Sault to be site of a special discussion on health innovation


The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) will host a special Northern Health Economic Leadership Series event on Wednesday, March 23rd.

As part of the OCC’s Health Transformation Initiative, this event will feature a discussion on the health-related challenges and opportunities in Northern, remote and First Nations communities. A featured panel will discuss how to foster innovation to help improve patient outcomes and build a thriving health sector.

The OCC’s Health Transformation Initiative is a year-long thought leadership initiative on health with the aim of answering the question, “How can the private sector be a productive partner to government as it reforms the health care space?” It recently released the report, Transformation Through Value and Innovation: Revitalizing Health Care in Ontario which serves as a framing piece, outlining the challenges facing the Ontario health care system today, defining the concepts of value and innovation, identifying what a transformed approach to health could look like, and summarizing its policy priorities for the year. That report marks the first of five to be released within the Health Transformation Initiative.

Wednesday’s event will feature a panel discussion and question and answer session with:
– Dwayne Hammond, Studio Director of Algoma Games for Health;
– Alex Lambert, CEO of the Group Heath Centre;
– Pierre Ozollins, St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake; and
– Dr. Janice Willett, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
and will be held from 8:30am to 10:30am at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, 1520 Queen Street E., Sault Ste. Marie.

Interested attendees can register HERE.