Physicians Flag Priorities

Recent events hosted by the Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) Facility Engagement Initiative, provided an opportunity for physicians to highlight priorities for change to VCH leaders.  The goal of these sessions was to foster connections between frontline physicians and VCH leadership.

“Physicians told us they want to have more input into decision-making and closer connections with VCH leadership,” explained Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) Facility Engagement Co-Chair Dr. Lyne Filiatrault.  “That’s why we’ve created these opportunities for dialogue.”

A one hour breakfast session with Mary Ackenhusen, VCH CEO, on January 11th was the first in a monthly breakfast series aimed at building understanding for the different leadership roles within VCH and for leaders to gain insight into physician priorities and concerns. The discussion highlighted a number of key areas of interest that resonated with everyone in attendance, these included:

  • Addressing barriers to patient repatriation from acute care
  • Increasing capacity of primary care in the community
  • Creating a more patient-focused approach to transitions in care
  • Establishing a more responsive system of care across the continuum of services


Upcoming VPSA Facility Engagement Initiative Events – Mark Your Calendar!

Breakfast with Leaders Series, featuring:  Kip Woodward, VCH Board Chair

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7:00am – 8:00am Paetzold Multipurpose Room (1888, JPPN, First Floor)

Consider sending in your questions ahead of time.

Catered event for VPSA staff physicians.  RSVP by February 2 to:

Luncheon with Dr. Rahul Gupta – Cultivating Provider Resilience: Through Mindfulness

Thursday, February 15, 2018

12:00 – 1:00pm Round Room (VGH, JPPS Second Level)

RSVP by February 9th to:

For more information on the VPSA Facility Engagement Initiative visit:

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