Organizational Connectivity

: Organizational Connectivity. A conversation about the importance of building new relationships across all levels of the healthcare system. Hugh MacLeod (CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute) and Graham Lowe. Longwood’s Ghost Busting Essays Series on

Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Summit 2012

Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses Summit 2012, Victoria, September 26-29, 2012. Graham Lowe will participate in a panel discussion on “Diagnosing a Healthy Campus Community.”

Summit 2012 is a unique opportunity to design a shared vision for campus communities that support well-being and to identify methods to get there. Building upon four years of growth and learning, we plan to create a space to come together to learn about, share and advance strategic efforts to promote mental health and reduce risky substance use at post-secondary institutions.

Using a mix of creative techniques this event will facilitate knowledge exchange, collaborative thinking and innovation. Leading thinkers will help animate critical discussions related to policy, teaching, student services and campus life. Delegates will examine issues, sustainable solutions and actions to support health-promoting, vibrant campus communities that enable people to reach their full potential.
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How Employee Engagement Matters for Hospital Performance

Managers increasingly understand that employee engagement is a prerequisite for high performance. This article examines how job, work environment, management and organizational factors influence levels of engagement among healthcare employees. Original data come from the Ontario Hospital Association-NRC Picker Employee Experience Survey, involving over 10,000 employees in 16 Ontario hospitals. The article provides a clear definition and measure of engagement relevant to healthcare. In addition to identifying the main drivers of engagement, findings shows that a high level of employee engagement is related to retention, patient-centred care, patient safety culture and employees’ positive assessments of the quality of care or services provided by their team. Implications of these findings for healthcare leaders are briefly considered.
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