BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Shari McKeown

Director, Clinical Improvement

Email: smckeown@bcpsqc.ca
Twitter: @sharimck
Office: 778.477.4440
Kelowna, BC

Shari is the Director of Clinical Improvement and has been with the Council since January 2011. She is a Registered Respiratory Therapist by professional background with over 15 years of acute, rehab and long-term care experience, and has received a fellowship designation from the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists for her significant contribution to the profession. She completed training in Quality Improvement methodology from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement in 2010 and received her Masters of Arts in Learning & Technology from Royal Roads University in 2011. She is a BCPSQC Quality Academy graduate and completed a program for Large Scale Change theory and application with the UK’s National Health Service in 2012.

Shari provides leadership in the overall strategy and provincial implementation for surgical improvement and the BC Ministry of Health’s Clinical Care Management initiative. Together with the Council’s Clinical Leads, Quality Leads, support staff and other health system stakeholders, she helps to plan and deliver the spread of innovation, clinical engagement, improvement methodology, measurement and rigorous delivery of 15 provincial clinical areas of improvement. She contributes to additional BCPSQC initiatives including social media and the Quality Forum, and has a wide range of interests related to health improvement including gamification, mobile technology, simulation, social movement theory, large scale change, and systems thinking.

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