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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)