PODCAST: In conversation with Jeremy Smith

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Mary Ackenhusen | September 2nd, 2015

The Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project is going ahead. That’s for certain. As with any project of this scale there are numerous questions about how we’re going to make the transformation. In this edition of Straight Talk I get to ask the questions as I interview our new chief transformation officer, Jeremy Smith who joined the CST project in July. I hope you’ll listen and join the discussion by posting your own questions or comments in the comment section below. Thanks for listening!

Mary

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Total listening time 12 Min. 45 Sec.

In this episode:

  • What I did on my summer vacation: 0:00
  • Mystery sound from the last Sounds Like Great Health Care contest: 2:37
  • Interview with Jeremy Smith: 3:30
  • The next Sounds Like Great Health Care – guess the sound: 11:50 

Sounds like great health care!

We received four correct guesses for the last Sounds Like Great Health Care mystery sound–it was the sound of an IV package being unwrapped. Congratulations to Tanis Wong, Wendy Leung, Johanne Collazo, Karen Tsui and Grace Wei who have each won a VCH water bottle. To enter the draw for next time, click the player above to listen to the new mystery sound and then enter your guess in the comments section below, or by emailing VCH News. Have fun!

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Mary Ackenhusen
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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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2 comments on “PODCAST: In conversation with Jeremy Smith

  • Tony Ho says:

    Sounds like hospital curtains sliding along the tracks.

  • Ian F says:

    Sorry, but the interview sounded exactly like what we heard when this project started. What I want to see is software which is not already too bulky to change so the software changes to meet our bedside clinical needs..not the other way around.

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