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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Is your hospital on the list?

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.