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September 2017

Mental health treatment is not one size fits all
Daya Nand shares how a Fraser Health team aided his recovery from severe mental illness.
September 5, 2017
High five your health care provider - September 1, 2017
This week’s high fives go out to our incredible people at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and Abbotsford Regional, Royal Columbian, Burnaby and Langley Hospitals. 
September 1, 2017
Potential hepatitis A exposure in Western Family pineapple chunks
Updated hepatitis A vaccine information for consumers. 
September 1, 2017
High five your health care provider - September 8, 2017
This week's kudos go to our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional, Burnaby, Eagle Ridge, Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian, Chilliwack General, and Langley Memorial Hospitals. 
September 8, 2017
Erin Gibson - Fraser Health Hero Award
Erin Gibson, Harm Reduction Coordinator, Central City, fights against both drug overdose and stigma.
September 28, 2017
Dr. Richard Merchant - Fraser Health Hero Award
Dr. Richard Merchant, Anesthesiologist, Royal Columbian Hospital, was a pioneering player in the development of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol.
September 28, 2017
Fraser Health Eating Disorders Programs - Innovator Award
The Fraser Health Eating Disorders Programs team, North Delta Mental Health Office, joined together to improve client outcomes through an innovative new family therapy approach.
September 28, 2017
Dr. John Hwang - Innovator Award
Dr. John Hwang, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Surgical Champion, Royal Columbian Hospital, fostered a patient-participation approach to improving post-surgical outcomes that has seen results.
September 28, 2017
Right Care Right Place Project Team - Best Collaboration Award
The Right Care, Right Place team, a partnership between Fraser Health, Doctors of BC and the White Rock/South Surrey Division of Family Practice, joined forces to reduce unwise patient uses of the Peace Arch Hospital Emergency Department.
September 28, 2017
Pediatric Diabetes Transition Team - Best Collaboration Award
The Pediatric Diabetes Transition Team, Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, developed a new model to successfully transition older youth to adult diabetes care.
September 28, 2017
Hilary Erin Rowe - Service Delivery Excellence Award
Dr. Hilary Erin Rowe, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surrey Memorial Hospital, has made it her mission to find or conduct the research on medication safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding that new mothers with health conditions really need.
September 28, 2017
Bryce Walker - Service Delivery Excellence Award
Bryce Walker, Home Support Services Regional Coordinator, Abbotsford Home Health Office, was instrumental in centralizing and standardizing home support services to improve both care delivery and patient care.
September 28, 2017
Margaret Clarke - Service Delivery Excellence Award
Margaret Clarke, volunteer, Delta Public Health Unit, devoted 25 years to assisting public health nurses and staff with her warm, caring support for children and families.
September 28, 2017
Mits Miyata - Lifetime Achievement Award
Mits Miyata, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services Manager, has spent the past 16 years working to ensure that pharmacists and their expertise are fully integrated into all aspects of patient care and multidisciplinary teams.

September 28, 2017
Announcing the 2017 Above and Beyond Award recipients
We celebrate 10 extraordinary individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional care.
September 28, 2017
New publicly funded residential care beds coming to Chilliwack
Fraser Health has added an additional 20 publicly funded residential care beds in Chilliwack.
September 18, 2017
New publicly funded residential care beds coming to Langley
Fraser Health has added in an additional 18 publicly funded residential care beds in the Langley area.
September 18, 2017
High five your health care provider - September 15, 2017
‚ÄčThis week's kudos go out to our amazing people at Langley Memorial Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Chilliwack Mental Health Clinic.
September 18, 2017
Fighting fit: how breast milk donations helped this preemie during the most crucial time of his life
Maverick was born at 29 weeks and 6 days gestation– a point when every single day counts. His mother recounts the scariest day of her life and shares her gratitude for the life-saving donor breast milk.
September 25, 2017
PUBLIC WARNING: Recall of Supreme Ice Cream "Original Kulfi"
Fraser Health Public Health officials are advising everyone that bought Original Kulfi brand product from Supreme Ice Cream in Surrey to immediately discard the product.  
September 20, 2017
Virtually moving mountains for patient care
A virtual clinic ensured isolated patients could still receive health care when the highway between Hope and Boston Bar was closed by a rock slide.
September 25, 2017
High five your health care provider - September 22, 2017
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, Mission Memorial Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital.
September 22, 2017
Fraser Health opens new substance use clinic to support South Asian community
In a first of its kind in B.C., Fraser Health has opened a new clinic to support people in the South Asian community who are struggling with substance use. The Roshni Clinic, which loosely translates in English to “clinic bringing light”, offers services that are culturally-tailored to the community.
September 28, 2017
Meet the Fraser Health staff who have gone Above and Beyond
Making a difference on the frontlines of the overdose crisis, helping patients to recover more quickly after surgery, and guiding young people through the transition from pediatric to adult services are just a few of the accomplishments that were highlighted today at the 2017 Above and Beyond Awards.
September 28, 2017
High five your health care provider - September 29, 2017
This week's high fives go to our amazing people at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Baillie House, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital and our Dietitians.
September 29, 2017