Going Further with Online Engagement

Join us on April 25th to learn what online engagement tools are available and how best to use them.

4/20 safety

If you, your children, loved ones, or clients or patients, choose to use cannabis, we urge you to follow these safety tips.

Meaningful recognition: Join a focus group to shape new programs

In the My VCH Survey we heard that 66% of you feel that you don’t get enough thanks and recognition for the outstanding work you do. With your feedback, we’re on our way to changing that!

VCH Research Institute recognized with International Gold Quill Awards

Congratulations to VCHRI’s communications team for their award-winning campaign to elevate health research.

Physiotherapist profile: certified hand therapists

May is National Physiotherapy Month. We’ll be running a month-long series on the work physiotherapists do to deliver patient care.

Over 500 new nursing e-books have arrived at the library

VCH Library Services now offers a new collection of nursing e-books, providing quick, easy access at your fingertips.

Upcoming changes to accessing phone interpreters

Beginning May 1, the phone menu options for interpreting services will change.

Dear EFAP: recently lost a patient

I am a nurse. I recently lost a patient. It was a difficult death and I am very sad.

SHOP lately? Provide us with feedback

If you notice any problems when using SHOP we want to hear about it.

Good riddance to the flu

The flu season is officially over! As of April 12 the Health Care Worker Influenza Protection Policy is no longer in effect (no more masks).

Final days for People First Award nominations

The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 16 so that you can nominate that person or team that inspires you!

VCH is #humboldtstrong

Staff wear #jerseysforhumboldt in support of the friends, families and teammates of the Humboldt Broncos.

Conversations are key

Monday is National Advance Care Planning Day. Check out the many helpful resources at VCH.

Join a working group to shape attendance and wellness approaches

By April 20th, sign up for one of four working groups to help design new strategies to replace the AWP program.

Thank you for voting on shared values: prize winners announced!

Thank you to the 5,700 employees and physicians who voted on our shared values. Join a focus group to help bring our values to life!

Investigator Awards build and strengthen research capacity

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Investigator Awards!

Meet May 9 ASF Panel Member George Scotton

May 9 is the next All-Staff Forum with the theme of The Changing Face of Caregiving. Meet George Scotton, one of our panel members.

“Diane’s are really big shoes to fill”

Colleagues and friends celebrate Dr. Diane Roscoe, medical microbiologist, and her remarkable 27-year career with VCH.

“I can’t imagine working anywhere else”

After a combined 80 years of service to VGH, Wendy Ulriksen and Barry Collins are saying goodbye.

“Our volunteers are awesome”

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re celebrating our 70 awesome VGH Thrift Store volunteers, including recent UBC graduate Piradeepan.

April is National Oral Health Month

Poor oral health can affect a person’s quality of life.

Winner of the Won Vancouver 50/50 Lottery

Find out who won the March 30th Won Vancouver 50/50 Lottery.

Meet our Student Volunteer Award winners

During National Volunteer Week, four inspiring Vancouver students have been recognized for their volunteer contributions to VCH.

Meet May 9th ASF Panel Member Raymond Li

The Next All Staff Forum (ASF) is on May 9th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the topic of the Changing Face of Caregiving. Meet Raymond Li, one of our panelists.

Vancouver volunteers, we salute you

During National Volunteer Week, please join VCH-Vancouver COOs in thanking our dedicated volunteers for their commitment to patient care.

Conquering Kilimanjaro – Street2Peak Program supports vulnerable youth to reach great heights

From the DTES to the top of Africa’s highest peak, Dr. Rod Tukker shares his experiences with vulnerable youth.

Baking goods for brain wellness

UBC Hospital’s Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health team raises awareness and funds on World Parkinson’s Day.

Life underground: spotlight on housekeeping  

The Housekeeping Department plays vital role in patient care at VGH. Read more about the team and their role in fighting against antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other complex pathogens.

Our unsung hero: a tribute to Donna Rose

The VGH CCU remembers their fearless colleague who, “laughed loudly, shared generously, loved wholeheartedly, and more importantly – lived honestly.”

Honoured for connecting with others

VCH-Vancouver Spiritual Care pilot receives national Award of Excellence for its work on the Downtown Eastside.

130+ attend 8th annual heart failure seminar

This community event organized by the Cardiac Function Clinic allowed attendees to engage in learning more about heart failure.

Beulah Gardens recognized for their great adult day centre

I am writing to tell you how life-changing the Adult Day Centre at Beulah Gardens has been for my mother …

Long Service Awards celebrated in Richmond

VCH Richmond honoured 253 staff, physicians and volunteers, who have contributed a collective 4,177 years of service to VCH, during last night’s annual Long Service Awards evening.

Thank a volunteer during National Volunteer Week

VCH Richmond celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, 2018

For Liam, home is where his health is

Storeys, a new supportive housing development, has helped 38 VCH Richmond clients find stable, secure and affordable housing in the heart of Richmond’s city centre. This is Liam’s story….

Kudos to you for making RH a place of learning as well as healing

Lovely thank yous from our patients and healthcare educators.

Early identification improves outcomes for vulnerable children in Richmond

The Kronier Family Education Fund now offers scholarships/bursaries for post-secondary certification/diploma, bachelor, master or doctorate degree for leaders, care aides, nurses, allied health professionals and physicians within the Richmond Community of Care. Application deadline is March 31st.

“I wouldn’t be here today without you!”

The kind, compassionate and skillful care provided at Richmond Hospital does not go unnoticed.

Keeping seniors well in Richmond

The feedback gleaned from Keeping Seniors Well will be used to inform Richmond’s Seniors Strategy.

Richmond’s Birth Centre celebrates its evidence-based success

Richmond Hospital’s Birth Centre celebrated its track record of providing high quality maternal and neonatal care in a morning-long celebration, Tuesday.

Thank yous aplenty for your compassionate, high quality care

An elated daughter and recovering patient share their words of thanks for the care they received at Richmond Hospital.

Position yourself as a CST content leader & healthcare pioneer

CST roll-out team in Coastal needs a few more good hands. Can you help them out?

Open VCH Board Forum comes to Richmond next Thursday

Please join us next Thursday, Feb. 22 at Richmond Hospital for an opportunity to connect with the VCH Board and Senior Leadership. Everyone is welcome.

“Everybody heals in their own way”

The Kronier Family Education Fund is now offering scholarships/bursaries for post-secondary Certification/Diploma, Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree for Leaders, Care Aides, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Physicians within the Richmond Community of Care. Application deadline is March 31st.

Audra’s dance moves are music to the ears of acute care patients

“When someone with severe dementia smiles and starts to dance when they see me, I know I have a difference in their lives.”

Thank you for making my Monday morning special

It goes without saying that the desire to improve people’s lives through better health is the reason we choose to work in healthcare.

Richmond walk-abouts will clear the air of smoke and vapour

Smoke-Free Campus Committee members will begin regular walk-abouts in mid-February to advise visitors and staff about free resources to help them remain smoke-free while working at or visiting Richmond Hospital.

Richmond business community united in call for new acute care tower

More than 100 local employers, collectively representing nearly 12,000 employees, are included in the effort to urge the province to fund construction of a new acute care tower sooner rather than later.

Couple praises North Shore QRT for keeping husband out of hospital

“The QRT RN role is vital to the success of the quick response pull from acute care.”

LGH celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 15 -21. Please thank a volunteer today.

Let’s talk about GO-LIVE! LGH All Staff Forum with Karin Olson

All physicians and staff are encouraged to come to the last staff forum before we go live on April 28 and ask questions or share concerns.

Two more carpool meet & greets planned for Lions Gate Hospital

Are gas prices and parking challenges making you re-think your commute? Come to the carpool meet & greets at LGH.

ICYMI: Sea-to-Sky Long Service Awards

A total of 47 staff working in the Sea-to-Sky corridor reached a milestone of 10 or more years with VCH in 2017.

ICYMI: Sunshine Coast Long Service Awards

A total of 92 staff on the Sunshine Coast reached a milestone anniversary of 10 or more years with VCH.

Stepping into Kindergarten: Sechelt and Powell River health fairs

VCH is holding free health fairs this month for children in Sechelt and area to prepare them for kindergarten.

Coastal volunteers inform, amaze and inspire others in their communities

“I’ve volunteered at various places in my life, but volunteering at LGH has definitely been the most rewarding.”

Celebrating the value of our dedicated volunteers across Coastal

National Volunteer Week is April 15 -21, 2018.

Parking challenges at LGH and SGH as we approach go-live

Interested in carpooling? Come to the LGH carpooling meet & greet on Tuesday, April 17.

Karin Olson officially re-opens Mehri’s Place at Lions Gate Hospital

Renovated cafe part of LGH Atrium Renewal Project.

Bella Coola General Hospital celebrates staff for their long service

‘Bella Coola Valley is fortunate to have such a wonderful and dedicated group of professionals….’

Vancouver Pharmacy Production Centre goes live with Cerner clinical information system

VPPC go-live is the first tangible evidence that the CST project is making a positive difference to health care in B.C.

Seamless experience, caring staff at LGH ED leave lasting impression on parent

‘I was very impressed with the efficiency of the emergency department, and well as the physical layout of the department itself.’

Community playboxes designed to ignite creativity and active play in local parks

Community partnership to introduce playboxes on the North Shore a resounding success.

T-4 weeks to go-live: a message from Coastal COO Karin Olson

“What reassures me is that we’re not the first ones to implement this. This system has been implemented successfully at hundreds of hospitals and facilities around the world.”