Friday, November 28, 2014

National Awards Program: Make headlines for all the right reasons / Programme national des prix : Faites les manchettes pour toutes les bonnes raison

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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.

These awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge those who play a major role in the advancement and betterment of our health systems. 

Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations and a complimentary registration to attend the National Health Leadership Conference. Award presentations will be held during the College’s National Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Charlottetown, PEI from June 14-16, 2015.

First strategic alliance developed with a healthcare employer in British Columbia / Première alliance stratégique établie avec un employeur du secteur de la santé de la Colombie-Britannique

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Mennonite Benevolent Society (Menno Place) have signed the first agreement in British Columbia healthcare that commits to setting the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation as a standard for leaders to develop skills and competencies, and to increase the capabilities of health leaders in Canada. Menno Place will foster leadership development for health leaders including the support and pursuit of the CHE designation as well as ongoing training using the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Remembering Ron Wood / En souvenir de Ron Wood

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It is with deep regret that we announce that our colleague Ron Wood, from Vancouver and born and raised in Winnipeg, passed away on October 16, 2014. At the time of his passing Ron was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ProMed Associates.

According to the ProMed Associates web site (October 2014):

Ron was involved in medical imaging (MI) for 40 years, with a career that began at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg which then evolved into a Canada-wide involvement in MI for both adult and pediatric acute care services and included all Diagnostic Imaging modalities in both the public and private sectors. Ron also worked with Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Urology, Neurology and the ER to help address their needs.

Congratulations to the Public Health Social Media Challenge award recipients / Félicitations aux lauréats des prix du Défi Médias sociaux en santé publique

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The College would like to congratulate the award recipients of the Canada Health Infoway, Public Health Social Media Challenge.

According to the Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) news release (November 2014):

The Public Health Social Media Challenge, the latest initiative in the Infoway ImagineNation Challenge series, was designed to support public health organizations in a quest to harness the power of social media to address public health issues and concerns. Teams with the most infectious social media campaigns were eligible to share awards and incentives.

Congratulations to the Winning at HealthAchieve award recipients / Félicitations aux lauréats des prix Winning at HealthAchieve

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The College congratulates the individuals and organizations recognized for their leadership, innovation and excellence during the Winning at HealthAchieve awards presentation earlier this month.

According to the Ontario Hospital Association healthscape newsletter (November 2014):

A number of awards representing a range of topics were presented at HealthAchieve earlier this month.

New members: November 2014 / Nouveaux membres : novembre 2014

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Period of October 15, 2014 to November 14, 2014 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

Greater Toronto Area

Dr. San Ng
Managing Director, Vision & Results Inc. (Richmond Hill, ON)

Hamilton and Area

Frank Naus
Director, Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences (Hamilton, ON)

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

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Period of October 15, 2014 to November 14, 2014 – listed by chapters:


Janet E. Knox, CHE
FROM: President and Chief Executive Officer, Annapolis Valley and South Shore Health (Kentville, NS)
TO: President and Chief Executive Officer Designate, Provincial Health Authority, NS Department of Health and Wellness (Halifax, NS)

Eastern Ontario

Éric Beaudoin, CHE
FROM: Project Manager RH, Montfort Hospital (Ottawa, ON)
TO: Senior Manager, Human Capital, Montfort Hospital (Ottawa, ON)

Welcome to our new corporate member: November 2014 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif: novembre 2014

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

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

Webinar: The Health Sciences North Journey / Webinaire : Le parcours d’Horizon Santé-Nord

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How the ‘modus operandi’ needs to change and what it takes

Hosted by the NEON Lights Chapter, this one hour English webinar presented by President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Denis-Richard Roy focuses on the Health Sciences North journey.

Health Sciences North is a new approach to delivering the highest quality patient care, research, teaching and learning to northeastern Ontario and beyond. It is a network of integrated facilities and programs working together for the benefit of patients, communities, physicians, researchers, staff, and learners in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

The Strategy Institute: Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare

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Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare
December 2-3, 2014
Toronto, Ontario

Improve quality of care and health outcomes!

Organizations who embrace change and actively engage their staff in the process of healthcare transformation approach data analytics from a position of strength.

Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities: Bridging from Theory to Reality - Putting Patients First

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Bridging from Theory to Reality - Putting Patients First
December 8, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

The Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities invites you to learn about cutting edge approaches in planning and design. Learn from the ‘C-Suite’ hospital leadership and experts in the healthcare facility sector as they share their insights using case studies and current examples.

The CLEMMER Group: The Extraordinary Leader and Extraordinary Coach Workshops

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The Extraordinary Leader and Extraordinary Coach Workshops
December 10-11, 2014

Please note the Vancouver (December 1 and 2) and Edmonton (December 3 and 4) dates have been cancelled.

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

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

First Digital Health Week Launches in Canada / Lancement de la première Semaine de la santé numérique au Canada

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Working together to improve care for Canadians through Digital Health

November 10, 2014 (Toronto) - Leading Canadian healthcare organizations are pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Digital Health Week in Canada, taking place from November 10 to 14, 2014.

This unique collaboration of 18 organizations recognizes how digital health is transforming care and inspires further progress in improving delivery of care across the country. Digital Health Week will be celebrated in a series of announcements, a TweetChat, a webinar and other activities. A calendar of activities may be found at