For Anne Harvey, it was all about the people

As our VP of Employee Engagement is set to retire, we look back on all her innovative solutions for building workplace respect and health.

Thank you for participating in ShakeOutBC!

HEMBC thanks everyone for their participation in ShakeOutBC, the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history. Read on to learn more!

Is it time to get a patient’s perspective?

Join us to find out whether you and your project could benefit from working with a patient advisor.

The rain coast: where we live and work and bike

Bike to Work Week returns this fall. Autumn and winter riding requires readiness for those cloudy days when it could rain.

Dear EFAP: is it time to go?

My job is not a fit for me and I’m miserable. I go to work grumpy every day. What do you think?

Respiratory therapists across VCH give back to critical care patients

Respiratory Therapist across VCH work together to replace the amount of blood used in ICU during a week – one pint at a time.

Take Our Kids to Work Day: November 1

If your department is participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day, please submit the new participation form to receive VCH student gift bags!

Who are you fighting the flu for?

Your participation in the annual health care worker influenza immunization program will protect our most vulnerable patients, like my father.

Get earthquake-ready with the Great BC ShakeOut

The Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill is happening Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 a.m. “Drop, cover and hold on” for two minutes and practice what to do in the event of an earthquake.

Ask an expert: should I follow Canada’s food guide to plan healthy meals?

Dietitian Kathy Romses explores changes coming to the iconic guide and how to apply its healthy eating principles.

Survey reminder: what do you think about our parenting resources?

What you think about VCH staff and parents are invited to participate in a short survey about our parenting resources.

Dear EFAP: my routine has gone out the window

In this week’s Dear EFAP: my stress is stressing me out!

One day left to complete your My VCH survey

We need your help envisioning a new future for VCH. There’s no benefit in staying silent, and potentially huge benefits to taking part.

Patient Advisors: To have or not to have

Attend the upcoming Lunch & Learn for guidance on engaging patient advisors in your projects.

HPV Prevention Week: the link Between HPV and cervical cancer

It’s HPV Prevention Week. Did you know that cervical cancer is caused by HPV? Learn about the link between HPV and cervical cancer.

Chief Chat with Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish Nation

VGH staff are invited to join us for a cultural journey and storytelling with Chief Ian Campbell on Thursday, October 26 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

More Vancouver clients STARTing to detox at home

START team is helping clients to detox at home.

Class of 2017 – New group of Peer Support Workers Graduate

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hep C research in the DTES (Join us for Research Day to hear about other research projects like this)

“New treatments for Hep C are simple – under normal circumstances,” explains Dr. Nouch. “Clinical trials of new drugs are controlled, and the patients we see in our clinics are typically excluded. That wasn’t the case in this research.”

Putting the spotlight on Licensed Practical Nurses

VGH Medicine program organized its first Education Day for LPNs.

“I hold patients’ hearts in my hand”

It’s Spiritual & Religious Care Awareness Week and we’d like you to meet Arun Chatterjee, an IT consultant turned spiritual care practitioner.

Ground-Breaking Work, Life-Changing Experience – Recruitment Underway in the Downtown Eastside

Health services in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) are undergoing a system transformation.

Seeking a few good physicians

Vancouver physicians have voted on their priorities for improving collaboration and collegiality — and now they need you to help make it happen.

Time to sign up for the 2017/2018 Won Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery

Everyone who is currently in the lottery needs to sign up for the next fiscal year (2017/2018).  We can’t renew your application for you. Newcomers welcome!

VGH iPad research team wows in Berlin

The VGH iPad research team impresses leading researchers from around the world at the 27th Alzheimer Europe Conference.

Remembering Dianna Mah-Jones

Colleagues and friends are grieving the loss of Dianna Mah-Jones, a much-loved member of the VCH family.

Research Day – November 15

Join us on November 15 for Vancouver Community Research Day – Celebrating and Showcasing Community Health Services Research.

Time to sign up for the 2017-18 50/50 Staff Lottery

Sign up now for the 2017/18 fiscal year!

New Adult Day Program at Youville Residence

New Adult Day Program (ADP) out of the Youville Residence will provide services for up to 20 adults per day who are living with dementia.

Attention VGH commuters!

West 10th Avenue between Oak and Laurel will be closed to vehicles on Saturday, October 7, and again on Saturday, October 14.

Firefighters heating up VGH in October

Firefighters featured in the 2018 Hall of Flame Calendar will autograph copies on Wednesday, October 4 (3:15 to 5 pm) in the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

Community unites at annual gala to champion local healthcare

Donors at the sold-out event were thanked for their leadership and urged to continue to press for a provincial funding commitment for a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital.

“I don’t know how your staff do what they do”

All emergencies, large and not-so-large, receive expert and caring treatment at Richmond Hospital’s ED.

Request for all published work from Richmond researchers

Leverage research and innovation at VCH Richmond.

Richmond residents say thank you for exemplary care

High quality care delivered with compassion and skill. It’s what we’re known for in VCH Richmond.

“I Made a Difference” returns for an encore

Tell us about a time you or your team went above and beyond to put clients or their families at the centre of care. Stories may range from the simple to the complex, but they all highlight one thing: That exceptional care is provided across VCH Richmond.

“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.

Renowned North York MD shares lessons learned with Coastal provider

North York General Hospital physician Jeremy Theal shares his hospital’s experience with Cerner.

Coastal staff flu shot clinics start this week

Starting in late October, peer immunizers (PIs) will also be vaccinating staff .

North Shore Breastfeeding Challenge focused on support for women to feel comfortable breastfeeding anywhere

The event was a great success and the NS BFI Committee wishes to express their gratitude to all who contributed.

Celebrating our Community Health Workers

Oct. 18 is recognized provincially as Health Care Assistant Day.

Bella Bella’s R.W. Large Memorial Hospital 3rd VCH site to implement SBIRT protocol

Initiative that started at VGH in 2014 helps opens up conversations about drinking habits when patients arrive in the ED.

ICYMI: Recap of LGH All Staff Forum

LGH Christmas Craft Fair returns after brief hiatus.

Know an amazing staffer? Nominate them for 11th annual North Shore Health Care Awards

Nominate a North Shore staffer by October 24 and win a department pizza party.

The nurse practitioner’s house call: a new spin on an old-fashioned practice

Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Honey shares why visiting seniors in their homes helps her provide excellent care.

LGH’s Outpatient Care Centre renamed after philanthropists Denis and Joan Creighton

North Van couple bequeathed $2.5 million to LGH Foundation.

Reminder: Walking Meeting challenge continues as part of We Walk campaign

Earn an umbrella with as few as 3 walking meetings in the rain by Nov. 11.

Powell River General Hospital receives the MOREob Recognition Award

Powell River MOREob team has been working on the quality and patient safety initiative for the last two years.

‘Thank you … to everyone at Sechelt Hospital who helped save the day for us all’

Visitors from UK say care and facilities in Sechelt exceeded their expectations.

VCH celebrates official opening of Foundry North Shore with Minister of Mental Health & Addictions, local MLAs

Wellness centre for youth 12 to 24 to soon offer opioid agonist therapy.

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.