e-link - December 15, 2016

e-link - December 15, 2016

e-link is an online, weekly newsletter for Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region employees, physicians and volunteers.

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Quality and Safety news:

Quality and Safety is everyone's responsibility. Our goal is to ensure the safety of all those who who use our services and provide care in our facilities.

Lessons from one man's painful journey

Last week, leaders in the region came together at Management Forum where they received a refresher on the organization’s overall direction, learned leadership techniques and received information on how to navigate change.

Forensic nursing excellence recognized in the RQHR

Stephanie Langley was recognized for demonstrating excellence in forensic nursing at the annual Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Forensic Nurses in Denver, Colorado in October.

Working together with STARS Air Ambulance

It took almost a year to get here, but now, the region’s clinical engineering team is the official medical equipment maintenance crew for STARS Air Ambulance.

ACU pilot results: Health-care transformation is indeed possible

The results are in! Data from the Accountable Care Unit (ACU) pilot project has been compiled and the results show that health care transformation is indeed possible through this model of care.

Region events, awards and updates:

Historic national hospital pharmacy event hosted in Regina

Recently the RQHR Department of Pharmacy Services, in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) Saskatchewan Branch, served as hosts to a historic national event in Canadian hospital pharmacy. Read about the great time had, and what was learned.

Sinfully Sweet Cathedral Bakery now serves the RQHR

Find their cookies, muffins, scones and loaves in the region cafeteria near you!

REB holiday closure

The RQHR Research Ethics Board will be closed from December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2016, inclusive. Submissions received during that time will be processed on Tuesday, January 3. For more information, please contact the Chair of the REB, Dr. Michelle McCarron, at 766-5384 or Michelle.McCarron@rqhealth.ca.