Monday, June 30, 2014

Canadian College of Health Leaders 2014 Convocation / Remise des titres 2014 du Collège canadien des leaders en santé

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At its 43rd Annual General Meeting in Banff, Alberta on June 1, 2014, the Canadian College of Health Leaders proudly recognized 68 new CHEs for 2013-2014.

View the list of new 2013-2014 CHEs below.

CHE Recipients at the 2014 Annual General Meeting and Convocation

Ray Racette, CHE; Heather Toporowski, CHE; Roger Boyer II, CHE; Lt Kristine Self, CHE;
Candace Chartier, CHE; Brian Schmidt, FCCHL

Congratulations to the 2014 National Awards Program recipients! / Félicitations à tous les lauréats de 2014!

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and the sponsors of the National Awards Program are proud to honour the individuals, teams and organizations that are making a difference across the healthcare system.

For a detailed description of the 2014 award recipients, please download a copy of this year’s Celebrating Leading Practices Booklet.

Award recipients were honoured on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the College’s Annual General Meeting and the National Awards Gala, in Banff, Alberta. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards were presented during the National Health Leadership Conference on June 2 & 3, 2014.

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

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The 2014 National Health Leadership Conference, presented by the College and HealthCareCAN, featured two days of dynamic programming in Banff, Alberta. The conference theme was “Raising the bar: A critical time for bold leadership.” Over 700 participants heard keynote speakers Bridget Duffy, Laurie Mallery, Paige Moorhouse, Maura Davies, Bonnie Brossart, Suann Laurent, and Joseph Michelli. The conference also featured thirty-six concurrent sessions on a variety of topics.

The College’s 2014 Board of Directors / Le Conseil d’administration du Collège pour 2014

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At its 43rd Annual General Meeting in Banff, Alberta on June 1, 2014, the Canadian College of Health Leaders welcomed its new Board Chair, Brian Schmidt, FCCHL and Vice-Chair, Susan Owen, CHE.

The College also welcomed new members to its Board of Directors from across Canada, including:
  • Feisal Keshavjee, CHE, Alberta Director (re-elected to second term)
  • Karen Mumford, CHE, Nova Scotia Director
  • Stephen Jackson, CHE,  Northwest Territories / Yukon / Nunavut Director
  • Paul Heinrich, CHE, Ontario Co-Director
  • Andrew MacDougall, CHE, Prince Edward Island Director
  • Marie-Suzanne Lavallée, CHE, Quebec Director
  • Daniel Farris, CHE, Canadian Armed Forces Director
  • Gino Picciano, CHE, Ontario Co-Director (first term extended by one year)

Chapter Advisory Council meeting in Banff, Alberta / Réunion du Conseil consultatif, section régionale à Banff, en Alberta

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The Chapter Advisory Council (CAC) held its annual face-to-face meeting in Banff, Alberta, Ontario, on May 30, 2014. The chapter chairs and representatives discussed the initiatives, successes and challenges of the chapters over the last year to share with each other and to develop strategies for future success.

Chapter Advisory Council

Front Row
: Ray Racette, CHE, Gabriela Prada, CHE (Eastern Ontario), Beverley Laurila (Manitoba), Dawn Priestley (Midnight Sun), Nancy Roberts, CHE (New Brunswick), Diane Boivin, CHE (representative of the Quebec Chapter) Lee-Ann Hall, CHE (out-going, Northern Alberta), Hilary Dogbeson (co-chair, NEON Lights), Barbara Major-McEwan, CHE (Southwestern Ontario), Heather Wolfe, CHE (Bluenose and CAC Co-Chair), Lt. Col. Stephan Plourde, CHE (Starlight), Karen Baillie (out-going, BC Lower Mainland), CHE, Brian Schmidt, FCCHL

Back Row: Norm Peters (Vancouver Island), Sean Molloy, CHE (Greater Toronto Area), Paul Gallant, CHE (BC Lower Mainland), John Knoch, CHE (Assiniboia), Mark Pugh, CHE (BC Interior), Brenda Rebman (Northern Alberta), Barbara Boyer (Southern Alberta), Gregory Marr, CHE (Northern BC), Grace Bole-Campbell, CHE (out-going CAC co-chair)
Other Chapter Chairs not present in the picture: Sandra Blevins, CHE (Northern and Central Saskatchewan), Mark Hartman, CHE (co-chair, NEON Lights), Bryan Herechuk, CHE (Hamilton and Area and CAC Co-Chair), Cathy Hoyles, CHE (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Thank you to our 2014 National Health Leadership Conference Sponsors / Merci à nos commanditaires de la Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2014

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The College Canadian College of Health Leaders, and our event partner HealthCareCAN, would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support towards the 2014 National Health Leadership Conference, held June 2 &3, 2014 in Banff, Alberta. With your support, we were successful in delivering another outstanding event to over 700 delegates from across Canada.

Plans are already underway for our 2015 National Health Leadership Conference to be held June 15-16 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. We will be in touch in the fall as we finalize our sponsorship opportunities. We hope you will consider supporting this event once again.

Title sponsor:
Sodexo Canada

Thank you to our 2014 National Awards Gala sponsors / Merci à nos commanditaires du Gala de remise des prix nationaux 2014

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The College was pleased to host the 2013 National Awards Gala on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Banff, Alberta. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our gala sponsors, without whom, this event would not have been possible.

Presenting Sponsor:
Compass Group Canada Healthcare

Congratulations to John King, CHE / Félicitations à John King, CHE

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John King, CHE and Teppo Tauriainen
The College congratulates John King, CHE for being recognized by Sweden for his 25-year legacy of promoting knowledge exchange between health leaders from Sweden and Canada.

To celebrate this commitment a ceremony to recognize John was hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Toronto.  During the ceremony the Swedish Ambassador Teppo Tauriainen is shown presenting, on behalf of the King of Sweden, the Order of the Polar Star to John to recognize his meritorious service.  In his remarks John noted that he could not have achieved this long-standing exchange between Canada and Sweden without the support of his Swedish partner Torbjörn Pelow.

Congratulations to the LEADing Practice award recipients / Félicitations aux lauréats des prix AGIR en leader

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The College would like to congratulate the recipients of the LEADing Practice award from Canada Health Infoway, in partnership with Accreditation Canada.

Membership renewal: June 2014 update / Renouvellement d'adhésion : Mise à jour de juin 2014

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The membership team would like to thank the members that reflect the 95% renewed memberships to date!

If you have not received your College renewal notice please contact Johanne Featherstone, Membership & Corporate Services Assistant at or at 1-800-363-9056 ext. 223.

New members: June 2014 / Nouveaux membres: juin 2014

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

New College Active Members


Erica Brooks
Health Promoter, Addiction Program, Capital District Health Authority (Darmouth, NS)

Duane MacInnis
Vice President, Health Services, Pictou County Health Authority (New Glasgow, NS)

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

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

BC Lower Mainland

Noorjean Hassam
FROM: Regional Director, BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Senior Director, BC Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver, BC)

Eastern Ontario

Edward R. G. Mantler, CHE
FROM: Chief Executive Officer, The Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK)
TO: Vice President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Corporate membership renewal: June 2014 update / Renouvellement d'adhésion corporative : Mise à jour de juin 2014

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The corporate membership team would like to thank the members that reflect the 85% who have already renewed their membership to date!

Reminder that your 2014 renewal fees are now due.

Should you have any questions please contact Carole S. Ménard, at or via telephone at 1-800-363-9056 ext. 231.

2014 Italy Study Tour / Voyage d'étude en Italie 2014

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Italy Study Tour
September 14 – 20, 2014

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

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 Ghost of Healthcare Consciousness / Le Fantôme de la conscience en soins de santé

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"May the balcony of personal reflection be filled with new voices and new conversations to test the assumptions held. May our collective work remind folks who we are here to serve and what the focus is - the Patient Experience! Again, thank you for being part of this discovery series!"
–  Hugh MacLeod, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute - patient, husband, father, brother, grandfather and concerned citizen

Hugh MacLeod
In 2012 Hugh MacLeod along with his special guests provided readers with the first “ghost busting” series, a series of exciting and thought-provoking articles about the truths in our healthcare system. The series, inspired by late night reflections that test the assumptions of healthcare, was launched after doing a successful trial run with “The Ghost of Healthcare Despair" and “Forging Complete Questions to Defeat 'The Ghost of Healthcare Despair.'"

The second series was launched this past fall and includes conversations with the Ghost of Healthcare Consciousness through the voices of patients, families and front line staff, challenges the common statement “we are in healthcare to care.”