Reznick to counsel Ford government on healthcare

Dean joins Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine 

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On Oct. 3, the Ford government appointed Dr. Richard Reznick to serve on the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine, according to a statement from the University.

Reznick, the dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and one of the highest earners at Queen’s, is one of 11 experts appointed to counsel the Ford government on healthcare.

The new council is comprised of individuals with both private and public sector experience in healthcare. Reznick, however, is only one of two deans to be appointed to the council.

“There are dramatic needs to improve our performance in healthcare, including ending hallway medicine,” Reznick said in a statement. 

“As dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, I see on a daily basis both the strengths and weaknesses of our system, and am very excited to be a part of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine that will help us move forward in delivering the best possible care to our patients across Ontario,” he said.

According to a statement from the University, the Council’s role will be to “recommend strategic priorities and advise on actions that can be taken to improve Ontario’s health outcomes and improve patient satisfaction, while making Ontario’s health care system more efficient.”

When asked for comment regarding Reznick’s appointment, Queen’s did not respond in time for publication.

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