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It is a pleasure to connect with you across care, research, and education through this weekly CEO update – all in service of A Healthier World.
Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Zahn, who will become the next Deputy Minister of Health, effective September 7, 2021. Many of you may remember Dr. Zahn who served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Toronto Western Hospital and also acted as interim Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Toronto General Hospital for a short period of time. She will take on this new role after her remarkable tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where she has served since 2009. All of us at UHN are thankful to Dr. Zahn for taking on this important role at such a crucial time, and look forward to working with her to build A Healthier World. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Deputy Minister Helen Angus who is retiring. Helen's career in the civil service has been exemplary and her understanding of health and health policy has served the system well in her time as Deputy Minister.
Support the search for UHN's next Surgeon-in-Chief! Last Monday, a message went out on behalf of Kevin Smith, President & CEO, and Brian Hodges, EVP, Education and Chief Medical Officer, about assembling a Search Advisory Committee for the next Surgeon-In-Chief; Head, Sprott Department of Surgery; and Program Medical Director, Surgical Services at UHN.
All members of TeamUHN are invited to nominate colleagues to serve on this Search Advisory Committee. Nominees should be highly regarded members of the UHN community, known for modeling UHN values including excellence in patient care, research, education, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and have a commitment to interprofessional practice and academic excellence. Please send your nominations to Brian Hodges, EVP and CMO via
August 31, 2021.
Join Canadian Blood Services' 12thAnnual Hospital Challenge and help
save lives. In 2020, eight hospitals participated in the challenge to donate over 570 units. This year, members of TeamUHN can support the challenge from
August 1st to October 11th to help CBS reach its target goal of 750 units (see details below). Over 100,000 new blood donors are needed in Canada this year to keep up with demand. UHN provides patients with 40,000 units of life-saving blood each year. Blood and blood products are needed for patients undergoing surgery, cancer treatments and routine medical treatments for various diseases and disorders. With UHN's size, scope and commitment to patient care, we can be leaders in this challenge and most importantly – save lives. To join the challenge:1. Review the list of
eligibility requirements and take the two-minute
eligibility quiz. Sign in to your existing account or make a new account at
blood.ca/HospitalChallenge. 3. Join the University Health Network Partners For Life team and book your appointment!
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