Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Call for nominations: 2016 National Awards Program / Appel de candidatures : Programme national des prix 2016

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The College is inviting nominations for the 2016 National Awards Program. This is a great opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding leaders and programs in your organization. Over the next few issues of Communiqué we will be profiling the various awards and calling for your nominations. 

Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations and a complimentary registration to attend the National Awards Gala, as well as a complimentary registration to the National Health Leadership Conference. Award presentations will be held at the College’s National Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Ottawa, Ontario from June 5 - 7, 2016. Please see below for a list of the College's awards and their corresponding deadline dates.

2015 BC Health Leaders Conference, Collaborative Leadership…Stepping beyond the Boundaries: Registration closes October 6, 2015

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Collaborative Leadership…Stepping beyond the Boundaries
October 20 – 21, 2015
Vancouver, BC

Registration closes October 6, 2015
We invite you to share in the exploration of collaborative leadership in healthcare from all angles and levels (system, organizational, individual levels) with keynote speakers who offer insight, plenary sessions that are interactive and action oriented, and concurrent sessions that demonstrate collaboration.

Can mentoring boost your career? / Est-ce que le mentorat peut vous faire avancer dans votre carrière?

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We all know anecdotally that being a mentor has its rewards. Mentors often report satisfaction from helping their mentees connect the dots between their abilities and their potential. Mentors relish the opportunity to pay it forward and report feeling fulfilled by the experience. But are their more tangible benefits, beyond the emotional gains? According to one study, the answer is a resounding yes.

A comprehensive case study by Gartner, a Connecticut-based market research firm, of over 1,000 workers from Sun Microsystems over a five-year period revealed the following benefits of a formal mentoring program.

National Health Leadership Conference: Call for Abstracts / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Appel de présentations

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The College and HealthCareCAN are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference. Themed Pathways to innovation and change, the conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario on June 6-7, 2016.

This conference is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada including trustees, chief executive officers, directors, managers, department heads and other health leaders representing various sectors and professions in health regions, authorities and alliances, hospitals, long-term care organizations, public health agencies, community care, mental health and social services. As well, the conference draws participants from government, education and research organizations, professional associations, consulting firms and industry.

Volunteers for NHLC abstract review / Bénévoles pour l’examen des résumés pour la CNLS

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 Pathways to innovation and change

The Planning Committee for the NHLC seeks volunteers who are knowledgeable about the conference theme and sub-topics and willing to help with the abstract review process for the 2016 conference.

Please click here for more information on the Call for Abstracts.

Canadian College of Health Leaders, HealthCareCAN, Health Action Lobby: The Canadian Way / Le Collège canadien des leaders en santé, SoinsSantéCAN, Groupe d’intervention action santé : Le modèle canadien

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Ottawa, ON – The Canadian College of Health Leaders (the College) and HealthCareCAN join other members of Canada’s Health Action Lobby (HEAL) to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our healthcare system a priority. Public opinion research consistently reveals that Canadians care deeply about finding the sustainable and cost-effective options that will enhance our national health. And healthy Canadians make for a healthy and competitive economy. Yet, to date, policy debates associated with the 2015 federal election have rarely focused on healthcare.

2016 membership renewal campaign / Campagne de renouvellement des adhésions pour l'année 2016

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Help us grow the profession and advance your professional skills!

Starting October 16, members can renew their 2016 membership with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Renewals can be completed by logging onto the College web site.

This year, we have incorporated a “Fast-Track Renewal” process that will save time and renew your membership at a much faster pace!

Making headlines: July – September, 2015 / Des membres qui ont fait les manchettes : juillet – septembre, 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.


Janice Kaffer, CHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Massive Hotel-Dieu Expansion Planned (July 17, 2015)

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Janice has been a member since 2003 and received her certification in 2004.

New members: July – September, 2015 / Nouveaux membres: juillet – septembre, 2015

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Period of July 15, 2015 to September 14, 2015 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Interior

Paula Louise James
Regional Director, Renal Services, Interior Health (Kamloops, BC)

BC Lower Mainland

Elizabeth Linda Elliot
Senior Manager, Policy and Practice, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

College members-on-the-move: July - September, 2015 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : juillet - septembre, 2015

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Period of July 15, 2015 to September 14, 2015 – listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Sean C. Hardiman, CHE
FROM: Director, Clinical Programs – Surgical Services, Fraser Health (New Westminster, BC)
TO: Provincial Clinical Director, Coronary Revascularization & Acute Heart Failure Programs, Cardiac Services BC (Vancouver, BC)

Damian Lange
FROM: Director, Admitting and Patient Flow, Vancouver Island Health Authority (Victoria, BC)
TO: Director, Clinical Operations, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) (Burnaby, BC)

Saint Elizabeth: 5th Annual Michael Decter Scholarship

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Apply today and share your passion for health leadership and policy!

Saint Elizabeth is proud to present the 5th Annual Michael Decter Scholarship. They are seeking high-performing students entering a first year graduate health leadership / policy program who are passionate about making a difference in the Canadian healthcare landscape. While it will support students across the country, it will also aptly reflect Michael Decter’s legacy and honour his name and health leadership contributions.

E-learning digest: September 2015 / Bulletin sur l'apprentissage en ligne : septembre 2015

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The College’s Professional Development Library provides access to e-learning resources from the national office, chapters and partners delivered in the form of on-demand webinars, documents and presentations in their original language.

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

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September journal is now live! 

You’ll find articles about hot topics, including: consumer trends that are influencing patient engagement related to the use of digital technologies, how leadership can stimulate relevant systemic transformation in emergency management across Canada, the examination of an ethics framework for dealing with drug shortages in eastern Canada, an example of a partnership in which researchers become integral team members in organizations providing home care services, and the introduction of a new non-drug health technology into Alberta.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HealthAchieve 2015

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HealthAchieve 2015
November 2 – 3, 2015
Toronto, ON

The signature conference and exhibition of the Ontario Hospital Association for over 90 years, HealthAchieve has long been one of the largest and most respected health care events in North America - the preeminent gathering place for health care and business leaders.

After celebrating 90 years of innovation and inspiration, HealthAchieve is bringing together thousands of the best and brightest minds in health care to Learn, Share and Evolve.