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The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works.” Colonel Dandridge M. Malone. Here is a real case study in leadership. You are invited to participate.


LHINS at 5 Years – Further Thoughts – John Ronson responds

Off the Cuff

Great Concert Halls upstaged

When Canada’s national holiday falls on a Friday and the United States celebrate on the following Monday we don’t expect too many visitors dropping by Longwoods.com. Yet 3100 visitors dropped by to read about policies, practices, innovations and news covering healthcare and life sciences. That’s more visitors than the capacity of the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center in Washington or Ottawa’s National Arts Centre or Carnegie Hall in New York or Thomson Hall in Toronto. Thank you. We’re inspired. Here is a dangerous idea from Neil Seeman you can find on our website. Typical. Maybe that’s why you keep coming back?

Last week’s best read papers:

Ask an Expert: Interpreting the Personal Health Information Protection Act.

There is a large voltage drop in the intensity of care at time of discharge.” Dr. Donald Redelmeier as quoted by Dr. Irfan Dhalla in this presentation.

Ballparks are hosting friendly confrontations from coast to coast so . . . Steven Lewis on Baseball

Trend Hunter Jeremy Gutsche is HealthAchieve’s Official Opening Speaker. More.

Call for nominations: The Margret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership acknowledges outstanding leadership of an nurse employed in a member organization of OHA. The nomination deadline is July 29, 2011. Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions – Leading Practices Awards – Deadline: July 22, 2011. Click here for more information.

Improve Your Memory With These 9 Common-Sense Techniques

There are more than 60 Healthcare Leadership and Nursing positions on our Job Board. Go to jobs.Longwoods.com to see them all.

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Dr. David Butler-Jones reappointed as Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
Brad Holman to chair, the Hanover and District Hospital board of directors (Ontario)
Lindee David to CEO, ALS Society of Canada
Paul Leon to Chair, Board of Trustees, Niagara Health System, Ontario
Michael (Mike) Farrell to President and CEO, Niagara Health System Foundation, Ontario
William F. Rogers to Chair, Board of Directors, Trillium Health Centre
Jim Orban to President and CEO, Heart Institute Foundation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario
Chantal Dompierre to Executive Director, Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation, Ontario

Recognized by the Order of Canada
Bob McDonald, O.C., Officer, Toronto, ON – Communications
Maureen O’Neill, Officer, Ottawa ON – Public Service
Peter Alexander Singer, O.C., Officer, Toronto, ON – Healthcare
Ronald G. Worton, O.C., Officer, Ottawa ON – Healthcare

Members of the Order of Canada
Arnold Aberman, C.M., Member, Toronto, ON – Healthcare
John M. W. Bradford, C.M., Member, Brockville, ON – Healthcare
Vera Dewar, C.M., Member, Stratford, P.E.I. – Healthcare
Jean-Claude Fouron, C.M., Member, Montréal, Que. Healthcare
John H. V. Gilbert, C.M., Member, Vancouver, BC – Healthcare
Malcom Gladwell, C.M., Member, New York N.Y. and Elmira, ON – Communications
Ruth E. Kajander, C.M., Member, Thunder Bay, ON – Healthcare
Robert Y. McMurtry, C.M., Member, Picton, ON – Healthcare
Alvaro Morales, C.M., Member, Kingston, ON – Healthcare

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 10:41 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.