OHA to Re-Launch "Your Health Care - Be Involved" Campaign

    OTTAWA, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - Today, October 12, 2007, the Ontario Hospital
Association (OHA) will re-launch its "Your Health Care - Be Involved"
province-wide patient safety tips campaign to signal its renewed commitment to
patient safety and to help empower patients make informed decisions about
their health care.
    Originally launched in 2005, "Your Health Care - Be Involved" empowers
patients and promotes better health outcomes by bringing the advice and
expertise of health professionals together in five common-sense patient
    The official public re-launch will take place during the Canadian
Healthcare Safety Symposium at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, and will feature
short presentations by key speakers. The event coincides with Canadian Patient
Safety Week (October 8 - 13) and strongly supports the 2007 Canadian Patient
Safety Week theme "Patient Safety: Be Involved. Ask. Talk. Listen."

    What:  "Your Health Care - Be Involved" Campaign Re-Launch

    Where:  British Columbia Room, Westin Hotel, Ottawa ON

    Who:    Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital
            Hilary Short, President and CEO, Ontario Hospital Association
            Phil Hassen, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
            Ryan Sidorchuk, Patient Safety Officer, Winnipeg Regional Health
                            Authority and Patient Safety Champion, WHO
                            World Alliance for Patient Safety

    When:  11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2007

For further information:

For further information: about the campaign re-launch, please contact
Cara Francis, OHA Public Affairs at (416) 205-1371. For more information about
"Your Health Care - Be Involved", please visit the OHA's website at

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