New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field
Ottawa/Edmonton – March 2021, The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada has created a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.
Through this agreement, participating staff of The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.
Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their staff.”
“Having been involved with the Certified Health Executive program for the past 15 years in various roles, I am excited to bring this program to Good Samaritan,” said Dr. Katherine Chubbs, Good Samaritan President and CEO. “I have seen first hand the value this program creates, and I know this partnership will bring significant strength to our organization.
This collaboration will also allow both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.
About The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada
The Good Samaritan Society (GSS) and Good Samaritan Canada are leading faith-based, not-for-profit, registered charities in Western Canada that provide quality accommodations, health, and community care services and programs. With over 71 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments, our operational effectiveness and overarching culture of service and care make us the provider of choice for individuals and their families seeking a supportive place to call home.
For more information about The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada, visit www.gss.org.
The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada Contact:
Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations
The Canadian College of Health Leaders Contact:
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215