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Jon Gilleland recently joined as a member of the division of Pediatric Critical Care at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary. Before this he was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Medical Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit and Patient Safety Officer at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton.  

He has been involved in patient safety initiatives at the unit, hospital and provincial levels and has completed formal training in LEAN and Six Sigma.

Vision for patient safety in Canada:

Widespread incorporation of patient safety into our day to day work with patients and families until it is not perceived as something extra and simply becomes the way healthcare is provided.

Vision for patient safety education in Canada:

Collaboration, teamwork and commitment to a model of continuing patient safety education across regions and between institutions to eliminate variation in patient safety practice for all Canadians