Milestone in physician led quality improvementJuly 3, 2018
Physicians from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC) gathered at the Arbutus Club in Vancouver on June 6, 2018 to celebrate a major milestone in physician-led quality improvement.
A cohort of 22 physicians were recognized for their completion of quality improvement training and for securing the support and funding for 21 physician-led quality improvement initiatives ranging from the reduction of code whites, to implementing a thoracic surgery quality monitoring system.
The VCH and PHC Physician-Led Quality Improvement initiative is a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, and the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) designed to address gaps in quality structures relating to physician participating in QI activities. These include funding, helping to build physician quality improvement (QI) expertise and leadership skills, and ensuring they have adequate technical supports.
Physician Led Quality Improvement Cohort 1 Graduates 2018 (front L to R) David Agulnik, Maria Mariano, Kelly Mason, Julie Baxter, Anna McGuire, Trina Montemurro, Chris Lee, Marzieh Shafie, Amrish Joshi (back L to R) Trudy Nasmith, Cole Stanley, Karen Dallas, Mypinder Sekhon. Mabel Sze, Flora Teng, Patrick Vos, Nathaniel Hawkins, Ian McCormick, Vincent Richer, Susan Nouch.
Photos by Tiffany Cooper.