HealthCare Roundtable Focuses on Innovations in Ottawa

Ontario Minister of Health to hear from region’s health care leaders

KANATA—Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton and Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, hosted a roundtable for Ottawa healthcare leaders to discuss innovations in healthcare delivery with the Ontario Minister of Health. Attending the meeting were the heads of four hospitals, Ottawa Public Health, local paramedic services, and Goldie Ghamari.

Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, attended the roundtable, which took place at the Montfort Hospital. Earlier in the morning, the Minister and Ottawa area MPPs announced the Province’s investment in the Novari Health’s surgical waitlist management system for management and analytics of patient data at The Ottawa Hospital, Montfort Hospital, and the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

Dr. Fullerton explains the roundtable meeting provides an opportunity to highlight for the minister a number of healthcare initiatives taking place in Ottawa, “Innovative approaches to health care can be seen across the City, whether it be the community paramedicine program that was piloted here in Ottawa and Renfrew, the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s offsite ALC unit, or the promising potential for the new state-of-the-art facilities being built at The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus and at CHEO.”   

“The Minister will have the chance to hear first-hand how Ottawa’s healthcare providers have successfully managed new programs that have made a difference for Ottawa residents,” adds Dr. Fullerton.

Healthcare leaders attending the roundtable meeting were hospital CEOs Cameron Love (The Ottawa Hospital), Dr. Bernard Leduc (Montfort Hospital), and Alex Munter (CHEO). Also in attendance was Dr. Vera Etches (Ottawa Public Health), Peter Kelly (Deputy Chief at Ottawa Paramedic Service) along with other healthcare leaders.

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