Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Canadian College of Health Leaders 2015 Convocation / Remise des titres 2015 du Collège canadien des leaders en santé

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At its 44th Annual General Meeting held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on June 14, 2015, the Canadian College of Health Leaders proudly recognized 91 members who received the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation and two members who received the Fellowship designation.

CHE recipients at the 2015 Annual General Meeting and Convocation
 
Back row: Brian Schmidt, FCCHL, Board Chair; Claude Villeneuve, CHE;
William-Jean Côté, CHE; Heath Robson, CHE; Benedict Menachery Jose, CHE;

Front row: Syed Sajid Ahmed, CHE; Kathereen Tam, CHE; Catherine Elizabeth Piper, CHE;
Sharon McDonald, CHE; Katheryn L. Jones, CHE; Pamela Trainor, CHE; Raj Malik, CHE;
Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

CHE recipients from the
Canadian Forces Health Services
at the 2015 Annual General Meeting and Convocation

Left to right: Brian Schmidt, FCCHL, Board Chair; Claude Villeneuve, CHE;Heath Robson, CHE;
 
William-Jean Côté, CHE; LCol Stephan Plourde, CHE, Starlight Chapter Chair;
 Col Daniel Farris, CHE, Canadian Armed Forces Director; Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

Fellow recipients at the 2015 Annual General Meeting and Convocation 

Left to right: Brian Schmidt, FCCHL, Board Chair; Dr. Martin Beaumont, FCCLS;
Dr. Randy Gilbert, FCCHL, Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

A full list of new 2014-2015 CHEs by chapter is available at the bottom of this post. For more information read the bilingual 2015 - Fellowship & CHE Convocation Booklet.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 National Awards Program recipients! / Félicitations à tous les lauréats de 2015!

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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 2015 award recipients, please download a copy of this year’s Celebrating Leading Practices Booklet.

Award recipients were honoured on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the College’s National Awards Gala, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards were presented during the National Health Leadership Conference on June 15 & 16, 2015.

The College’s 2015 Board of Directors / Le Conseil d’administration du Collège pour 2015

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At its 44th Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on June 14, 2015, the Canadian College of Health Leaders welcomed the Board of Directors for 2015-2016 from across Canada including:


Front row: Col Daniel Farris, CHE, Canadian Armed Forces Director; Pat Coish-Snow, CHE,
 Newfoundland and Labrador Director;  Karen Mumford, CHE, Nova Scotia Director;
Susan Owen, CHE,  Vice-Chair; Andrew MacDougall, CHE, Prince Edward Island Director;
Shannon Webber, CHE, Manitoba Director; Michael Redenbach, CHE, Saskatchewan Director

Back row: Brian Schmidt, FCCHL, Board Chair; Feisal Keshavjee, CHE, Alberta Director;
Jeff Carter, CHE, New Brunswick Director; David Thompson, CHE, British Columbia Director;
Robert Devitt, CHE, Ontario Co-Director; Paul Heinrich, CHE, Ontario Co-Director; Stephen Jackson, CHE, Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut Director; Pamela Winsor, CHE, Corporate Director;
 
Marie-Suzanne Lavallée, CHE, Quebec Director; Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

During the ceremony, outgoing Board Directors were recognized and thanked for the service and leadership they provided to the College over the past few years:

Alice Kennedy, FCCHL
Past Board Chair

Gino Picciano, CHE
Ontario Co-Director

Chapter Advisory Council meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island / Réunion du Conseil consultatif, section régionale à Charlottetown (Île-du-Prince-Édouard)

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The Chapter Advisory Council (CAC) held its annual face-to-face meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on June 12, 2015. The chapter chairs and representatives discussed the implementation of the College’s strategic plan as well as the initiatives, successes and challenges of the chapters over the last year. The goal of the CAC is to share with each other and to develop strategies for future success.

A joint planning session was also organized with the Board of Directors, CAC and the national office staff to further look at the implementation of the College’s strategic plan.

Front row: Brian Schmidt, FCCHL, Board Chair; Wayne Overbo, CHE, Midnight Sun; Brenda Rebman,
Northern Alberta; Cathy Bailey, NEON Lights; Julie Campbell, Southwestern Ontario;
Barbara Major-McEwan, CHE, Southwestern Ontario; Nancy Roberts, CHE, New Brunswick;
Mollie Butler, Newfoundland and Labrador; Heather Wolfe, CHE, Bluenose and outgoing CAC Co-Chair; Beverley Laurila, Manitoba; Gabriela Prada, CHE, Eastern Ontario; 
LCol Stephan Plourde, CHE, Starlight;
Daniel Currie, CHE, Bluenose; Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO


Back row: Martin Beaumont, FCCHL, Québec; Dudley Cosford, Greater Toronto Area; Gregory Marr, CHE,

Northern BC; Paul Gallant, CHE, BC Lower Mainland; Tim Orr, CHE, Vancouver Island; Victoria Case, Assiniboia; Barbara Boyer, Southern Alberta; Kris Kristjanson, BC Interior

Other chapter chairs not present in the picture: Mark Pugh, CHE, BC Interior;
Sean Molloy, CHE, Greater Toronto Area; Bryan Herechuk, CHE, Hamilton and Area and CAC co-chair;
Mark Hartman, CHE, NEON Lights; 
Cathy Hoyles, CHE, Newfoundland and Labrador;
Sandra Blevins, CHE, Northern and Central Saskatchewan;

Jennifer McCue, Southern Alberta and CAC Co-Chair

National Health Leadership Conference: June 2015 update / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Mise à jour de juin 2015

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The 2015 National Health Leadership Conference, presented by the Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN, featured two days of dynamic programming in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The conference theme was “Driving a culture of engagement, innovation and improvement.” Over 700 participants heard keynote speakers: the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Dr. Anne Snowdon, Dr. Charles Alessi, Louise Bradley and Jessica Holmes. The conference also featured the first Great Canadian Healthcare Debate hosted by Tony Dagnone and moderated by Jeffrey Simpson. Thirty-two concurrent sessions on a variety of topics were also offered. To view the presentations, please visit www.nhlc-cnls.ca

LEADS Exchange Day 2015: July update / Journée d’échange sur le Cadre LEADS de 2015 : mise à jour de juillet

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The 2nd annual LEADS Exchange Day was held on June 17, 2015 in historical Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With over 50 participants, the day was full of sharing leadership journeys, as well as the exchange of LEADS-based initiatives and tools from some of the Canadian organizations who are using the LEADS framework for leadership capacity development.

To learn more about how these exchanges and how LEADS can help maximize the leadership capacity within your organization, visit our web site at www.leadscollaborative.ca

Making headlines: National Health Leadership Conference and National Awards Program / En manchette : Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé et Programme national des prix

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The National Health Leadership Conference, including the Great Canadian Healthcare Debate, and the National Awards Program were recognized across Canada. See a list of headlines below, along with links to the Twitter conversations that took place during these events.


National Health Leadership Conference and the Great Canadian Healthcare Debate

Ideas That Stick #NHLC2015 (July 10, 2015)
Retrieved from: https://www.linkedin.com

Crumbling Hospital Infrastructure Threatens the Care of Canadians (June 16, 2015)
Retrieved from: http://www.healthcarecan.ca

New Model of Mental Health Services for Adolescents Dramatically Reduces Length of Stay for Treatment (June 16, 2015)
Retrieved from: http://www.healthcarecan.ca

Thank you to our 2015 National Health Leadership Conference sponsors / Merci à nos commanditaires de la Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2015

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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 2015 National Health Leadership Conference, held June 15 &16, 2015 in Charlottetown, PEI. With your support, we were successful in delivering another outstanding event to over 700 delegates from across Canada.

Plans are already underway for our 2016 National Health Leadership Conference to be held June 6 - 7 in Ottawa, Ontario. 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 2015 National Awards Gala sponsors / Merci à nos commanditaires du Gala de remise des prix nationaux 2015

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The College was pleased to host the 2015 National Awards Gala on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Charlottetown, PEI. 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





The Northern BC Chapter has been revitalized! / Le Northern BC Chapter s’est renouvelé!

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The College’s Chapters are of paramount importance for creating local networks that support knowledge exchange, mentorship, career connections and professional development.

In keeping with our new strategic directions of creating networks of influence and revolutionizing the College experience, we are pleased to announce that the College’s Northern BC Chapter has been revitalized, with a new chapter executive elected on June 2, 2015.

Making headlines: June - July 2015 / Des membres qui ont fait les manchettes : juin-juillet 2015

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College members are recognized nationally and internationally for advancing health leadership as a profession.

Please join us in congratulating these individual and corporate members, and health organizations on their achievements.

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Gail Crook, CHE
Chief Executive Officer and Registrar, Canadian Health Information Management Association

CHIMA announces board of directors (July 8, 2015)

Retrieved from: http://www.canhealth.com

Gail has been a member of the College since 1997 and received her certification in 2,000.

CHIMA and the College also partner on professional development and leadership training initiatives.

Partnership announcement: Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care / Annonce de partenariat : Coalition canadienne pour un système de santé écologique

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders (the College) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Canadian Coalition of Green Health Care (the Coalition) to encourage health leaders to take an active role in the greening of their organization.

The Coalition represents more than 350 organizations, associations and environmentally-focused business associates who have had a significant impact upon the greening of the Canadian health system through national, provincial and local initiatives.

New members: June 2015 / Nouveaux membres : juin 2015

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Period of May 15, 2015 to June 14, 2015 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland

Megan Stowe
Director and Clinical Lead, Fraser Health Authority (New Westminster, BC)

Bluenose

Ronald MacCormick
Site Manager, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Parrsboro, NS)

College members on-the-move: June 2015 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : juin 2015

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Period of May 15, 2015 to June 14, 2015 – listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Lynn M. Pelletier, CHE
FROM: Principal, Pelletier Management Consulting Inc. (Coquitlam, BC)
TO: Vice President, Mental Health & Substance Use, Provincial Health Services Authority (Vancouver, BC)

Bluenose

Lynn Drake
FROM: Master of Health Administration Student, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)
TO: Clinical Trials Coordinator, Health PEI (Charlottetown, PEI)

The July edition of Healthcare Management Forum is out! / Le numéro de juillet du Forum Gestion des soins de santé est sorti!

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Log into the College web site to read the July edition of Healthcare Management Forum: http://www.cchl-ccls.ca

All about mental health, this edition includes articles about the following: proposed system improvements to better identify symptoms in children and youth in residential and in-patient care settings; research examining the access of French-speaking Canadians to psychiatrists in Ontario hospitals and how language poses an important barrier to specific and highly specialized mental health services; and a study which outlines the development and implementation of a collaborative protocol between the Niagara Health System and the Niagara Regional Police Service that resulted in a 57% reduction in police wait times in emergency departments.