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Looking to the Future of Health Care on National Doctors’ Day

On this National Doctors’ Day, we salute the doctors and teams at Hamilton Health Sciences who give so much of themselves in service of others. Through the pandemic, they have worked hard not only in helping their community but also in planning for the future.
“The health care teams at HHS inspire and motivate me in my work every day, and I am proud to work with fantastic and committed colleagues at all levels.”

Not all superheroes wear capes.

At Hamilton Health Sciences, many of them wear stethoscopes.

Doctors dedicate their lives to helping those in need, making an invaluable contribution to society with their knowledge, skills and commitment to our health. Like superheroes from comic books, doctors come to our rescue during emergencies and make a real difference every day.

That’s worth celebrating.

For National Doctors’ Day, we salute the doctors at Hamilton Health Sciences who give so much of themselves in service of others.

We thank them for going the distance, especially as the pandemic continues and our hospitals continue to struggle with capacity issues. Doctors and their medical teams have helped us through some of the most challenging times during the last couple of years as COVID-19 turned the world upside down.

An Odyssey of Epic proportions

In celebration of National Doctors’ Day, we also thank the teams at Hamilton Health Sciences for their remarkable work on Project Odyssey, which has been at wo-year venture to renew the hospital information system with Epic software.

This new platform will enable Hamilton Health Sciences to make significant advancements in the delivery of health care with increased efficiency and greater clinical accuracy. It's the largest investment in IT infrastructure in the history of Hamilton Health Sciences.

Epic is targeted to launch in June 2022, and it will be an extremely valuable tool that will help doctors provide outstanding health care during times of need.

The Executive Lead for Project Odyssey is Dr. Barry Lumb, who was Physician-in-Chief at Hamilton Health Sciences from 2008 to 2021. He looks forward to implementing Epic and seeing how it will support critical care for patients and families who require the services of Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals.

Dr. Lumb’s extensive work on Project Odyssey is indicative of his passion for health care excellence in the region.

“It is a privilege to work at Hamilton Health Sciences, which is a world-class academic hospital,” says Dr.Lumb. “The health care teams at HHS inspire and motivate me in my work every day, and I am proud to work with fantastic and committed colleagues at all levels.”

At the heart of it all

As Dr. Lumb continues to guide Project Odyssey, he never loses sight of what makes his work truly important.

“Patient care is of the utmost importance in the work I do,” he says. “Being part of the growth and development of Hamilton Health Sciences and the health care community is also extremely fulfilling.”

This National Doctors’ Day, please take a moment to think about the importance of doctors to the health of our families, loved ones and the community as a whole. As doctors like Dr. Lumb lead Hamilton Health Sciences into the future with initiatives like Project Odyssey, let us pause to appreciate what they do for us all.

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