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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.
In response to COVID-19, UHN activated its Executive COVID-19 IMS (Incident Management System) table. Membership includes our Executive Leadership Forum and other members of COVID-19 work streams. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a snapshot of the discussion.
UHN's Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) represents a broad range of voices and skill sets from across the organization and provides direction and oversight in service of patients, TeamUHN and our vision of A Healthier World.
See the full membership on UHN.ca. The last ELF meeting was held on October 7, 2021.
Successful transition of the Women's Own program. On October 1, UHN ceased care delivery of withdrawal management services through the Women's Own Program which was officially transferred with shared capacity between Unity Health Toronto and Michael Garron Hospital. The program had been with Toronto Western Hospital since 1998, and was first opened in 1991 by the Doctor's Hospital. This transfer has increased capacity in the system and provides more crisis beds for women's withdrawal management which are acutely needed across the region. My thanks to all involved to organize a smooth transfer with uninterrupted service to the program's clients, and to the dedicated staff who supported this much needed program.
October 10 was World Mental Health Day. Thanks to our colleagues at UHN's Centre for Mental Health (UHN CMH) for the remarkable work they do to champion new philosophies of care and implement strategies that bring physical and mental health closer together. The pandemic has underlined that support for mental health has never been more important. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians and is the leading cause of disability. Attitudes towards mental health issues have recently changed for the better, but barriers remain, and those experiencing poor mental health before the pandemic have been impacted the most, with youth in particular experiencing the greatest decline. UHN CMH's more than 20 specialized clinics and services work to transform mental health care in practice, research and education and drive the full integration of physical and mental health into everything we do, for every patient, caregiver, provider and service across UHN.
It's Healthcare Security & Safety Week (Oct. 10-16): UHN's Security Operations team works behind the scenes and on the frontlines to safeguard staff, patients, visitors and the hospital system. They protect property from acts of theft and vandalism, as well as information, like patient privacy and confidentiality. The team focuses on prevention and risk management, by taking proactive steps to stop harm before it happens. Please join me in saying thank you to our UHN security guards who respond to 200,000 calls per year (ranging from requests for site access to safety incidents or patrols).
Learn more about the team's safety programs, like Walk Safe and Call Safe.
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