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Intimate and honest conversations with leaders about the joys and challenges of driving change in our complex and demanding healthcare organizations.

Intimate and honest conversations with leaders about the joys and challenges of driving change in our complex and demanding healthcare organizations.

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Canada

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Intimate and honest conversations with leaders about the joys and challenges of driving change in our complex and demanding healthcare organizations.

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@HIROCGroup

Language:

English

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1 (416) 730-3016


Episodes

Colour It Your Way with County of Grey Director of Long Term Care Jennifer Cornell

6/24/2021
For this special series, Inspiring Impact, HIROC is partnering with AdvantAge Ontario to highlight the work of several of the presenters from their 2021 online education and networking event. Today we’re talking with one of the session presenters, Jennifer Cornell, Director of Long Term Care for the County of Grey. She moved into the position in 2019. During the tumultuous time that followed, she’s been fortified by the support of the Long Term Care community where leaders are encouraged to...

Duration:00:21:24

Let’s call today Day One with LGBTQ2+ Support Coordinator Celeste Turner

6/14/2021
For this special series, Voices Lifting the Community, HIROC is partnering with the Alliance for Healthier Communities to highlight the work of several of the presenters at their online primary healthcare conference in June. Today we’re talking with Celeste Turner, the LGBTQ2+ Support Coordinator at the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre and a member of the Alliance's Rainbow Communities Advisory Group. Celeste uses the ‘they/them’ pronouns. At the Alliance Conference, they will be...

Duration:00:19:40

Let’s call today Day One with LGBTQ2+ Support Coordinator Celeste Turner

6/11/2021
For this special series, Voices Lifting the Community, HIROC is partnering with the Alliance for Healthier Communities to highlight the work of several of the presenters at their online primary healthcare conference in June. Today we’re talking with Celeste Turner, the LGBTQ2+ Support Coordinator at the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre and a member of the Alliance's Rainbow Communities Advisory Group. She uses the ‘they/them’ pronouns. At the Alliance Conference, they will be...

Duration:00:19:36

Now’s the moment for health equity discussions with Alliance CEO Sarah Hobbs

6/11/2021
For this special series, Voices Lifting the Community, HIROC is partnering with the Alliance for Healthier Communities to highlight the work of several of the presenters at their online primary healthcare conference in June. Today we’re talking with Sarah Hobbs, CEO of the Alliance, a role she assumed in the fall of 2020. Sarah has worked in community health for over twenty years, most recently as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Being an advocate for health equity for...

Duration:00:18:28

Thrive: Mindfulness as a Pandemic Recovery Tool

5/31/2021
For this special series, Inspiring Impact, HIROC is partnering with AdvantAge Ontario to highlight the work of several of the presenters at their online education and networking event in May. Today we’re talking with one of the keynote speakers, Trish Tutton. Trish is a yoga instructor and mindfulness expert. Trish suffered a devastating loss early in her life and it confirmed that she was on the right path with her career choice. Her mission is to create calmer and happier workplaces and...

Duration:00:19:12

Walking the same path as your staff with Paul Heinrich, President & CEO North Bay Regional Health Centre

5/12/2021
Paul is living proof that behind every healthcare leader is a nurse – in his case his mother and his wife. Their compassionate dedication to their craft has helped Paul develop a caring and thoughtful approach to leadership that’s helped him in posts he’s held in Calgary, Inuvik, Georgian Bay, and for the past 8 years in North Bay. Paul is a true lifelong learner. He has the equivalent of more than 14 years of post-secondary education that includes two Masters Degrees, a Chartered...

Duration:00:23:55

Workday Wellness: Addressing staff concerns about stress and burnout

4/26/2021
For this special series, Inspiring Impact, HIROC is partnering with AdvantAge Ontario to highlight the work of several of the presenters at their online education and networking event in May. Today we’re talking with one of the session presenters, Paige Fernandes, Planning and Community Engagement Coordinator at Belmont House, a long-term care facility in downtown Toronto. With staff struggling with stress and burnout during the pandemic, Paige and her physiotherapist colleague Gordana...

Duration:00:14:02

Happily Ever Older: Stories of seniors living with purpose and energy and love

4/26/2021
For this special series, Inspiring Impact, HIROC is partnering with AdvantAge Ontario to highlight the work of several of the presenters at their online education and networking event in May. Today we’re talking with one of the session presenters, reporter Moira Welsh, author of the recent book Happily Ever Older. For close to two decades Moira had been investigating the negative aspects of long term care homes. On a tip from someone at AdvantAge Ontario, she started exploring one...

Duration:00:23:57

Moving this mountain is going to take all of us with Jennifer Zelmer, President and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada

3/25/2021
Our guest today, Jennifer Zelmer, is the newly appointed CEO of the organization formed through the amalgamation of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. It’s called Healthcare Excellence Canada and we were fortunate to speak with Jennifer on the exact day the organization officially opened its doors, March 3. Jennifer did her undergraduate degree in health information science at the University of Victoria and did several work terms in...

Duration:00:28:30

Breaking down the barriers and making care accessible with Dr. Daniel Pepe

2/2/2021
Dr. Daniel Pepe did his medical training at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He did a surgery residency before moving into family medicine. His wife is also a family physician and together they run the London Lambeth Medical Clinic. Dr. Pepe is truly a different kind of family physician - he loves the give and take of social media, he questions the status quo, and admits he’s often working on the fringe. Long before the pandemic Dr. Pepe was using an...

Duration:00:38:49

Dr. Lisa Calder, CEO, CMPA on supporting physicians in challenging times: “We hear you and we’re here for you.”

1/13/2021
In this episode we’re speaking with Dr. Lisa Calder, CEO of the Canadian Medical Protective Association, known as the CMPA. She stepped into the role in August last year and is the CMPA’s first female CEO. Dr. Calder studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario and did an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. She has a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and was an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr....

Duration:00:31:29

Introducing icanbewell, the only Canadian, evidence-based, bilingual mobile app for preventive care

12/22/2020
For this special series HIROC is partnering with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) to highlight the work of several amazing primary healthcare teams. Family health teams provide comprehensive primary care and are based on a collaborative model where physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dieticians, social workers and many more disciplines work together. In this episode we speak with Dr. Cleo Mavriplis, a family physician and professor. In 2017, Dr. Mavriplis...

Duration:00:19:45

The Delhi Family Health Team goes mobile during COVID, providing compassionate care to Seasonal Agricultural Workers

12/22/2020
For this special series HIROC is partnering with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) to highlight the work of several amazing primary healthcare teams. In this episode we speak with Robin Mackie, Executive Director, Delhi Family Health Team; Roxanne Pierssens-Silva, Clinical Services Manager/RPN, Delhi Family Health Team; and Rebecca Spencer-Knight, Nurse Practitioner, Delhi Family Health Team. Migrant workers constitute a large portion of the workforce in rural...

Duration:00:24:25

The St. Michael’s Hospital Youth Advisory Council: Incorporating the youth voice into service delivery

12/22/2020
For this special series HIROC is partnering with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) to highlight the work of several amazing primary healthcare teams. In this episode we speak with representatives from the Youth Advisory Council, part of the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team. Katie Sussman is a Social Worker on the Family Health Team; Muzammil Syed is a member of the Youth Council and a graduate student at the University of Toronto; and Ermias Nagatu...

Duration:00:27:25

Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children is never far from his research or his patients

12/2/2020
Today, Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speak with Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO of the Hospital for Sick Children. Early in his medical career, Dr. Ronald Cohn was on a tourist bus in Toronto and as it drove up University Avenue and by SickKids Hospital he told his wife, that’s one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals and I will probably never work there. Proving that life doesn’t go where you predict, in 2012 Dr. Cohn accepted a...

Duration:00:34:33

How collaboration created an essential PPE community hub

11/23/2020
For this special series we’re partnering with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) to highlight the work of several amazing primary healthcare teams. Family health teams provide comprehensive primary care and are based on a collaborative model where physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dieticians, social workers and many more disciplines work together. In this episode we speak with Janet Dang, Transformation Lead for Primary Care at the Thames Valley Family Health...

Duration:00:24:18

It takes a community with Emily Gruenwoldt Carkner, President & CEO of Children’s Healthcare Canada

10/30/2020
Today, Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speak with Emily Gruenwoldt Carkner, President and CEO of Children’s Healthcare Canada. Like many professional women, the usual pressures of leading two national associations, two young children at home, and staying healthy have been compounded for Emily Gruenwoldt during Covid-19. Fortunately Emily and her husband were able to turn to a big community of support, but she’s not lost sight of the effect of...

Duration:00:30:43

Delivering exceptional care “avec vous et pour vous” with Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO, Hôpital Montfort

10/5/2020
Today, Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speak with Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Hôpital Montfort. From the day he joined the hospital in 1999 as a family physician to serving as Chief of Staff and then being appointed President and CEO in 2010, Bernard Leduc has never lost sight of the mission that drives the hospital: to serve the francophone population in the Ottawa area and deliver a high level of patient-centred care. “In the words of my...

Duration:00:35:35

From the Frontlines with The Ottawa Hospital’s Corporate Communications Team

9/2/2020
Welcome to From the Frontlines, a special Healthcare Change Makers mini-series. Healthcare providers and support staff have been on the frontlines, fighting for Canadians since the start of this pandemic. In this series we’re handing the microphone over to some of those amazing individuals. Today, HIROC’s Michelle Holden and Philip De Souza sit down with three members of the Corporate Communications Team at The Ottawa Hospital. We hear from Bernie Etzinger (Chief Communications and...

Duration:00:25:53

From the Frontlines with Claire Dion Fletcher, NACM and Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto

8/24/2020
Welcome to From the Frontlines, a special Healthcare Change Makers mini-series. Healthcare providers and support staff have been on the frontlines, fighting for Canadians since the start of this pandemic. In this series we’re handing the microphone over to some of those amazing individuals. Today, HIROC’s Michelle Holden and Philip De Souza sit down with Claire Dion Fletcher, Indigenous Registered Midwife and Co-Chair of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM). Claire gives us...

Duration:00:16:39