Health Systems Analysis Immersion
June 19–23, 2017
The Health Systems Analysis immersion held in Toronto, Canada on June 19–23, 2017 offered MHA@GW students the chance to conduct an in-depth analysis of one of the most renowned health care delivery systems in Canada. Students had the opportunity to engage with CEOs and other C-suite executives, as well as academic leadership and distinguished health care experts.
Featured Toronto Health Systems
During the Toronto immersion, students visited and studied the following health systems:
- The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), the nation’s largest center dedicated to improving children’s health
- University Health Network (UHN), one of the largest research organizations in Canada; health systems include Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and more.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital in the country
- A long-term care facility
MHA@GW students heard from the leadership team at SickKids about their efforts in patient engagement as well as patient safety and quality of care. They also discussed some of the hospital’s biggest challenges moving forward and how they plan on addressing them.
When not visiting health centers and listening to esteemed speakers, students were able to experience the beautiful city of Toronto in the peak of summer. Immersion attendees grabbed a cold beverage in the Distillery District, strolled through the historic St. Lawrence Market, explored the Toronto Islands by ferry, and took in a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the CN Tower.
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