Monday, November 30, 2015

Making headlines: October – November, 2015 / Des membres qui ont fait les manchettes : octobre – novembre, 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.


Chris Power, CHE
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Champions of patient safety win national award (October 30, 2015)

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Chris has been a member since 1995 and received her certification in 2002.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is also a partner.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Congratulations to Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 / Félicitations aux 100 meilleurs employeurs au Canada pour 2016

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Congratulations to the companies and organizations recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 for offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

According to The Globe and Mail news release (November 2015):

It's a significant achievement to make the list for Canada's Top 100 Employers but dozens of Canadian organizations manage to be the best in their field year after year. So how do they do it?

The simple answer is that they've made their companies exceptional places to work, but that's not enough to explain their staying power. Companies rise to the top by continuing to evolve so they get even better. Every year. That requires a dedicated commitment to making their workplace the best it can possibly be through a wide variety of progressive and innovative programs. (Retrieved from:

Friday, November 27, 2015

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

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Period of October 15, 2015 to November 14, 2015 – listed by chapters:

BC Interior

Colleen A. McEachern, CHE
FROM: Director, Strategic Initiatives and Medical School, Interior Health Authority (Kelowna, BC)
TO: Director, Capital Planning & Clinical Design / Operational Commissioning, Interior Health (Kelowna, BC)

BC Lower Mainland

Janet F. Bergen
FROM: Regional Manager of Clinical Services, Revera Long-Term Care (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Executive Director of Care, Evergreen Baptist Campus of Care (White Rock, BC)

New members: November 2015 / Nouveaux membres : novembre 2015

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Period of October 15, 2015 to November 14, 2015 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland

Bethina Abrahams
Initiative Lead, Share Care Committee, Doctors of BC (Vancouver, BC)

Maureen Evashkevich
Director of Learning and Strategic Initiatives, BC Emergency Health Services (Vancouver, BC)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2016 OACCAC Conference: Call for Abstracts

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The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) has released a call for abstracts for the 2016 Achieving Excellence Together conference taking place on June 5-7, 2016 in Toronto.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CFHI and TVN Announce ‘ACE’ Initiative to Improve Acute Care for Older Canadians / La FCASS et TVN annoncent l’initiative « ACE » afin d’améliorer les soins actifs pour les personnes âgées du Canada

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Partners will spread elder-friendly care practices to Canadian hospitals

Ottawa, Canada – November 24, 2015 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), in partnership with Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), today announced a new initiative to improve healthcare for older Canadians. The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) collaborative will support healthcare delivery organizations as they adapt and implement elder-friendly models of care and practices that are improving patient care and generating impressive savings at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CADTH Recognition Awards – Nominations being accepted / Prix du mérite de l’ACMTS – Candidatures maintenant acceptées

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Nominations are now being accepted for two prestigious awards for outstanding achievement in the field of health technology assessment (HTA) in Canada.

The Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements have significantly advanced the field of HTA in Canada.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Digital Health Week Events / Activités de la Semaine de la santé numérique

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Digital Health Week (November 16-22, 2015) was created by leading health care organizations to recognize how digital health is transforming care, helping to improve delivery of care across the country and increase awareness about both the value and benefits of digital health for all Canadians.

College events and education resources


Deadline: November 30, 2015 (Section A), February 1, 2016 (Section B)
This award recognizes the outstanding capabilities and achievements of a senior executive who has made innovation a focal point of his or her organization’s strategy in order to create high impact results

Free access November 16 - 22, 2015: Click on Full Text (PDF)
Patient engagement is a challenge many leaders are facing, as consumer expectations of health services demand a more personalized approach to care. This article examines consumer trends that are influencing patient engagement and empowerment relative to the use of digital technologies.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Digital Health Week 2015 launches in Canada / La Semaine de la santé numérique 2015 s’amorce au Canada

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Canadians asked to #ThinkDigitalHealth

Toronto (November 16, 2015) – Leading health organizations want Canadians to mark Digital Health Week 2015 (November 16 to 22) by imagining how their lives will change when they can go online to access their lab results, book medical appointments or have an e-visit with their doctor.

According to Michael Green, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, the technology that makes this possible is becoming increasingly available to Canadians.

New campaign promotes family presence / Une nouvelle campagne fait la promotion de la présence de la famille

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On November 10, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), in partnership with the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care and a dozen leading healthcare organizations across Canada launched the Better Together: Partnering with Families campaign that encourages hospitals to adopt family presence policies that view family members as ‘partners in care’ rather than as ‘visitors.’ Family presence policies enable patients to designate family members or other caregivers to have unrestricted access to them while they are hospitalized.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Should Canadian Hospitals Have 24-hour Visiting Policies? / Est-ce que Tous les Hôpitaux Canadiens Devraient Avoir des Politiques de Visites 24 Heures sur 24?

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New study shows inconsistencies in acute care hospital visiting policies

Ottawa, Canada – November 10, 2015 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) today released a study revealing inconsistencies in visiting policies at hospitals – frequently limiting visiting by family members and loved ones during morning and evening hours. A baseline study of 114 acute care hospitals across Canada reveals only 30 of the hospitals received top marks for having visiting policies that promote family presence and patient-centred care.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Award Spotlight On: Human Spirit; Innovation; Mentorship; Nursing; and Young Leader / En vedette: célébration de l’esprit humain; leadership en soins infirmiers; innovateur en soins de santé; le mentorat, et le jeune cadre de service en santé

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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 2016, the College, with the support of our award sponsors, will bestow 15 prestigious national healthcare awards in Ottawa, Ontario. 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.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Registration for the 2016 National Health Leadership Conference / Inscription à la Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé de 2016

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and the HealthCareCAN are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). This conference is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada.

Each year, over 700 health leaders gather at this unique event which:
  • provides a forum to enrich health leadership practices and innovations;
  • showcases leading practices and their success;
  • shares issues of common interest in the areas of accountability, effectiveness and transparency in the health system;
  • addresses the challenges facing both policy-makers and health leaders in changing health service delivery;
  • discusses types of innovation and new technologies than can help to transform health systems; and
  • identifies effective ways to execute and sustain complex changes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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

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November journal is now live!

This edition discusses the 10th anniversary of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in Ontario, and outlines what has been learned since their inception and how this information can be used to make changes to networks across Canada. Under the direction of Guest Editor Hy Eliasoph, CHE, the journal features articles from Janice K. Popp and Ann Casebeer, Paul Huras and Gary Switzer, Hugh MacLeod, Ted Ball, Cathy Fooks and Stephanie Hylmar, Joe Gallagher, Joseph Kiet Mendez, and Trevor Kehoe, and Tom Noseworthy, Tracy Wasylak, and Blair O’Neill.

November Healthcare Management Forum supplement: Partnerships Driving System Level Change / Supplément du Forum Gestion des soins de santé de novembre : Des partenariats qui catalysent le changement systémique

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For the first time with SAGE publishing, the Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to offer its members a corporate supplement dedicated to system transformation. Supported by Medtronic, Merck Inc., Roche Canada and the Studer Group, this special edition provides readers with five, fully bilingual articles that showcase real initiatives that are having impact across the country.