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Good Monday morning,
1) This week, we start with a sobering but important safety highlight:
2) Last week, I made my first foray into the world of Facebook – I've actually had an account for years but am told I have some way to go if I only use it to see pictures of my family. So it was a new and welcome experience when
Adalsteinn Brown (Dean, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health) and I co-hosted
a 15-minute Facebook Live chat on Ontario healthcare.
Here we are for those who missed it . Together, we talked about patient transitions, the need for a more sustainable system and burnout across the healthcare professions. If you're "off the grid" and don't have Facebook, you
can watch on YouTube.
3) Great opportunity to meet some of our physicians at a
fireside chat hosted by UHN's Medical Staff Association (MSA). Thanks to
Eric Horlick, President of the MSA, for the invitation. Many bright minds and next-generation leaders in attendance – developing them and maximizing their potential will be key to our shared success at UHN. One approach I recently
read about in the BMJ is reverse mentoring, the act of flipping traditional roles so the more junior person mentors the senior person. The article says this trend started when GE executive Jack Welch ordered his senior staff to find junior mentors who could teach them computer skills in 1999. Perhaps our key to helping existing leaders stay relevant and connected to younger colleagues – and something to consider across all domains!
4) Finally, I got to spend some time with some of our colleagues at the
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation at their Allied Professionals Breakfast – an opportunity for us to get together with our friends in the financial sector and discuss philanthropic giving – and their staff town hall. I've said it once and I'll say it again, our three Foundations are vital to what we all do at UHN so I'm happy to support their important work any way I can.
Have a good week,