Did you participate in 2016 Spring Bike to Work Week? Read here why we’re wheelie proud of you!
Meet Yoel Robens-Paradise, Providence Health Care’s VP of Clinical and Systems Transformation & Lower Mainland Health Information Management
In this week’s Dear EFAP: terrified to trust again.
Facilities Maintenance and Operations teams are being transferred from Fraser Health back under the VCH umbrella.
Learn how you can encourage meaningful conversations with patients.
Where do I dispose of my batteries at Lower Mainland hospitals and residential care sites?
Nominations are open for the 2018 Quality Awards. Submit by June 30.
Congratulations to our inspirational colleagues and friends!
These are the winners of VCH work clothing from our #YesThisIsNursing prize draws during Nursing Week.
From May 29 – June 4, bike to work and receive free prizes and coffee.
Dr. Jeff Brubacher, a VCHRI researcher specializing in drug-impaired driving, answers questions about marijuana use and road safety.
Check this webpage before you use the Vancouver, New Westminster, or Surrey shuttles.
The purchase of your tickets will help support Banfield Pavilion at VGH.
New app from BC Children’s Hospital helps youth practice mindfulness.
Physicians, submit your QI ideas by May 29th to receive support including technical resources, data analysis, and funding.
During a time of rapid transformation across VCH, we look to nurse educators to lead change and support nursing staff through learning.
(VIDEO) Meet three nurse practitioners (and one dog) who find caring for residents both rewarding and life-affirming.
In appreciation of his generosity and $18.4-million donation to our VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the VGH Centennial Pavilion has been renamed the Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion.
Seven GF Strong clients were recently honoured with a 2017 Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award for their remarkable rehabilitation achievements.
A group of mentors is leading by example to bring teamwork and health care to a new level at the VGH Emergency Department.
After being temporarily assigned to help with the overdose crisis the Mobile Medical Unit’s (MMU) deployment on the Downtown Eastside (DTES) is ending.
Staff/volunteers will provide harm reduction information, advise on safety, provide naloxone training, and will administer Naloxone if needed.
Check out our photo gallery from the Vancouver All-Staff Forum on the rise of nurse practitioners. Missed the forum? You can still watch the webcast!
Congratulations to all recipients of the 2017 Nursing Bursary Awards recently honoured by our VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, donors, leaders and colleagues.
It’s fun, heartwarming and dinner’s on us! We’re seeking volunteers for our VGH & UBC Hospital’s annual Thank-a-thon on May 30.
After a successful education day, we’re looking forward to our next Code Orange and disaster-planning day later this year — stay tuned!
New street plan will reduce congestion and improve pedestrian access to VGH.
Our fresh and exciting Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 24, from 11 am to 2 pm – come for free refreshments, classes and the chance to win a prize!
For more than 35 years Graham has been highly sought after by VGH staff and management for his in-depth knowledge and skill.
DTES Peer Reference Group brings the diverse voices of clients with lived experience in the community who have used VCH services.
Please note: if you signed up last year, it doesn’t roll over. You need to sign up every fiscal year. So, as of October 2016, if you haven’t reapplied, you don’t have a ticket or a chance to win up to $12,500!
As the opening of the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre draws near, travel patterns around our new mental health facility and across the VGH campus are changing.
Richmond’s new Research Facilitator Cynthia Thomson will build clinician research capacity, develop and promote research teams, and support the health services research evaluation within the CoC.
Richmond may have its first operational Community Health Centre by late 2018.
More than 200 Richmond nurses were nominated by their colleagues for providing outstanding care across Richmond in the inaugural “Nominate a Nurse” campaign. Read the story to see who won the prize draw.
Richmond Hospital Healthcare Auxiliary buy the former Methodist Church in Steveston. It is now the permanent home of the group’s successful Thrift Store.
Get ready for Bike to Work Week by prepping your wheels with a free bike tune up at Richmond Hospital.
VCH Richmond marks Mental Health Week, May 1 to 7, with a record number of Patient Advisors now embedded into Mental Health and Substance Use services and programs. The milestone underscores the Richmond MHSU core value that clients and families have a critical role to play in planning, evaluating and delivering services.
Yes, patients and staff can vote at Richmond Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, BC’s general election day.
May 8 to 14 is National Nurses Week. Take a minute to “Nominate a Nurse” and recognize them for their hard work and dedication to their profession. Your nomination qualifies your nominee and yourself to be entered into a draw for some great prizes. The nomination period runs until May 14. Winners of the prize draw will be announced in VCH News on May 18.
Richmond surgeon Dr. Robyn Watts is sleeping on the street for the second time in two years to support homeless youth.
The new Wise Webbie program at Minoru Residence highlights community partnerships, inter-generational learning, and connecting seniors to new technology.
Richmond 2016 Long Service Awards photos are available for ordering.
When you see a volunteer this week, please take a moment to thank them for all they do.
The first-ever RT2C team session received a 96% favourable response rate from attendees.
Richmond Hospital and 6 North end the year on hand hygiene high notes. Congrats to all!
All staff are invited to to hospital lab next week to meet the people and processes behind the tests. Lab tours will run four-times daily, next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. See you there!
The provincial government is supporting planning for a new patient-care tower at Richmond Hospital and the ministry expects that work on the business plan could begin in fall 2017. The business planning process for Richmond Hospital will ensure health-care services will be provided in a culturally sensitive manner, and recognize the importance of traditional Chinese medicine in Richmond.
“Although it is clients who decide whether they are provided with culturally safe care, it is a highlight of my practice when clients feel empowered and engaged by their healthcare encounter.”
The Coastal PolicyNet site will no longer be accessible on June 1, 2017. Documents will be migrated to the Regional PolicyNet site.
Participate in LGH’s 2017 bike census because #itmakescensus.
Program serves youth on the North Shore, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, Powell River and along the Sea to Sky corridor.
Foundry North Shore scheduled to open this summer.
Four Coastal staffers recipients of 2017 People First Awards.
LGH Foundation Nursing Grant bursaries now available to all nurses across Coastal.
The Official Community Plan shapes Squamish’s future growth in a way that is sustainable and provides a high quality of life for residents.
Volunteers prepare garden for spring planting.
Nurses Christie Warren and Wendy Lea featured in North Shore News nursing story.
Esther Matsubuchi grew up in an internment camp, survived cancer twice and rallied against a priest who had abused her brothers.
Do you commute by bike or wish you could? Raise your Bike IQ.
Barista challenge on anti-stigma day draws a crowd at HOpe Centre.
LGH All Staff Forum is May 11 from noon to 1 pm in the ED conference room.
Elections BC Officials to provide bedside voting for inpatients at most acute sites in Coastal.
I love seeing the pumped reaction of patients when they’ve made small changes and can see the positive results.