PODCAST: My first year as CEO

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Mary Ackenhusen | April 22nd, 2015

In this edition of Straight Talk I reflect on my first year as CEO, discuss the strategic priorities for VCH and the Ministry of Health, and share my thoughts on CST. Listen to the podcast and join the discussion by posting a question or comment below. Thanks for listening!

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Total listening time 13 Min. 18 Sec.

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  • A new fiscal year 0:00
  • Interview with Mary 1:30
  • Closing thoughts: Laurie and Clay 10:30
  • Sounds like great health care 12:25

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About the Author

Mary Ackenhusen
email iconmary.ackenhusen@vch.ca  

As president and chief executive officer of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Mary Ackenhusen leads the largest academic and tertiary health authority in British Columbia. She is passionate about engaging staff and physicians across VCH in building new models of health care that have potential to be more cost effective and better allow all of us to be more productive, to the benefit of patients and their family members. Mary is an advocate for constructive, two-way communication and through the Up for Discussion blog, invites all members of the VCH community to share their comments, questions and new ideas. View all posts by Mary.

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One comment on “PODCAST: My first year as CEO

  • Karen LeBeau says:

    I really enjoyed listening to the pod cast. The mystery sound is a nice addition and the commentary of the hosts is a great addition.

    Great work, and a great communication strategy.

    I appreciate this candid interview with Mary. Hearing a clear outline of the direction of VCH is helpful ( even at the high level it was presented). And hearing honestly that some initiatives (CST) have not worked out as planned (but back to the drawing board) is refreshing. A well articulated and informative short interview. Keep up the good work Mary. I appreciate your excellent approach to communicating with VCHA employees.

    I will definitely tune in again!

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