Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CCHL announces 2017 National Awards recipients / Le CCLS annonce les lauréats des prix nationaux de 2017

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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. This year’s recipients are indeed the pride of our profession.

We encourage you to visit the Leading Practices Library, which features the winning submissions in full. For an overview of this year’s recipients, download the Leading Practices Booklet.

Award recipients will be honoured on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Honouring Health Leadership event, in Vancouver, BC. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards will be presented during the National Health Leadership Conference on June 12 & 13, 2017.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event (Gala) / La soirée Hommage aux leaders en santé 2017 (Gala)

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http://www.cchl-ccls.ca/site/honouringhealthleadership

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event
June 11, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia


Register now - Limited spaces remain! 

The College’s Honouring Health Leadership event, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday evening, June 11, 2017. We invite you to join our evening emcee, Dawn Chubai, at this black tie optional evening and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2017 National Awards Program recipients.

Individual registrations and corporate tables are available while spaces remain. Don't delay, registration closes next week on June 1, 2017

2017 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2017

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2017 National Health Leadership Conference
June 12-13, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia



Click on the video for highlights of the conference!

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to present the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, the conference will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12-13, 2017.
Don't delay, register today.

LEADS Exchange Day 2017 / Journée d’échange sur le Cadre LEADS de 2017

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June 14, 2017
Vancouver, BC

Integrating LEADS into Practice - ORIENT, DEVELOP, INTEGRATE, SUSTAIN

Come join the LEADS Collaborative team in scenic Vancouver, British Columbia for a full day of sharing leadership journeys as well as the exchange of LEADS-based initiatives and tools. Come together with other Canadian health leaders who use or are interested in using the LEADS framework for leadership capacity development in their organization.

LEADS Learning Series offered in Hamilton

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LEADS Learning Series
September, 2017 – 5 workshops – 5 LEADS domains – 5 days
Hamilton, Ontario

REGISTER NOW!

Don't miss out, be part of the future of health leadership in Canada.

2017 BC Health Leaders Conference

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BC Health Leaders Conference
October 11-13, 2017
Victoria, BC

Team leadership
Achieving results through the power of teams

Healthcare is a team endeavour. While this has always been the case, the current system provides additional impetus for understanding and ultimately leading complex teams. Team attributes are multifactorial however, with each unique group requiring a unique leadership approach. Leaders must be responsive and dynamic.

Views and news from the Board



Looking forward: May 2017

It’s good to be back! After a brief hiatus, we have resumed the new and improved director’s report for our membership.

We weren’t sure if this was adding value or just another e-mail filling  your inbox, but our absence was noticed. By popular demand we are re-instituting our regular director’s report in a mobile friendly format that allows for commenting and social sharing.

Edition highlights include (click the links below):

We hope you enjoy this edition and we look forward to hearing from you.

To leave feedback or share this report on your favorite social network see the "Post a Comment" and social sharing buttons at the bottom.

College members on-the-move: May 2017 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : mai 2017

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Period of April 15, 2017 to May 14, 2017—listed by chapters:

Greater Toronto Area

Art Jerome (AJ) Lopez, CHE
FROM: Shift Manager, Department of Patient Flow, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, ON)
TO: Clinical Leader Manager, St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON)

Christine S. Vallis-Page, CHE
FROM: District Executive Director, SW Ontario, VON Canada (Owen Sound, ON)
TO: Chief Executive Officer, E3 Community Services Inc. (Collingwood, ON)

New members: May 2017 / Nouveaux membres : mai 2017

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Period of April 15, 2017 to May 14, 2017—listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Interior

Jasveen Jhand
Project Lead, Interior Health Authority (Kelowna, BC)

BC Lower Mainland

Aly Devji
Assistant Administrator, Delta View (Delta, BC)

Chapter events / Événements des chapitres

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Chapters across Canada organize meetings and sponsor professional activities at the local level, making membership a more personal and rewarding experience. Involvement in a local chapter provides members with additional opportunities to develop leadership skills and make important professional contacts.

A listing of upcoming chapter events can be found below.

The chapter determines what language the event will take place in.

Partner events / Événements des partenaires

Special invitations from our partners (displayed in the language of the event) / Des invitations spéciales de nos partenaires (affichées dans la langue qui sera utilisée lors de l’événement) :

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SIM One: 2017 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety
June 8, 2017
Edmonton, AB
For more information and to register click here

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Canadian Health Information Management Lifecycle

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A much needed resource for those with a responsibility for managing Health Information.

This resource will provide a framework to help answer the following questions:
  • What is the legal health record in a hybrid or electronic environment? 
  • How is information protected, shared, and exchanged across jurisdictions?
  • How are data quality and data integrity maintained when data are collected from a number of different sources and devices? 
  • Who is the custodian of the health record in a shared environment?
And so much more…

Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager

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You have probably seen it all, major floods, blackouts, and loss of water, this list goes on. In order to deal with these disasters along with the everyday task of keeping a healthcare facility running, Healthcare Administrators must rely on the facilities management leadership to perform at a high level and be knowledgeable and competent in their field. One way to accomplish this is to develop an effective certification process that promotes a broad knowledge base and an on-going commitment to continuous learning.

In recognition of this idea, in September 2015, the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) launched the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CCHFM) Program for its members across Canada. The program is based on the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (a membership group of the American Hospital Association) Certified Healthcare Facility Manager program, a highly successful certification process for healthcare facility managers.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event (Gala) / La soirée Hommage aux leaders en santé 2017 (Gala)

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http://www.cchl-ccls.ca/site/honouringhealthleadership

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event
June 11, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

The College’s Honouring Health Leadership event, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday evening, June 11, 2017. We invite you to join our evening emcee, Dawn Chubai, and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2017 National Awards Program recipients.

2017 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2017

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2017 National Health Leadership Conference
June 12-13, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia



Click on the video for highlights of the conference!

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to present the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, the conference will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12-13, 2017.
Don't delay, register today.


LEADS Internal Facilitator Certification Program - Public Offering

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LEADS Internal Facilitator Certification Program
Ottawa, Ontario
May 31 & June 1-2, 2017

Have you completed a LEADS Learning Series? Is your organization ready to integrate LEADS resources into its current programs, initiatives and priorities related to leadership development and succession planning?

Recognizing our life-long members: 2016-2017 / Hommage à nos membres à vie : 2016-2017

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On behalf of the College Board of Directors, members and staff, it is our pleasure to recognize and extend our special appreciation for the outstanding contribution these College members have made, not only to the College but also to the field of health services leadership over the last 25 years.

Recognizing our members anniversaries: 2016 update / Des anniversaires qui méritent d'être soulignés : mise à jour 2016

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On behalf of the College Board of Directors, College chapters and national office staff, it is our pleasure to recognize and extend our special appreciation to College members who are celebrating a milestone anniversary with the College. We invite you to join us in congratulating these valued members.


Making headlines: April 2017 update / Des membres qui ont fait la manchette : mise à jour d’avril 2017

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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.

Dr. Chris Eagle
President and CEO, Calgary Health Trust


Dr. Chris Eagle – Calgary Health Trust’s new President and CEO (April 2, 2017)
Retrieved from: http://www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca

Dr. Eagle has been a member since 2005.

College members on-the-move: April 2017 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : avril 2017

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Period of March 15, 2017 to April 14, 2017—listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Noorjean Hassam
FROM: Senior Director, BC Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Chief Operating Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver, BC)

Greater Toronto Area

Katarina Renata Busija
FROM: Manager, Resident Care, Halton Region (Milton, ON)
TO: Professional Practice Advisor, Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (Mississauga, ON)

New members: April 2017 / Nouveaux membres : avril 2017

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Period of March 15, 2017 to April 14, 2017—listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland

Kathryn Berry-Einarson
Manager, Population Health & Wellness, First Nations Health Authority (West Vancouver, BC)

Jessica Jaiven
Director, Quality Safety and Accreditation, BC Emergency Health Services (Vancouver, BC)

May Healthcare Management Forum: Emerging Health Leaders / Numéro de mai du Forum Gestion des soins de santé : les leaders montants en santé

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The May edition of Healthcare Management Forum is dedicated to showcasing perspectives on how to engage, develop and leverage the talents of emerging health leaders.

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

Bilingual content includes the ethics column by Tania Bubela, University of Alberta, on the ethics of genome editing.

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Join us for the May Healthcare Management Forum tweetchat

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Be part of the conversation on Tuesday, May 16 at 8:30 p.m., EST.

According to Healthcare Management Forum’s guest editor for May, Alex Harris, RN, MN/MHSc, CHE, mentorship is a vehicle to achieve leadership excellence and one in which mutual partnership between mentors and mentees is essential.

Join authors as they discuss mentorship in healthcare in the May Healthcare Management Forum tweetchat.

We have partnered with Colin Hung, co-founder of the healthcare leader community #HCLDR, to deliver “Mentorship in healthcare,” inspired by the May 2017 edition of the journal. Special guests include Nadia Batara and Tony Woolgar.

Healthcare Organizations Across Canada Launch Improvement Projects / Lancement de projets d’amélioration par des organismes de santé canadiens

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Many Teams Focus on Providing Patient Care Closer to Home

Ottawa, Canada – April 26, 2017 The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today announced nine new healthcare improvement projects across the country it will support over the next year through its flagship fellowship program, with a focus on innovative ways of shifting care to patients’ homes or communities.

The projects from healthcare organizations in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia have been selected for the EXTRA: Executive Training Program, a team-based 14-month bilingual improvement fellowship – the only one of its kind in Canada. Each team of healthcare providers and managers designs, implements and evaluates a major quality improvement project that is of strategic value to its organization and region.

Home is Where the Heart is: New EXTRA projects focus on providing care at home and in the community / On n’est jamais si bien que chez soi : De nouveaux projets du programme FORCES visent l’offre de soins à domicile et de soins communautaires

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A new group of healthcare improvement projects is aiming to create innovative ways to improve care delivery closer to home for Canadians.

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today announced that it will support nine projects over the next year through its flagship EXTRA: Executive Training Program, a team-based 14-month bilingual improvement fellowship.

The nine projects represent teams from healthcare organizations in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

CFN funds four landmark research projects

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CFN funds four landmark research projects

Investing in transforming care for older Canadians living with frailty

Canadian Frailty Network recently received funding from the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence program for a second five-year term (2017-2022), and is continuing  with the work it began in since its inception in 2012. In its first term, CFN supported 88 research projects at 45 Canadian post-secondary institutions and teaching hospitals, and the CFN community has grown to over 3,500, including 400 researchers across Canada.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2017

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2017 National Health Leadership Conference
June 12-13, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia



Click on the video for highlights of the conference!

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to present the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, the conference will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12-13, 2017.

Ratification de la traduction du titre de CHE en français / Ratification of the translation of the CHE designation into French

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Chers membres,

Le Programme CHE a été lancé en 1984 et a toujours été offert dans les deux langues officielles. Le titre « Certified Health Executive (CHE) », qui fait l’objet d’une marque déposée, n’a jamais été traduit et adapté pour les communautés francophones, contrairement au titre de fellow.

En 2016, alors que le Collège explorait la possibilité d’établir une alliance stratégique avec notre communauté francophone, certains se sont dits préoccupés par le fait que le titre de CHE n’avait pas d’équivalent français. Le Collège a donc fait de la recherche et le personnel n’a pu trouver aucune raison documentée qui aurait pu empêcher la traduction du titre en français. Le Collège a alors procédé à l’étape suivante en discutant avec le Conseil des normes professionnelles (CNP), et sous sa direction et avec les conseils de notre traductrice professionnelle, a obtenu trois titres possibles en français en examinant soigneusement le langage couramment utilisé partout au Canada et les définitions justes de divers termes utilisés par d’autres organisations. En plus, le Collège a consulté un avocat sur la question du droit d’auteur et la disponibilité des trois titres français potentiels.

Making headlines: March 2017 update / Des membres qui ont fait la manchette : mise à jour de mars 2017

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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.

Ralph Gunter
Chief Executive Officer, Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network


Erie St. Clair LHIN appoints Ralph Ganter as new CEO (March 9, 2017)
Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca

Ralph has been a member since 2007.

College members on-the-move: March 2017 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : mars 2017

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Period of February 15, 2017 to March 14, 2017 – listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Dr. Shallen Letwin
FROM: Vice President, Community Hospitals and Programs, Fraser Health (Surrey, BC)
TO: Vice President, Regional Operations, BC Cancer Agency, Provincial Health Services Authority (Vancouver, BC)

New members: March 2017 / Nouveaux membres : mars 2017

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Period of February 15, 2017 to March 14, 2017 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

Assiniboia

Michelle Gilchrist
Leadership Development & Executive Coach, Sun Country Health Region (Weyburn, SK)

BC Lower Mainland

Dr. Cheryl Beach
Manager, Client Affairs, BC and Yukon, Fraser Health Authority (Abbotsford, BC)

Go green with the March edition of Forum / Prenez le virage vert avec le numéro de mars du Forum

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The March edition of Healthcare Management Forum is dedicated to environmental energy and stewardship.

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

Bilingual content includes the ethics column by Mary McNally from the Dalhousie University Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (Bioethics), and Debbie Martin, NunatuKavut Inuk Scholar, about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health.

Also read the special bilingual section sponsored by Studer Group Canada, entitled “High reliability in healthcare: creating the culture and mindset for patient safety.”

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Submit your article to Healthcare Management Forum / Soumettez votre article au Forum Gestion des soins de santé

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Healthcare Management Forum is looking for journal articles on the following three topics: (1) the role of philanthropy across the country (Is it undermining what government should be funding in terms of essential capital and equipment?); (2) return on investment on employer-sponsored staff continuing professional education and development (How do we know if conferences are really worth the time and money? Is anyone measuring and what are the findings?); and (3) post-secondary leadership education and training (Is leadership any better as a result?).

Smart Public Spending in Mental Health Spells Long-term Savings, Says New MHCC Report / Un nouveau rapport de la CSMC montre que des investissements intelligents en santé mentale entraînent des économies à long terme

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Ottawa, ON – March 7, 2017 – A report released today by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will better equip policymakers, healthcare administrators and elected officials to make informed decisions about where to best invest targeted mental health dollars.

The report, Strengthening the Case for Investing in Canada’s Mental Health System:  Economic Considerations, is timely given that mental health is a priority in the impending Health Accord, and governments have the opportunity to allocate new funds to mental health. Strengthening the Case outlines evidence-based investments in mental health that can have the greatest impact, while providing governments with the strongest likelihood of recouping their spending down the road.

Call for Abstracts: 2017 OCSA Conference

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The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) hosts the province’s leading conference dedicated to home care and community support services. We are seeking abstract submissions for workshop presentations or “speed session” talks for our 2017 annual conference, which takes place October 18 & 19 in Markham. Service providers, researchers, innovators, and other leaders from both inside and outside the health system are encouraged to share their knowledge and connect with our delegates.

Conference information and streams can be found at www.ocsaconference.com

Submission deadline is April 13.


Leading Canadian healthcare organizations team up to tackle long waits for specialist care / Des organismes de santé canadiens de premier plan font équipe pour réduire les longs délais d'accès à un spécialiste

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Canadian Phone and eConsult Innovations to be Expanded: Apply Now

Ottawa, Canada – March 7, 2017– The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today announced the next phase in a multi-year effort to improve patient access to timely specialist care. The Connected Medicine collaboration with Canada Health Infoway, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada will spread proven Canadian innovations that connect primary and specialty care providers.

Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event (Gala) / La soirée Hommage aux leaders en santé 2017 (Gala)

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http://www.cchl-ccls.ca/site/honouringhealthleadership

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event
June 11, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

The College’s Honouring Health Leadership event, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday evening, June 11, 2017. We invite you to join our evening emcee, Dawn Chubai, and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2017 National Awards Program recipients.

2017 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2017

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2017 National Health Leadership Conference
June 12-13, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to present the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, the conference will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12-13, 2017.

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

2017 BC Health Leaders Conference: Call for Abstracts

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2017 BC Health Leaders Conference
October 11-13, 2017
Victoria, British Columbia

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to announce the 2017 BC Health Leaders Conference and to invite you to submit an abstract proposal for concurrent session programming for a workshop or panel presentation.

Deadline: March 6, 2017

Making headlines: February 2017 update / Des membres qui ont fait la manchette : mise à jour de février 2017

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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.

Dr. Tim Rutledge
President and Chief Executive Officer, North York General Hospital


Ontario Appoints Investigator for the Brant Community Healthcare System (February 21, 2017)
Retrieved from: https://news.ontario.ca

Dr. Rutledge has been a member since 2011.

Congratulations to Canada's Best Employers 2017 / Félicitations aux meilleurs employeurs du Canada pour 2017

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Congratulations to the companies and organizations recognized as Canada's Best Employers 2017.

According to the Forbes web site (February 2017):

In collaboration with online statistics provider Statista, FORBES asked 8,000 Canadian employees – 81% full-timers – working for large firms or institutions to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 1 to 10. The employees who took part in the survey were consulted not via their employers but anonymously through several online access panels.

College Members on-the-move: February 2017 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : février 2017

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Period of January 15, 2017 to February 14, 2017 – listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Jordan Beard
FROM: National Infusion Clinic Manager, Bayshore HealthCare (Vancouver, BC)
TO: Director, Nursing Services, Bayshore HealthCare (Vancouver, BC)

Bluenose

Deborah Lynn LeLievre
FROM: Eastern Zone – Manager of Infection Prevention and Control, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Inverness, NS)
TO: Eastern Zone – Director of Quality Improvement, Safety and Patient Relations – NSHA Lead for Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority (Sydney, NS)

New members : February 2017 / Nouveaux membres : février 2017

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Period of January 15, 2017 to February 14, 2017 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members


BC Interior

John Larmet
Senior Director, Regional Clinic Operations, BC Cancer Agency (Kelowna, BC)

Bluenose

Jen Feron
General Counsel, IWK Health Centre (Halifax, NS)

Welcome to our new corporate member / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif

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The College is pleased to welcome the following corporate member who joined in January 2017.

Look for how many more organizations have joined the professional association of choice for health leaders in next month’s issue!

International Conference on Humanizing Health Care: Call for Abstracts / Congrès international Humaniser les soins de santé : Appel de résumés

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Bruyère Continuing Care is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the first “International Conference on Humanizing Health Care: Enhancing Lives. Transforming Care.”  The conference will be held on October 19 and 20, 2017, at the Fairmont Château Laurier, downtown Ottawa, Canada.

Abstracts are being accepted from January 17 until March 31, 2017. Please visit our website at http://www.bruyere.org/en/HHC2017 to submit your abstracts. Abstracts will be accepted in English or French. Presentations can be in the language of the abstract submitted.

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care invites members of the Canadian College of Health Leaders to new Climate Change Resiliency Mentoring Program

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Based upon the increasing climate change impacts many facilities are already experiencing, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, and collaborator University Health Network (UHN), are offering Canada’s first climate change resiliency mentoring program to College members in hospitals across Canada using the Coalition’s Climate Change Resiliency Toolkit.

The Coalition is eminently qualified to lead such an initiative having just won Gold status for Climate Change Leadership in the 2020 Challenge Climate Champion Awards as part of Health Care Without Harm's Global Green and Healthy Hospitals initiative. Partner UHN is similarly internationally recognized as multiple award winners for Climate Resiliency (Gold 2015, Gold 2016) and Climate Leadership (Silver 2015, Gold 2016) and Energy Efficiency (Silver 2015).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Launches Call for Innovations in Palliative and End-of-Life Care / La Fondation canadienne pour l’amélioration des services de santé lance un appel de propositions pour l’innovation en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie

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Open Call Will Strengthen Palliative Care for Canadians

Ottawa, Canada – February 8, 2017 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today launched an open call for innovations in palliative and end-of life care. Of the approximately 220,000 Canadians who die each year, an estimated 70 percent do not have access to palliative services – and for many a palliative approach or referral is initiated only within the last weeks of life. By identifying palliative care innovations, we can improve access and spread a palliative approach across health systems.

Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2017

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2017 National Health Leadership Conference
June 12-13, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to present the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, the conference will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12-13, 2017.

2017 Nominations for the Board of Directors / Mise en candidature au conseil d'administration 2017

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Board elections will be required in 2017 for the provinces of Ontario (Co-Director), Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories/Nunavut/Yukon. All certified members from these provinces/territories are eligible to nominate candidates for their respective province/territory, to stand for election to the Board of Directors for a 3-year term (2017 to 2020).

Congratulations to Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 / Félicitations aux 100 meilleurs employeurs au Canada pour 2017

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Congratulations to the companies and organizations recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017.

According to the Canada’s Top 100 web site (November 2016):

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Making headlines: January 2017 update / Des membres qui ont fait la manchette : mise à jour de janvier 2017

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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.

Dr. Karima Velji, CHE
Vice-President, Clinical Services, Ontario Shores



Dr. Velji has been a member since 2008 and also received her certification in 2008.

College members on-the-move: December 2016 - January 2017 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : décembre 2016 - janvier 2017

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Period of November 15, 2016 to January 14, 2017 – listed by chapters:

BC Interior

Yvonne R. Taylor, CEC, ART, CHE
FROM: Leader Physician Initiatives, Medical Affairs, Interior Health (Kelowna, BC)
TO: Health Service Administrator, North Okanagan Community, Interior Health (Kelowna, BC)

Eastern Ontario

Markirit Armutlu
FROM: Director, Healthcare Improvement SBU, Accreditation Canada International (Ottawa, ON)
TO: Director, Quality Assurance, Canadian Association of Radiologists (Ottawa, ON)

New members: December 2016 - January 2017 / Nouveaux membres : décembre 2016 - janvier 2017

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Period of November 15, 2016 to January 14, 2017 – listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland

Sonya Kupka
Regional Executive Director, Dietitians of Canada (Vancouver, BC)

Greater Toronto Area

Michael Caesar
Senior Director, University Health Network (Palliative Care Network for York Region (Newmarket, ON)

Ontario health leader study invitation: A study focusing on employee engagement to combat attrition and burn-out of health care employees

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Dear Ontario Health Leaders,

I am inviting you to take part in a study I am conducting on the effectiveness of employee engagement as a tool to address the retention and attrition challenges faced in the Ontario health care system. This study which is being conducted as part of my final research project in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Masters degree of Communication Management.

The purpose of this study is to understand the benefits of employee engagement and relationship management in reducing the attrition and burnout rates of health care employees, how that intersects with patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction, and the role of the communications professional in this process.

Growing Number of Canadian Hospitals Getting Rid of Visiting Hours for Families / Un nombre croissant d’hôpitaux canadiens abandonnent leurs politiques d’heures de visites des familles

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Ottawa, Canada – January 17, 2017 A bold healthcare initiative by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is revolutionizing the relationship between healthcare providers, patients and family members – by including families as partners in care. What started as a grassroots movement launched under the banner of Better Together is now sweeping the country;  nearly 50 Canadian hospital and healthcare organizations, including the provinces of Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are now reviewing or have already adopted family presence policies – including 24/7 visiting hours.