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Let’s celebrate quality improvement

Do you know an initiative that made sustainable improvements to health care quality in BC? Or are you inspired by a colleague whose commitment to change is unwavering and maybe even flying under the radar? You can help celebrate the great work taking place within VCH by nominating them for a Quality Award. Award categories represent the four areas of care and an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership. And new this year is the Everyday Champion Award, the winner of which will be determined by online voting.

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‘Natural’ improvements could open doors for new MS treatments

MS patients sometimes experience ‘natural’ improvements in disability – at least over the short term – according to a new study led by Dr. Helen Tremlett, research scientist with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and MS Clinical Trials Group at VCH and UBC. The study, published in this month’s Multiple Sclerosis Journal, is the first to quantify improvements in disability in patients who are not taking immunomodulatory drugs.

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Recovering at work: it’s “good medicine”

For almost three years now, Disability Management, now known as WorkAbility, has been redefining its work in support of staff who need assistance returning to work. “It was like peeling an onion,” says Chris Back, manager of WorkAbility. “Disability management is a complicated process. As we examined the flow of our work we would uncover […]

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VCH health researchers named Canada Research Chairs

Three VCH researchers have been named as Canada Research Chairs for their respective work in spinal cord injury (SCI), exercise and cognitive decline in aging populations, and Alzheimer’s disease. Canada Research Chairs are nominated by universities across the country and the award is given to outstanding researchers who are recognized as world leaders in their fields…

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VCH True North Goals: Picturing the Possibilities

Communicating an organization’s strategy is important, but does it have to be so darned boring? Enter the new 6-minute True North video. It’s part of a communication effort that will be rolling out across VCH in the coming weeks and months.

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Register for Shakeout 2012

Groups of employees that participate in and provide feedback about the “Drop, Cover and Hold on” drill during the Great BC Shakeout will be entered into a draw for a coffee/treats visit.

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Pain management landscape has changed

The pain management landscape has changed dramatically in recent years and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. A paradigm shift is underway as the difference, and the link, between acute and chronic pain become more clearly understood. There is a growing recognition of the scope and severity of persistent pain, as well as the […]

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Social work license requirements to change

As of Sept 1, 2013 all Health Authority employees who work in positions that have the terms “Social Worker”, “Registered Social Worker” or “Registered Clinical Social Worker” in their job titles or who use these titles to identify themselves to the public, will need to be registered with the BC College of Social Workers.

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Do you need to call the Flu Shot Reporting Line?

Did you get your flu shot from your family physician, at a pharmacy or in a public health clinic? You need to call the Flu Shot Reporting Line at 1-855-358-3580.

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HSSBC’s 2011/12 Annual Report Now Available

Health Shared Services BC’s 2011/12 annual report is now available on the HSSBC website. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about HSSBC, here is your opportunity.

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