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Creating Conditions to Think Differently

Children’s Healthcare Canada conference inspires real talk on the health of Canada’s kids
 

“86 per cent of Canadians think the well-being of our country’s kids is better than it is,” said David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data. Canadians might think we rank in the top five of forty developing countries when it comes to our children’s health – Coletto says we actually rank 25th.  

A Shared Commitment to Advancing Safety

Partnership was the crux of Dr. Hartley Stern’s talk on December 5 at Longwoods’ Breakfast with the Chiefs. Dr. Stern, Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), emphasized that having organizations work in isolation is no longer the path forward – “We all need to be growing in the same direction,” he told the audience.

Carol Annett: There’s No Place like Home

Thank you to Carol Annett, President and CEO of VHA Home HealthCare and our Guest Editor for the December issue of The HIROC Insider. Carol looks to the year ahead and the importance of having an open and inquiring mind, a big heart, and the courage to take risks.

Five HIROC Subscribers Named 2019 Safety Grants Recipients

This year HIROC received an impressive 47 proposal submissions to the 2019 Safety Grants Program

The 2019 program focused on obstetrical-perinatal harm – a significant medical-legal and patient safety issue for healthcare systems and for those they serve, newborns and their families. 

Of the 47 applications, five HIROC subscribers have been named 2019 Safety Grant recipients. They are: