Thursday, March 31, 2016

National Health Leadership Conference: March 2016 update / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Mise à jour de mars 2016

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June 6-7, 2016
Ottawa, Ontario

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.

Building on the 2015 theme, Driving a culture of engagement, innovation and improvement, the conference will galvanize the community around the importance of stimulating transformation and improvement through innovation and leadership excellence.

Canadian leadership presence at the World Hospital Congress / Présence de leaders canadiens au World Hospital Congress

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The International Hospital Federation’s 39th World Hospital Congress (IHF39) welcomed national and international healthcare leaders to Chicago this past October.

IHF39 is a unique global forum that brings together key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery.

Canadian leadership included Ray J. Racette, MHA, CHE, President and Chief Executive Officer and member Dr. Atefeh Samadi-niya, FACHE, MD, DHA/PhD, CCRP from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and Bill Tholl, MA, ICD.D, President and Chief Executive Officer and Dale Schierbeck, MA, Vice-President, Learning and Development from HealthCareCAN.

Dale Schierbeck, Ray J. Racette, Dr. Atefeh Samadi-niya, Bill Tholl

Making headlines: March 2016 update / Des membres qui ont fait la manchette : mise à jour de mars 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.

University Health Network

UHN Recognized for Green and Smart Commuting (February 25, 2016)
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University Health Network is Canada’s leading research academic hospital.

Services and programs are offered across eight sites: Princess Margaret, Toronto General , Toronto Western hospitals and five Toronto Rehab sites

Members hold various leadership positions at the University Health Network and its sites.

College members on-the-move: March 2016 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : mars 2016

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Period of February 15, 2016 to March 14, 2016 – listed by chapters:


Samantha Jade M. Hodder
FROM: Manager, Health Promotion and Prevention, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Cape Breton District Health Authority (Sydney, NS)
TO: Director, Mental Health and Addictions, Northern Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Truro, NS)

Eastern Ontario

Richard Bedard, CHE
FROM: Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, Corporate Services, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (Goderich, ON)
TO: President and Chief Executive Officer, Deep River and District Hospital (Deep River, ON)

New members: March 2016 / Nouveaux membres : mars 2016

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Period of February 15, 2016 to March 14, 2016 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members


Alan B. Chapple
Executive Director, Kaizen Promotion Officer, Quality and Transformation, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (Regina, SK)

Monica Angela Gretchen
Site Manager, Regina General Hospital / Pasqua Hospital, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (Regina, SK)

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

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Log into the College web site to read the March edition of Healthcare Management Forum

This edition tackles managing change in an evidence-informed way. Among other topics, readers will find articles about key enablers for change written by a former Minister of Health, gamification as a means to engage clinicians as part of the British Columbia province-wide sepsis network, and the challenging consolidation of 9 district health authorities to 1 provincial body in Nova Scotia.

Bilingual content includes the ethics column, “Healthcare leadership and the ethics of managing expectations of caregivers and patients” by Alister Browne.

Better Together: Partnering with Families e-Collaborative / Cybercollaboration Meilleurs ensemble : main dans la main avec les familles

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Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about spreading family presence policies to accelerate healthcare improvement.

Register for one of three informational webinars at the following times:
  • April 5, 2016 - 3 p.m. EDT (English only)
  • April 6, 2016 - 12 p.m. EDT (French simultaneous interpretation available)
  • April 11, 2016 - 10 a.m. EDT (English only)

College members are invited to subscribe to the free Canadian Green Health Care Digest

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As part of our ongoing information exchange initiative with the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, the Coalition invites College members and their green health care colleagues across Canada to sign up for the Coalition’s free Canadian Green Health Care Digest, delivered to computer desktops every two weeks.

The Green Digest targets those concerned with environmental sustainability in their organisations; helping them keep current in what is happening in their specific areas of environmental interest and furnishing information to advance health care sustainability while reducing our sector’s ecological footprint.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management Survey for Employers

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Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public community college located in Ontario, and offers a wide range of programs in a number of different disciplines including business, information technology, media, art, design, skilled trades, justice, emergency services, health and engineering technology.

Durham College is currently working on an application to seek approval from Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB), Ontario, Canada to offer an Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management degree. The proposed degree in Health Care Technology Management will prepare graduates to work in the healthcare industry and be responsible for planning and managing medical equipment and related technology aspects, including product assessment, vendor management, risk management, resource optimization and project management. In addition, the graduates will also be able to supervise the activities of other health care professionals, such as medical device equipment specialists, and liaise with clinicians on safe, effective and optimal equipment planning and use.