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Passing of Dr. B. William Shragge

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Dr. Bill Shragge. In his role as CEO of AMS Bill spent two years on a tour of medical and nursing schools and organizations in Ontario and Canada that ultimately convinced him of the need to reinvest in the compassionate side of healthcare education. This insight led to several retreats and summits in early 2011 that ultimately gave birth to the AMS Phoenix Project: A Call to Caring. In 2012, Bill appointed Brian Hodges as Lead of the Phoenix Project and watched with pleasure as the project came to life. Today the Phoenix Project is flourishing and just a few weeks ago Bill expressed his immense satisfaction with the enthusiasm with which the project is being received. Bill’s presence will be sorely missed but the Phoenix will continue to rise a testament to the passion and vision of Bill Shragge. Details of Bill’s personal and professional life can be found at www.lifenews.ca/metroland/profile/271136–shragge-dr-b-william.