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Sumac Place officially opens

Members of the Gibsons community and the Squamish and Sechelt First Nations joined VCH staff members on Thursday October 18, 2012 to officially open Sumac Place—Vancouver Coastal Health’s newest facility.

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Health Watch: Did you shake it out? Where’s the beef?

In this month’s haunted edition of Health Watch, learn more about the Great BC Shake Out, the on-going pertussis outbreak, the recent beef recall and restaurant closures. Please note: No zombies were harmed during the creation of this month’s Health Watch.

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Nominations open for People First awards: Deadline Dec. 7

Do you know someone at VCH who has gone above and beyond to serve the needs of our patients, clients, residents or even their colleagues? Then we want to know who they are and acknowledge their commitment to being a leader who puts “People First”.

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Take Our Kids to Work Day: November 7th

Submitted by Heather Straight, Manager, Practice Education and Transition Support, Clinical Education  The first Wednesday in November every year is national Take Our Kids to Work Day, when Grade 9 students may be excused from school to attend work with their parent or legal guardian. It’s a day to see what their parents/legal guardians do, […]

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Now open for nominations: VCH Preceptor Recognition

Submitted by Heather Straight, Manager, Practice Education and Transition Support, Clinical Education Nominations are open again this year for preceptor recognition in two areas:  Outstanding individual preceptor who provides role support and learning experiences, and Outstanding teams who provides a supportive and caring environment  Please remember to nominate your favourite VCH preceptors! It’s important to […]

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A new leader for BC heart research and care

Dr. Andrew Krahn, an internationally recognized expert in cardiac arrhythmias, is joining Vancouver Coastal Health – as a cardiac surgeon and researcher, implanting heart rhythm devices and conducting research in this area, and as the Head of the VGH Pacemaker Clinic.

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Protest sparked by Health Canada funding changes

A community protest took place outside one of VCH’s Vancouver offices yesterday afternoon. As a result, the following note was sent to all Vancouver Community staff and we are sharing it across the organization to help address any questions that may arise.

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International tendonopathy symposium – improving patient care

Changes to tendon injury diagnosis and treatment, as well as future directions of research, were discussed at the 2nd International Scientific Tendon Symposium (ISTS) at VGH. Advancements in injury diagnostics, such as Ultrasound Tissue Characterization (UTC), are generating interest among both researchers and clinicians…

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VCH gets Power Smart award

Vancouver Coastal Health is being recognized for Leadership Excellence in the Power Smart Excellence Awards.

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Get Healthcare Research Using Your Handheld Device

In support of Medical Library Month, the VCH Library Services team is promoting new and interesting resources that are available through the library. This week we are promoting healthcare research that are available on handheld devices.

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