​​​Congratulations to Nightingale Award Nominees!

Each year patients and colleagues nominate nurses across the province who demonstrate skill, dedication and excellence in the workplace for the Toronto Star’s Nightingale Award. This year 156 nurses from across Ontario were nominated, including a remarkable 20 nominees from UHN. We are so fortunate to have such a strong team of committed, compassionate and hardworking nurses across the organization who live our values each day. You can see the full list of Nightingale Award nominees at this link.

Sick time benefits for part-time, non union employees

Recently Emma Pavlov, EVP Human Resources/Organizational Development, shared an important HR update: we will now be extending sick time benefits of full pay for a sick day to a maximum of five sick days in a year. Eligible employees must:

  • be non-union, part-time employees who work 50% of a full-time schedule,
  • and have over one-year of service in a part-time role.

This change is something our staff have raised with their leaders, Emma, myself and other members of the Senior Management Team and is something everyone on the Executive Team fully supports. As a values-based organization, this is an important reminder for all of us to make our voices heard so we can continue to build a stronger UHN.

Strategic Planning Update

As we head into the summer months, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the strategic planning process so far – through Town Halls, department presentations or one-on-one meetings with leaders throughout the organization. The feedback that the Senior Management Team has received has been used to further define our strategic goals and priorities. We have made significant progress as we move through this iterative process, shaping our future through shared interests and adaptive learning. I will provide an update on the evolving plan at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 14th and encourage all of you to attend to get the latest information.

Peter

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