Thursday, January 26, 2012

The award nomination deadline is quickly approaching / La date limite pour la présentation des mises en candidatures au Programme national des prix approche rapidement

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The deadline to submit nominations for the College’s 2012 National Awards Program is quickly approaching.

Showcase the talent, leadership and innovative practices within your organization, chapter or region by nominating a worthy initiative, individual or team for a College award.

Call for applications: The Sweden Study Tour’s Emerging Health Leader Scholarship / Appel de candidatures: bourse d’Emerging Health Leaders pour le voyage d’études en Suède

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and Emerging Health Leaders are pleased to announce that ARAMARK Healthcare is once again sponsoring a deserving emerging health leader to participate at the upcoming Sweden Study Tour.

EXTRA program learning components / Éléments d'apprentissage du programme FORCES

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Led by prestigious Canadian and international faculty and practice leaders, the new 14-month EXTRA fellowships support teams in initiating and leading evidence-informed improvements in their own organizations, or across jurisdictions with multi-site teams and cross-boundary intervention projects.

2012 Nominations for the Board of Directors / Mises en candidature au conseil d’administration 2012

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Board elections will be required this year for the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. All members from these provinces who hold an FCCHSE/FCCHL or CHE designation will be eligible to nominate candidates, for their province, to stand for election to the Board of Directors for the 2012 to 2015 term.

Congratulations Mary Ferguson-Paré, CHE / Félicitations à Mary Ferguson-Paré, CHE

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Mary Ferguson-Paré, CHE
The College would like to congratulate College member Mary Ferguson-Paré, CHE on her recent appointment to the Order of Canada.

According to The Peterborough Examiner (2012), "Mary Ferguson-Pare, of Lakefield, a member of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre hospital board and former president of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, was named a member of the Order of Canada." (Retrieved from

New members: December 2011 - January 2012 / Nouveaux Membres : décembre 2011 - janvier 2012

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Period of December 15, 2011 to January 14, 2012 — listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members 

BC Interior
James W. Simpson
Community Integration Health Services Manager, Interior Health (Vernon, BC) 

BC Lower Mainland
Brenda A. Booy
Director, Clinical Operations, Fraser Health (Maple Ridge, BC)

College members on-the-move December 15, 2011 to January 14, 2012 / Membres du Collège à l’affiche décembre 15, 2011 au 14 janvier 2012

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Period of December 15, 2011 to January 14, 2012—listed by Chapters:

Kate M. Mahon
FROM: President, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (London, ON)
TO: President, Authentic Leadership by Design Inc. (White’s Lake, NS)

Patricia A. Murray, CHE
FROM: Acting Executive Director, Mental Health, Children’s Services and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness (Halifax, NS)
TO: Special Advisor to the Associate Deputy Minister on Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness (Halifax, NS)

NHLC sponsorship: Can your organization afford not to be there? / Commandite de la CNLS : est-ce que votre organisation peut se permettre de ne pas être de la partie?

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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), to be held June 4 and 5, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

National Awards Gala sponsorship: Help us celebrate outstanding achievements in healthcare / Commandite du Gala de remise des prix nationaux : Aidez-nous à célébrer des réalisations exceptionnelles en soins de santé

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On Sunday, June 3, 2012, the College will host the third annual National Awards Gala. We invite you to support the gala and celebrate the tremendous work that is being accomplished by health leaders from across the country. 

Welcome to our new corporate members: February 2012 / Bienvenue à nos nouveaux membres corporatifs: février 2012

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

2012 Corporate membership renewal: February 2012 / Renouvellement d'adhésion corporative 2012 : février 2012

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The corporate membership team would like to thank the members that reflect the 56% who have already renewed their membership to date!  Reminder that your 2012 renewal fees are now due.

Healthcare Management Forum: Winter feature article abstract / Forum Gestion des soins de santé : Résumé de l’article de fond du numéro d'hiver

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Evaluating acceptance of an electronic data management system at a tertiary care institution
Wendy Young, PhD, George Klima, PhD, Winston Isaac, PhD, CHE

This research reports on satisfaction with the introduction of an electronic document management system in a tertiary hospital environment. A buffet of training and familiarization options were offered: one-on-one training, open house, drop-in, e-learning, classroom training, and self-study.

NHLC 2012: Super early bird rate / CNLS 2012 : l'inscription très hâtive

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Leading the best: new ideas, new thinking

Be among the first 150 to register for the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) and benefit from the super early bird rate of $695 + HST. The NHLC, the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada, will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 4 – 5, 2012. Join health leaders from across the country to explore creative and innovative ways to overcome today’s health system challenges.

Joint ACHE - CCHL Seminar / Partenariat ACHE - CCLS

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Save the date!
CCHL and ACHE present:
Strategic Planning: From Formulation to Action
October 1-2, 2012
Victoria, BC

Learn new approaches for developing an effective strategic plan

Webinar: Designing Your Future by Nancy Conroy / Webinaire : Préparer de votre avenir par Nancy Conroy

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Earlier this month Nancy Conroy of the Conroy Group recorded an on-demand webinar at the College. The purpose of this webinar was to inspire College members to engage in personal planning and highlight how the Conroy Group’s on-line tool LifeScape can assist you in planning your transition from work to retirement.

Quality Worklife-Quality Healthcare Collaborative 6th Annual Summit / Le 6e Sommet de la Coalition pour la qualité de vie au travail et des soins de santé de qualité (CQVT-SSQ)

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Dear Colleague,

This year's event, entitled "Mastering the Art and Science of Healthy Work Environments: Celebrating Successes and Inspiring Future Directions", is being hosted on March 1-2, 2012 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Our history: Québec City hosts successful National Conference / Notre histoire : Fructueuse Conférence nationale à Québec

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Québec City was the 1989 host of the College’s National Conference. The historic surroundings provided an exciting backdrop for the opportunity to learn about new technology and to meet with friends and colleagues from across Canada.