2017 BC Quality Awards
John Barsby Wellness Centre
John Barsby Community School, Nanaimo
John Barsby Wellness Centre is the first and only multidisciplinary health centre located in a Vancouver Island high school, providing preventative services, treatments, and mental health supports to students.
Get Checked Online
BC Centre for Disease Control
Get Checked Online is an online sexual health initiative that allows patients to bypass stigma and other barriers that may limit their ability or willingness to get tested for STIs & HIV.
Automated Texting and Email for Post-discharge Follow-up
St. Paul’s Hospital
The Automated Texting and Email for Post-discharge Follow-up pilot project sent text or email reminders to women who underwent Caesarean sections at St. Paul’s Hospital, in order to identify surgical site infections and schedule follow-up care.
BC Children’s Hospital
Patient’s View is a tool for gathering feedback about quality and safety of care, from the perspective of patients and their families.
Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis
BC Provincial Renal Agency
Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis trains caregivers to help patients with functional limitations continue accessing at-home kidney dialysis, to preserve their independence and quality of life.
The Prince Rupert Interprofessional Student-led Model Clinic
Northern Health & University of British Columbia
The PRISM Clinic provides rural and remote communities in northern BC with continuous, high-quality primary care.
ICU Wishing Well Project
Intensive Care Unit, Vancouver General Hospital
The ICU Wishing Well Project engages patients and families to make end-of-life care more comfortable and meaningful for their loved ones, by fulfilling wishes at the bedside.
Grief & Grub for Guys
Prince George Hospice Society
Grief & Grub for Guys is a grief support group that addresses low participation from men in traditional support groups through an innovative format: a weekly dinner shared by men who are grieving.
Delia has been a dedicated volunteer for more than 30 years, advancing the patient voice through her efforts with numerous working groups and advisory roles, and speaking to national and international audiences about patient engagement.
Carolyn has spent nearly a decade as a public voice for patients, advocating for changes to improve safety and outcomes for patients, and inspiring others to champion the patient voice.
Leader, Infection Prevention & Control, BC Emergency Health Services
Lisa Young is a powerhouse team of one who has been transforming attitudes and awareness around safety and infection prevention and control at BC Emergency Health Services.
Former Patient Care Aide, Vancouver Coastal Health
Jessica is warmly remembered by her colleagues for improving the culture of care at Vancouver General Hospital, and for her empathy and rapport with patients and their families.
Interim Director of Indigenous Health, Provincial Health Services Authority
Cheryl Ward is a leader and champion for improving care of First Nations and Aboriginal people across BC, particularly through her development of the PHSA San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety training program.
Medical Director, Mental Health Programs, Outpatient Department, BC Children’s Hospital
Jane built the first clinic in BC dedicated to the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders among children and adolescents.
Quality Coordinator, Park Place Seniors Living
Louise has fostered an organization-wide culture shift at Park Place Seniors Living to improve care provided for seniors with dementia, creating a more compassionate, relationship-based model of care.
UBC School of Nursing
The I-CAN Project is a certificate program designed to provide nursing students with meaningful community health placements that serve vulnerable patients in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.