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.

Healthcare Change Makers is hosted by Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, with hosting support and marketing by Michelle Holden, Marc Aiello and the entire Communications and Marketing Team at HIROC. The show is produced by Podfly Productions.

Adam Topp: Transformation and Service as Anchors to Success

As Chief Executive Officer of Shared Health Manitoba, Adam Topp is no stranger to system transformation. Adam gives us a window into developing the unique health system in Manitoba, and what he’s learned from other provinces along the way.  

Sarah Downey: A Time of Excitement and Challenge in Mental Health

Transitions are tough, but as CAMH’s newly installed CEO, Sarah Downey is excited about being part of an organization with a worldwide reputation in research, treatment and advocacy for mental health. There is nothing more important in her view, than dignified care for people with mental health issues.

Dr. Katharine Smart: Providing Healthcare is About Building Relationships

Being the former president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), a role she held during the height of the pandemic, has inspired Dr. Katharine Smart to be fearless and lean into the platform she was given to make an impact. 

Show Summary

Our guest Dr. Katharine Smart does it all - she’s a pediatrician working in Whitehorse, former Canadian Medical Association (CMA) president, the podcast host for Spark: Conversations, and holds a strong platform on social media. 

Catherine Gaulton: Absolute Optimism for the Year Ahead

In our final episode of 2022, CEO Catherine Gaulton shares a preview of what’s to come in the new year – things like HIROC’s new strategic plan and the launch of a new start-up known as Collaborative Benefits (Co). 

Show Summary

Marking Healthcare Change Maker’s 50th episode, we’re in the mood to celebrate. HIROC CEO Catherine Gaulton and Director of Communications and Marketing, Philip De Souza jump right in celebrating the podcast, and HIROC’s 35th anniversary.