Primary Care Clinic Day, a one-day conference for all primary care providers in the Mississauga Halton LHIN, is an opportunity to learn about the latest clinical advances, tools and techniques, and to connect with health service providers in the community. Topics are selected using feedback garnered through the various primary care feedback mechanisms. Throughout the event, health service providers within the Mississauga Halton LHIN have the opportunity to showcase their programs and services, sharing important information and primary care resources.
Primary Care Clinic Day 2019
This year, Primary Care Clinic Day was held on February 28, 2019, as part of a larger conference entitled Learning Together. Three outstanding Mississauga Halton LHIN events: Primary Care Clinic Day, Quality Forum and the Health Equity Symposium came together to combine the best of the Mississauga Halton LHIN thought leadership on primary care, quality and health equity.
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Mississauga Halton LHIN Polaris Physician Award Recipients
On Feb. 28, 2019, the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) honoured two local physicians with the inaugural Polaris Physician Award, a peer-nominated award recognizing primary care physicians for their contributions to improving local health care delivery and their positive impact on the community. Polaris Physician Award recipients are selected based on criteria in three categories: leadership, innovation and collaboration, important characteristics for physicians that result in better health care system design and quality.
This year, physicians were awarded in two categories: leadership and collaboration.
Dr. Manno receives the 2019 Polaris Physician Award for Leadership
Dr. Mary Manno, an Oakville family physician of 34 years, is the recipient of the 2019 Polaris Physician Award: Leadership. Dr. Manno has held various leadership roles within local and regional communities. Her peers describe her as going above and beyond her expected roles and responsibilities, elevating others through sharing her knowledge and experience, championing innovative practices and acting as an advocate for health system improvements. “I was delighted to receive a letter from the Mississauga Halton LHIN notifying me that I am a recipient of a Polaris Physician Award in the leadership category,” said Dr. Manno. “I am very honoured to have been nominated by one of my peers and recognized for my modest contributions over the years.”
Dr. Malec receives the 2019 Polaris Physician Award for Collaboration
Dr. Carolyn Malec, a family physician practicing in Milton for the past 20 years, is
this year’s recipient of the Polaris Physician Award: Collaboration. Dr. Malec has worked collaboratively in the Prime Care Family Health Team for the past 10 years. Dr. Malec is described by her peers as a champion of interdisciplinary care and going above and beyond for her patients and peers. Through her membership on various committees, she is a strong advocate for initiatives that foster collaboration, including peer-mentoring and cross-sector networking events. “I am astonished to be nominated for this award and delighted to accept this honour,” says Dr. Malec. “My peers elevate my care to such a high standard that I could never achieve alone. I take great joy and pride in teaching and learning every day from my peers and this honour is a testament to the value of collaboration. Thank you.”
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Recap: 5th Primary Care Clinic Day, February 28, 2018
Carol Sloan, Acclaim Health and Dr. Vicky Chen, Sub-Region Clinical Lead, East Mississauga, Mississauga Halton LHIN
|Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, eHealth Centre of Excellence||Making It Easy to Use Technology in Your Practice|
|Dr. Walter Wodchis, University of Toronto, Institute for Better Health||Keynote Address: Managing Patients With Complex Conditions in the Community|
|Dr. Sharon Domb, Sunnybrook Hospital||#Top5AppsForPrimaryCare|
|Dr. Jon S. Novick, OMA Physician Health Program||Physician Health and Wellness|
|Dr. David Kaplan, Health Quality Ontario||If You’re Only Going to Read Five Journal Articles, It Should be These|