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BC Health Care Award recognizes HEMBC’s guides for relocating patients when disaster strikes<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1259215472.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Health Care Award recognizes HEMBC’s guides for relocating patients when disaster strikesThe Health Emergency Management team at Northern Health has received a BC Health Care Award of Merit for Top Innovation for two guides aimed at helping health care leaders plan for disasters and emergencies. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/hembc-bc-health-care-award2021-04-08T07:00:00Z
Hope for survivors of traumatic injury<img alt="" src="/Documents/Trauma-Services/_MG_7527_reduced.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Hope for survivors of traumatic injuryApril 11 to 17, 2021 is Trauma Awareness Week, dedicated to building public awareness of the impacts of traumatic injury and provide education of prevention strategies. Hear from two trauma survivors and their stories of healing.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/hope-for-survivors-of-traumatic-injury2021-04-08T07:00:00Z
Researchers strengthen connections with teen patients through texting<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/webstory_weltel.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Researchers strengthen connections with teen patients through textingA two-way texting platform is helping a team at BC Children's Hospital build deeper relationships with patients through weekly texts. Early evidence and ongoing research is revealing how small texts can have big impacts for providers and patients. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/researchers-strengthen-connections-with-teen-patients-through-texting12021-03-30T07:00:00Z
A change in the landscape of care: One year of COVID-19 at PHSA<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/one-year-of-covid-spotlight-part-four.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A change in the landscape of care: One year of COVID-19 at PHSACOVID-19 continues to alter how we practice health care. Staff from Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services, Trans Care BC, Perinatal Services BC, the Office of Virtual Health and the Policy Office shared their thoughts on working through the pandemic. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/one-year-of-covid-pt42021-03-25T07:00:00Z
A humanitarian at heart<img alt="Linda Warner with kids" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Linda%20Warner%20w%20kids-small.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A humanitarian at heartNurse turned clinical research coordinator Linda Warner has been named Gold Apple Health Care Hero by the BC Health Care Awards. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/health-care-hero-linda-warner2021-03-25T07:00:00Z
Clinical life in a pandemic: One year of COVID-19 at PHSA<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/one-year-of-covid-spotlight-part-three.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Clinical life in a pandemic: One year of COVID-19 at PHSAPatients are at the centre of our work at PHSA. Providing safe, effective care for them during a global pandemic required quick thinking, dedication, compassion and love. Our acute care programs reflected on one year of clinically responding to COVID-19.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/one-year-of-covid-pt32021-03-18T07:00:00Z
The calm before the storm: One year of COVID-19 at PHSA<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/one-year-of-covid-spotlight-01.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The calm before the storm: One year of COVID-19 at PHSAPHSA employees in public health, supply chain, health emergency management and communications reflect on their work and teams in this first part of a series highlighting one year of working through COVID-19 at PHSA.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/one-year-of-covid-pt12021-03-11T08:00:00Z
Stepping out of our comfort zone: One year of COVID-19 at PHSA<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/one-year-of-covid-spotlight-part-two.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Stepping out of our comfort zone: One year of COVID-19 at PHSAWhen the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, teams across PHSA in Infection Prevention and Control, PICNet, Workplace Health and IMITS had to mobilize to keep patients, families and employees safe. Learn more in part two of our series on one year of COVID-19.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/one-year-of-covid-pt22021-03-11T08:00:00Z
Celebrating women at PHSA<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/feature-international-womens-day.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating women at PHSAIn honour of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of the women across our programs in recognition of their contributions to our organization and B.C.’s health care system.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-women-at-phsa-iwd-20212021-03-08T08:00:00Z
A wow-worthy year of research province-wide<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Research%20roundup%203.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A wow-worthy year of research province-wideB.C.’s health system can’t deliver great health care without great research, and PHSA-affiliated researchers made major contributions over the last year. Read how researchers from across PHSA made a difference for patients in B.C., Canada and worldwide.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-wow-worthy-year-of-research-province-wide2021-02-28T08:00:00Z


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