My VCH survey results are driving change

Help design a new attendance and wellness promotion program. Attend a focus group or give feedback online.

You go first! – SET members aim to lead change by example

The My VCH survey told us we need to be better at decision making and encouraging leaders to work together more effectively.

Few seats still available

Join us at next week’s Lunch & Learn to find out how to create person-centred policies.

BC Health Care Awards nominations now open!

Presented by the Health Employers Association of BC, the awards celebrate excellence and innovation in BC health care. Anyone can submit a nomination. Learn more!

Tsatsaxw Xaws Syelanem! Or “happy new year” in the Squamish language.

Last week, Chief Ian Campbell of Squamish Nation was invited to share some of the Indigenous customs around the new year with VCH staff.

PICNet Educational Conference: registration discount extended to Jan. 26

Interested in learning about infection prevention and control? PICNet’s 2018 Educational Conference takes place March 8-9 in Richmond, BC. Register soon!

Provincial Language Service webinar on Jan. 30: clear communication in our multilingual context

Join health care practitioners across the province in the third installment of the Language Matters webinar series on January 30.

PODCAST: The Doctors Are In discuss the “valley of despair”

The newest episode of CST’s audio podcast ‘The Doctors Are In’ is here. Have a listen.

How do you provide person-centred care for individuals experiencing dementia?

A full-day forum explored the challenges and assumptions associated with dementia care. Another forum will be hosted on March 6.

Learn how to do community engagement

Thinking about working with patient or public advisors? One of these courses might be right for you!

Dear EFAP: Husband of an acquaintance likes me… I think

He says that he wants to be friends with me, but I sense danger… What do you think?

Quality Forum 2018: registration is open

Organized by the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, Quality Forum 2018 takes place February 21-23 in Vancouver.

Nominate a health care innovator

Do you know an outstanding leader in our community whose work has made a significant impact on health care in BC?

Flu FAQs

How effective the flu vaccine is and what is stomach flu? Your flu questions answered.

When we’re changing in health care, we’re saving lives

VCH Board Chair Kip Woodward celebrates your 2017 achievements in his op-ed in the Vancouver Sun.

Transporting medically stable patients in the Lower Mainland

Special Needs Transport provides non-urgent inter-facility transfers for medically stable patients.

Affordable housing announcement includes plans for two new CHCs in the DTES

More affordable housing on the DTES includes plans for two new Community Health Centres.

Bringing warmth to the Downtown Eastside

Fourth annual respiratory therapy sock drive brings warmth to Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

Open House Heatley CHC Monday from 1pm-4pm

You are invited to an Open House at the newly renovated Heatley CHC on January 22 from 1p.m. to 4p.m.

Physicians connect, collaborate and care

The Vancouver Physician Staff Association hosts a new series of events connecting VCH physicians and leaders.

Nicole took me by the hand

Sometimes all a patient needs is a little help finding their way.

The December 29th draw winners are…

Check your pay stub to see if you’re in the lottery – there should be a deduction. If not, sign up here.

New Year’s revolution: get pedaling to work

Approximately a third of VCH employees live within bike commuting distance: need help or support with that New Year’s Resolution?

A new legacy for Dianna

HEABC names BC Health Care Award in honour of Dianna Mah-Jones.

Read a good book lately? Pass it on.

Please donate your gently-used paperback books, magazines, and movies to Volunteer Resources for patients.

It takes many angels to transform health care

Together, we raised more than $600,000 this holiday season through our annual Angel Campaign and year-end fundraising appeal!

Embracing trauma-informed practice in acute care

VGH Acute Medicine team developed and implemented an education program which highlighted principles around trauma-informed practice.

Me and My Doc Talks – VCH Speaker Series – Session 3

Me and My Doc Talks is a speaker series created to present best practices of forward-thinking mental health professionals. We’ll explore what they are doing right to help their clients get well, maintain their health, and not just survive but thrive.

You’re Invited: Open House at Heatley CHC on January 22 from 1-4pm

Come celebrate the opening of Heatley CHC and the work of the 2nd Gen Strategy.

Dr. Martin Gleave named to the Order of Canada

Co-founder and executive director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre recognized by the Government of Canada for his accomplishments.

Christmas comes early to VGH

As stockings are hung all around VA with care, staff have plenty of holiday spirit to share.

VGH Thrift Store spreads Christmas cheer

Thanks to donations from the VGH Thrift Store, Banfield and George Pearson Centre residents receive the gift of Christmas cheer.

CHAC life-sized mock up opens for staff, physician tours this week

After months of behind-the-scenes work, a life-sized mock-up of the new Alderbridge CHAC was opened for staff and physician tours. All feedback will be considered for inclusion into the final layout and design.

Alderbridge CHAC: A hub for adult/older adult services

The new Alderbridge CHAC will simplify access to care, by creating a single, central location from which VCH Richmond operates a range of health care services aimed at adults and older adults.

Our patients say “thank you” for your care and compassion

Our patients say thank you for the care provided over the Christmas holiday.

Spreading Christmas cheer and chocolate across VCH Richmond

Senior leaders say thank you to staff, physicians and volunteers across Richmond this week for a year of exemplary care and commitment to patients.

Birth Centre Santas stuff stockings with cheer

Richmond Hospital Birth Center/NICU donates to Richmond Christmas Fund’s Annual Toy Drive.

Seating solutions training helps OT stand-up for clients’ needs

The Kronier Family Education Fund supports staff learning and education to strengthen clinical practice and improve patient, client and resident care.

Vij family donates $100,000 to improve medical imaging at RH

Local family inspires community giving.

Connecting with patients most rewarding for nurse practitioner Sherry Katz

I enjoy working with people, I like autonomous work and I am a life-long learner.

“If your staff is happy, everything works better”

Staff and physicians joined CEO Mary Ackenhusen and chief operating officer Jennifer MacKenzie to learn about the My VCH survey results this morning.

YOU…Made a Difference in VCH Richmond

Congratulations to this week’s winner. More examples of these great submissions are to come next week, followed by an announcement for the three winnersof the Quality Forum prize!

Iron-on some visibility at Richmond Hospital

In a season of reduced daylight, there’s no reason to fade into the night…

CEO Mary Ackenhusen and COO Jennifer MacKenzie will share My VCH survey results Nov. 30 in Richmond

Attend the all-staff forum, and hear about the My VCH survey results.

Planning progresses for new residential care facility

The planning process to redevelop the former Richmond Lions Manor site in Steveston is now underway. The Fentiman Site Redevelopment Project — as it is now known — is well positioned to bring a new and innovative aging-in-place community to South Richmond.

VCH staff present at healthy living event in Richmond

Approximately 800 attendees from the Lower Mainland attended the event.

Partnership spells success for school-aged kids in Richmond

Richmond Community and Family Health delivers a three-day learning module for the Richmond School District that focuses on assisting children with special needs with OT, PT and nursing supports.

Media descend onto Minoru Residence

Camera people and reporters from stations including CTV and Global TV met with VCH Medical Health Officer Dr. Meena Dawar to find out about the flu season.

And the recipients for the 11th annual North Shore Health Care Awards are….

Staff and physicians from across the North Shore gathered in the gym at Lions Gate Hospital today for the 11th Annual LGH Foundation’s North Shore Health Care Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

‘I’m in absolute awe of the care provided (at the North Shore Hospice)’

‘We felt privileged to have Mary care for our dad.’

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction on North Shore Hospice expansion

‘Palliative campus of care’ will be first of its kind in British Columbia.

New map helps North Shore residents find nearest food bank, free meals and more

Community map will help people find places to grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food on the North Shore.

Gibsons Health Unit relocates to new site

Sechelt Hospital Foundation donated $600,000 for new audiology booth and hearing lab.

SAVE THE DATE: North Shore Health Care Awards are Jan. 18 at LGH

Celebrate your peers at the 11th annual awards in the LGH gym at noon on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Whistler staff praised for excellent care and team work

Unplanned Christmas visit to the health care centre leaves patient impressed by ‘professional and caring medical team.’

Delivering holiday cheer in Coastal with treats and Christmas traditions

Senior leaders say thank you to staff across Coastal this week for a year of hard work and excellence in patient care.

The holidays are almost here – help guide patients to the right care at the right place

Aside from December 25 and 26, most services will be open over the holidays.

Coastal COO keeps My VCH commitment

Karin Olson, Chief Operating Officer for VCH Coastal, pledged to focus more attention on community care, during the recent My VCH forum at Lions Gate Hospital.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. INSIDE CST Coastal inaugural edition now available

Find copies at the CST Hub, through a peer mentor or on a unit near you.

LGH’s Mehri’s cafe temporarily moving… to the cafeteria

Cafe renovations are part of the LGH Atrium Renewal Project.

North Shore – Squamish: Any interest in Carpooling?

What is your interest in carpooling to work along the Sea to Sky Corridor?

Winter is coming! Are you prepared for the land of ice and snow?

Walk like a penguin and other tips to avoid slips, trips and falls this winter.