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Good Monday morning,
1. Highlights on UHN's Essentials
UHN's Essentials are just that – essential to the work we do at UHN! They represent our central responsibilities as a leading academic health sciences centre. Read here to learn more. Below, you'll find highlights on UHN’s Essentials from last week.
Quality and Safety How we're addressing our MDRD (Medical Device Reprocessing Department) issues across sites: Thank you everyone for your patience and diligence while our teams work on solutions to these very complex problems. Permit me to highlight some advancements
since my last update:
Partnerships TAHSN (Toronto Academic Health Science Network) CEOs committing to tackling system issues together: We know it's important to work as effectively as we can across UHN, but it is equally important we work effectively with other service providers including community-based partners and other peer hospitals. Last week, I met with some colleagues from TAHSN and we will be joining forces to tackle clinician wellness and to seize opportunities around artificial intelligence, machine learning and Big Data. More on that later.
2. What we discuss at our Executive Leadership Forum meetings
In the spirit of transparency, I'd like to start highlighting what we talk about at our bi-weekly Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) meetings.
With our ELF structure, decision making and accountability are closer to the frontline and patients. Important choices are now in the hands of various committees run by wise and thoughtful members of TeamUHN. ELF is tasked with supporting committees when they are unable to reach consensus or listening attentively if there is something critical on the horizon. Last week, we discussed three items:
3. Always a pleasure to meet frontline staff
With colleagues from Unit 4B Fell at Toronto Western. Thank you to Unit Manager Alan Doyle for the invitation – and Jennifer Pittman for taking the photo!
As I've mentioned, I drop by our Emergency Departments and individual units whenever I can. Important and valuable opportunity to connect with members of TeamUHN who are closest to patients and families. Unit 4B Fell at Toronto Western were kind enough to invite me over and it was truly the highlight of my week. Thank you to everyone on 4B for taking time out of your busy days to tell me about your work and what you hope to achieve at UHN. I encourage all units to invite members of senior management to come observe and help with solutions. In the meantime, I await my next invitation!
Have a good week,