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Linen utilization and management programs reduce waste

A laundry utilization program such as GRUMP is innovative in its approach and is first of its kind in the industry. To date the program at all K-Bro sites has improved quality, service and inventory management and at the same time realized approximately a 3.8% reduction in linen usage.

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Client and patient experience survey: Vancouver STOP HIV

The Vancouver STOP HIV/AIDS Project has released the results of client and patient experience surveys conducted this past summer. Following up on four previous consultations, the VCH Community Engagement department gathered feedback from members of the public about their experience of STOP services.

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Share the scare: Send in your team Halloween photos

Send us photos of you, your team or group at VCH, dressed up in your Halloween garb and we’ll share them on the VCH Flickr page in time for the Nov. 1st VCH News

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Reflections on a presentation by Materoa Mar

On Thursday, October 11, Materoa Mar provided an engaging presentation based upon her wealth of experience and observation working within the field of health for many years. Here’s a summary of her reflections on the structure and function of primary health care in New Zealand.

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Canadian Patient Safety Week Virtual Forum: Oct. 29 to Nov. 2

We invite you to join in creating a safer healthcare system for all Canadian by bringing awareness to the importance of patient safety. Each person’s involvement helps to make the Canadian healthcare system safer.

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Healthcare Security and Safety Week Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the IPS healthcare security and safety week contest. All participants who answered the questions correctly were entered into a draw.

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VCH Research Challenge for Nursing and Allied Health

The VCH Research Institute and VCH Professional Practice are delighted to announce the VCH Research Challenge for Point-of-Care Nursing & Allied Health Staff!

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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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