Monday, January 28, 2013

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. For more information on the scholarship and to download the application form, please click hereApplications are due on February 25, 2013 at noon Eastern Time.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

There's still time to get your nominations in: 2013 National Awards Program / Il est encore possible de soumettre votre mise en candidature : Programme national des prix de 2013

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We are still accepting nominations for a number of our awards. Don’t miss this opportunity to 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.

The EXTRA program: Learning components / Le programme FORCES: Éléments d'apprentissage

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The new 14-month team-based EXTRA fellowship builds on key curriculum elements that have been successful to date (individual skills and competencies in using research to lead improvement), with a sharper focus on effective techniques, leadership tactics, and organizational strategies to initiate and implement improvement initiatives by teams of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals and policy-makers in leadership positions.

2013 Nominations for the Board of Directors / Mise en candidature au conseil d'administration 2013

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Board elections will be required this year for the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. All certified members from these provinces are eligible to nominate candidates, for their province, to stand for election to the Board of Directors for the 2013 to 2016 term.

The Call for Nominations will go out on January 31, 2013. This document will include all the necessary information you will need to proceed.

2013 Nominations for the Board of Directors: Corporate Representative / Mis en candidature au conseil d'administration 2013 : Représentant corporatif

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Board elections will be required this year for the Corporate Representative on the College Board for the 2013 to 2016 term.

The Call for Nominations will go out on January 31, 2013. This document will include all the necessary information you will need to proceed.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

VIA Rail corporate rates for College members / Tarif corporatif VIA Rail pour membres du Collège

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College members are now entitled to a 7.5% discount every time they travel with VIA Rail Canada. This corporate rate applies for all destinations and all fare categories.

Whether it’s business or pleasure, you and up to 3 family members or friends can benefit from this discount.

For more details on how to sign up, please visit the Members Only section of the College website or contact Francine St-Martin, Manager, Conference Services at fst-martin@cchl-ccls.ca or 1-800-363-9056 ext. 212.

Remembering Dr. Murray Nixon / À la mémoire du Dr Murray Nixon

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The College wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Murray Nixon, who passed away in Halifax on November 24, 2012, at the age of 77, to our organization and to the field of health leadership. Murray was an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. At the time of his retirement in 2011, he worked in the Department of Family Medicine and Department of Medicine in Geriatrics. He was a well-known physician nationally and internationally for his work in home care. Murray worked as a peer reviewer for the journal of the Canadian College of Health Leaders for 10 years, and was Past Chair of Accreditation Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy, four children and five grandchildren.

Thank you for promoting the College / Merci de faire la promotion du Collège

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The College Board of Directors, Chapter Chairs and national office staff would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our members who promote the College throughout the year and bring new members aboard!

The members listed below referred new members to the College:

New members: January 2013 / Nouveaux membres : janvier 2013

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Period of December 15, 2012 to January 14, 2013—listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland
Deborah J. Mater
Clinical Team Leader, Correctional Service of Canada (Abbotsford, BC)

Debra McPherson
President, British Columbia Nurses’ Union (Burnaby, BC)

College members-on-the-move: January 2013 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : janvier 2013

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 Period of December 15, 2012 to January 14, 2013—listed by Chapters:

BC Lower Mainland
Roger A. Bernatzki
FROM: President and Chief Executive Officer, Inukshuk Consulting/Marketing Group Inc. (Surrey, BC)
TO: President and Chief Executive Officer, Inukshuk Consulting Group Inc. (Surrey, BC)

Sarah Jordan, CHE
FROM: Manager, Purdy Pavilion, University of British Columbia Hospital (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Manager, Priority Access, Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)

Welcome to our new corporate member: January 2013 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif : janvier 2013

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The College is pleased to welcome one 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!

Improving the Post Occupancy Evaluation Cycle: Taking the ‘P’ Out of POE

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Hosted by the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities

Join senior healthcare leaders, planners and architects, quality and patient safety experts discussing how POE can be used in effective ways to improve facility planning and development outcomes.

Ethics article request / Demande d’article sur l’éthique

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The Ethics Council is seeking engagement with members on leadership ethical issues. The College invites you to submit an ethics article or ethics question/dilemma for insertion in the Healthcare Management Forum. Please communicate with Josée Larivière at jlariviere@cchl-ccls.ca for additional information.

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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Increasing accountability to drive improvement
John G. Abbott, MA

Governments need to be more strategic in their approach to healthcare and ensure greater accountability for the performance of their health systems. They can start by agreeing on a pan-Canadian vision for the health of Canadians and the services to be provided, accompanied by explicit policy goals, evidence-based performance targets, and more transparent public reporting.

Our history: College chapter notes / Notre histoire : Nouvelles des chapitres du Collège

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Winnipeg
The Manitoba Chapter, with the support of Integ Management and Support Services, held its Annual Dinner on April 10 during the Manitoba Health Organization’s Conference. More than 130 members and their guests attended and heard an up-date on College activities and programs from Provincial Director Garry Mattin and Treasurer Dieter Kuntz, and a stimulating presentation by Dr. Connie Curran.