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

Drs. Martin Gleave and Colin Collins from the Vancouver Prostate Centre at VGHare part of this new pan-Canadian network of prostate cancer researchers. Over the next four years, the group will work to identify new ways to determine what forms of prostate cancer require immediate treatment and which don’t, as well as how to better predict which patients following surgery or radiation treatment are at risk of their cancer progressing.

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Faster, higher, stronger, safer: VCH researcher shapes Olympic wrestling and injury diagnostics

During the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London this July, Dr. Babak Shadgan, clinical researcher with the orthopedic trauma division, urologic sciences department, and muscle biophysics at Vancouver Coastal Health, and sports physician, will be among the medical officials supporting the health and safety of the world’s top athletes.

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London calling: Nature blog highlights VCH’s Olympic Success

In a few days, an estimated 14,000 athletes will take part in over 300 Olympic events based in London. Many people are working behind the scenes in order to keep everyone healthy and safe during the games. In 2010, the VCH Public Health team were a key part of ensuring a healthy and memorable experience for athletes, officials, media and general public during the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Accredited online course for physicians: Transfusion Reactions

Do you know how to recognize and/or medically manage an acute or delayed transfusion reaction? Are you aware of the principles of “what, when and why” as applied to transfusion reaction reporting?

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