New website for health records & clinical documentation

Celebrate Health Information Professionals Week with a visit to their new resource website for clinicians and patients: himconnect.ca.

Dear EFAP: Email backlog

In this week’s Dear EFAP: the stress of returning from holidays.

Countdown to the improved VCH.ca

Exciting news: our VCH.ca website will look and feel a little different next Thursday, March 30th.

I was humbled and honoured

Nomination deadline for this year’s People First Awards is April 7. Who inspires you?

Who’s a good boy?

Health Minister Terry Lake paid a visit to the K9 infection control team at VGH this week.

VCH work clothing: Only two weeks left to win a Fitbit!

Purchase an item by March 31 and get into the draw for one of four Fitbits!

Federal Tobacco Control Strategy – Your Input Can Make a Difference!

Participate in a one-time opportunity to provide input on the future of tobacco control in Canada.

HIRING! – Intensive Tertiary Rehabilitation Program

Vancouver Coastal Health is hiring Mental Health and Substance Use professionals in April for a new Vancouver care facility.

Would you lend a hand?

New website makes research participation easier for staff and public.

Recognize the women in your life

In the spirit of International Women’s Week at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, we are sharing inspiring stories of female leaders.

Dear EFAP: Wanting the bikini body

Five things to boost the metabolism.

Accounts Payable: Fiscal year-end preparation

Invoices and cheque requisitions must be received no later than March 24, 2017.

National Dietitians’ Day is March 15

Celebrate and acknowledge the dietitian on your team on National Dietitians’ Day!

Getting to work without a car

Have your say to improve our walk, bike, transit and carpool commute to work.

20th annual Building Bridges Conference a great success

The Client Voice: Informing OT Practice.

Music therapist Camilla Schroeder: I love what I do!

Celebrate the healing power of music during Music Therapy Awareness Month!

PARC wins 2017 Accessible City Award

VIDEO: Congratulations to iCORD’s Physical Activity Research Centre for being named winner of the 2017 Accessible City Award by the City of Vancouver.

New City Centre Community Health Access Centre good news for clients & staff

“One-stop shop” describes our new City Centre Community Health Access Centre.

A fighter like no other

Born with a rare disorder, Aleisha Sadorsky has defied all odds to become BC’s first parathyroid gland transplant recipient.

What can bees (yes, bees) teach us?

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.

Dr. Richard Simons honoured with TAC award

The Trauma Association of Canada has named Dr. Simons the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Charles Burns Board Recognition Award.

New code stroke RNs are there in a heartbeat

When every minute counts, VGH code stroke response nurses are there to ensure patients access the treatment they need without delay.

Beat the rush and save at your local bike shop

Whether your bike’s been collecting sand, salt or dust this winter, you can save with this special, time-limited offer.

Congratulations to our recent ‘Won’ Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery winners!

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!

Healthy Living Program Blood Pressure Screening Events: An Opportunity for Health Promotion

The VCH Healthy Living Program is offering free blood pressure screening events within the community of Vancouver.

Thank you for attending yesterday’s All-Staff Forum!

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.

“Our clinic relies on Lisa”

Meet Lisa Lee and learn why this nurse practitioner has become indispensable at the VGH Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic.

A book club for kids with speech delays

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 embrace learning

VGH patient care aides recently participated in an Education Day tailored to meet their unique learning needs.

“From door to first dose within two hours”

VCH Vancouver’s DTES Connections on demand addictions treatment clinic opens

50/50 Lottery – You’ve got to be in it to win it!

By participating in the staff 50/50 draw, you can win some extra spending dollars!

MMU continues to provide critical support to overdose crisis

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.

Monica tells the story of blood at RH

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.

Richmond Lions Manor rebuild slated for Steveston

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.

VCH work clothing: Get your hands on the goods!

Samples and sizes now on site. Purchase online by March 31 and get in the draw for a Fitbit!

New biodegradable soiled linen bags arrive at Richmond Hospital, Monday

The Recyclable Plastic Linen Blue Bag program begins Monday at Richmond Hospital.

Quality care by-the-numbers 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.

VCH Open Board Forum rolls into Richmond

Health care updates provided by Chief Operating Officer Jennifer MacKenzie and Medical Health Officer, Dr. Meena Dawar.

Access IT help immediately @ RH

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.

Richmond’s ED is never too busy to provide exemplary patient care

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.

First-ever survey measures satisfaction with music therapy

Satisfaction in relation to music therapy to be measured in first-ever psychiatric inpatient survey at Richmond Hospital.

Retired Richmond GP and family set a new future course for Richmond Hospital

Yurkovich family galvanize community support with record donation to help build a new acute care tower at Richmond Hospital.

Kudos for Richmond Hospital’s acute-care team

“I would like to acknowledge the excellent care I received from the staff on 3M.”

Richmond’s kinder kids are well protected

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.

National Non-Smoking Week proclaimed by City of Richmond

Let’s show our support to promote a smoke-free Richmond.

Richmond Hospital Emergency Department wins the hand hygiene trophy!

The Emergency Department for winning the coveted hand hygiene trophy for having the highest hand hygiene compliance at Richmond Hospital at 88 per cent.

A new model of primary & community care coming to Richmond for seniors

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.

“What you do each day is amazing!”

Even during times of high patient volumes, VCH Richmond’s committed staff provide high quality care across the continuum.

You’re invited: Carlile Centre hosts Open House Thursday, March 30th

VCH-regional Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre to start accepting patients in 10-bed inpatient unit in April.

LGH nurses on 6 West get thumbs up from hip replacement patient

Patient grateful to day and night nurses who made hospital stay cheerful and comfortable.

Growing Up Squamish: Participants’ experience

Coastal staff spent the day at the longhouse at Squamish Nation to learn about and experience First people’s culture and traditions.

Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre now accepting community referrals

New inpatient unit for youth 13-18 across VCH scheduled to open in early April.

Lions Gate Hospital ED gets fan letter in local newspaper

“… our system is just as good and should be celebrated for the fine people who deliver every day.”

Applications now open for annual North Shore nursing education grants

Deadline to submit an application for 13th annual grant distribution is April 10, 2017.

‘We live in a most amazing town, filled with some of the most caring people I have ever met’

Powell River resident pens thank you letter, delivers chocolate to hospital staff for care they gave her ‘mom.’

TIDES rolling in for rehab patients in Coastal’s rural/remote communities

Telehealth program leverages technology to delivery health virtually.

Growing up Squamish: An Aboriginal cultural day for Coastal staff

Staff from the Coastal Community of Care are invited to a cultural day at Squamish Nation with Chief Ian Campbell on March 15.

LGH Foundation’s historic $100-million It’s Your Hospital campaign at halfway mark

It’s Your Hospital campaign to fund half of $200 million new acute care facility at LGH.

Cedarview Lodge Day Respite Program takes care of clients and caregivers

North Shore respite program enables earlier discharges from LGH thanks to community supports.

OR Dirty Dodgers take LGH dodgeball tournament for second year in a row

Dodgeball tournament a fundraiser for staff education.

Time is running out . . .

Have you completed the CST survey? It closes tomorrow.

Hey North Shore staff, have you signed up for the LGH dodgeball tournament yet?

Ballternative Facts ready to rule the LGH dodgeball tournament.

New Lions Gate Hospital acute care facility one step closer to reality

New medical/surgical building will include eight new operating rooms.

Are you ready for the change? Do you have the news and info you need? Take our survey

Survey for Coastal staff seeks input on change and communications activities for CST.