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Win an iPad mini: complete the elevator survey to enter

Going up! Take a few minutes to share your experience of health care elevators and be entered in the draw for an iPad mini. Deadline to complete the survey is December 19. Draw results will be announced by Dec. 21.

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Fire safety for the holidays

Although aesthetically pleasing, some decorations are a potential ignition source for fire. The Fire Safety Guidelines for Holiday Decorations provide recommendations for the safe installation and use of these products.

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Deadlines for Accounts Payable holiday cheque runs

The last complete Accounts Payable cheque run for the 2012 calendar year will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Please ensure that any cheque requisitions that need to be processed prior to December 31, 2012 are received in the Accounts Payable Department by Thursday, December 13, 2012.

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VCH medical imaging teams minimize flood impact

Staff worked quickly to minimize impact on patient care and the Emergency and MI departments re-opened this week. Among the disaster’s unsung heroes are the VCH teams based at Surrey Memorial Hospital and JP Outpatient Facility, responsible for diagnostic imaging as part of Lower Mainland Integrated Medical Imaging.

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Employee transit pass fares increase

Employees who subscribe to the Employer Transit Pass Program (EPP) will see increased deductions from their paycheques beginning on their December 14 pay.

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Nine schools now part of Farm to School family

Five schools in VCH are currently participating in Farm to School, a program to improve the health of school-aged children by increasing access to locally grown, nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate foods in schools.

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Winner announced: You and the Environment survey

Lianne Kinnaird, administrative coordinator in the Department of Medicine at St Paul’s Hospital won the draw for the Apple iPad

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Welcome to our new website! www.vchri.ca

VCH Research has just launched its new site – better designed to serve researchers, trainees, VCH staff and health professionals who are interested in getting involved and learning more about our research enterprise, and raise public awareness of the breadth and value of our research at Vancouver Coastal Health.

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New heart rhythm lead physician appointed

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Krahn has accepted the new role as Lead Physician for Heart Rhythm Services (including electrophysiology and device implants) in the Regional Cardiac Program.

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HIV testing should be offered to all adults, not just those at risk

VCH Medical Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson co-authored an editorial this week in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) along with world-renowned HIV/AIDS scientist Dr. Julio Montaner and Barbara Sibbald, a CMAJ editor.

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