BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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Leadership

Leadership Winner

Sanjiv Gandhi, Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Sugery, BC Children’s Hospital
Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Children’s Cardiac Surgery

Contact: Dr Sanjiv Gandhi, Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Sugery, BC Children’s Hospital, PHSA, sgandhi@cw.bc.ca

Description: Under the leadership of Dr. Gandhi, the BC Children’s Hospital Cardiac Surgery department eradicated the waiting list, more than halved the blood donor product exposures and reduced the pediatric intensive care unit stay by more than half for all cardiac surgery patients.

Nominated by: Mr. Neil Casey, Chief of Perfusion, BCCH, PHSA

Runner Up

Andrew Penn, Director of the Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit (SRAU)
Victoria General Hospital, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Contact: Dr. Andrew Penn, Director of the Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit (SRAU), Victoria General Hospital, Vancouver Island Health Authority, apenn@mac.com

Description: 20 years for quality: from the web-based Stroke Guidance System to a Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit, Victoria General Hospital has become an influential component of Vancouver Island’s regional stroke strategy.  Dr. Penn’s exemplary leadership and commitment to improving patient safety and the quality of care have crated long-term change in stroke prevention and treatment.

Nominated by: Dr. Malcolm Malcure, Academic Chair in Patient Safety, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Nominees

Lynda Bond, Director, Quality, Safety & Performance Improvement
BC Mental Health & Addiction Services, Provincial Health Services Authority

Contact: Lynda Bond, Director, Quality, Safety & Performance Improvement, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, lbond@forensic.bc.ca

Nominated by: Ms. Leslie Arnold, President, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services

Linda Dempster, Executive Director, Quality & Patient Safety
Vancouver Coastal Health, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Contact: Linda Dempster, Executive Director, Quality & Patient Safety,Vancouver Coastal Health, linda.dempster@vch.ca

Nominated by:  Quality & Patient Safety Department – VCH, VP & Directors Quality & Patient Safety, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Coastal Health

Guylaine Desharnais, Occupational Therapist, Banfield Pavilion ECU
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health

Contact: Guylaine Desharnais, Occupational Therapist, Banfield Pavilion ECU, VGH, guylaine.desharnais@vch.ca

Nominated by: Ms. Natalie Chapman, Activity Worker, Banfield Pavilion ECU , VGH

Dr. Dan MacCarthy, Director of Professional Relations; Practice Support and Quality
BC Medical Association

Contact: Dr. Dan MacCarthy, Director of Professional Relations; Practice Support and Quality,British Columbia Medical Association, dmaccarthy@bcma.bc.ca

Geoff Scheirbeck, Patient Safety Quality Lead, Surgical Services
Interior Health

Contact: Geoff Schierbeck, Patient Safety Quality Lead, Surgical Services, Kirschner Plaza, Interior Health, geoff.schierbeck@interiorhealth.ca

Nominated by:  Surgical Network Team, Kirschner Plaza, Interior Health