Coastal News

From the gate to the plate

VCH staff on the Sunshine Coast are teaching younger generations about where their food comes from – and they’re starting from the ground up.

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New ARAMARK operations manager joins the Coastal team

We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Townsend has been appointed as Manager of Operations, North Vancouver effective May 27.

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A mental health and community collaboration

The art project was a joint mental health and community effort, with the goal of connecting clients with mental illness and/or addictions with the community, as well as to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and addictions.

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The most important meal of the day

The staff at the Totem Lodge residential care facility, next to St. Mary’s Hospital, are providing more food options and customized portion sizes for the close to 50 senior residents living at the facility.

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LGH Foundation honours nurses for education during Nurses Week

The LGH Foundation honoured two dedicated nurses– Olivia Matthews and Nichola Cumming — for their pursuit of ongoing education as part of this year’s Nurses Week celebrations held recently at Lions Gate Hospital.

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LGH’s Dawn Daechsel retires early to the “Sounds of Music” (video)

When Lions Gate Hospital’s Dawn Daechsel chose to retire early from her position as Manager of the Neurosciences Program, the Inpatient Rehabilitation and Wound Ostomy Care Programs she wanted to do it in the same quiet way that she’s done so many things over her almost-30-year tenure at LGH.

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Fine dining the order of the day at Kiwanis Care Centre

Residents and families of VCH-Coastal’s Kiwanis Care Centre(KCC) are raving about a new, fine dining experience that Sodexo Food Services is organizing for them.

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Optimizing Electronic Medical Record use to support evidence-based care

David Jermey, PSP Leader from the VCH PSP team is working with the IPSI team in Powell River to support this change. The VCH PSP supports family physicians across VCH to implement practice improvement changes.

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North Shore volunteers make valuable contributions to patients

There are 575 North Shore volunteers representing 2,376 years of service to VCH acute, residential care, assisted living, palliative care, hospice and community programs.

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Sacred space welcomed by Kiwanis Care Centre residents

Earlier this week, VCH-Coastal’s Kiwanis Care Centre staff and residents celebrated the opening of a sacred space, continuing their innovative work in providing a safe, nurturing environment.

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