Healthcare Change Makers

Healthcare Change MakersA podcast from HIROC

Step inside the minds of Canada’s healthcare leaders; welcome to Healthcare Change Makers.

Join us as we talk to leaders about driving change in our complex healthcare organizations. Learn valuable lessons about how to manage the bigger challenges and risks facing organizations today – the implementation of new technology, natural disasters, patient safety, and the big problem of congestion and poor access to care.
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EPISODE 05: In Conversation with Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak, Emergency and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

Dr. Petrosoniak describes the exciting ways in situ simulation can be used to replicate systems and processes and test new ideas and equipment – all with the goal of improving patient safety. Access the transcript.

EPISODE 04: Sherry Janzen, CEO of Salem Home, and the value of listening and learning to "read the air" in an organization

Sherry started questioning the way things were done in Long Term Care from the time she took her first job as an Activities Director. Her quest for finding a better way to provide care that is in tune with residents continues to this day. Listen to Episode 04 and access the transcript.

EPISODE 03: Kavita Mehta, CEO, AFHTO and the Need for One Voice in Primary Care

With her approachable and collaborative style, Kavita gets things done by having an optimistic perspective and building trusting relationships. Listen to Episode 03 and access the transcript.

Episode 02: Innovating Remote Healthcare with Debbie Molloy, Vice-President Corporate Services, Eastern Health

In a province with challenging weather and many rural communities, Debbie Molloy and her colleagues at Eastern Health are testing new approaches to delivering care – with insight, hard work, compassion, and of course humour! Listen to Episode 02 and access the transcript.

Episode 01: In Conversation with Sarah Downey, President & CEO of Michael Garron Hospital 

With her own special blend of strength and compassion, Sarah is inspiring the MGH community to change the face of health in East York and beyond. Listen to Episode 01 and access the transcript.