Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thank you to the 2014 National Awards Program selection committees / Merci aux comités de sélection du Programme national des prix 2014

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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 dedicate reviewing and adjudicating the award nominations is truly appreciated. To see who participated on this year’s various selection committees please see the 2014 National Awards Program Brochure.


Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 EXTRA Fellows selected / Sélection des boursiers FORCES 2014

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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) 2014 Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program competition.

As a partner with CFHI's EXTRA Program, the College has established a strategic alliance whereby the EXTRA Fellows who are members of the College are formally recognized when they enroll in the CHE or Fellowship programs. For additional information about these programs, visit the College web site at www.cchl-ccls.ca.

SAGE to publish Healthcare Management Forum starting in 2015 / SAGE publiera le Forum Gestion des soins de santé à compter de 2015

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with SAGE to publish the College’s peer-reviewed journal, Healthcare Management Forum starting with the first edition in January 2015. SAGE publishes over 700 journals with more than 290 societies and associations worldwide, and understands the culture of membership-based organizations. This partnership will allow the College to maintain full editorial independence, while receiving top-notch production and editorial support.

Canadian National Study of Interprofessional Relationships Between Physicians and Hospital Administrators / Étude canadienne nationale sur les relations interprofessionnelles entre les médecins et les administrateurs des hôpitaux

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Congratulations to Dr. Atefeh Samadi-niya on her design and completion of the Canadian National Study of Interprofessional Relationships between Physicians and Hospital Administrators (CANSIRPH). The study concludes that physician-hospital relationships are a crucial part of healthcare leadership and when engagement is effective, can improve the quality of patient care, and reduce healthcare costs.

Congratulations to Vickie Kaminski / Félicitations à Vickie Kaminski

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Vickie Kaminski
The College would like to congratulate Vickie Kaminski on her recent appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services.

According to the Alberta Health Services news release (March 2014):

Alberta Health Services today announced the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer, Vickie Kaminski.

“This appointment is the result of an extensive search that resulted in a number of excellent candidates,” said Dr. John Cowell, AHS’ Official Administrator. “Ms. Kaminski demonstrates a vision for health care that is aligned with our commitment to providing Albertans with high quality care. We are pleased to find an excellent Canadian leader. We are looking forward to her arrival and for her, in collaboration with the others on the leadership team, to continue to build a health system that is second to none.”

New Members: May 2014 / Nouveaux membres: mai 2014

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Period of April 15, 2014 to May 14, 2014 – listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

Assiniboia

Lawrence Martens
Director of Laboratory, Sun County Health Region (Weyburn, SK)

BC Interior

Christine Sorensen
Vice President, BC Nurses Union (Kamloops, BC)

BC Lower Mainland

Janet McGuinness
(Vancouver, BC)

College Members on-the-move: May 2014 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: mai 2014

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Period of April 15, 2014 to May 14, 2014 – listed by Chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Ricky Kwan, CHE
FROM:  Chief Executive Officer, Maplewood Seniors Care Society (Abbotsford, BC)
TO:  Executive Director, George Derby Care Society (Burnaby, BC)

David E. Lawson
FROM:  Director, Clinical Commissioning, Fraser Health Authority (Surrey, BC)
TO:  Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Chief Consultant, Lawson Management Consulting (Coquitlam, BC)

Healthcare Management Forum: Spring 2014 feature article abstract / Forum Gestion des soins de santé: Résumé de l’article de fonds du printemps 2014

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Creating and sustaining value: Building a culture of continuous improvement
Saleem Chattergoon, MBA, BASc, Shelley Darling, MHA, BHSci, CHE, Rob Devitt, MHA, BA (Honours), CHE, Wolf Klassen, MHSc, BComm, CHE

In 2011, the Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) began its journey towards developing a culture of continuous improvement. TEGH evolved to an organization-wide improvement system through a commitment to fiscal responsibility, practical innovation, team-based performance management, and daily management systems.

This culture enabled the TEGH to achieve the lowest Emergency Department wait times for admitted patients in its local health integration network and reduce length of stay for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by 46%.

Healthcare Management Forum: 2014 Special Corporate Supplement / Forum Gestion des soins de santé: Supplément spécial sur les enterprises 2014

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The College is pleased to showcase the expertise of six companies, Covidien, Sodexo Canada Ltd., Medtronic of Canada Ltd., Studer Group, LEO Pharma Inc., and McKesson Canada, who are leveraging the power of collaborative planning and working directly with health leaders to address system level challenges.

Thanks to these six corporate partners for making this edition very unique.

CFHI Selects Eleven Teams for Flagship EXTRA Program / La FCASS choisit onze équipes pour son célèbre programme FORCES

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Biggest and Most Diverse Cohort in Decade-long Program

Ottawa, Canada – May 23, 2014 – Eleven inter-professional teams of senior healthcare leaders from across Canada have been selected for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s flagship 2014-15 EXTRA program for healthcare improvement.

During the 14-month program, participants will acquire skills and knowledge to initiate, implement and sustain major quality improvement initiatives of strategic importance in their organizations and regions, with the goal of enhancing patient outcomes, quality of care and cost-effectiveness.

CCHL and ACHE Joint Canadian Program: Compelling Communication

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Compelling Communication: Creating Engagement, Understanding and Results

September 29-30, 2014
Rimrock Resort
Banff, Alberta

Develop communication skills that produce consensus, ownership and results

Acquire ready-to-use communication tools to increase employee engagement, clarify performance expectations and create a culture of collaboration—resulting in a more purpose-driven and productive organization.

Friday, May 23, 2014

OACCAC - Achieving Excellence Together 2014

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OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2014
June 8-10, 2014
Toronto, Ontario

Achieving Excellence Together 2014 is a conference for OACCAC members and health system partners that demonstrates leadership and advances excellence and innovation in the delivery of patient-centred home and community care as part of a health care system undergoing transformation.

The Conference Board of Canada: Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014

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

Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2014
June 10-11, 2014
Toronto, Ontario

The CLEMMER Group: The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach - June, 2014

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The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach
June 25-26, 2014
Toronto Location

Jim Clemmer and The CLEMMER Group are delighted to personally deliver Zenger Folkman's career-changing The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach workshops.

Whether you want to increase employee engagement or boost profitability, great leadership in an organization matters. Research shows that leaders are the primary factor behind employee commitment and productivity. Further, these factors impact a company's bottom-line, meaning leadership, good or bad, can drastically affect the success of an organization.

Ensure that your leaders are extraordinary – and drive extraordinary results. Register to attend one or both of these powerful leadership development workshops today!

Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities: Healthcare Facility Planning and Design for Better Care

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Healthcare Facility Planning and Design for Better Care
June 25-26, 2014
Surrey and Burnaby, British Columbia


CCHF invites you to learn from the ‘C-Suite’ hospital leadership (owners, operators and clinical leaders), and experts in the healthcare facility (HF) sector (architects, engineers constructors and project managers) discuss: how evidence based design works in practice and the data that proves it; how Integrated Facility Design (IFD) improves pre-construction planning and translation of IFD into P3 projects at the procurement and proposal evaluation stage; strategies when standards conflict with clinical needs; Partnerships BC and their regulated role in the procurement process; and how post occupancy data can inform future projects.

ACM Consulting: How to Transform Healthcare Through Operational Excellence

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How to Transform Healthcare Through Operational Excellence Series
May - November, 2014
Teleconference


The transformation of an entire healthcare system is not a simple endeavour. How can we simultaneously improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, increase innovation, improve quality, and become more effective?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Emerging Health Leaders Nova Scotia and the IWK Health Centre: Executive Speed Networking

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Executive Speed Networking Event
Wednesday May 28, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Please join Emerging Health Leaders Nova Scotia and the IWK Health Centre for an exciting opportunity to take part in 3 one‐on‐one sessions with senior health executives across Nova Scotia. Each session will last 15 minute and a 30 minute networking break is also included.

The Art of Leadership for Women: Toronto

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The Art of Leadership for Women: Toronto
May 29, 2014
Toronto, Ontario

Join us for The Art of Leadership for Women conference and hear keynotes that will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership issues.