Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spotlight on: 2015 National Awards Program / En vedette: Programme national des prix de 2015

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Over the next few issues of Communiqué we will be profiling the various awards and calling for your nominations.

In June 2015, the College, with the support of our award sponsors, will bestow 15 prestigious national healthcare awards in Charlottetown, PEI. These awards are presented to individuals, teams and organizations in the healthcare community that have demonstrated exceptional leadership, and who have made significant contributions in areas such as: mentorship; innovation; nursing; healthcare safety; quality; environmental stewardship; diversity; and mental health and addictions.

National Health Leadership Conference 2015: Call For Abstracts deadline reminder / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2015: Appel de présentations - Date limite pour les soumissions

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Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline – November 2, 2014

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the National Health Leadership Conference is fast approaching. Themed Driving a culture of engagement, innovation and improvement, the conference will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on June 15-16, 2015

Healthcare Management Forum, Fall 2014: A message from the Guest Editor / Forum Gestion des soins de santé, automne 2014: Message du rédacteur en chef invité

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Ron Lindstrom, FCCHL
Ron Lindstrom, PhD, FCCHL, is a Professor at the School of Leadership Studies, the Director of the Centre for Health Leadership and Research, and a Henri M. Toupin Research Fellow in Health Systems Leadership at Royal Roads University

It is a privilege to be invited as the Guest Editor for this special edition of Healthcare Management Forum which focuses on networks, specifically interorganizational networks.


Congratulations to David Diamond / Félicitations à David Diamond

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David Diamond
The College would like to congratulate David Diamond on his recent appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Health.

According to the Eastern Health news release (September 2014):

Michael O’Keefe, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Health, today announced the appointment of David Diamond as the new President and CEO of Eastern Health effective November 1, 2014.

New members: October 2014 / Nouveaux membres: octobre 2014

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Period of September 15, 2014 to October 14, 2014 – listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Interior

David Harrhy
Director, Mental Health and Substance Network, Interior Health (Kelowna, BC)

BC Lower Mainland

Cheryl Mitchell
Consultant and Facilitator, Red Ball Solutions (Tsawwassen, BC)

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

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Period of September 15, 2014 to October 14, 2014 – listed by Chapters:

Eastern Ontario

M. Joan Garrow, CHE
FROM: Manager, Patient Care Services, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (Ottawa, ON)
TO: Acting Director, Patient Care Services, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (Ottawa, ON)

Greater Toronto Area

Juliana French
FROM: Manager, A Survivorship Action Partnership (ASAP), Prostate Cancer Canada (Toronto, ON)
TO: Manager, Business Development, University Health Network (Toronto, ON)

Welcome to our new corporate members: October 2014 / Bienvenue à nos deux nouveaux membres corporatifs: octobre 2014

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The College is pleased to welcome two new corporate members in October.

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

Membership renewal 2015 / Renouvellement de l’adhésion pour 2015

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Help us grow the profession and advance your professional skills!

On October 15, 2014, the College embarked on its 2015 membership renewal campaign. Your renewal can be completed by logging onto the College web site.

Corporate membership renewal 2015 / Renouvellement d'adhésion corporative 2015

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On October 15, 2014, the College embarked on its 2015 corporate membership renewal campaign.

Again this year, corporate members will be able to renew their membership on-line.

The process will remain the same and corporate primary members will need to update their company descriptor and update the list of corporate active members. This will allow the College to have the most up to date information on all of its corporate members.

Webinar: Informing policy on appropriate use of wireless devices in healthcare settings / Webinaire : Information pour éclairer l’élaboration de politiques sur l’utilisation d’appareils sans fil dans les établissements de soins

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Hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter, this one hour English webinar focuses on the appropriate use of wireless devices in healthcare facilities and features speakers Dr. Mollie Butler, Regional Director Professional Practice – Nursing at Eastern Health, and Kwakye Peprah, Clinical Research Officer with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH).

2014 Italy Study Tour: October update / Voyage d’étude en Italie 2014: mise à jour d’octobre

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In September, a group of 10 health leaders from across Canada ventured to Rome, Turin, Mantova and Milan to explore current developments in health services policy and organization in the Italian health systems. The tour provided a rich forum for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences between the Canadians and their Italian counterparts.

White Paper: An Essential Guide to Clinical Documentation Improvement

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Published by CHIM Consulting Inc.
Written by A. Jamal, MBA, CHIM & C. Grant, CHIM

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Rx Fitness +: Healthcare Study Tour + Wellness Retreat to Costa Rica

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Healthcare Study Tour + Wellness Retreat to Costa Rica
San Jose, Corcovado, Guanacaste
March 9-19, 2015

Rx Fitness+ is a unique wellness and performance program within the Centre Fitness Plus at The Ottawa Hospital for healthcare professionals designed to address professional excellence through personal wellness. Participants will develop personal wellness through health coaching and physical fitness sessions customized to their needs both on location at an Ecolodge retreat in the rainforests of Costa Rica in combination with an international healthcare study tour.

Inaugural Digital Health Week / Lancement de la première Semaine de la santé numérique

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Think digital health isn’t making a difference? Think again! And during the inaugural Digital Health Week (from November 10 to 14, 2014) that’s exactly what some of Canada’s leading healthcare organizations are asking Canadians to do.

Toronto - The Art of Leadership Conference

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Toronto - The Art of Leadership Conference
November 18, 2014 
Toronto, Ontario
Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Join us for Canada’s top Leadership event returning this November 18th, 2014. 

The Art of Leadership brings world-renowned leaders and international bestselling authors for a full day of cutting edge thinking and real-world experience on today’s most critical leadership issues.

The Conference Board of Canada: The Better Workplace Conference 2014

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The Better Workplace Conference 2014
November 24-25 , 2014
Calgary, Alberta
Hyatt Regency Calgary


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 a special rate of 10% off the registration fee! For more information, please see below.

The Art of Marketing: Montreal / Conférence l'Art du marketing: Montréal

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The Art of Marketing Conference
November 25, 2014
Montreal, QC

Palais des congrès de Montreal

The Art of Marketing conference, presented by Knightsbridge, returns to Montreal with five incredible business leaders and marketing gurus including:

Submit an abstract for the International Hospital Federation 39th World Hospital Congress

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The International Hospital Federation (IHF) wishes to recognize and honour excellence in research, achievements, service improvements and innovations in hospital and healthcare management by hospitals, healthcare institutions or individuals from the healthcare field. Authors who wish to present their work, orally or as a poster, at IHF’s 39th World Hospital Congress, to be held Oct. 6–8, 2015, in Chicago, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.