Paying tribute to our supporters

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“It takes a village to practice medicine.” With those words, neurologist Dr. Silke Cresswell welcomed physicians and their guests to a joint Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) and Vancouver Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association (VMDAS) networking evening at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The September 27 event was held to honour the partners, spouses, parents, children, friends and colleagues who support our work in what is at times a … Read More

What competitive sports can teach us about being better health practitioners

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Since she was a child, VGH emergency physician Meghan Grant has dreamed of representing her country at international sports competitions. The desire to don a uniform with a maple leaf was a goal she spent many years pursuing, often having to choose between her love of medicine and the deep passion she has for competing. Dr. Grant shared her journey and her realization that we are stronger when we support … Read More

VMDAS quarterly meeting attracts standing room only crowd

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It was a packed house for the Vancouver Medical, Dental and Allied Staff’s (VMDAS) quarterly meeting on September 17. Physicians gathered to hear the latest news from their medical staff association including updates on the new physician charter and a physician lounge at VGH. Noting that facilities with higher levels of engagement have better patient outcomes, VMDAS President Dr. Simon Rabkin talked about the desire for a Medical Staff Engagement … Read More

New physicians welcomed on board

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Over 150 physicians have joined the Vancouver Community of Care team in 2018 and, for many, it’s been a learning process navigating the many channels before settling into their new positions. To help them build their networks, the Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) reached out to our new and senior physicians and invited them to a Meet & Greet event this past September 17. “The Facility Engagement Initiative believes that … Read More