CCHL signs partnership agreement with Providence Health Care

Alliance will help Providence pursue exceptional leadership, says CEO Dianne Doyle

OTTAWA/VANCOUVER  – On April 19, 2016, Providence Health Care, one of the country’s largest faith-based health-care organizations, signed a strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to promote excellence in health leadership.

“As a health organization that focuses on patient and family-centred care, and one that’s committed to social justice and compassion, Providence is pleased to be part of this alliance,” said Dianne Doyle, FCCHL Providence President and CEO. “The partnership signals our support of professional development for our health leaders as they work to ensure exceptional patient care and innovation across the organization.”   

Ray Racette, CHE President and CEO of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with Providence Health Care, which recognizes the importance of having its leaders earn the CHE designation.”

“With this partnership, our team looks forward to its role in developing skills leading to the CHE designation,” said Sylvie Deliencourt, Director, Certification and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 16 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver. PHC operates one of two adult academic health science centres in the province – St. Paul’s Hospital – performs cutting-edge research in more than 30 clinical specialties, and focuses its services on six “populations of emphasis”: cardio-pulmonary risks and illnesses, HIV/AIDS, mental health, renal risks and illness, specialized needs in aging and urban health and is home to the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association dedicated to ensuring that the country’s health system benefits from capable, competent and effective leadership. 

College members come from every health sector and region in Canada and are at varying stages of their careers. Members include students, and health leaders who work in a variety of environments including medical companies, health authorities, health consultants, multi-level care facilities, hospitals, public and private health agencies, health charities, the Canadian military and all levels of the Canadian government. 

With 21 chapters across the country, representing thousands of individual and corporate members, the College offers capabilities-based credentialing, professional development opportunities, and an extensive career network. Guided by a Code of Ethics and the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework, the College helps individuals acquire the skills they need to change their own organizations and, ultimately, the health system.