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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

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

From the Frontlines with Lori Zillman, Alberta Health Services

8/12/2020
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, Marc Aiello, Communications and Marketing Coordinator at HIROC, and Philip De Souza, Director of Communications and Marketing, speak with Lori Zillman, a Registered Nurse from Alberta Health...

Duration:00:14:20

From the Frontlines with Leslie Motz, Lakeridge Health

7/9/2020
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, Philip De Souza, HIROC’s Director of Communications and Marketing, chats with Leslie Motz, Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Lakeridge Health. In this dual role...

Duration:00:11:48

From the Frontlines with Krystal Mack, Providence Manor

6/22/2020
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, Philip De Souza, Director of Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speaks with Krystal Mack, Administrator of Providence Manor – a 243-bed long-term care facility in Kingston, Ontario. As...

Duration:00:12:50

Juggy Sihota of TELUS on the Importance of Creating a Contribution Culture

6/9/2020
Today, Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, Director of Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speak with Juggy Sihota who leads the national strategy, execution and operation of the Consumer Health Business for TELUS. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Juggy Sihota is amazed and encouraged by the rapid adoption of virtual healthcare, made possible in part by solutions like Babylon by TELUS Health which are designed to improve access to healthcare in Canada. She’s heard all the reasons...

Duration:00:32:57

Moving Towards the Fire with Andrée Robichaud, President and CEO, Central Health

5/28/2020
Today, your host Ellen Gardner and HIROC’s Philip De Souza speak with Andrée Robichaud, President and CEO of Central Health in Newfoundland. Andrée shares leadership insights she’s gleaned during her extensive career. She speaks to the challenges in leading such a large health authority with a vast remote population. Andrée also touches on the importance of a feedback loop when it comes to engaging with staff, physicians, partners and government. For Andrée, being a leader is about...

Duration:00:32:12

Dr. Andy Smith on healthcare as a team sport

3/4/2020
Today, Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speak with Dr. Andy Smith, President and CEO Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Moving into management happened somewhat accidentally for Dr. Andy Smith, who began his medical career as a surgeon specializing in colorectal cancer. Notwithstanding the headwinds he faces leading a large organization, he often looks to historical leaders for inspiration and strives to set the tone for the hospital in an...

Duration:00:38:07

Kathy MacNeil on the importance of curiosity and trusting your wisdom

2/6/2020
Today, Ellen Gardner and Philip De Souza, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speak with Kathy MacNeil, President and CEO of Island Health in British Columbia. Kathy MacNeil still has trouble believing the staff of Island Health now numbers more than 30,000. So when it comes to spreading the message of trust and accountability, she and her leadership team rely heavily on local leaders. A big part of Kathy’s learning journey has been getting comfortable with “heard enough, have to...

Duration:00:42:43

Shaking things up with future strategist Zayna Khayat

1/15/2020
Today, your host Ellen Gardner, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speaks with Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist at SE Health. Her story is not unlike many first generation Canadians. Zayna’s parents, who emigrated from Lebanon in the early 70s, instilled the values of hard work, humility and authenticity. From an early age, Zayna knew she wanted to tackle the big challenges in the world and after a stint in consulting, has been focussed on solving as she says, “the wicked problems in...

Duration:00:40:30

Carol Annett, President, VHA Home HealthCare and the value of staying positive, finding good partners, and taking risks

12/3/2019
Today, your host Ellen Gardner, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speaks with Carol Annett, CEO, VHA Home HealthCare. In the 20 years since Carol joined VHA, home healthcare has gone from being an afterthought – with virtually no status or investment – to becoming an essential, influential and highly-valued healthcare service. Whether people are in recovery, living with chronic illness or want to die at home, the goal of VHA is to support them in living independently and with...

Duration:00:37:44

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: A Conversation on Property Risk with FM Global and Kingston Health Sciences Centre

11/4/2019
Today, your host Michelle Holden, Communications and Marketing at HIROC, speaks with Dave Thompson, Senior Vice President with FM Global, and Rocky Prosser, Director of Protection Services at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). As an insurance partner of HIROC, FM Global works with subscribers like KHSC to help keep facilities safe and to help mitigate property losses. On this episode Dave and Rocky share their unique perspectives around facility risks like water leakage, surface...

Duration:00:34:10