruiting for front line/bedside nurses [this service makes us a  “top recruiting site”. . and we are proud of it.]

Manitoba expanding the Medical Student/Resident Financial Assistance Program.

Interested in becoming a member of the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario? Review the CQCO member role description to see what’s involved. Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2012

Automated bathing facility. A  bathing system adapted for use in bathing large numbers of patients

Breakfast with the Chiefs in Vancouver | Monday April 2, 2012
With Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC — a passionate, admired and opinionated practitioner, teacher and blogger focused completely on obesity. Professor of Medicine & Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Clinical Co-Chair of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Program. / Founder and Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network. Come and listen and discuss: Why will ignoring obesity break our health care system? No admission charge. Monday April 2, 2012  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Join us for breakfast at 7:15 a.m.) | Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre | 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Registrations confirmed in the order we receive them. Register here.

Healthcare Quarterly
“I Can’t Wait”: Advanced Access Decreases Wait Times in Primary Healthcare

Healthcare Papers
PROMs: A Critical Step, But Only One of Many

Nursing Leadership
The Research to Action Project: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses

Healthcare Policy
Primary Healthcare Organization and Quality-of-Life Outcomes for Persons with Chronic Disease

Electronic Healthcare
Results of a New Healthcare Confidence Index

World Health and Population
A Qualitative Assessment of the Iraqi Primary Healthcare System


Bluewater Health Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
People Living with Mental Illness Propose Improvements to Interactions with Police in Canada
North York General Hospital Accredited with the Highest Level of Achievement
Gaps in care remain for Canadians with chronic disease
McGill researchers crack degeneration process that leads to Alzheimer’s New study points to possible new therapeutic approaches in treatment of AD


Conferences on the Longwoods site | Ontario Hospital Association conferencesEvents in Global Health at the University of North Carolina | Add your conference to the Longwoods eLetter


Dr. Jan Christilaw President, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, receives distinguished alumni award from the University of Waterloo
Larry Gold to President, BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre, to Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres
Shelley Robichaud to the position of Director of the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre. PQ
Jacline Abray-Nyman to President and CEO, United Way of Canada
Gary Collins to Executive Director, Epilepsy Canada
Mridula Joyner to Director of Development, Children’s Aid Foundation, Toronto
Martin Girash to Chair, Board of Governors, University of Windsor, ON
Chantale LeClerc to Chief Executive Officer, Champlain Local Health Integration Network, ON
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