April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week 2017.
The Me and My Doc Talks series takes place on April 27, noon – 1pm (Paetzold Auditorium or via webinar).
Unnecessary imaging for low back pain is one of the CWC projects being rolled out in hospitals across VCH and PHC. Others include CT scans for minor head trauma and for uncomplicated headaches.
Not everyone sees bikes as a fun, invigorating and reduced-stress commuting option. But it can be; we can help.
In this week’s Dear EFAP: the resurfacing ex.
Chris and four others were winners in the Show Your True Colours prize draws! Watch for more prize draws during Nursing Week.
Corporate protection program responsible for all of VCH wins award for third straight year.
April 14 marks the declaration of the public health emergency.
What you need to know about Elections BC protocols and time off for voting.
Selected RNs will be fully funded to take specialty nursing programs at BCIT.
Researchers aim to shield those who work outside from skin cancer.
Writing a policy or been asked to develop one? Start by filling out the SET Sponsorship Worksheet and obtaining a SET sponsor.
Single program will coordinate cardiac care in the Lower Mainland.
Mark Macasaet made a purchase on vchworkclothing.ca during the Show Your True Colours promotion and won a Fitbit Flex 2!
How will the new POD affect Vancouver Coastal Health staff?
Congratulations to our five winners who placed orders for VCH work clothing in the new online store.
Vancouver EHO’s learn how to recognize the signs of an overdose and how to appropriately respond, including how to administer naloxone.
Congratulations to four exceptional Vancouver volunteers and the recipients of the 2017 Student Volunteer Awards.
Or do you? Watch our video debunking five common myths about nurse practitioners to find out.
During National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, Vancouver’s chief operating officers invite you to join them in thanking our 1,300 volunteers for their generosity.
In the West End, seniors are living better, longer, in their own homes with the help of Jo Birdsall, nurse practitioner and honorary daughter to grateful patients.
Four VCH researchers competed for a $25,000 research grant from Lumira Capital in a Dragon’s Den-style competition. Two emerged victorious.
We asked five Vancouver volunteers about their experiences and what they value most.
If you think your nineties are a time to slow down, you haven’t met Vancouver volunteer Josephine Macdonald.
The Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Luncheon will be held on May 7, 2017 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Centre, 3150 Ash Street, Vancouver. Registration must be in by April 21st.
An anonymous donor has given $29 million as a legacy gift for research and treatment of COPD and asthma to our VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
On March 29, nurses from medicine units attended a four-hour Mock Code Blue training session developed by VGH medicine education leaders.
Thank you to all VCH staff who attended our VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Annual Open House in February.
Act now to reserve your spot on May 3 for our Vancouver All-Staff Forum on the evolving role of nurse practitioners.
We are transitioning services provided at the BC Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) to more permanent programs and services in the community.
Sign up once and you are in every draw for the rest of the 2016/17 lottery year. But please note that 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 $6500!
Cycling is fun, Affordable, Active and Energizing. But Injuries Happen.
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.
The recently renovated Richmond Hospital mammography reception area – just off Richmond Hospital’s West Entrance – reopened one week ago. The Richmond Hospital-based screening mammography unit has been in place for more than 20+ years, and completes 13,000 screening mammograms yearly.
India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas gives back to ensure patients have access to high quality care at Richmond Hospital.
A Richmond family is grateful for the care their father is receiving at Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport.
Program will be co-located in S.U.C.C.E.S.S. assisted living facility, Austin Harris Residence in Steveston.
Reading the physical properties of blood using a manual microscopy was previously a laborious and time-consuming procedure. Not any more with the introduction of Cellavision into the laboratory at Richmond Hospital.
A project plan has been approved that paves the way for for a new care home at 11771 Fentiman Place, the former site of Richmond Lions Manor, in Steveston.
Samples and sizes now on site. Purchase online by March 31 and get in the draw for a Fitbit!
The Recyclable Plastic Linen Blue Bag program begins Monday at Richmond Hospital.
Staff on 3 North walked away, this week, with the coveted Hand Hygiene trophy for achieving a 93% compliance rate for Period 12.
Health care updates provided by Chief Operating Officer Jennifer MacKenzie and Medical Health Officer, Dr. Meena Dawar.
Kaarina Moore planned to stop volunteer after 35 years but thankfully keeps coming back.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
‘During the some seven months of treatment, I found the hospital staff to be extremely efficient and helpful.’
Arthur Orsini will be at LGH once a week this spring and summer to help implement the TDM.
‘There isn’t a place that envelopes everything like Foundry will.’
‘Meghan definitely helped get me through a very trying time…’
With no Valentine to share the prize, grateful patient pays it forward and donates prizes to ED staff.
Western Canada’s first inpatient unit for youth with concurrent disorders to welcome patients in early April.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey or participated in the focus group. Results will be reflected in activities moving forward.
VCH work clothing samples now available at the LGH Gift Shop. Deadline for Fitbit draws March 31.
March 30 is World Bipolar Day & Vincent van Gogh’s birthday.
VCH-regional Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre to start accepting patients in 10-bed inpatient unit in April.
Patient grateful to day and night nurses who made hospital stay cheerful and comfortable.
Coastal staff spent the day at the longhouse at Squamish Nation to learn about and experience First people’s culture and traditions.
New inpatient unit for youth 13-18 across VCH scheduled to open in early April.
“… our system is just as good and should be celebrated for the fine people who deliver every day.”