Excelerator is a bi-monthly newsletter that focuses on sharing the latest innovative projects and initiatives with our partners, funders and other external stakeholders.
A Message from VHA’s New CEO, Dr. Kathryn Nichol
It is my pleasure and privilege to write to you on day one in my new role as President and CEO of VHA Home HealthCare (VHA). Having been at VHA for over four years in the role of Vice President, Quality, Best Practice, Research and Education and Chief Nursing Executive, I have the great fortune to already know what a spectacular team VHA has and the importance and tremendous value of our meaningful collaboration with so many partners across the sector.
I feel fortunate to have worked alongside many of you through regional and provincial pandemic planning table discussions and integrated care initiatives and I look forward to our ongoing collaboration in the immediate task of continuing to keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic as we take on the herculean task of coordinating the vaccine roll-out across our regions. I have been inspired by the dedication, generosity, ingenuity and compassion that have been the hallmarks of our sector’s response, and the innovative ways we have supported our most vulnerable populations with a coordinated roll-up-our-sleeves approach fills me with hope.
Looking forward, our passion for system transformation to provide better supports for our teams and to make care better for the clients and families we serve is fueled by collaborative partnerships in integrated care initiatives and with like-minded partners in the 12 Ontario Health Teams that VHA is actively involved in. I am proud to be on this journey with all of you and I look forward to what lies ahead.
Thank you for your support,
Dr. Kathryn Nichol
Excelerator, March 2021
In this issue of Excelerator, we are promoting our upcoming free virtual event for caregivers, taking place on National Caregiver Day (April 6, 2021). The event features programming specifically designed to be useful and helpful for unpaid caregivers, as well as celebrates VHA’s Heart of Home Care Award winners.
We also share three important stories of how VHA staff are thriving during the pandemic.
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