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I hope that most of you saw the UHN news story about the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Edward, Countess of Wessex and her visit to Toronto Western and Toronto General last week. As part of her visit she announced the new name for the Toronto Western Research Institute which will now be known as the Krembil Research Institute, a fitting tribute to a family who has been so supportive of the work that has been done here. Bob Krembil serves on the Board of Trustees of UHN and Mark Krembil sits on the Research Committee of the Board. The Krembil family is deeply committed to our organization. You can see the announcement
here and a photo album of the visit will be posted later this week.
This week is Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015. This includes the screening of the film
Resistance followed by a panel discussion with the film's director (Michael Graziano) and stakeholders Dr. Andrew Morris, Dr. Elizabeth Leung, and Mr. Harry Stoddart. You can get watch a video about the importance of understanding how antibiotics can be harmful to the health of people by clicking
here. And, by clicking
here, you can be connected to the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) website which has more information about the film screening and the work of our incredible ASP.
I'll close this week with the observation that our response to the Speak Up for Safety survey has been simply extraordinary and speaks to the shared commitment we are making to safety for ourselves and for the patients we serve. To see Princess Margaret and Toronto Western at a 100% response rate, Toronto Rehab at 97%, Toronto General at 74%, Corporate at 60% and Research at 41% with an overall response of 73% at UHN is gratifying. This degree of participation will give us a rich and deep understanding of UHN's safety culture and will help us do even more for the safety of our patients and everyone who works at UHN. My thanks again to all of you and I look forward to sharing the results and to the lunches that I will be hosting to celebrate this accomplishment -- more on that next week.