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March/April 2010 Newsletter

Volume 3 Issue 2. In this issue: the promotions of Ellen Warner, Rob Fowler, and Brian Murray; awards & grants; Education Development Fund; new recruits; 'Drive to 95'; ambulatory strategy; hand hygene; partnerships.

March 1, 2010


January/February 2010 Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 1; In this issue: Updates on patient flow, financial restructuring, obstetrical medicine and strategic planning, recent honours, award and grants, new faculty, a spotlight profile on Dr. Juurlink and other department news.

January 1, 2010


November/December 2009 Newsletter

It has been a busy fall for everyone in the Department; so I hope we can all look forward to things quieting down for the next couple of weeks (at least at work). As 2009 winds down, I wanted to take some time to reflect on what we have achieved together in past few months and we will be focusing on in the next few months, including; Money Matters, ED Wait-Times, Obstetrical Medicine, Recruitment, Research. Also; Spotlight: Dr. Rick Swartz; Grants; Honours & Awards; New Faculty; Department News.

November 1, 2009


October 2009 Newsletter

We continue to grow. Thirty-two new members have been recruited to the department over the past 4 years and we are working to bring on another 8-10 outstanding recruits this next year. All of you are aware by now of the major push to improve patient flow through the emergency department. The time to admission decision for GIM is down to 3 hours, which is outstanding. Ensuring consults are done in a timely fashion is not restricted to GIM or to the ED. I've asked each of the divisions to look at their consult processes and we will begin to look at ways to facilitate prompt outpatient referrals to facilitate discharge.

October 1, 2009


September 2009 Newsletter

Our first priorities over the next few months are to strongly represent our interests at the Hospital and University levels and to strengthen cohesion within our department. We will be working intently over the next few weeks with Chris Morgan and the economics committee to seek alternatives to our current financial management structure, with Denise Campbell and David Watson in the Departmental office to improve our business processes, and with the departmental executive to enhance the role of the division heads.>

September 1, 2009