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In the fourth episode of this video blog, Cypress Health Region CEO Beth Vachon describes how transparent reporting on health care performance supports the pursuit of excellence.
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In our 2011-12 annual report, released today, we illustrate how our collaborative endeavors with the health system in the last decade inform our current work.
Although the province's second Chronic Disease Management Collaborative (CDMC II) officially ended in March 2011, improvements to depression care continue to gain momentum in Prairie North Health Region. Gary Nolin, Director of Primary Health Care, is part of a 10-member working group of physicians, frontline staff, leadership, and Collaborative participants working to standardize and spread best practices in depression care across Prairie North.
"If you empty your dishwasher and put your dishes away the same way every day for the last 30 years, would it ever occur to you one Tuesday morning that you can do things differently? Probably not," says Sun Country's Jacqueline Lemieux, one of 13 coaches hired as part of a new provincial initiative called Clinical Practice RedesignTM (CPR). "You have to be presented with an opportunity to think differently." CPR (TM) is providing Saskatchewan clinicians with that opportunity.
Since arriving at the Carlyle Primary Health Clinic in 2007, Jean Daku has made patient needs the basis for her practice, collaborating with practitioners from other disciplines and equipping herself with the training and tools to meet those needs. "Shared care is a huge benefit," says Daku. "I can give you medications, I can talk to you, but I'm not a counsellor, or a social worker, or a mental health worker. It's much better if patients can deal directly with these people on those kinds of issues."
A new, patient and family-centred approach to nursing shift changes is benefiting both patients and nurses at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current and the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. The "bedside shift handover," which brings patients and families into the conversation between outgoing and incoming nurses, represents a profound departure from the traditional shift handover model.
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