Support Richard's Run - a Foundation summer FUNd raiser!
July 1 through July 9, WPSHC staff member Richard Bernard is running the perimeter of the health centre's catchment area. Yes, the entire 10,000 square kilometers!
Richard will be collecting donations as he runs through Mactier, Rosseau, Whitestone, Port Loring, Britt, Pointe au Baril, Carling, and Nobel - until finally on the 9th day he runs into the Moose FM Radio studios during the annual radio-a-thon.
Please pledge to support Richard’s Run!
OHA points to need for capacity planning
Ontario’s health care system is facing significant challenges, and given how interdependent the health system is, it is essential to immediately implementprovince-wide capacity planning, including hospital based care, and aggressively increase funding for community services, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) said in a statement released last week.
“While there is always more work to do, Ontario’s hospitals have become highly efficient in recent years,” said OHA President and CEO Anthony Dale. “At the same time, they continue to experience growing demands for service and relentless pressure to bend down the rate of cost growth. Under these circumstances, it is essential that all Parties
commit to aggressively creating much greater capacity in health services outside of hospitals in order to ease pressures on emergency rooms and reduce wait times for discharge
Thank you everyone who helps save lives locally!
The weather was spectacular! Over 200 participants and 40 volunteers combined with sponsors and pledgers to create a terrific walk, run, pole and buy a new $80,000 telemetry system for cardiac rehab, replacing the 14-year-old equipment that has been failing for some time now.
In 2014 the 7th annual event, raised over $62,000. Combined with money saved from last year’s event ($27,000) the deal is sealed on buying local cardiac patients a new elemetry system for their rehab.
Because of tremendous corporate support all pledges and registration revenues from the 7th Annual Georgian Bay Walk, Run, Pole buys equipment. Route sponsors Kawartha Credit Union, CN and Lafarge together accounted for $15,000! Our elite sponsor and supplier of the new $1,050,000 pharmacy system McKesson provided $7,500! Astra Zeneca, Scotiabank, Morgan Construction, Harry’s No Frills, Richard’s Coffee, White Squall, Georgian Rentals, Comfort Inn, Wahta Springs and Sysco were the icing on the cake with further donations or help in-kind.
CEO among guest speakers at University of Ottawa celebration
On May 3, 2014, the Telfer School of Management and the Telfer MHA Alumni Association held a gala at the Château Laurier to highlight the 50th anniversary of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program.
The Gala was host to some of the elite in health care management and policy in Canada. More than 300 alumni, professors, preceptors, professionals, and members of the community were present, representing 39 of the 50 years of the program.
“I have been extremely privileged to be part of this health care system and like many graduates, it all started for me with this MHA program,” said Cameron Love, MHA 1997. “I will always remember my times as a student and resident. During the first 50 years, the program has seen many great moments and has resulted in many great leaders in our health care system and I am sure it will continue to strengthen and evolve to be a key health leader training program over the next 50.”