The VJHPS engages with IH, and physicians, dentists, midwives, and nurse practitioners with VJH privileges, to improve patient care and physicians' wellbeing, by developing solutions, streamlining systems, and promoting collaboration and open professional dialogue with key stakeholders.
2020 brought in the need to undertake COVID-19 pandemic preparedness. During February, March and April 2020, the VJH Physician Society paid out over $88,000 for sessional reimbursement to support physicians for COVID-19 related work. It was one of the best examples of facility engagement since the Society’s inception back in 2016. Ultimately, the activity budgets were significantly drained, triggering the VJH Physician Society to tighten the criteria on some activities to ensure sufficient funds were in the bank to fund other essential physician projects.
Due to the fantastic work you, our physicians, did to assist in COVID-19 preparedness across the province, the Ministry of Health decided to reimburse Societies millions of dollars for COVID-19 work. VJH Physician Society received from the Ministry of Health over $95,000, resulting in our ability to replenish our activity budgets.
The sessional reimbursement criteria for Allied Health Education, Departmental/Interdepartmental Enrichment Meetings, Resuscitation SIMS, and Uncompensated Committee Work has been increased back to pre-COVID-19 levels.