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8/31/2015 11:00 AM

One of my favourite maxims here at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is: when our partners succeed, we succeed. It's a clear phrase that emphasizes our joint commitment to crafting the healthcare system that all Canadians deserve. The CPSI-produced annual magazine, Hands in Healthcare, is our chance to showcase the work of our wonderful partners.

Let me share a sneak peek of some of the great ideas of a few of our Hands in Healthcare leaders:

  • Lee Fairclough of Health Quality Ontario encourages staff members to limit medical jargon in group discussions with patients.
  • Dr. Ward Flemons of the University of Calgary listens carefully to the patients' perspective.
  • Tom Blackwell of the National Post champions full disclosure and transparent discussion of healthcare challenges.

There can be no doubt that great work goes on every day in Canada. I am proud to say that Hands in Healthcare is a multiple award-winning production – annually sharing a positive message of change. When we all work together, great things can and do happen.

Please have a look at the finished product – it contains full profiles of 10 of our amazing partners - including photos Hands in Healthcare 2015

What is your organization doing to celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week? I'd love to hear from you. Email me at

Yours in patient safety,
Chris Power