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Virtual health visits: building connection between clinicians and patients<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/tessadiaczun.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual health visits: building connection between clinicians and patients“My patients were very happy just to be literally seen instead of being limited to a phone call,” says Tessa Diaczun, pediatric nurse practitioner at BC Children’s Hospital.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/virtual-health-visits-building-connection-between-clinicians-and-patients2021-09-22T07:00:00Z
A career of connecting patients to care<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Post%203.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A career of connecting patients to careSeptember 21 is IT Professionals Day. Dee Randhawa, senior technical specialist with Video Conferencing Services at IMITS, has spent over three decades helping clinicians connect with patients across B.C.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/it-professionals-day-20212021-09-20T07:00:00Z
“It’s a way of providing better care”: The crucial role of medical interpreters<img alt="Aastrid & Monika" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Provincial-Language-Service-News2.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“It’s a way of providing better care”: The crucial role of medical interpretersWhen Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard-of-Hearing people who have American Sign Language as a first language need medical care, sign-language interpreters are an important part of their care team.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-crucial-role-of-medical-interpreters2021-09-17T07:00:00Z
Organization-wide collaboration brings babies closer to home<img alt="RN PCP team group photo -2" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/RN%20PCP%20team%20group%20photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Organization-wide collaboration brings babies closer to homeThe Neonatal Nurse-Primary Care Paramedic team is one of this year’s PHSA+ Award recipients. Created during the pandemic, this interdisciplinary team came together to optimize patient flow, allowing babies to receive care closer to home.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/rn-pcp-team-phsa-plus-award2021-09-03T07:00:00Z
From small-town beginnings to executive director: A conversation with PHSA+ recipient Angus Monaghan<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Angus%20Monaghan%20PHSA%20plus-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From small-town beginnings to executive director: A conversation with PHSA+ recipient Angus MonaghanBC Mental Health and Substance Use Services’ Angus Monaghan is calm, consistent and a true leader. This past year, his leadership skills and dedication were highlighted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which led him to receive a PHSA+ award.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/angus-monaghan-phsa-plus2021-08-26T07:00:00Z
Patient connection: The motivating factor for PHSA+ award recipient Michelle Kelsey<img alt="Michelle Kelsey portrait" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/PHSA%20News%20--%20Michelle%20Kelsey%20image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Patient connection: The motivating factor for PHSA+ award recipient Michelle KelseyPHSA+ award recipient Michelle Kelsey applauds the many people who have helped her Lab Operations team succeed in challenging times.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-award-michelle-kelsey2021-08-24T07:00:00Z
T7 unit(y): Setting an incredible pace for change while holding fast to team camaraderie<img alt="T7 Unit team photo" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/PHSA+%20T7%20team.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />T7 unit(y): Setting an incredible pace for change while holding fast to team camaraderiePHSA+ team recipients from the T7 unit are widely known for their willingness to face difficult situations and collaborate across the BC Children’s Hospital campus. Learn more about T7 and the remarkable strides they made in practice this past year.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-award-t7-unit2021-08-24T07:00:00Z
Winner of the David Podmore Graduate Studentship hopes to set an example for students from underprivileged backgrounds<img alt="Kwestan Safari headshot" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Kwestan%20Safari%20feature2.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Winner of the David Podmore Graduate Studentship hopes to set an example for students from underprivileged backgroundsAs a child in an Iraqi refugee camp, Kwestan Safari was amazed by the selflessness and courage of the foreign volunteer doctors. Now, she’s working with a research team at BC Children’s Hospital to better understand intestinal fibrosis.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/winner-of-the-david-podmore-graduate-studentship-20212021-08-13T07:00:00Z
Taking time to recognize excellence in stroke recovery and rehabilitation<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Mosaic%20Stroke%20Services%20story.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Taking time to recognize excellence in stroke recovery and rehabilitationTo celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Stroke Services BC shines a spotlight on three local stroke researchers who have made big contributions.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/taking-time-to-recognize-excellence-in-stroke-recovery-and-rehabilitation2021-08-06T07:00:00Z
Leading with compassion: Recognizing PHSA+ award recipient Stephen Dunne<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Stephen%20Dunne%20PHSA%20plus-4.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Leading with compassion: Recognizing PHSA+ award recipient Stephen DunnePHSA+ recipient Stephen Dunne exemplifies what it means to be a leader and is passionate about finding solutions to challenging issues. Learn more about how Stephen leads with compassion, respect and humility at BC Cancer.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/stephen-dunne-phsa-plus2021-08-03T07:00:00Z


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