January 10, 2019
In last week’s newsletter, you may have noticed that we launched a new
Medical Leadership web page. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit this page, I encourage you do so. On this site, you’ll find information about the SHA’s
medical leaders, their
roles and responsibilities and their
organizational structure. You’ll also find frequently asked questions about the
medical leadership structure.
Having easy access to information is imperative for physicians across the province to not only be well-informed about the issues that matter but also to feel part of the medical leadership team. While not all physicians in the province will take on a formal leadership role, we are all leaders in some way within each of our respective specialties and fields of practice.
As many of us know, communicating effectively with physicians is historically a challenge, and very few organizations can confidently say they have figured it out. In 2016, a survey was conducted with physicians in Saskatoon and surrounding area and a communication strategy was developed based on feedback received and best practices for communicating with physicians. The result was the development of a secure website for physicians and the distribution of a weekly e-newsletter. Regina and surrounding area physicians were also surveyed in 2011 with a physician-specific e-newsletter being developed based on feedback.
Our goal as one provincial organization is to build on what has been working well for physicians in former regional health authorities and to make it even better. That’s why I want to encourage each of you to fill out the
SHA News readership survey. Your feedback is important to help us improve our communication with you.
Ultimately, our goal in communicating with you is to minimize the noise and maximize the content. Your feedback is always welcome and we want to hear it.
Please share your feedback via the SHA News survey, with me directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org or with Communications at
Dr. Susan ShawChief Medical Officer