Monday, September 30, 2013

Special report: A different way of looking at Sweden's healthcare system / Rapport spécial : Une autre façon de voir le système de santé de la Suède

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders, ARAMARK Healthcare and Emerging Health Leaders are pleased to jointly release a special report by Goldie Luong that examines Sweden's health system and the social determinants of health that influence and sustain it. Download the 2013 Sweden Study Tour Experience: A different way of looking at Sweden’s healthcare system and learn how Sweden has managed to align their services by putting patients' needs first and how this has resulted in quality and efficiency within their system.

BC Health Leaders Conference

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BC Health Leaders Conference
October 30-31, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to invite you to the BC Health Leaders Conference, October 30 - 31, 2013.  The theme of this conference is Adaptive Leadership: Complexity, Passion and Possibilities.

The conference builds on the excellent work initiated by the Health Care Leaders Association of BC (HCLABC) who developed the concept of an annual event focused exclusively for leaders.

Make healthcare headlines for all the right reasons: Awards program call for nominations / Appel de candidatures : Faites les manchettes pour toutes les bonnes raisons

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The College is inviting nominations for the 2014 National Awards Program. This is a great opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding leaders and programs in your organization. Over the next few issues of Communiqué we will be profiling the various awards and calling for your nominations.  Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations and a complimentary registration to attend the National Health Leadership Conference. Award presentations will be held at the College’s National Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Banff, Alberta from June 1-3.

Welcome to our new corporate member: September 2013 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif: septembre 2013

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The College is pleased to welcome another corporate member since the end of June.

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

New members: July, August, September 2013 / Nouveaux membres: juillet, août, septembre 2013

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Period of June 15, 2013 to September 14, 2013 – listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members
BC Lower Mainland
Judith A. Hutson
Principal, Hutson & Company (Richmond, BC)

Vinay Nand
Strategic Planner / Project Manager, Provincial Health Services Authority (Vancouver, BC)

College Members on the move: July, August, September 2013 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: juillet, août, septembre 2013

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Period of June 15, 2013 to September 14, 2013 – listed by Chapters:

BC Lower Mainland
Janet F. Bergen
FROM: Director of Resident Care, Tabor Home Society (Abbotsford, BC)
TO: Regional Manager of Clinical Services, Revera Long Term Care (Vancouver, BC)

Eastern Ontario
Akos M. Hoffer, CHE
FROM: Chief Operating Officer, The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (Ottawa, ON)
TO: Chief Executive Officer, The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (Ottawa, ON)

2014 Membership renewal campaign / Campagne de renouvellement de la cotisation 2014

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders will launch its 2014 membership renewal campaign in November, 2013. Throughout the year, the College has made it a priority to be visible and accessible to its members, chapters and partners. As a result, the profile of the College is growing and there is increasing interest in the College as an important vehicle for professional development and leadership issues in the Canadian healthcare system.

Significant sponsorship announcement: National Awards Gala / Annonce de commandite importante : Gala de remise des prix nationaux du Collège

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Compass Group Canada Healthcare signs a three-year (2014-2016) agreement in support of the College's National Awards Gala

We are pleased to announce a new three-year agreement between Compass Group Canada Healthcare (Compass) and the College, which will see Compass continue to support the National Awards Gala at the exclusive title sponsor level. Robert Zed, Chair and Sharon McDonald, President of Compass Group Canada Healthcare were quoted as saying "how enthusiastic we are in our ongoing support as founding title sponsor."

2013 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership dans les soins de santé 2013

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The 2013 National Health Leadership Conference, presented by the College and the Canadian Healthcare Association, featured two days of dynamic programming in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The conference theme was “From rhetoric to action: Achieving person and family-centered health systems”.

About 700 participants heard keynote speakers Margaret Trudeau, Brian Goldman, Durhane Wong-Rieger, Shirley Sharkey, Hélène Campbell, Barbara Farlow, Bridget Duffy, and Alex Jadad. The conference also featured thirty-five concurrent sessions on a variety of topics.

Volunteers needed for 2014 NHLC abstract review / Bénévoles pour l’examen des résumés pour la CNLS 2014

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Raising the bar: A critical time for bold leadership

The Planning Committee for the NHLC seeks volunteers who are knowledgeable about the conference theme and sub-topics and willing to help with the abstract review process for the 2014 conference.  Please click here for more information on the Call for Abstracts. Fair and thoughtful selection of the abstracts for presentation at the conference is of utmost importance in preserving the leadership role of this conference in the field of health. Reviewers will be expected to review approximately 50 abstracts of 150-500 words each. The review process will be from November 8-24, 2013. Interested individuals should contact Francine St-Martin at for more information.

ACHE Canadian program: Managing conflict, confrontations and disputes

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CCHL and ACHE present:

October 7-8, 2013
The Westin Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Improve your future competitiveness!
Know which crucial confrontations to hold and how to hold them.

Regain control of the misunderstandings that can destroy the cohesiveness of a leadership team. Whether the issue is organizational effectiveness, patient safety or sub-standard performance, you will learn the behaviours that correct broken promises and unmet expectations.

Public Health Learning Tools Challenge / Concours de production d'outils pédagogiques en santé publique

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Want to make an impact towards a healthier future for all?

Who? Students and Residents in ANY health profession in Canada.

What? Create a cartoon, video, game or other creative teaching tool that addresses a key area of public health or preventive medicine and you could win one of 13 available cash prizes - 1st place is worth $2,500!

The Conference Board of Canada: Wellness and Sustainable Health Care Summit

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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.

Wellness and Sustainable Health Care Summit
October 30-31, 2013
Toronto, Ontario

Healthcare Management Forum, Summer 2013: A message from the Guest Editor / Forum Gestion des soins de santé, été 2013 : Message du rédacteur en chef invité

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Leading from within: Ethics to navigate transformative times
Don Juzwishin, PhD, FCCHL, is the Director of Health Technology Assessment and Innovation at Alberta Health Services

The first issue of Healthcare Management Forum appeared 25 years ago. In issue 2, Richard Stock wrote an article titled “Administrative Ethics and Conflicts of Interests.” It is worth repeating the abstract from that issue where Stock observes:

A great deal of healthcare management literature and an increasing amount of newspaper coverage are dealing with the subject of ethics. However, most of this attention is directed at clinical ethics. At the same time, the media have regularly covered alleged scandal or inappropriate behaviour by public officials in all walks of public life. Canadian healthcare executives will undoubtedly become more engrossed in the issue of ethics than ever before. It is both timely and essential for executives and their boards to address these concerns squarely and develop ethically based policies and procedures for conflicts of interest.