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Winners & Runners-Up

We’re thrilled to share the incredible honourees of our 2020 Quality Awards. While there were many projects that made a difference in BC’s health care system over the year, these 16 winners and runners-up are exemplary of the dedication, leadership and passion that drive health care improvement. The achievements of these individuals and teams have touched thousands, making a significant impact in the lives of the patients and families of BC.

Click through the links below to read full profiles of the winners and runners-up! Congrats to all of them!

Betty Murray

Betty Murray

Patient & Family Partner, Providence Health Care, & Patient Partner, Patient Voices Network

Bruce Forster

Bruce Forster

Professor & Head, Department of Radiology, & Academic Director, Office of Education Innovation, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Investigating Over-Infusion Pumps to Keep Patients Safe

Investigating Over-Infusion Pumps to Keep Patients Safe

Vancouver Coastal Health & Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering

Jeff Harries

Jeff Harries

Family Physician, South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice

Josh Douglas

Josh Douglas

Infectious Disease Physician, Vancouver Coastal Health

Kim Dixon

Kim Dixon

Regional Manager and FAMILIES Peer Specialist, BC Schizophrenia Society

Lisa Stewart

Lisa Stewart

Clinical Quality and Safety Director, Vancouver Coastal Health

Paul Irving

Paul Irving

Student, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bob Bluman

Bob Bluman

Executive Medical Director, Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia

Carolyn Shiau

Carolyn Shiau

Site Medical Lead, Anatomic Pathology, Royal Columbian Hospital

Chad Dickie

Chad Dickie

Patient Partner, Patient Voices Network

Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Facilities Maintenance Generalist, Honeywell at North Island Hospital, Comox Valley Campus

Ernie Ellis

Ernie Ellis

Resident Council Chair, Fort Langley Care Home (Park Place Seniors Living)

Garry Knoll

Garry Knoll

Family Physician; President, Board Chair and Physician Lead, Prince George Division of Family Practice

An End to Hallway Nursing

An End to Hallway Nursing

Hemodialysis Unit, St. Paul’s Hospital

Charlene Burmeister 

Charlene Burmeister 

Provincial Peer Coordinator, Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement Initiative

Elizabeth Brodkin

Elizabeth Brodkin

Executive Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, and Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health

Erin Gibson

Erin Gibson

Harm Reduction Coordinator, Fraser Health

Going Beyond the 9-1-1 Call

Going Beyond the 9-1-1 Call

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)

Isabel Jordan

Isabel Jordan

Patient Engagement Advocate & Chair, Rare Disease Foundation

Cheryl Ward

Cheryl Ward

Interim Director, Indigenous Health & Provincial Lead, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, Provincial Health Services Authority

Get Checked Online

Get Checked Online

BC Centre for Disease Control

I-CAN Project

I-CAN Project

School of Nursing University of British Columbia

ICU Wishing Well Project

ICU Wishing Well Project

Intensive Care Unit, Vancouver General Hospital

Jane Garland

Jane Garland

Clinic Head, Mental Health Programs, Outpatient Department BC Children’s Hospital

Eve Aymong

Eve Aymong

Medical Lead, Clinical Cardiology, St. Paul’s Hospital

Gina MacKenzie

Gina MacKenzie

Provincial Director of Clinical Operations, Psychosocial Oncology Practice Leader, Counselling and Psychiatry Services, BC Cancer Agency

Hannah O’Donnell

Hannah O’Donnell

Grade 6 Student, Woodland Park Elementary School

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

BC Children’s Hospital Health Literacy Team

Leesa Lyster

Leesa Lyster

Director of Quality and Risk Management, St. Joseph’s General Hospital

Renee Logan

Renee Logan

Parenteral Nurse, University Hospital of Northern BC

Erin McGarvey

Erin McGarvey

Leader, Lean Promotion Office, Interior Health

Guy Fradet & Carol Laberge

Guy Fradet & Carol Laberge

Medical Director & Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Services and Program Director, Cardiac Services, Kelowna General Hospital

Marla Bjorgan

Marla Bjorgan

Public Health Nurse, Salmon Arm Health Centre

Michelle Dungo-Sales

Michelle Dungo-Sales

Respiratory Therapist, Core Wards & Bronchoscopy, St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph Hospitals

Mobile Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing for Aboriginal Communities

Mobile Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing for Aboriginal Communities

Tuberculosis Services for Aboriginal Communities, BC Centre for Disease Control, & First Nations Health Authority

Bas Kervel

Bas Kervel

Manager of Facilities and Housekeeping at Menno Place

Manjit Chand

Manjit Chand

Program Manager of Basics for Health

Michael Noble

Michael Noble

Professor, UBC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise

Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise

Providence Health Care, Shared Care Committee, & Vancouver Coastal Health

Terry Isomura

Terry Isomura

Program Medical Director, Mental Health and Substance Use at Fraser Health

Claire Mackelson

Claire Mackelson

Coordinator, Implementation and Evaluation, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Dennis Jang

Dennis Jang

Drug Distribution Coordinator, BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre Pharmacy

Lena Cuthbertson

Lena Cuthbertson

Providence Health Care / Ministry of Health, Corporate Policy & Research

Stacey Gibbs

Stacey Gibbs

Residential Care Manager, Northern Health, Dunrovin Lodge

A Changing Culture

A Changing Culture

Emergency Department, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Vancouver Island Health Authority

A Walk In Crisis Counselling Team

A Walk In Crisis Counselling Team

Vancouver Island Health Authority, Nanaimo Walk-in Crisis Counselling Clinic

Andrew Penn

Andrew Penn

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

BC Mental Health and Addictions START Program

BC Mental Health and Addictions START Program

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, FPSC – BC Mental Health & Addictions Services, Provincial Health Services Authority

Critical Care Services Team

Critical Care Services Team

Richmond Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health

Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group

Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group

Pharmaceutical Services Division, BC Ministry of Health

Annemarie Taylor

Annemarie Taylor

BC Patient Safety & Learning System

Dr. Julian Marsden

Dr. Julian Marsden

Physician, Emergency Department, St. Paul’s Hospital