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Health-care leaders engage at NELA conference

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For the third year in a row, nursing executives from across all health-care sectors gathered at the RNAO Nurse Executive Leadership Academy (NELA) for a stimulating dialogue about Ontario’s health systems.

Themes of this year’s academy, held Feb. 9 – 12, included Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, union management, system transformation, and client-centred care. Attendees engaged in thought-provoking dialogue with Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews, Deputy Health Minister Helen Angus, RNAO President Rhonda-Seidman Carlson, health-system transformation expert Ted Ball, and many other prominent health-care executives, who each shared expertise from their specific sectors.

The academy is a key element of RNAO’s governance and leadership program, which also hosts monthly knowledge exchanges for nursing executives across all sectors.

RNAO would like to thank all who attended for their valuable contributions to the academy, and for helping enhance provinc-wide dialogue on important health-care issues.

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