24-Oct-2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Vancouver Island Chapter Presents
Seniors in Transition - Continuing the Conversation

  October 24, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

CIHI’s release of the Seniors in Transition work in July sparked conversation among health system leaders. We found that seniors with low to moderate needs assessed in hospital were about 8 times more likely to go to residential care than those assessed at home. In fact, the data showed that 1 in 5 seniors who entered residential care, could likely have been maintained in the community with appropriate supports. Why is this happening in a health system that’s under so much pressure? The fact is, health care is a complex interconnected system that is moving at an incredibly fast pace. Peter Senge, internationally renowned organizational strategist describes how we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system, and wonder why our deepest problems never get solved. This discussion will consider the LEADS framework in relation to making a shift in policy, practice and culture to improve care for Seniors.

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
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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.

Thank you to our sponsors!


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.