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Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy Winner

Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group
Pharmaceutical Services Division, BC Ministry of Health

The Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group (PIWG) members are:

  • Fawziah Marra
    2010/11 co-chair (BC Center for Disease Control – BCCDC)
  • Barbara Gobis
    Ogle 2010/11 and 2011/12 co-chair
    (Ministry of Health – MoH)
  • Donna Jepsen – (MoH)
  • Andrea Derban – 2011/12 co-chair (MoH)
  • Aileen Mira – (MoH)
  • Brittany Deeter – (BCCDC)
  • Issy Aguiar – (Interior Health)

  • Donna McNeill – (Vancouver Island Health)
  • Felicity Hemming – (Fraser Health)
  • Tamsin Morgana – (Vancouver Coastal Health)
  • Jill Walker – (Northern Health)
  • Bryce Wong – (BC Pharmacy Association)
  • Doreen Leong – (College of Pharmacists of BC)
  • Glenda MacDonald – (UBC – Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development)
  • Karen McColgan – (First Nations/Inuit Health).

Contact: Barbara Gobis Ogle, Director, Utilization, Drug Use Optimization Branch, Pharmaceutical Services Division, BC Ministry of Health, Barbara.GobisOgle@gov.bc.ca

Description: The Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group facilitated authorized pharmacists administering publicly funded influenza vaccine to 48,502 BC residents in the 2010/11 provincial campaign.  This initiative improved public health while reducing costs for the health system across the province.

Nominated by: Ms. Barbara Gobis Ogle, Director, Utilization, Drug Use Optimization Branch, Pharmaceutical Services Division, BC Ministry of Health

Runner Up

Critical Care Services Team
Richmond Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health

The ICU interdisciplinary team consists of the following:

  • 40 RNs
  • 5 CNLs
  • 15 RTs
  • 5 Intensivists
  • 3 Units Clerks
  • 1 Team Leader
  • 1 Educator
  • 1 Physiotherapist
  • 1 Dietician
  • 1 Pharmacist

Contact: Sue Goulding, Health Care Team in ICU, Richmond Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, sue.goulding@vch.ca

Building this initiative from the Safer Healthcare Now! resource bundle, the Richmond Hospital Intensive Care Unit Interdisciplinary Team prevented blood stream infections, achieving Zero Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections for 24 months.

Nominated by: Ms. Sue Goulding, Program Manager Critical Care and High Acuity, Richmond Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health

Nominees

SHAIPE (Surgical Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Excellence) Collaborative
Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Fraser Health Authority

Contact: Judith Hockney/Martha Grypma (Co-Chairs), Program Director, Surgical Services/Managing Consultant, Clinical Improvement, Abbotsford Regional Hospital/Peace Arch Hospital, Fraser Health Authority, judith.hockney@fraserhealth.ca and martha.grypma@fraserhealth.ca

Nominated by: Ms. Vivian Giglio, Executive Director, Surgery, Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health Authority

Surgical Team Safety – Sharps injury and Blood and Body Fluid (BBF)
Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health Authority

Contact: Dr. Peter Blair, Program Medical Director, Surgery, Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health Authority, peter.blair@fraserhealth.ca

Nominated by: Ms. Linda Lemke, Director Surgical Services, Fraser Health Authority

Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees (AHICs)
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, Northern Health

Contact: Aboriginal  Health Improvement Committees- Agnes Snow, Regional Director of Aboriginal Health, 7 committees across the Northern Health region, Northern Health, agnes.snow@northernhealth.ca

Nominated by: Ms. Victoria Stewart, Lead, Aboriginal Health Engagement and Integration, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, Northern Health

Venous Thromboembolism Task Force
Tertiary Care Centre, BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver Centre), Provincial Health Services Authority

Contact: Shirin Abadi, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist & Pharmacy Education Coordinator, Tertiary Care Centre, BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver Centre), SAbadi@bccancer.bc.ca

Nominated by: Shirin Abadi, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist & Pharmacy Education Coordinator, Tertiary Care Centre, BC Cancer Agency