Dr. Stephen L. Archer named recipient of the 2021 HMF Article of the Year Award

March 29, 2021

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen L. Archer, MD, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Healthcare Management Forum Article of the Year Award for his article entitled “Providing care for the 99.9% during the COVID-19 pandemic: How ethics, equity, epidemiology, and cost per QALY inform healthcare policy”. Dr. Archer is the Head of the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University and the Program Medical Director for Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

This award is focused on honouring a journal author whose article has helped to challenge the traditional notions of health leadership and motivate transformational behaviour.

The most downloaded ethics column of 2020, Dr. Archer’s piece was chosen because it tackles the timely, system-level issue of developing balanced healthcare policies that are nationally aware but locally informed. He cautions that the care of patients without COVID-19, the 99% of the population, should neither be advantaged nor disadvantaged by healthcare policies. In other words, while health leaders need ethical policies to deal with COVID-19, they must also still treat all other diseases. Ethical healthcare policies must ensure equitable access to care for patients regardless of whether they have COVID-19 or another disease.

The HMF Article of the Year Award is sponsored by SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program and will be presented at the virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2021.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications 
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213