Friday, October 21, 2011

EXTRA Offers New 14-Month Program: Apply Now / Le programme FORCES offre une formation de 14 mois : Posez votre candidature dès maintenant!

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The new 14-month Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) team fellowship builds on the existing curriculum and its strengths, offering a shorter and more focused training in better management and use of evidence for quality and performance improvement. These new EXTRA fellowships support teams of health care executives in initiating and leading evidence-informed improvements in their own organizations or across jurisdictions involving multi-site teams and cross-boundary intervention projects.

The LEAD SELF Domain: Who is Leading in Personal Planning? / Le domaine ÊTRE SON PROPRE LEADER : Qui dirige au niveau de la planification personnelle?

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You do not have to be employed in the health sector to know that these are challenging times for anyone who works in this sector. Its leaders, in particular, are under intense pressure to be innovative, efficient, accountable and responsive. Constant change, pressure on resources and downsizing, all of these realities put intense pressure on individuals and there is certainly evidence to suggest that this pressure is taking its toll. A recent study by Duxbury, Higgins and Lyons found that “health care workers are among the most stressed, overwhelmed and burned out workers in the country”. A CIHI report notes that absenteeism is one and a half times higher in the health care sector than in all other occupations.

The ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge / Le Défi Résultats ImagiNation vise

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The ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge seeks to accelerate the use and spread of innovative solutions in health care information and communication technologies (ICT) in four key areas with the potential to improve health care quality and the patient experience in Canada.

Remembering Cathy Becker / En souvenir de Cathy Becker

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Cathy Becker
The College regrets to announce the passing of Catherine Helen Becker (Cathy) at home, with her family on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the age of 56 years, after a lengthy illness. She leaves behind her husband David and daughters Jennifer and Sandi.


Cathy was the College’s Corporate Secretary between 2006 and 2010, providing support to the College’s President and CEO and Board of Directors.  She will be remembered for her active role in College Board Meetings and Annual General Meetings.

2012 Membership Fee Increase / Hausse des frais d’adhésion

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The CCHL membership renewal campaign will be launched on October 3rd, 2011!!

We are informing College members that the membership fees will be increasing slightly in 2012. This is in response to Board policy established in 2006 which stated beginning in 2010 that membership fees should increase biennially in proportion to the periodic increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Fees will be adjusted every two years under this direction taking into account the CPI increase for the prior two calendar years. For 2012, fees will be increasing by 3.7%.

New Members - October 2011 / Nouveaux Membres - octobre 2011

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

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland
Kristine A Heckman
Vice President, Aging Services, LifeMark Health (Centric Health) (Vancouver, BC)

Bluenose
Katheryn Lynne Jones
Director of Public Health Programs, Health PEI (Charlottetown, PE)

College Members on-the-move - October 2011 / Membres du Collège à l’affiche - octobre 2011

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

BC Lower Mainland
Gentil Mateus
FROM: Vice President, Corporate Services and System Innovations, Health Employers Association of BC (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Chief Executive Officer, Community Social Services Employers’ Association (Vancouver, BC)

Bluenose
Sarbjeet Singh
FROM: Research and Statistical Officer, Pictou County Health Authority (Pictou, NS)
TO: Quality, Safety and Accountability Advisor, Pictou County Health Authority (New Glasgow, NS)

Welcome to Our New Corporate Members - October 2011 / Bienvenue à nos nouveaux membres corporatifs - octobre 2011

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The College is pleased to welcome three new corporate members this past month. Look for how many more organizations have joined the professional association of choice for health leaders in next month’s issue!

National Awards Program - October 2011 / Programme national des prix - octobre 2011

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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!

Medbuy Welcomes Strategically Focused and Experienced Leader as New President & CEO / Medbuy accueille un dirigeant chevronné et axé sur les stratégies au poste de président-directeur général

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Mr. Kent Nicholson

(London, Ont.) - Medbuy’s Board Chair, Sue Denomy, was pleased to announce yesterday the selection of Kent Nicholson as the new President & CEO of Medbuy Corporation. Mr. Nicholson, a senior executive with more than two decades of experience leading organizations to increased market share, productivity and customer satisfaction, will assume the role currently held by Interim CEO, Tony Dagnone, effective October 11.

Volunteers for NHLC Abstract Review / Bénévoles pour l’examen des résumés pour la CNLS

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Leading the best: new ideas, new thinking

The Planning Committee for the NHLC seeks volunteers who are knowledgeable about the conference theme and sub-topics and willing to help with the abstract review process for the 2012 conference.

NHLC 2012 Call for Abstracts Now Available / CNLS 2012 Appel de présentations disponible dès maintenant

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Healthcare Association are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed Leading the best: new ideas, new thinking, the conference will be held June 4-5, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2012 Excellence through Evidence Competition / Leadership au service de l’excellence de 2012

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Excellence. Evidence. Leader.

When you read these three words, who in health services do you think about? Who has improved health care in Canada by doing what was necessary to sucessfully implement evidence-informed innovations in care and delivery?

QWQH Collaborative - Call for Good Practices / CQVT-SSQ - Appel de pratiques exemplaires

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Mastering the Art and Science of Healthy Work Environments:
Celebrating Successes and Inspiring Future Directions

March 1-2, 2012 / Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Quality Worklife-Quality Healthcare Collaborative (QWQHC) invites you to present at its 6th Annual Summit. This year’s event will once again bring together, from across Canada, a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders with a shared interest in healthy work environments, quality of worklife and quality healthcare. The Summit showcases research, initiatives, tools and resources that have proven successful and inspire future directions on this topic. We will explore new ideas, share experiences and practical strategies, and promote networking and collaborative engagement among participants, including researchers, health care providers, organizational leaders, system leaders, policy-makers, students and others with an interest in this area.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our History - Visit the College in Cyberspace / Notre Histoire - Visitez le Collège dans le « cyberespace »

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Just a reminder that the College is on the Internet! Before being able to weave your way through the Web, which is where you will want to go, you must have a computer, modem, communications software package, and internet access.