Find out why everyone is going to want to do this survey

Sure, there are amazing prizes, but it’s also your chance to have a voice – for you, your teammates, and ultimately, our patients and clients.

Reminder – Free session on how the media works

Learn how to package and pitch news and information to reach your audience.

Walk for Reconciliation this Sunday, Sept 24

VCH staff, physicians and volunteers are invited to join the VCH–Aboriginal Health team this Sunday for the Walk for Reconciliation.

Nәćamat: 2017 Downtown Eastside Aboriginal Women’s Village of Wellness

The second annual Necamat, a day of wellness activities for Indigenous women living in the Downtown Eastside was held last week.

Consider joining the PHC/VCH Knowledge Transfer Challenge!

Do you want to learn about moving evidence into practice to improve patient care more efficiently and effectively?

BC Transplant launches new tool for transplant recipients

New BC Transplant website now has all the information transplant recipients need about their transplant medications, and how to take them.

Supply Chain’s Customer Portal has moved!

The URL for the website has changed: time to update your links!

NEW: Online access to pension information

BC Pension Corp has a new website for members.

What if… starts today!

Are we truly putting People First? And what do those words really mean? ~ Mary Ackenhusen.

What makes a great media story?

Find out what types of topics and stories the media likes to cover, and why some stories get extensive coverage while others seem to fail.

Ask an expert: should I be worried about the floaters in my eyes?

Ophthalmologist Dr. Patrick Ma dispels some commonly held myths and explains what we can do to keep our eyes healthy.

Dear EFAP: Drinking Diva

In this week’s Dear EFAP: anxious about the alcohol consumption.

Smartphone survey for community-based staff: Deadline tomorrow

You could win one of 25 $10 Starbucks gift cards!

New emailing policy for VCH/PHC staff and physicians

Learn how to email with clients, other staff, and care providers while protecting their privacy and information.

Provincial Language Service’s new Language Matters webinar series launches September 26

The Provincial Language Service is launching a webinar series on the importance of language in health care.

Aboriginal Cultural Practices: A Guide for Physicians and Allied Health Professionals working at VCH

A new Aboriginal health care guide for physicians and allied health professionals working with Indigenous patients is now available.

First overdose prevention learning lab opens

The new Molson Overdose Prevention Site and Lab serves as a learning lab to teach people how to administer naloxone and how to set up overdose prevention services. 

All-Staff Forum follow-up questions: Immunization: Fact vs Fiction

All-Staff Forum follow-up questions: Immunization: Fact vs Fiction

Research Day: Showcasing research projects that support the backbone of health care

“Primary and Community Care are the foundation of the entire health care system.”

Hospital tours shed light on future of surgery

Many hospitals provide surgical services on multiple floors and VGH can too. Our future has never looked brighter.

We’re calling on your expertise

We’re embarking on a new journey, and we need help from every staff member in Vancouver.

Thank you for attending yesterday’s All-Staff Forum!

“Everybody has an opinion on Immunization. Even the Dixie Chicks have an opinion.”

Care received at PRGH and VGH leaves lasting impression on American visitor

Thank you to… “staff who provided extraordinary professional, competent, and empathetic health care to me at Vancouver Coastal Health.”

VGH Laurel Street doors closing for repairs

You will be unable to enter or exit Jim Pattison Pavilion South at Laurel Street as of Monday, September 18, 2017.

VCH Vancouver commemorates International Overdose Awareness Day with moment of silence

On Thursday, August 31, VCH Vancouver staff, physicians and senior leaders gathered together for a moment of silence to commemorate the over 1,300 mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and loved ones across BC who have been lost or injured as a result of an overdose.

Immunization: Fact vs Fiction (Next All-Staff Forum)

Q: Is delaying vaccination safer for kids? Join us at the next All-Staff Forum on September 13 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and find out.

Sleep disorders program gets a jolt from philanthropy

The Sleep Disorders Program at UBC Hospital is now housed in the brand-new Leon Judah Blackmore Centre for Sleep Disorders in Purdy Pavilion at UBCH.

Research Day: Supporting primary & community care – the backbone of health care.

If we don’t have the proper supports in place in primary and community care, we are putting the whole health care system at risk.

Immunization: Fact vs Fiction (Next All-Staff Forum)

Did you know that adults are the most common source of pertussis infection in infants?

Meet UBC Hospital’s new Medical Site Leader

Dr. William Henderson has big plans for the little hospital that could — and does — provide world-class surgical care.

They came. They saw. They scooped!

UBCH leaders rolled up their sleeves to serve staff ice cream and the latest scoop on the UBC Hospital Renewal Project.

“A special place in my mom’s heart”

When the patient is your mother, it’s personal. This is one social worker’s story about how her colleagues earned a place in her family’s hearts.

“I do” on the PCU brings joy to a patient and their family

“I do” is a can-do for staff and volunteers across Richmond Hospital.

An opportunity to dream “what if?”

Your honesty and courage will help us write the next chapter for VCH.

Mayor, Council receives Community Cares Award

Leadership of City of Richmond Mayor and Council inspires launch of Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Community Cares Month to improve local health care.

In celebration of a smoke- and vape-free Richmond Hospital

More than 200 staff, patients and visitors attended a launch party on August 21 to show their collective support for a smoke- and vape-free hospital

AHBT Richmond is “the best I’ve experienced anywhere”

“I would recommend this program to anyone suffering from addiction.”

“Great care in Admitting and Ambulatory Daycare”

Patient receives the “very best” care during day surgery procedure.

Clearing the air at Richmond Hospital

Richmond Hospital renews its commitment to helping patients and staff go smoke-free.

“Bravo Richmond Hospital. What an amazing TEAM!”

From the minute we arrived at the ER until the time he was discharged, the care my son received at Richmond Hospital was exemplary.

All-Staff Forums highlight service growth in Richmond

Richmond’s growing and aging population has resulted in service improvements across the CoC as moves are made to shift the balance of care from Acute to Community.

Richmond improves substance-use care

VCH Richmond has opened new beds, eliminated wait lists and expanded treatment options…all over the past year.

Lions Manor resident recalls journey to becoming Canadian

Michael Biro, 85, arrived in Canada from Hungary 60 years ago. The Richmond Lions Manor resident is a proud Canadian who has written a poem in celebration of Canada’s 150th.

Final forums run at Richmond Hospital & 8100 Granville

Richmond All Staff Forums continue on Monday, at Richmond Hospital, and on Thursday at 8100 Granville Avenue.

Kind words from our patients and their families

Letters of thanks for high quality care received in both Richmond Acute and Community.

How are you celebrating Canada’s 150th?

You’re invited to join Richmond Hospital Foundation staff and supporters for a walk in the Steveston Salmon Festival parade on July 1 in celebration of Canada Day.

Richmond Milk Bank depot busiest in region

Richmond breast milk collection depot is the busiest in the Lower Mainland

Social Workers raise awareness of elder abuse

Richmond Social Workers stand united in their support for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2017.

Save the date: Foundry North Shore hosts community open house on Friday, Sept. 22

VCH-operated centre hosts open house from 3 to 6 pm at 211 West 1st St., North Vancouver.

Meet Leane Mathias, nurse practitioner in palliative care on the North Shore

She’s helping patients access a continuity of medical care at home and making their end-of-life journey much more comfortable.

LGH staff flock to annual BBQ/dunk tank event and raise more than $2,500 in two hours

Money raised goes toward new LGH Medical & Surgical Centre.

We can’t do it without you

Help us build a future where we can all do our best work.

Going to a meeting? How about making it a walking meeting

Make it a Walking Meeting – for fresh air and an active catch-up or status update with a colleague or two.

Care received at PRGH and VGH leaves lasting impression on American visitor

Thank you to… “staff who provided extraordinary professional, competent, and empathetic health care to me at Vancouver Coastal Health.”

IHealth team shares lessons learned from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

August 24th visit reinforces CST-Coastal’s ongoing relationship with Island Health.

Tiffany Trownson’s surprising sepsis diagnosis, and her long, painful patient journey

Why we need to catch sepsis sooner, and how CST will help.

Reminder: LGH staff BBQ & Dunk a Boss is September 14

Get your toonies ready for the return of the popular Dunk a Boss event.

System-wide teamwork netting impressive results for patient access and flow at LGH

‘Significant’ culture shift key to stellar results at Lions Gate Hospital.

‘I have nothing but gratitude to express …’

‘Thank you, thank you everyone! Your kindness will never be forgotten.’

Bright, spacious and with room to grow – welcome to LGH’s new Outpatient Care Centre

Additional services, such as Rapid Access Neurology, will start this fall in the new OCC.

Problem solving is hard-wired in for nurse practitioners at HealthConnection Clinic

Meet the team of nurse practitioners at North Vancouver’s HealthConnection Clinic.

‘Sustainable City Award’ presented to VCH’s HOpe Centre

VCH has received the City of North Vancouver’s Sustainable City Award in recognition of its innovative leadership.