October 25, 2018
One of the ways we can seek to improve Canada’s health system is by comparing the strategies, procedures, and success or failures, of countries with similar health systems to our own. With the recent launch of the North American Observatory… Read more
October 1, 2018
By Whitney Berta Making changes to any established work practice, process or routine is challenging. We have all tried to break work habits of our own, to change our own or others’ behaviours…and have all likely had mixed success… Read more
October 1, 2018
Landscape architect Peggy Chi is hoping to bring a bit of the natural world back into the built environments of our health system and more specifically Ontario’s long-term care homes for older adults and their professional caregivers. For more than… Read more
May 30, 2017
by Rebecca Biason Upon meeting Sara Shearkhani, one can’t help but be in awe of her drive and determination, as she juggles a busy and at times tumultuous schedule. Constantly on the go, she is in the midst of her… Read more
Dr. Robert S. Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Dr. Robert Bell was appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, effective June 2, 2014. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network for nine years. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Princess Margaret Hospital and Chair of both Cancer Care Ontario’s Clinical Council and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario.
Dr. Bell received his Doctor of Medicine from McGill University and a Master of Science from the University of Toronto. He also completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Bell is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
An internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, health care executive, clinician-scientist, and educator, Dr. Bell brings more than 40 years of health care experience to his current role.
IHPME-GSU is honoured to have Deputy Minister, Dr. Bell join us for a lunch and learn. We hope to see IHPME faculty, students, and alumni attend for a brief presentation on the patients first act, systems transformation, and a moderated discussion.