Our ten most popular articles in 2017

2017 was a busy year for VCH News writers and readers: we published 940 articles, and VCH staff spent 378,742 sessions reading 831,967 pages and watching videos 5,717 times. From finding out who filled out the My VCH survey to dispelling myths about nurse practitioners, here are the ten articles that most caught our collective attention.

10. Celebrating our People First award winners

“On the first day of summer, with the sun shining, leaders and staff from across VCH celebrated this year’s recipients of the People First Awards. The afternoon ceremony on Wednesday, June 21, was a chance to recognize the inspiring work of staff and teams over the past year.”

3,758 total pageviews

9. Five myths about NPs you probably believe

“Since their profession was established in B.C., nurse practitioners have had a hard time shaking persistent myths about their role — how many do you believe? Click the video below to find out and watch Vancouver NPs debunk five common myths about their profession.”

3,959 total pageviews

8. New emailing policy for VCH/PHC staff and physicians 

“There’s a new emailing policy at VCH and PHC, which is now in effect for all VCH and PHC staff and physicians. This replaces the previous policy, and allows the use of VCH or PHC email at work to communicate with clients, other staff and care providers and external parties.”

4,205 total pageviews

7. e-Directory gets an upgrade! 

“Did you know that the current e-Directory application is used 18,000 times per week to find an employee within VCH and PHC? And since its original launch in 2003 it has handled more than 13 million searches? A tool used this much deserves an upgrade! IMITS Web Solutions has completely refreshed the e-Directory and it went live today (July 27th).”

4,837 total pageviews

6. Set your automated shift call-out 

“Automated shift call-out (ASC) is coming to VCH! Instead of making manual phone calls to offer short notice relief shifts to staff, this process will be automated through ASC. We need staff to set their contact preferences, and choose whether they’d like to be contacted by text, email, phone, or a combination!”

4,843 total pageviews

5. 943 beds. 8 facilities. 6 years. 

“Vancouver Coastal Health has signed an agreement with the German Canadian Benevolent Society to rebuild and expand the German Canadian Care Home in South Vancouver. The existing facility will be demolished and replaced with a larger care home with 18 additional funded beds, for a total of 160-beds (10 will be private pay). Completion is scheduled for 2022.”

5,076 total pageviews

4. My VCH survey. Who’s done it? Who hasn’t? The answer might surprise you. 

“The numbers are in, and there’s some friendly competition underway! So far, 4,723 staff members or 30% of staff overall have completed their My VCH survey.”

5,299 total pageviews

3. Show your true colours! Win a Fitbit! 

“The online store for VCH work clothing is now accepting orders. Visit vchworkclothing.ca. (Use Google Chrome browser).”

6,551 total pageviews

2. Get your FREE VCH pink bracelet!

“February 22, 2017 is VCH Pink Shirt and Bracelet Day! To kickoff this year’s campaign, staff are encouraged to join together to take a stand against bullying by completing an online entry form (in two minutes or less) to get a free VCH pink bracelet. For a chance to win a pink gift basket, share your respect story (optional) in the online entry form.”

7,189 total pageviews

1. NEW: Employee discount website launches!

“At VCH, we want to ensure we continually invest in you—our greatest resource. Part of that investment is offering employee “perks” that contribute to your health and wellness and a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle for you and your family.”

10,268 total pageviews


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