Celebrate Health Information Professionals Week with a visit to their new resource website for clinicians and patients: himconnect.ca.
In this week’s Dear EFAP: the stress of returning from holidays.
Exciting news: our VCH.ca website will look and feel a little different next Thursday, March 30th.
Nomination deadline for this year’s People First Awards is April 7. Who inspires you?
Health Minister Terry Lake paid a visit to the K9 infection control team at VGH this week.
Purchase an item by March 31 and get into the draw for one of four Fitbits!
Participate in a one-time opportunity to provide input on the future of tobacco control in Canada.
Vancouver Coastal Health is hiring Mental Health and Substance Use professionals in April for a new Vancouver care facility.
New website makes research participation easier for staff and public.
In the spirit of International Women’s Week at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, we are sharing inspiring stories of female leaders.
Five things to boost the metabolism.
Invoices and cheque requisitions must be received no later than March 24, 2017.
Celebrate and acknowledge the dietitian on your team on National Dietitians’ Day!
Have your say to improve our walk, bike, transit and carpool commute to work.
The Client Voice: Informing OT Practice.
Celebrate the healing power of music during Music Therapy Awareness Month!
VIDEO: Congratulations to iCORD’s Physical Activity Research Centre for being named winner of the 2017 Accessible City Award by the City of Vancouver.
“One-stop shop” describes our new City Centre Community Health Access Centre.
Born with a rare disorder, Aleisha Sadorsky has defied all odds to become BC’s first parathyroid gland transplant recipient.
Learn how to improve your garden, your wellbeing, and the planet this spring at a lunch ‘n’ learn on March 30 (12 to 12:50 pm). RSVP details here.
The Trauma Association of Canada has named Dr. Simons the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Charles Burns Board Recognition Award.
When every minute counts, VGH code stroke response nurses are there to ensure patients access the treatment they need without delay.
Whether your bike’s been collecting sand, salt or dust this winter, you can save with this special, time-limited offer.
There is nothing better than getting a winning message about the Won Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery. Sarbjit Pharwaha and Novalyn Solon got their good news phone call, and each won more than $3400!
The VCH Healthy Living Program is offering free blood pressure screening events within the community of Vancouver.
Yesterday’s One Vancouver All-Staff Forum saw some excellent panelists and speakers bring valued perspective to the update for staff and physicians on the overdose crisis and our continued response in VCH-Vancouver.
Meet Lisa Lee and learn why this nurse practitioner has become indispensable at the VGH Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic.
A group-based language therapy approach that can cut costs and wait times may also rival one-to-one therapy for effectiveness.
VGH patient care aides recently participated in an Education Day tailored to meet their unique learning needs.
VCH Vancouver’s DTES Connections on demand addictions treatment clinic opens
By participating in the staff 50/50 draw, you can win some extra spending dollars!
As of February 26, more than 1,748 patient visits have been recorded and over 444 BCEHS transports to the Mobile Medical Unit in response to the overdose crisis.
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.
All VCH Richmond staff and clinicians — with either new or outstanding issues — are encouraged to visit the IT Support Kiosk until Friday, February 24 at 4 p.m.
Despite high patient volumes over the previous two months, Richmond Hospital’s ED team never failed to provide safe, high quality patient care. The following thank-you letters from patients illustrate this fact all-too-clearly. Thank you for all you do, each and every day.
Satisfaction in relation to music therapy to be measured in first-ever psychiatric inpatient survey at Richmond Hospital.
Yurkovich family galvanize community support with record donation to help build a new acute care tower at Richmond Hospital.
“I would like to acknowledge the excellent care I received from the staff on 3M.”
High vaccine coverage rate in Richmond is due to the excellent partnership between public health, community physicians, the school district, and engaged and committed Richmond families.
Let’s show our support to promote a smoke-free Richmond.
The Emergency Department for winning the coveted hand hygiene trophy for having the highest hand hygiene compliance at Richmond Hospital at 88 per cent.
Primary Care Homes (PCHs) in Richmond have been developed in partnership with the Richmond Division of Family Practice to provide the wrap-around care that seniors need through a combination of community-based support and VCH Richmond services.
Even during times of high patient volumes, VCH Richmond’s committed staff provide high quality care across the continuum.
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.”
Deadline to submit an application for 13th annual grant distribution is April 10, 2017.
Powell River resident pens thank you letter, delivers chocolate to hospital staff for care they gave her ‘mom.’
Telehealth program leverages technology to delivery health virtually.
Staff from the Coastal Community of Care are invited to a cultural day at Squamish Nation with Chief Ian Campbell on March 15.
It’s Your Hospital campaign to fund half of $200 million new acute care facility at LGH.
North Shore respite program enables earlier discharges from LGH thanks to community supports.
Dodgeball tournament a fundraiser for staff education.
Have you completed the CST survey? It closes tomorrow.
Ballternative Facts ready to rule the LGH dodgeball tournament.
New medical/surgical building will include eight new operating rooms.
Survey for Coastal staff seeks input on change and communications activities for CST.