Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lessons from Sweden: Health Care & Leadership - An Emerging Leader’s Perspective / Le point de vue d'un leader montant

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Lessons from Sweden: Health Care & Leadership - An Emerging Leader’s Perspective

Jennifer Duff, CHE
The Canadian College of Health Leaders, ARAMARK Healthcare and Emerging Health Leaders are pleased to jointly release Jennifer Duff’s report: The Development of an Emerging Leader: Lessons from Sweden: Health Care & Leadership.

Jennifer Duff, CHE was the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Health Leader Scholarship and was invited to participate on the Sweden Study Tour, which was held from May 1st to 6th, 2011. The study tour brought together a small group of Canadian health care leaders to explore the current developments in Sweden’s health services policy, and the organization of their health care system. The intent of the study tour is to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and experiences that will foster relationships between Canadians and their Swedish counterparts.

Time to Educate, and Maybe Certify, Health Governors / Le temps est venu de former, et possiblement, de certifier les administrateurs dans le domaine de la santé

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Tom Philpott, MBA, MHA, CHE

Governance is tough. And many argue that health governance is toughest of all.

We expect much of our health governors. Board members are responsible—and ultimately accountable—for the financial oversight of their organization. But their responsibilities do not end there, by any means. Add in oversight of:
  • patient safety and quality of care,
  • risk management,
  • information technology and privacy decisions,
  • CEO and board performance,
  • talent management,
  • medical leadership,
  • community relations,
  • relations with other health organizations, such as regional health authorities,
  • organizational strategy
  • plus the responsibility of hiring, evaluating and, when necessary, terminating the CEO
You can see that the list quickly becomes exhausting.

2012 National Awards Program / Programme national des prix 2012

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The 2012 National Awards Program boasts 14 awards honouring leaders in health care, including senior executives, emerging leaders, administrative and operational teams, nurses, students and more.

Over the next few issues of Communiqué we will be profiling the various awards and calling for your nominations. Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations and a complimentary registration to attend the National Health Leadership Conference. Award presentations will be held at the College’s National Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 3 – 5, 2012. Full details regarding 2012 nominations will be available later this fall. Stay tuned!

Welcome to our New Corporate Member - June 2011 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif - juin 2011

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The College is pleased to welcome another new corporate member. Look for how many more organizations have joined the professional association of choice for health leaders in next month's issue!


Le Collège est fier d'accueillir un autre nouveau membre corporatif. Restez aucourant pour voir combien d'autres organisations se sont jointes à l'association professionnelle de choix pour les dirigeants du domaine de la santé dans notre prochaine édition!

Healthtech Consultants

New Members - July to September 2011 / Nouveaux Membres - juillet à septembre 2011

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Period of June 15, 2011 to September 14, 2011—listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members
BC Interior
Andrew Hughes
Health Service Director, Kelowna General Hospital / Interior Health (Kelowna, BC)

BC Lower Mainland
Attila Almos
Manager, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Burnaby Hospital – Fraser Health (Burnaby, BC)

Debra L McPherson
President, BC Nurses’ Union (Burnaby, BC)

Angela C Wolff
Director, Clinical Education (Surrey, BC)

College Members on-the-move - July to September 2011 / Membres du Collège à l’affiche - juillet à septembre 2011

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Period of June 15, 2011 to September 14, 2011—listed by Chapters:

BC Lower Mainland
Jennifer A Duff, CHE
FROM: Operations Leader, Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Program Director, Mental Health, Providence Health Care (Vancouver, BC)

Sean C Hardiman, CHE
FROM: Senior Consultant, Strategic Transformation, Fraser Health (Surrey, BC)
TO: Director, Clinical Operations, Surgical Services, Fraser Health (New Westminster, BC)

Janis D McGladrey
FROM: Clinical Services Planning and Operations Lead, Cardiac Services BC (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Program Director, Heart & Lung Program, Providence Health Care (Vancouver, BC)

EXTRA Program - 2011 Congratulations / Programme FORCES - 2011 Félicitations

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The College would like to extend its sincerest congratulations to all members who completed the EXTRA program in 2011.

As a partner with CHSRF's Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program, the College has established a strategic alliance whereby the EXTRA cohorts who are members of the College will be eligible for a subsidized rate when they enroll in the CHE Program.

HealthCare Leaders’ Association of British Columbia: Leading Towards Certainty in Healthcare / HealthCare Leaders’ Association of British Columbia : Menant vers la certitude dans les soins de santé

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Wednesday, October 12 & Thursday, October 13, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia

Join us for the HealthCare Leaders’ Association of British Columbia’s (HCLABC) annual conference on Wednesday, October 12 & Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver, BC. 

This year’s conference covers a wide range of relevant topics that focus on the key drivers that are currently influencing and will continue to shape health system transformation.  Keynote speakers and concurrent session presenters are leading-edge and thought-provoking experts in their respective fields from within BC, across Canada and the United States.

Healthcare Management Forum is Seeking Manuscripts about System Policy Issues / Forum Gestion des soins de santé sollicite des manuscrits sur les grands enjeux des systèmes

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Forum readers want to hear about your innovations - Spring deadline is Nov. 1, 2011

Share your success stories! Healthcare Management Forum is seeking manuscripts about system policy issues such as medication management and antibiotic stewardship, ethics issues and how they're best handled, how to meet required organizational practices with limited resources, healthy workplace practices, and how Six Sigma methodologies and LEAN principles are used to improve system integration and efficiency. Authors' guidelines can be found at:

Our History - CCHSE Health Product Review Service (HPRSTM) Underway / Notre historie – Le Service d’examen des produits de santé (SEPSMD) du CCDSS maintenant en fonction

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The College’s newest service for corporate members, the Health Product Review Service HPRS™, is now in operation. The purpose of the new program is to help refine products and services offered to the health services sector.

Drawing on the 30-year experience of the Hospital Research and Development Institute (HRDI) of Pensacola, Florida, the College has created HPRS™ as a “think tank” of active health service executives who offer time and insight to HPRS™ clients. The clients are drawn from the College’s corporate membership of companies, providing goods and services to the health service industry.