Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 National Awards Gala / Gala de remise des prix nationaux de 2012

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2012 National Awards Gala: Celebrating Excellence and Recognizing Success

Presented by:
The College’s 2012 National Awards Gala, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday, June 3, 2012.  We invite you to sail into Halifax’s bustling port to embark on a glamorous evening of maritime hospitality with a nautical flare.

Green Best Practice Case Study at Ross Memorial Hospital / Étude de cas des pratiques écologiques exemplaires au Ross Memorial Hospital

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The team at Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay, ON works hard at being a responsible neighbour, a good corporate citizen, and a community leader in environmental awareness. The hospital and its “Go Green Team” are proud of their accomplishments over the past years, including the following:

The ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge: February 2012 update / Le Défi résultats d’ImagiNation : Mise à jour de février 2012

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This past fall, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge (Outcomes Challenge). The team-based 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.  Infoway is challenging Canadians to demonstrate the use and growth of these e-solutions in their practices or organizations.

2013 Nursing Leadership Conference / La conférence sur le leadership dans la profession infirmière 2013

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We are pleased to announce that Katherine Chubbs, CHE, has accepted to represent the College on the 2013 Nursing Leadership Conference Planning Committee. Katherine holds a Masters of Health Studies and a Bachelor in Nursing from the Athabasca University. She is presently the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Eastern Health in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recognizing our members anniversaries / Des anniversaires qui méritent d'être soulignés

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On behalf of the College National Board of Directors, College chapters and national office staff, it is our pleasure to recognize and extend our special appreciation to College members who have to date renewed their 2012 membership and are celebrating a milestone anniversary with the College. We invite you to join us in congratulating these valued members.

New members: January - February 2012 / Nouveaux membres: janvier - février 2012

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Period of January 15, 2012 to February 14, 2012 — listed by chapters:

New College Active Members 

Eastern Ontario
Gordon J. Peckham
HSS Interoperability, Canadian Forces Health Services Group (Ottawa, ON)

Denis Jules Ruest
Health Services Operations Planner, Canadian Forces – Directorate of Health Services Operations (Ottawa, ON)

College members on-the-move - February 2012 / Membres du Collège à l’affiche - février 2012

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Period of January 15, 2012 to February 14, 2012 — listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland
Susan Brown, CHE
FROM: Vice President, Tertiary Services, Interior Health Authority (Surrey, BC)
TO: Vice President, Tertiary Services, Interior Health Authority (Kelowna, BC)

Thank you for your 2012 National Award Program nominations / Nous aimerions remercier toutes les personnes qui ont proposé des candidats dans le cadre du Programme national des prix

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National Awards Program 2012
We would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2012 National Awards Program. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the entries received this year and look forward to showcasing the award recipients at the 2012 National Awards Gala and the College’s Annual General Meeting, both on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards will be presented at the National Health Leadership Conference on June 4 - 5, 2012.

National Health Leadership Conference: February 2012 / Conférence national sur le leadership: Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Mise à jour de février 2012

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Early bird registration deadline

The early bird registration deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012. Take advantage of this $795 (+ HST) rate and register today! To register, click here.

Canadian Program / Programme canadien

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CCHL and ACHE present
Strategic planning: From formulation to action
October 1-2, 2012
Fairmont Empress
Victoria, BC

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Canadian Public Health Association releases new position statements / L’Association canadienne de santé publique publie deux nouveaux énoncés

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The Canadian Public Health Association releases new position statements on two important public health issues: tobacco use and alcohol

The health and social impacts of both the use of tobacco and alcohol and the policies related to them are substantial, in terms of costs to the health care system, costs to individuals and families, and the costs to society. They are also largely preventable.

Community for Excellence in Health Governance: Governance Development Program / Communauté d’action pour l’excellence en gouvernance de la santé : Programme de développement de la gouvernance

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The Community for Excellence in Health Governance (CEHG) is proud to announce the sponsorship by the Directors College of its newly launched Governance Development Program. The Directors College will be providing faculty referrals, and contributing to the development of the CEHG’s distance learning program through curriculum guidance and review. The program will be targeting health board members and senior executives across Canada, at all levels of the health system.

The QWQHC Summit is Fast Approaching / Le Sommet de la CQVT-SSQ approche à grands pas

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Quality Worklife-Quality Healthcare Collaborative 6th Annual Summit

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.

Saskatchewan celebrates its quality improvement journey / La Saskatchewan célèbre sa démarche d’amélioration de la qualité

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Second annual Health Care Quality Summit, April 17-18, Saskatoon

Those working to provide health care in Saskatchewan, from regional board members to front line care providers, will have the opportunity to share successes and learn best practices in Quality Improvement at the province’s second annual Health Care Quality Summit, April 17 & 18 in Saskatoon.

Low-Cost Strategies for Long-Term Care Facilities / Stratégies à faible coût pour les établissements de soins de longue durée

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Workshop and Luncheon
The Centre for Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare


Thursday March 8, 2012
9.45 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. // IESO
Breakfast, lunch and resource materials are included.
$50 + HST

Our history: Local College chapters emerging / Notre histoire : Création de chapitres du Collège

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The formation of local chapters of the College has been gaining momentum. The chapter in southern Alberta has recently developed and is centered in Calgary. The chapter is chaired by Claude Halpin of the Calgary auxiliary Hospitals and Nursing Homes. The members have already organized a successful educational program and are planning spring programs on such topics as management in the 80’s and managerial public relations.