Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 NHLC registration is now open! / L'inscription en ligne est maintenant ouverte pour le CNLS 2016 !

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June 6-7, 2016
Westin Ottawa

Online registration is open!

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed ‘Pathways to innovation and change’, the conference will be held in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario on June 6-7, 2016.

Join us for an unparalleled opportunity of networking and knowledge sharing amongst national, provincial and community health leaders from across the country.

Call for award nominations: 3M Quality Award; Mental Health; Diversity; Healthcare Safety; Energy & Envirornment / Appel de candidatures : Prix 3M de la qualité; services de santé mentale; diversité; énergie et l'environnement; soins de 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.

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

Award presentations will be held during the College’s Honouring Health Leadership event (formerly the National Awards Gala), Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations and a complimentary registration to attend the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Ottawa, Ontario from June 5 - 7, 2016.

The deadline to submit a nomination for the following awards is February 1, 2016.

The 2015 BC Health Leaders Conference: A success! / La BC Health Leaders Conference de 2015 : un succès!

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The 2015 BC Health Leaders Conference (October 20 – 21) closed to thundering applause and attracted 345 delegates from the health system decision-makers which included CEOs, VPs, directors, managers and department heads.  Delegates represented health regions/authorities, health ministry, hospitals, long-term care, organizations, public health agencies, community care, mental health services, corporate sector and social work.

Mentorship in Action: Interview with Ron Noble / Le mentorat en action : une entrevue avec Ron Noble

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Ron Noble, FCCHL, recipient of the College's 2015 Mentorship Award, is a healthcare leader known for his commitment to mentoring. Ron has guided young and senior level professionals in the art of leadership management, stakeholder engagement and finance, in a healthcare setting.

Ron took the time to share with us his personal take on mentorship, the benefits, the challenges and how it plays into being an effective leader.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Nominations for the Board of Directors / Mise en candidature au conseil d'administration 2016

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Board elections will be required in 2016 for the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. All certified members from these provinces are eligible to nominate candidates for their respective province, to stand for election to the Board of Directors for a 3-year term (2016 to 2019).

The Call for Nominations will go out in the coming weeks and will include all the necessary information you will need to nominate candidate(s).

2016 Nominations for the Board of Directors: Corporate Representative / Mise en candidature au conseil d'administration 2016 : Représentant corporatif

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Board elections will be required in 2016 for the Corporate Representative on the College Board of Directors for a 3-year term (2016 to 2019).

The Call for Nominations will go out in the coming weeks and will include all the necessary information you will need to nominate candidate(s).

John King and Gino Picciano join Odgers Berndtson’s Health Care Practice

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We are pleased to announce John King, CHE and Gino Picciano, CHE have joined Odgers Berndtson’s National Health Care Practice as Strategic Client Advisors. Building on our commitment to provide our clients with deep sector expertise, John (based in Toronto) and Gino (based in Ottawa) will contribute their significant experience as respected leaders in the health care sector to our search assignments with  academic and community hospitals, community care organizations and government agencies.

Drawing on their extensive operational knowledge and contacts within the health care sector, John and Gino will work closely with our National Health Care Team, led by Penny Mirams, to provide strategic guidance throughout the search process. More specifically, as part of the Odgers Berndtson team, they will help set the strategy for search assignments, advise our clients on stakeholder engagements, and provide insight on specific candidates.

Making headlines: January 2016 update / Des membres qui ont fait la manchette : mise à jour de janvier 2016

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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.


Major-General (Retired) Lise Mathieu, CHE

Royal Roads honours leaders in health care, education and the arts at fall convocation (October 27, 2015)

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Lise has been a member since 1991 and received her certification in 1994. In 2009 Lise received the College Award for Distinguished Service.

Throughout her career Lise has been involved with various College committees and served on the Board of Directors as the Canadian Armed Forces Director from 2003-2004. Lise was also instrumental in implementing the requirement that all Canadian Forces senior health leaders be Certified Health Executives.

Read her full biography here: Major-General (Retired) Lise Mathieu, CMM

Royal Roads University is also a partner.

College members on-the-move: December 2015 - January 2016 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: décembre 2015 - janvier 2016

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Period of November 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016 – listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Mandy Lowery
FROM: Clinical Nurse Leader, Providence Health Care (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Patient Services Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)

Cheryl Anne McCullough
FROM: Medical Technologist, Cytogenetics, Provincial Health Services Authority (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Senior Project Manager, Provincial Health Services Authority (Vancouver, BC)

New members: December 2015 - January 2016 / Nouveaux membres: décembre 2015 - janvier 2016

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Period of November 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016 – listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland

Rob Graham
District Manager, BC Emergency Health Services (Vancouver BC)


Dr. Thomas Dorran
Medical Director, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Health PEI (Charlottetown, PEI)

Heather Andrea White
Program Manager, Seniors Health, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax, NS)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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

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This edition delves into the science of decision-making in healthcare and outlines some excellent work in the field related to LEADS in both Saskatchewan and Ontario. Among other topics, it includes original articles about physicians at the executive table, politics versus policy, and improving hospital quality through payment reforms.

Bilingual content in this edition includes the ethics column, “Refining ethical leadership in a 21st-century healthcare system” by Anita Ho and Stephen Penny.


White paper on best practices for performance systems / Document sur les pratiques actuelles et exemplaires

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White Paper - Effective Performance Systems: A Review of Selected Literature

The LEADS Business Unit, operating within the Canadian College of Health Leaders, commissioned a white paper on best practices for performance systems. Authored by Shauna Fenwick and Erna Hagge, we are pleased to make this paper publicly available.

Effective Performance Systems: A review of selected literature (Fenwick & Hagge, 2015), begins with an overview of the challenges facing performance systems and discussion on moving towards systems of higher effectiveness. The paper identifies the use of the LEADS health leadership capabilities framework to complement the findings on performance systems. Included are questions and recommendations on enhancing current performance systems and customizing new systems for unique environments.