Night owls gather for coffee and conversation

Night owls gather for coffee and conversation

Come for the coffee, stay for the conversation.

That was the premise behind #hhscoffeetalk – a recent recognition and engagement initiative that provided leaders and evening staff from Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) the opportunity to discuss frontline and corporate initiatives over coffee and cookies.

Collectively, hundreds of staff and physicians participated and provided members of HHS’ executive and management team with insightful feedback about their positions, organizational challenges and opportunities, and about larger strategic projects, such as Our Healthy Future (OHF).

Coffee and cookies Ladies at coffeetalk Rob and gang

The coffee talks were one of a series of staff and community engagement events that have taken place over the last year to help inform HHS’ long-term vision. For more information, visit

Staff were provided with handouts which mirrored the information being shared at the daytime town halls, touching on the Strategic Plan, Continuous Quality Improvement – Management System, and OHF. The handouts contained a crossword which staff were encouraged to fill out and share on social media. The shared entries were submitted into a draw and the big winner will be announced shortly.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this initiative. Stay tuned for more events coming in the Fall.