Monday, March 31, 2014

Thank you for the 2014 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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We would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2014 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 2014 National Awards Gala and the College’s Annual General Meeting, both on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards will be presented at the National Health Leadership Conference on June 2 - 3, 2014. 

You can learn more about the 2014 National Awards Program recipients in the June issue of Communiqué and the summer edition of Healthcare Management Forum.

New members: March 2014 / Nouveaux membres: mars 2014

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Period of February 15, 2014 to March 14, 2014 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members 

BC Lower Mainland

Stephanie Boll
Regional Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (Vancouver, BC)

Greater Toronto Area

Irene Andress
Chief Nurse Executive, Toronto East General Hospital (Toronto, ON)

College members on-the-move: March 2014 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: mars 2014

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Period of February 15, 2014 to March 14, 2014 – listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Lillian Marie Hawkins
FROM:  Regional Network Director, Cardiac Services, Interior Health Authority (Kelowna, BC)
TO:  Director, Cardiac Program, Fraser Health Authority (Abbotsford, BC)

Greater Toronto Area

Radosna Bijukovic, CHE
FROM:  Manager, Geriatric Outpatient Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON)
TO:  Executive Director, Lymphedema Association (Etobicoke, ON)

Welcome to our new corporate member: March 2014 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif: mars 2014

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The College is pleased to welcome one new corporate member in March.

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

Health Research Foundation: Medal of Honour Nominations



Now Accepting Nominations until April 30, 2014

Since its inception in 1945, the Medal of Honour has been awarded to truly outstanding individuals whose research and/or contribution to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition.

CFHI Launches Initiative to Spread Healthcare Innovations / La FCASS lance une initiative de diffusion des innovations en santé

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First collaborative tackles inappropriate antipsychotic use

Ottawa, Canada – March 7, 2014 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today announced an initiative that will improve patient care and help manage rising healthcare costs by spreading successful innovations across Canada. The Spreading Healthcare Innovations Initiative is comprised of two collaboratives that will each spread a promising healthcare practice more widely. The first collaborative focuses on reducing inappropriate antipsychotic medication use among long term care residents.

“Across Canada there are many innovative ways of improving patient care, but too often they aren't shared or used across the country,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health. “Through funding for organizations like the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, our Government is supporting partnerships that spread these promising practices across health regions, provinces, territories and eventually the entire country.”

Webinar: Lessons from Sweden with Jennifer Duff / Webinaire : Leçons tirées du voyage en Suède de Jennifer Duff

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Lessons from Sweden: Healthcare and Leadership


Hosted by the College’s BC Interior Chapter, this 1 hour session features Jennifer Duff, a top emerging health leader in Canada, a recipient of the 2011–2012 BIV Forty under 40 awards and the 2011 Emerging Leader Scholarship (sponsored by ARAMARK, Emerging Health Leaders and the College).

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 National Health Leadership Conference: March 2014 update / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Mise à jour de mars 2014

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and the newly merged organizations of the Canadian Healthcare Association/Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed Raising the bar: A critical time for bold leadership, the conference will be held in Banff, Alberta on June 2 - 3, 2014.

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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Accreditation Canada: Quality Conference 2014 - Sustaining Success!

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Quality Conference 2014 - Sustaining Success!
April 10-11, 2014 
Gatineau, Quebec

Healthcare executives, managers, and front-line staff are encouraged to check out the 3rd annual Accreditation Canada Quality Conference, which features an opportunity for knowledge sharing of some of the country’s most dynamic and effective examples of quality improvement initiatives.

Engaging and provocative speakers including Dr. Dave Williams, astronaut and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre; André Picard, award-winning Globe and Mail columnist; Dr. Josh Tepper, President and CEO of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), and Marian Walsh, President and CEO of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare provide perspectives on sustaining success in an evolving health care landscape.

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society, Ontario Chapter: Energy Management Planning

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Energy Management Planning Workshops
February - May, 2014
Across Ontario


To assist Ontario hospitals better meet their obligations under the Ontario Green Energy Act and Ontario Regulation 397/11 by July 1, 2014, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (CCGHC) and the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), Ontario Chapter are presenting six Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan workshops across Ontario.

A special invitation from the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management

Celebrating 50 Years: MHA Program

Join us as we travel through time and celebrate the success of the past 50 years and inspire the future of the MHA Program at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Hosted by
the MHA Alumni Association