Vancouver News

Seeking nurses to provide flu vaccine in the DTES

Pender CHC staff, volunteer services and our eASI portfolio clerk are busy organizing the 2012 DTES flu blitz planned for October 9 – 26. We are actively seeking nurses willing to give the flu vaccine on an outreach basis.

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Little Treasures of Home ViVE Plus

It is not often that we have a chance to work on quality of life components as we are so busy with physical health and safety issues. It was incredible to see the joy a lift can bring and how Donald now has access to a whole new quality of life.

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GF Strong Retail Menu September 10 – 14

GF Strong Retail Menu September 10 – 14

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Taking action to safeguard staff from workplace violence

I expect many of you have read yesterday’s Vancouver Sun article about incidents of workplace violence involving a former Riverview Hospital patient. Sadly, I can confirm that incidents have occurred in two of our tertiary mental health facilities. Workplace violence at any time and any place is both disturbing and unacceptable. In these circumstances, I […]

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Suggestions from within benefit staff and patients

Nobody knows a unit like the people who work on it. That’s why suggestions from staff, offered through a Lean-inspired improvement opportunities board, have proven so successful at UBCH. Our ongoing quality improvements also help us prepare for Vancouver’s Accreditation survey later this year.

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Sassafras menu for Sept 10-14

Sodexo Sassafras Cafeteria Sept 3-7 MONDAY  HOLIDAY ENTRÉE Beef Storganoff   Combo  $7.59 Baked Orzo & Spinach Combo  $7.59 ACTION STATION Thai Red Curry $7.99 SOUP Tomato Bisque $2.99/ $3.49/$4.59 Beef  Noodle  $2.99/ $3.49/$4.59 GRILL Basil BLT Angus Burger $5.99 TUESDAY ENTRÉE Madras Chicken Combo  $7.59 Squash & Lentil Combo $7.59 ACTION STATION Burrito    $7.99 SOUP […]

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September super deals at VGH Market Table

Shop ’til you drop … you could save lives! Check out the September sales line-up and support our very own VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

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Dr. Tom Ehlen new Medical Director, Perioperative Services, VA

Effective September 1, 2012, Dr. Ehlen is responsible for the overall strategic planning, direction, goals and objectives of Vancouver Acute’s Perioperative Program, including quality assurance, budgets, policy development, educational planning and research.

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Trevor Adalman

Video: Former GF Strong client on life in the fast lane

Trevor Adelman – North America’s only paraplegic race car driver – shares his story. Oh, and he likes to hit speeds as high as 225 km/hr, too.

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Accreditation update: preparing for tracers and more

Countdown is on for mock tracer exercises starting in September. Read all about it and much more in the August edition of Vancouver’s accreditation newsletter.

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