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All graduating teams of the IDEAS Advanced Learning Program present the results of their projects at the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum. This year, cohorts 12, 13 and 14 presented their projects.

Attendees toured the poster displays to network, find new ideas and discover resources to support their work.

Learn more about the IDEAS program and cohorts:



Poster Number Title of Abstract Author(s) Organization(s)
C1  Access and Efficiency Project  Nicola Bryant, Dr. Don Pinksen, Laurie Durocher, Navjot Thandi  Guelph Community Health Centre 
C2  Baseline Functional Assessment  Tracy Byron, Julie LaRocque, Judy Peer, Dana Corsi  Sault Area Hospital 
C3  Best Practice for Knee Replacement  Teresa Taillefer, Tina Connors, Caroline Ruest  Health Sciences North, Sudbury 
C4  Breathe Easy and Self Manage @ Home  Elizabeth Lalingo, Dr. Roshan Shafai, Yianni Soumalias  Markham Stouffville Hospital, Closing the Gap Healthcare and Cloud DX 
C5  CAMH Drop-In Bridging Service  Dr. Brittany Poynter, Shayla Gutzin, Natalie Quick, Susan Anderson  CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 
C6  Checklist to meet Ethical and Legal Obligations (ChELO) Spread Project  Angel Petropanagos and Denelle-Jade Gray  William Osler Health System 
C7  Client Centred Documentation  Bobbi Wignall and John Fernando  Lumacare 
C8  Connecting Care to Home (CC2H)  Nasser Khalil, Heather McCallum, Yuki Wu  London Health Sciences Centre and South West Local Health Integration Network, Home and Community Care 
C9   Depression Quality Standards Project – Transitions in Care  Deb Pultz, Kelly Brunet, Dr. Bosah Nwosu, Natalie Carle, Danielle Wellings, Tania Duguay  Canadian Mental Health Association – Timiskaming Branch, Timmins and District Hospital and the Timmins Family Health Team 
C10  Discharge Process Project  Kelly Roy, Julie McBrien, Genny Cho, Letitia McDougall  Halton Healthcare 
C11  Enhancing Quality and Consistency of Care for Seniors Living Independently in the Community  Aisha Mian, Jing Hong, Marybeth Ward  Peel Senior Link 
C12  Hyperacute Stroke Care. Improving Door to Needle Time  Dr. Laura Shoots, Venessa Bailey, Jennifer Dennis, Marcy Kinsmen  Brant Community Healthcare System 
C13  Implementation of Appropriate Rehab Care Pathway Post-Hip Arthroplasty  Charmaine Lodge, Jody Strik, Anas Alashraf, Marcella Honour  Mississauga Halton LHIN, Trillium Health Partners and Halton Healthcare 
C14  Improving OSMH Patient Experience for Bundled Care Hip and Knee  Jill Colin, Tom Wilson, Teanna Short, Jan Dziepak  Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital 
C15  Improving Referrals from Primary Care to Psychotherapy  Kevin Barclay, Mark Macauly, Rebecca Fromowitz, Genevieve Arturi, Dr Pierre Ferguson  Champlain LHIN, Family Services Ottawa, Jewish Family Services, Hawkesbury General Hospital 
C16  Increasing Patient Knowledge and Engagement to Improve Depression Care  E. Ross, J. Talbot, P. VanDyke, K. VanWyk and A. Waanders  Clinton Family Health Team 
C17  Integrated Approach to TKR Rehab  I. de Campos, A. Papachristos, G. Ramdehalchand  St Michaels’s Hospital 
C18  Integrated Model for Unilateral Knee Replacement Patients  Jacqueline Minezes, Jennifer Santos, Joanna Armatys, Melanie Di Carlo  Central West Local Health Integration Network and William Osler Health System 
C19  Integrated Pathways to Timely Treatment for Patients with Major Depression  Dr. S. McInerney, Dr. M. Scalco, J. Cadete, Y. Leung, T. Perger, Y. Zenikova  University Health Network- Community Mental Health, Portuguese Mental Health, Asian Mental Health, Spanish Mental Health 
C20  Integrated Care Through Navigation in North Toronto Sub-region  Kittie Pang, Gail Bungay, Samuel Leite, Omar Samhan  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Meighan Retirement Residence, SPRINT Senior Care and TC LHIN Home and Community Care 
C21  It’s about Time  Lisa Case, Tara Farkas, Morgan Tersigni, Annette Katajamaki  Sault Area Hospital, North East LHIN, CMHA Sault Ste Marie 
C22  JBH Total Joint Rehabilitation Clinic  Sara Pereira, Stacey Shepherd, Sunil Nair, Nicole Conner  Joseph Brant Hospital 
C23  Lakeridge Health Hip QBP  Joshua Theodore, Timothy Burgess, Aimee Gannon  Lakeridge Health 
C24  Managing Major Depression through Self Management and Interdisciplinary Monitoring  Sue Tobin, Christy Kent, Rhonda Heft  Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic 
C25  Meaningful Connections for homeless residents of Moss Park  Joyce Rankin, Adrien Levesque, Nalini Pandalangat, Nicole Kirwan  Street Health, Anishnawbe Health Toronto, Sherbourne Health Centre, St Michael’s Hospital 
C26  High ED Usage in Kensington Chinatown – Midwest Toronto Sub-region  Abida Dhukai, Bill Sinclair, Lambrina Nikolaou, Susy Nunes  Mount Sinai Hospital, St Stephen’s Community House, West Neighbourhood House, TC LHIN 
C27  No Wrong Door  Anu Randhawa, Glen Ricketts, Monty Montgomery, Saba Baig  PCHA, ADAPT, CMHA- Halton Region Branch, PAARC 
C28  Opening Out Patient Rehab Clinic for TKA/THA  Ed Dowling, Derk Damron, Anke Gilmour, Heather Leonard  Quinte Healthcare 
C29  Optimizing Patient and Staff Experience While Achieving a 2-Day Hospital Stay for Hip and Knee Replacement  Andrew Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Andre Feliciano, Sarah Sidney, Catherine Convery  Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
C30  OTAS Brampton Civic Hospital  Trish Geerlinks, Dr. Maher Abou-Seido, Audra Jesso, Sinthu Panchadcharadevan, Mayura Kandasamy  William Osler Health System 
C31  Patient Driven Goal Setting Tool Within the Total Joint Replacement Journey: Aligning Three Organizations  Janet Brookes, Beth Ciavaglia, Melanie Farmer  The Champlain LHIN, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Hopital Montfort 
C32  Personalized Skin Cancer Radiation Therapy from Referral to First Treatment  Michelle Nielsen, Ann Foo, Glenn LouHing, Marisa Finlay  Radiation Oncology Program, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Partners 
C33  Post-Discharge ER/UCC Visits  Tom Hart, Jennifer O’Neil, Kim Smith, Tyler Hands  Kingston Health Sciences Centre 
C34  Post Hospitalization Care Transfer for Clients with Depression  Dr. Navin Kaicker, Martine Lopez, Mary Anne Oribhabor, Tina Smith-Krans  William Osler Health System 
C35  Woodstock Mental Health Collaborative  Jillian Blair, Christy Cook, Christine Hagen, Deb Northmore  Woodstock General Hospital and Thames Valley Family Health Team 
C36  Integrated Hip and Knee Bundle  Nancy Della Maestra, Josie Knox, Brandi Le Blanc, Franca Vavaroutsos  St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton 
C37  Reducing Hospital Length of Stay: A Joint Effort  Leslie Gillies, Caroline Mavrak, Susan Montgomery, Katie Trihey  Hamilton Health Sciences 
C38  Relapse Prevention Through Quality Standards for Depression  Kristine Lorbergs and Kristine Leggett  Michael Garron Hospital 
C39  RMH Out-Patient Physiotherapy Clinic  Catherine Brumwell, Michelle Sanderson, Jen Perrin  Ross Memorial Hospital 
C40  Striving for Excellence in Client Experience  Mee Ling Cheung, Stacey Grammick, Mimi Lee, Kathryn McCartney  North York Seniors Centre 
C41  Supporting Client Recovery through Improved Use of OCAN Assessments  Ru Tauro, Ian Masse, Josie Grossi, Jennifer Zosky  Oak Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association- Niagara, Community Care Information Management 
C42  Supporting Homecare Referral Best Practice for Total Joint Arthroplasty  Tracie Scott, Krystle Wright, Winnie Luy  Markham Stouffville Hospital 
C43  The Patient Informed Hip and Knee Pathway  Caroline Fanti, Brock Chisholm, Cindy Cole, Jason Grecica  North West LHIN Regional Orthopaedic Program 
C44  The Right Transfer for the Right Need  Donna Renzetti, Sailaja Potaraju, Jane Casey, Amy Giansante  West Park Healthcare Centre, Humber River Hospital 
C45  Timely Access to Hip and Knee Bundled Care  Kelly McCrae, Brittany Lockwood, Andrew Nicholas  Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre – Barrie ON