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. . . while many boards have concentrated on advocating on behalf of their hospitals during this period of transition, not enough attention has been paid to rethinking and restructuring hospital governance to better meet the challenges of change.” Mark Hundert looks at governance.


In Pursuit of a National Nursing Report Card by Susan VanDeVelde-Coke

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Lessons learned about Lessons Learned

This best selling book is available chapter by chapter if you go online, but for a meager $14.99 you can buy the whole eBook online including the table of contents and the carefully honed index. We have designed it so you can read it on your computer, on your IPads, IPhones and all those other readers. Even that old fashioned Blackberry of mine serves it crisply and clearly. And you will enjoy reading about doing your work and improving it; what matters is what happens; shared decision making, quality and corruption, how change is about culture and more. Much more. Go here: Lessons Learned in changing healthcare… and how we learned them.

. . . and from Ross Bakers series on patient safety: Have you ever thought of Using Death Review to Improve Care and Reduce Harm and Aiming for Zero Preventable Deaths. Read it now while you are thinking of it. Like everything else in this journal is free.

Organizing Primary Care for an Integrated System. Walter W. Rosser and Jan Kasperski. How are we doing ten years later? HealthcarePapers.

Please consider making a nomination for the 2011 Margret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership. The nomination deadline is August 5, 2011. For more details click here.

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  • Frank Markel to Jewish Vocational Service of Toronto
  • Bill Marra to Executive Director, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation, Windsor, ON  (effective September 26, 2011)
  • Kay Blair to Chair, Board of Directors, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON
  • Richard Vennettilli to Chair, Board of Directors, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation, Windsor, ON
  • Lindee David to CEO, ALS Society of Canada
  • Liz Mullan to Board of Directors, Belmont House, Toronto, ON

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.