Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thank you to the National Awards Program selection committees / Merci aux comités de sélection du Programme national des prix

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The College would like to thank the National Awards Program selection committees for their commitment and enthusiasm towards this year’s awards program. The time and effort that our volunteers put into reviewing and adjudicating the award nominations is greatly appreciated. To see who sat on this year’s various selection committees please see the 2013 National Awards Program Brochure.

Referral and Consultation Process Toolbox / Boîte à outils sur le processus de référence et de consultation

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Patient referrals, on both the requesting and the receiving end, are fraught with similar challenges in all areas of the country. Plenty of initiatives led by a variety of health care system stakeholders, each with a goal of addressing these challenges, are underway in Canada but knowledge about them is limited.

Exercise is Medicine® initiative / L’initiative L’exercice : un médicament ®

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Health leaders continuously look for creative ways to make Canadians healthier and to ensure the most effective use of limited healthcare dollars. Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC) is a new national movement to do just this.

2013 Healthcare Study Tour to Sweden / Voyage d'étude en Suède 2013

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A group of 12 health leaders from across Canada ventured to Stockholm and Gothenburg to explore current developments in health services policy and organization in the Swedish health systems. The tour provided a rich forum for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences between the Canadians and their Swedish counterparts.

Welcome to our new corporate members: May 2013 / Bienvenue à nos nouveaux membres corporatifs: mai 2013

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The College is pleased to welcome two corporate members.

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

The 2013 corporate membership renewal process is now completed / Le processus de renouvellement d'adhésion corporative 2013 est maintenant complété

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The corporate membership team would like to thank all corporate members who have renewed their membership with the College for 2013!

The College truly appreciates your support and commitment. We look forward to once again delivering valuable College activities for the corporate members in 2013.

New members: May 2013 / Nouveaux membres: mai 2013

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

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland
Minnie Downey
Program Director, Cardiac Services, Fraser Health Authority (New Westminster, BC)

Janice Leonard
Operations Leader, Providence Health Care (Vancouver, BC)

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

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

BC Lower Mainland
Karen L. Baillie, CHE
FROM: Executive Director, Laurel Place (Surrey, BC)
TO: Chief Executive Officer, Menno Place (Abbotsford, BC)

Colin A. M. Stevenson
FROM: Vice President, Operations, Colchester East Hants Health Authority (Truro, NS)
TO: General Manager, Merged Services Nova Scotia (Truro, NS)

Webinar: Healthcare Management Forum / Webinaire : Forum Gestion des soins de santé

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Watch Karen Faith discuss the role of values based leadership in sustaining, what she calls, a "culture of caring."

This video is an extended version of her author podcast, available on YouTube.

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.

National Health Leadership Conference: May 2013 update / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé: Mise à jour de mai 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.

Invest in the success of your organization by attending the premier health leadership conference. Be amongst the leaders who will generate new ideas and partnerships by sharing experiences, guiding new initiatives and discovering solutions to ensure a healthy future for all Canadians.

One-week Italy Study Tour / Voyage d’étude d’une semaine en Italie

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Italy Study Tour
September 29 – October 4, 2013

Ce programme n’est pas disponible en français.

Join us for a one-week study tour to the cities of Rome, Milan Mantova and Bologna.

This tour will focus on private and public hospitals delivery, teaching and innovation centres, primary care models and local health networks which work directly with primary care and private and public hospitals to provide care. Italy is moving towards increased specialization of hospitals and establishing volume controls which balance hospital activity with hospital and physician performance management.

The Art of Leadership: Palais des congrès de Montréal

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On June 18th, 2013 thousands of professionals from across Canada will gather at the Palais des congrès de Montréal to discover the ideas and trends shaping the future of leadership. This one day conference features five internationally renowned bestselling authors and business icons, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today's most critical leadership issues.

Our history: Book review - Who Shall Live? / Notre histoire : Critique - Who Shall Live?

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Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice by Victor R. Fuchs
World Scientific Publishing Company, 1974 (First edition), 1998 (First expanded edition), 2011 (Second expanded edition)

Reviewed by Mr. Theodore Freedman, Assistant Executive Director, Mount Sinai Hospital.

This book, by a noted U.S. Health Economist, is written to appeal to a broad audience, with the intention of helping the readers reach their own conclusions, by providing them with a firmer command of the facts and a clearer understanding of the relationships among health, economics and social choice.

The approach of the book has been to explore the relationships between health and such socioeconomic factors as income, education and life style and to examine in detail the principal elements of medical care: the physician, the hospital, and drugs.