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Going Coastal: Mental health jobs on Sunshine Coast have a lot to offer

Gavin Wallace is a nurse who has recently crossed the water to take on a role as a Mental Health and Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse on the Sunshine Coast.

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“Mocktober mass casualty exercise at Abbotsford – October 23

The Lower Mainland Health Emergency Management team is planning Exercise Mocktober, a Code Orange mass casualty full scale exercise, at Abbotsford Regional Hospital (ARH) on Tuesday, October 23rd.

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Happy pride from VCH Library Services and Prism!

VCH Library Services has resources to support your work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two Spirit patients and clients.

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Raising awareness about building healthy neighbourhoods

About 60 per cent of population health outcomes are attributed to the places we live (the physical / built environment) and social and economic determinants. VCH staff on the North Shore are raising awareness and support for building healthy neighbourhoods and communities that support healthy choices.

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Reasons why we feel engaged at the Northeast Mental Health Team

Engagement is the extent to which our staff are committed both emotionally and intellectually to excellence at VCH. Engagement is less about what we do and more about how we do it. This series celebrates the great work around safety and engagement on our front lines and is a result of the action plans prepared across VCH through the People First Safety and Engagement Survey.

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Have YOU completed the Community Risk Screen Tool Survey?

The Community Risk Screen Tool has been in use since November 2011. As users of the Community Risk Screen Tool your input is important and we would like to hear from you. Your time and participation are greatly appreciated. We encourage you to complete the survey and share your opinions.

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Karin Olson new executive director, Clinical and Systems Transformation

As part of Vancouver Coastal Health’s commitment to build a stronger, more sustainable health system, I am pleased to confirm the appointment of Karin Olson to my team as Executive Director of Clinical and Systems Transformation (VCH).

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Drs. Martin Gleave and Colin Collins part of new pan-Canadian prostate cancer network

What forms of prostate cancer require immediate treatment and which don’t?
A group of top scientists and clinicians at leading prostate cancer care and research centres in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec is being united through a $4-million Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) grant to help answer this question, as part of the TFRI Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network (CPCBN).

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

There was a lot of interest in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program referral process as a result of last week’s VCH news story. This week, we include some information about the VCH programs that are available.

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VCH carbon neutral for second year in a row

Every June, we report our greenhouse gas emissions and carbon-reducing actions to BC’s Climate Action Secretariat for the Carbon Neutral Action Report (CNAR). The big news in this year’s Carbon Neutral Action Report (CNAR) is that Vancouver Coastal Health was carbon neutral in 2011, for the second year in a row. We achieved this by taking actions to reduce our green house gas emissions and by purchasing carbon offsets.

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