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

VPSA-funded project uses multi-disciplinary approach to improve patient care

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Anesthesiologist Dr. Kelly Mayson has been working in the area of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) since 2013. ERAS pathways have been created to improve and standardize perioperative care as well as to reduce post-operative complications and length of stay in hospital for patients undergoing colorectal surgery, gynecology oncology, radical cystectomy, and hepatic and pancreatic resections. Potentially modifiable risk factors such as iron deficiency anemia, smoking, under-nutrition, hyperglycemia and frailty … Read More

Dr. Bob Woollard talks about his experiences working with the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal

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A rural Nepalese girl was interviewed several years ago by a newspaper about her aspirations. She told the reporter, “I want to be a doctor. I don’t know what they do. I’ve never seen one. But my parents said more of my friends would be alive if there were more doctors here.” To the people of Nepal, health care is seen as instrumental for peace. It is stories like this … Read More

Vancouver MSA presents its annual awards

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Every year Vancouver MSA celebrates physicians and their teams who have made significant contributions to the Vancouver Community of Care. The 2018 event drew a large contingent of our colleagues including this year’s award recipients as well as those marking 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service in VCH. This year’s Academic Awards were presented to six outstanding physicians and their teams: Peter Dolman, Ophthalmology: Bobby … Read More