Gathering momentum for the wellness of our residents

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VPSA board and staff meet monthly with VCH senior leaders. This month, discussion centred around equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and ideas for supporting residents’ well-being. EDI update VCH Regional Medical Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr Joy Masuhara provided a quick overview about work being undertaken by the VCH Medical Staff EDI Steering Committee. The committee has been recruiting new members; seven medical staff have expressed interest, including … Read More

Veganuary

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Welcome to 2023! As we look forward to a new year of ways to impact our health and that of the planet, you might want to turn your January into Veganuary! For the last nine years, this one-month commitment to a plant-based diet has taken off across the world and has allowed many who are vegan-curious to explore a different approach to eating. For many, going vegan for a full … Read More

VMDAS/VPSA AGM speakers unanimous in gratitude to members

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VMDAS and VPSA members gathered in person and online December 12 for the organizations’ joint annual general meetings. The meeting began with a special Indigenous welcome from Squamish Nation Elder Xwechtaal Dennis Joseph who offered a song, prayer, and drumming.  From President Dr. Alison Harris through guest speakers VMAC Chair Dr. M. Raju Heran, VCH President and CEO Vivian Eliopoulos, and CMA President-Elect Dr. Kathleen Ross, the shared theme was … Read More

More physicians join committees and task groups

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VPSA is pleased to welcome six physicians who have joined our Engaging Physicians in Indigenous Cultural Safety Task Group, the VA/VC Medical Staff Planetary Health Committee, and the VPSA Communications Committee. Dr. Shannon Turvey and Dr. Nori MacGowan are the new VPSA representative on the recently formed EPIC Task Group. Dr. Shannon Turvey is the new VPSA representative on the recently formed EPIC Task Group. She is a member of … Read More

December VPSA/VCH leaders meeting assesses first month of CST implementation

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VPSA board and staff meet monthly with VCH senior leaders. While the transition to CST was the main focus of the December 8 meeting, the group also discussed policy development and facilities for lactation at VCH, and was provided an update on the Special Services Committee’s site review and reporting process. CST update Dr. Raheem Kherani, chair of the VPSA CST Task Group, gave an overview of the ways the … Read More