What you need to know about Bedside Medical Device Integration, part of the Clinical and Systems Transformation project.
Code Café: Educational session on Campus Emergency Response Codes
The athletes teamed up with GFS clients to help them “have a go” at modified versions of rugby, tennis and basketball.
We want to hear from you: what do you know about accreditation?
Staff mark International Overdose Awareness Day August 31.
“I’m usually a pretty tough guy and not one to complain, but I don’t really have anyone to talk to about this.”
Send your photo by Sept. 2. You could win coffee and treats for up to 25 people!
Answers to some of the questions the CST team recently received from hospital nursing units.
You could win a Visa gift card or coffee and treats for your team!
The Accreditation Canada site visit begins September 18.
Tell us your patient centred care story and you could win a free registration to the Quality Forum or a pizza lunch for your team.
Show us your new VCH name tag and enter to win!
Online vote to name new clinical information system coming soon.
VCH would like to remind you to refrain from streaming Olympic feeds at work. Instead, make plans to watch the Games outside of work hours.
“My husband has trouble with debt.”
Those who answered all of the questions to the policy quiz correctly were entered to win a $25 gift card.
VGH’s Renal Program capacity has nearly doubled, thanks to a $1-million gift from philanthropists Gordon and Leslie Diamond.
Dozens of exhibitors focused on cycling and healthy living will be on Heather Pavilion’s lawn September 8 – come check it out!
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and our response to BC’s overdose crisis is “attacking the issue from several angles”.
Physicians accept the challenge of working as an ICU registered nurse for a day in support of a good cause benefitting patients and families.
Team delivers wrap-around outreach services to clients with moderate to severe substance use needs.
Bike rack, cage or Cycling Centre: When working at VGH, you have several options for securely parking your bike.
Study shows more disciplines better for ulcer prevention.
What would you do with your winnings? To date, $116,000 has been donated to the VGH Foundation thanks to our staff!
The START program is a new two-week, in-home detox program for Vancouver residents age 19+.
Multiple sclerosis clients learn how to manage the impact of symptoms on their daily lives thanks to a student-led occupational therapy clinic at UBC Hospital.
VCH opens its first breast milk donation drop-off locations including Raven Song CHC in Vancouver.
Nominate a Vancouver Acute health care professional with high leadership potential by September 23.
Landscaping and sidewalk upgrades will mean temporary changes to pedestrian and traffic access on Laurel Street between W. 10th and 12th Avenues starting August 30.
When a mountain biking accident landed a vacationing couple at VGH, the pair was nothing short of impressed.
Construction of the first hybrid OR at VGH has begun. We ask members of the clinical design team what we can look forward to.
“There is no “I” in “team”. And I think that the P.I.E.C.E.S. huddle really demonstrates that.” Chris Flynn
Are you foggy on Code Grey? Feeling Code Blue? Drop by a Colour Code Café for a quick refresher on emergency codes while enjoying a coffee and snack.
Richmond-based research project aims to boost Adverse Drug Event (ADE) prevention through better understanding of causes and improved communication.
Richmond Hospital’s Birth Centre has the highest vaginal delivery rate for first-time mothers for facilities of similar size in BC. Women who deliver vaginally recover more quickly after birth than those who have caesarean deliveries, and newborns are less likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care units than those born by caesarean.
With Accreditation 2016 coming this fall, there are groups across VCH who are making sure medication reconciliation, or MedRec, is taking place.
Join us now by registering or making a donation through www.grindforthemind.com! Registration deadline is Sunday Aug 21, 2016.
On August 2, VCH opened four new breast milk donation depots across the region. One is now located in RIchmond; at 8100 Granville Avenue. The milk, once screened and pasteurized, will be distributed to babies most in need at neonatal intensive care units.
The Richmond Mental Health & Substance Use Team received an Award of Merit in the category of Teamwork and Collaboration in the 2016 VCH People First Awards for its Person and Family Centred Care (PFCC) Initiative.
Thank you to all who made it out to one of the four recent All Staff Forums in Richmond. If scheduling and care demands sidetracked your attendance, the short story below outlines VCH Richmond’s strategic direction for the coming years.
All VCH Richmond sites are scheduled for implementation in 2017, starting with business engagement at Richmond Hospital in January/February.
The second in a series of Richmond All Staff Forums rolls out tomorrow, Friday, July 8 at 8100 Granville Avenue, with two more sessions scheduled for next week.
Richmond Community Health Nurse Mariko Sakamoto …….
Your July Market Place vendors
On Thursday June 16, staff gathered to mark the Short Stay Pediatric unit’s first birthday and celebrate its many successes.
Thank you for providing high quality and empathetic care to our patients every day!
The College of Pharmacists of BC is asking for your input on the future of pharmacist prescribing in BC.
All Staff Forums begin rolling out across the CoC on Wednesday, June 29. Please attend one in the location most convenient for you.
Week-long camp combined outdoor activities with insulin pump strategies and peer support.
Cindy Sellers has given nearly 40 years to VCH as a nurse and manager of the Sea to Sky sites.
Patient expresses gratitude to Lions Gate Hospital staff after five treatments for a leg burn.
Madalena Bohomol , an LPN at Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver, has experience of a lifetime at Rio 2016.
” I work with the best group of docs and medical professionals you could ask for.”
Phase 2 VCH sites have now expanded to include Bella Bella, Powell River and Sechelt hospitals. Squamish General Hospital is next.
Concept Plan submitted to Ministry of Health a month ahead of schedule.
KCC family room helps make family reunion a success at residential care site.
Squamish General Hospital staff ‘worth their weight in gold.’
Now new moms can drop off their extra breast milk in Squamish and West Vancouver.
State-of-the-art centre with leading-edge program first of its kind in B.C.
Lions Gate Hospital brain surgery patient praises staff for
Early bird ticket deadline is July 29 for popular LGH Foundation event.
Public Health is warning Squamish residents to ensure they’re protected against whooping cough (pertussis) as the number of people getting the infection is increasing.
Get the latest on the fundraising, program development and facilities that will house VCH’s youth concurrent disorders centre when it opens next Spring.
Coastal’s Acute Emergency Management Coordinator Samantha Wilbur is helping our acute care sites get prepared in case of an emergency