31-Mar-2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Vancouver Island Chapter Presents
Seniors in Transition

  March 31, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

The growth expected in the seniors population in Canada will place unprecedented demand on our health care systems – in particular, home and community care, which serves a predominantly older population. Ensuring there is capacity to meet this pending demand will require more than building new beds - it will require transforming how care is provided. The presentation will provide the findings from recent CIHI work focused on understanding why some seniors go to residential care and others stay at home, even though their care needs are the same. This work explores opportunities to delay or avoid residential care and implications for the health system.



Guest Speaker: Georgina MacDonald, CIHI, Vice President, Western Canada

As vice president of Western Canada, Georgina MacDonald provides strategic leadership and oversight for CIHI’s presence, products and services in the 4 western provinces and the 3 territories. In this role, she fosters strategic relationships with partners and clients to understand their evolving health information needs and to provide insight and direction on the solutions required to meet the challenges of health care delivery in the western provinces and the territories.

Prior to joining CIHI in October 2014, Ms. MacDonald served on the executive leadership team at the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) as the vice president, Planning and Improvement. She has been responsible for strategy development, performance monitoring, advanced analytics and process improvement. Ms. MacDonald has an extensive background in health care planning, data analyses to support decision-making and stakeholder engagement, and a passionate belief in a values-based corporate culture. Before joining CIHI, she also held senior roles in the Saskatchewan and British Columbia ministries.

She earned her undergraduate degree in business from St. Francis Xavier University and master’s degrees in arts from the University of Waterloo and in health administration from Dalhousie University. 

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking and light breakfast
Presentation and Q&A
CCHL Member:
Non Member:
Student Member:
Webinar fee $15.00

Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at 8:00 a.m. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation. Webinar details will be distributed following registration.
There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

Please note that a recording of this event will not be available to registered participants following the session and will not be posted to the College's Professional Development Library.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.