Research is better together

March 2018

A message from Art Slutsky, vice-president, Research

The potential for research across all of our organizations has never been greater. Since we embarked on this shared journey together, I’ve been delighted to see that there is excitement for research and knowledge translation at all three sites that make up the network. Through the different shapes and sizes it comes in, research can unite us. It can be informed by our clinical excellence and ultimately it can improve our ability to deliver the best possible care to our patients. It is a bridge that will bring us closer together.

Through Our Shared Purpose, there is great opportunity to continue to expand on existing research and launch new studies that span across our sites. Some of you have already gotten a head start, like the Pediatrics research programs at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital, laying a foundation for collaboration. Efforts to implement research appointments across sites and the creation of a joint Research Ethics Board are also underway to enhance our union and ground research across the network in the values that brought us together in the first place.

The opportunities for us to share knowledge and science will make our network and our health system stronger. Our strength is grounded in the excellent clinical care we deliver. Some of us are focused on research, some are focused on education, while others are focused on clinical work, but ultimately the goal is to improve patient care. No matter what our job descriptions are, or which site we sit at, our clinical work is critical to enhance our research, and our research is critical to enhance our clinical excellence. As you’ll see in this newsletter, we have a lot to be proud of, and a lot to look forward to. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together!

Read March 2018 Our Shared Purpose newsletter

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Jan. 3, 2018: Dr. Tim Rutledge appointed new president and CEO

Aug. 1, 2017: It’s official – welcome to our new health network!

June 2017: Joint message from the chairs

June 2017: TC-LHIN supports integration proposal

April 2017: Proposal for integration between Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital submitted to LHIN

February 2017: Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital explore creation of health network

September 2016: St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital partnership discussions