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)
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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


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.”


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

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.