Thursday, April 25, 2013

Congratulations Goldie Luong: 2013 Sweden scholarship recipient / Félicitations à Goldie Luong, récipiendaire de la Bourse d'études pour leader montant en santé de 2013

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ARAMARK Healthcare, Emerging Health Leaders (EHL) and the Canadian College of Health Leaders are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 Sweden Study Tour's Emerging Health Leader Scholarship. Goldie Luong, Director for Special Projects in Acute Care, at Vancouver Coastal Health, is the recipient of this year’s scholarship, which includes a complimentary registration, paid travel and accommodations to participate at the College's upcoming Sweden Study Tour.

National Awards Gala: It's not too late to register / Gala des Prix nationaux: Il n'est pas trop tard pour vous inscrire

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The College’s 2013 National Awards Gala, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Sunday, June 9, 2013. We invite you to join us for a glamorous evening and to help us celebrate the accomplishments of our 2013 award recipients.

2013 EXTRA Fellows selected / Sélection des boursiers FORCES 2013

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders would like to congratulate all of its members who were accepted into the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) 2013 Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program competition.

2013 Board election results / Résultats des élections de 2013

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to announce these changes to our Board of Directors:

Jeffrey J. Carter, CHE - Incoming New-Brunswick Director
Pat Coish-Snow, CHE - Newfoundland & Labrador (renewed term)
Pamela Winsor, CHE - Corporate Director

Partnership announcement / Annonce de partenariat

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The Canadian College of Heath Leaders and the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (College) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) to enhance the leadership and healthcare facilities management knowledge base of both organizations and their members.

Welcome to our new corporate member: March 2013 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif : avril 2013

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The College is pleased to welcome another corporate member since the beginning of April.

Look for how many more organizations have joined the professional association of choice for health leaders in next month’s issue!

Corporate membership renewal: April 2013 update / Renouvellement d'adhésion corporative : Mise à jour avril 2013

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The corporate membership team would like to thank the members that reflect the 89% who have already renewed their membership to date!

Reminder that your 2013 renewal fees are now overdue.

New members: April 2013 / Nouveaux membres: avril 2013

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Period of March 15, 2013 to April 14, 2013—listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Interior
Sheila Gordon-Payne
Health Service Administrator, Northern Health (Prince Rupert, BC)

BC Lower Mainland
Joan K. Chocholik
Project Manager II, Vancouver Acute, Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)

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

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Period of March 15, 2013 to April 14, 2013—listed by Chapters:

Greater Toronto Area
Dudley M. Cosford
FROM:  Consultant, Deloitte Management Services LP (Toronto, ON)
TO:  Project Consultant, Redevelopment Project Office, Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, ON)

Stella Johnson
FROM:  Process Improvement Specialist, Toronto East General Hospital (Toronto, ON)
TO:  Quality Improvement Consultant, Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Peterborough, ON)

Webinar: Making LEAN Work / Webinaire : De l’application de la démarche LEAN

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Lunch & Learn Webinar Leadership Series

Hosted by the College’s NEON Lights Chapter (northeastern Ontario), this one hour webinar features three speakers. The first speaker, Valerie Scarfone, will be talking about the importance of LEAN in healthcare. The second speaker, Kathy Winter, will focus on lessons learned from LEAN and how to sustain LEAN, and the third speaker, Debbie Barnard, will talk about Health Sciences North’s LEAN journey.

2013 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2013

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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 From Rhetoric to action: Achieving person and family-centered health systems, the conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 10 - 11, 2013.

QWQHC Summit / Sommet CQVT-SSQ

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The Canadian Healthcare Association and the Canadian College of Health Leaders are pleased to co-host the Quality Worklife-Quality Healthcare Collaborative's 7th Annual Summit (QWQHC). Themed Quality work environments: Ensuring quality person and family-centered care, the Summit will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 11 - 12, 2013.

Accreditation Canada: Sustaining Success! / Agrément Canada : Un succès continu!

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2nd Annual Quality Conference
May 9-10, 2013

The Edmonton Westin
10135 100th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N7

Accreditation Canada is very pleased to recognize and celebrate an exciting line-up of innovative approaches on quality improvement at the 2nd annual Quality Conference in Edmonton.

Colour Outside the Lines: April 2013 / Aller au-delà des lignes : avril 2013

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A Reverse Innovation Challenge for Canadian Health Systems

Leaders in innovation from across the health sector have come together to issue an open challenge to all Canadians — students, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, IT specialists, patients, development workers and everyone in between - to use their ingenuity to help solve some of our greatest health system challenges. Colour Outside the Lines invites Canadians to submit reverse innovation ideas from emerging markets that can work as a health care innovation business model in Canada.

To find out more about the submission process, visit, where you will find application instructions, information on the evaluation process, as well as FAQs.  International and cross-sectoral collaboration is at the heart of this reverse innovation challenge. We encourage you to form a submission team that includes innovators from around the globe, and across industry and academic lines, to help strengthen your idea for reverse innovation. Innovation can come from anywhere; so can submissions for this challenge.

The Conference Board of Canada: Western Summit on Sustainable Health

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to be partnering with the Conference Board for this exciting event! As part of our partnership, we’re able to offer our delegates a special rate to attend! Please see below for more information.

We hope you’ll join us for the Western Summit on Sustainable Health, May 22 & 23 2013, at The Westin, Edmonton. This second in a series of summits will bring together a broad range of stakeholders such as yourself from across Canada and internationally to discuss the major challenges to the health care system and the health of citizens. Join us and have your say on the next steps needed to build a more sustainable health care system in Canada.

Healthcare Management Forum: Spring 2013 feature article abstract / Forum Gestion des soins de santé : Résumé de l’article de fonds du printemps 2013

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The role of values-based leadership in sustaining a culture of caring
Karen E. Faith

At the heart of healthcare are fundamental values like caring and compassion as well as the duty shared by healthcare organizations to address the care needs of those in their communities who are vulnerable, injured, or ill. 

A concern being raised by some political analysts in Canada is that fundamental values are being challenged by current economic and political influences that are reshaping the landscape of healthcare in this country. Influences from industry, technology, and business have significantly shifted healthcare from its moral foundations.

Our history : Downsizing - Proceeding with care / Notre histoire : Les coupures - de la prudence

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Editorial by Randy Steffan

For those of us who make it our business of monitoring media reports on healthcare, the recent headlines suggest an intensely painful, future operating environment. Consider the following: "Layoffs possible as hospitals look for ways to cut deficits," "Radical remedy urged for ailing health system," "More beds may close, minister warns," "Debt forces hospital layoffs," and finally, as if any reminder was needed, "Hospital managers'  jobs are on the line."