Longwoods Publishing Corporation

Peggy Leatt, BScN, MSHA, PhD
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Editor-in-Chief

G. Ross Baker, PhD
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Associate Editor, Case Study Editor

Ken Tremblay
Peterborough, ON

Review Editors

Louise Biggar,
Toronto Central LHIN

Sabrina Brown,
Centre de santé communautaire de Niagara / Hamilton

Shirley Bryant,
Toronto Central LHIN

Rob Crawford,
Crawford and Associates

Mike Heenan,
St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto

Editorial Advisory Board

Charlyn Black
Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Christopher Carruthers
Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario

Elizabeth M. Davis
Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL

Jeff Edelson, MD, FRCPC
Chief Medical Officer, and Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Ikano Therapeutics, Principal, Aequanimitas Consulting, Berwyn, PA

Hy Eliasoph
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, KMH Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres, Toronto, ON

Theodore Freedman
Board of Directors, Bridgepoint Health, Toronto, ON

Chris Helyar
Associate Director, Hay Health Care Consulting Group, Toronto, ON

Peggy Leatt, BScN, MSHA, PhD
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Joseph Mapa
President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON

Terrance Montague
Principal, CareNet Health, Management Consultants, Edmonton, AB

Linda Moxey
Toronto, ON

James Saunders
J.L. Saunders and Associates Inc., Calgary, Alberta

Donald P. Schurman
Edmonton, Alberta

Ken Tremblay
Peterborough, ON

Peter A. Weil, PhD
American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago, IL

Longwoods™ Publishing Corporate Advisory Board

Peggy Leatt, BScN, MSHA, PhD
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

G. Ross Baker, PhD
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Adalsteinn Brown
Director, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation and Chair, Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Michael Guerriere, MD
Vice-President, Transformation Services and Chief Medical Officer, TELUS Health Solutions, Toronto, ON

Steven Lewis
President, Access Consulting Ltd., Saskatoon, SK, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Lynn Nagle, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Judith Shamian,
President, International Council of Nurses, Geneva, CH

Jennifer Zelmer, BSc, MA, PhD,
President, Azimuth Health Group, Toronto, ON

Editorial Director

Dianne Foster-Kent

Managing Editor

Ania Bogacka

Publisher

W. Anton Hart

Associate Publisher

Rebecca Hart

Associate Publisher/Administration

Barbara Marshall

Associate Publisher

Susan Hale

Associate Publisher

Matthew Hart

Design and Production

Antony Bickenson

Illustrator

Eric Hart

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