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Dr. Lisi Receives Honour Roll (Posted On: Sunday, October 23, 2016)

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Congratulations are flowing out of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, as Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Lisi receives Honour Roll status in the individual category for the 2016 Minister's Medal, which honours excellence in health quality and safety.

"We are very proud of our Chief of Staff, Dr.  Michael Lisi and all those involved in the Georgian Bay Interprofessional Healthcare Education & Research Day. We are very grateful to have such strong medical leadership on our team and this honourable mention is well deserved," says Guy Chartrand, President and CEO.

The announcement was made on Thursday at Health Quality Ontario's annual conference - Health Quality Transformation 2016.

"The Rural Ontario Medical Program and the Research Day collaborative was pleased to nominate Dr. Lisi for this provincial award. Since assuming the role of Chief of Staff, he has been an exemplary community leader inspiring improvement and change.  Dr. Lisi's vision, willingness and community inclusion is supported by his leadership style. Dr. Lisi is supportive, respectful and motivating not only with patients but with learners, clinicians, team members and colleagues. Dr. Lisi teaches for all six medical schools in Ontario and is an award winning teacher. We are honoured to have been a part of the Research Day collaboration with Dr. Lisi," says Dr. Wells, Executive Director of the ROMP.

This is the fourth year for the Minister's Medal program which focuses on recognizing exceptional work across the health system, and showcasing successful collaboration that enables high-quality, patient-centred care. There is one medal awarded in each of the team-based and individual categories.

"Dr Lisi's leadership was instrumental in the success of the first collaborative research day which brought together the public, healthcare providers, researchers and academia to exchange ideas that enhance quality and patient safety. Georgian College was pleased to be a part of this event. Congratulations to Dr. Lisi from Georgian College for receiving recognition from the minister for your leadership," as stated on behalf of the School of Health, Wellness and Sciences at Georgian College.

The first annual Georgian Bay Interprofessional Healthcare and Wellness Research Day took place at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) on June 15, 2016 and was hosted by the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP), the Town of Collingwood, Georgian College and the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

The event was designed to promote community engagement and showcase the partnerships of CGMH, Georgian College, ROMP and the local area.

With over 120 in attendance and another 100 plus livestreaming guests, Research Day attendee counts reached higher than 200! Attendees described the event as an "Education Expo". Nearly 60 posters lined the halls of CGMH, showcasing quality improvement projects, program evaluations, community programs, rural resident research projects and more, and ALL of these initiatives were from our very own south Georgian Bay community.

"I am very proud of our inaugural event. It was a true testament of teamwork and a strong partnership between the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) and Georgian College. Our healthcare community rose to the challenge by submitting some solid posters, which showcased the diversity of great work underway in South Georgian Bay. I share this honourable mention with all those involved," says Chief of Staff, Dr. Michael Lisi.

**photo credit: Dr. Michael Lisi, CGMH Chief of Staff with Liz Truong from the Gilbert Centre at the Georgian Bay Interprofessional Healthcare and Wellness Research Day.**

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa van Kolfschoten, Communications Coordinator at (705) 445-2550 ext. 8307. 


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