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PHSA’s quality initiatives recognized at the BC Quality Awards

A time to celebrate: On May 31, PHSA individuals and teams were honoured for their work as they took home several BC Quality Awards.
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On May 31, a number of PHSA individuals and teams were among those honoured at this year's BC Quality Awards, presented by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.

Collectively, those recognized span the B.C. health-care landscape. They work in different communities and for different health organizations, but they have something in common: They're having a tangible impact on the quality of care, outcomes and the patient experience, which is something to learn from and celebrate.

For all of us in health care, there's a pull, each day, to strive towards improvement – to show up better than the day before, for the benefit of those who need us most. We want to create the conditions to deliver the most personal, innovative, culturally safe and high-quality care possible – essentially the kind of care we would want for ourselves, our parents or our children.

The PHSA team members who were recognized this year are reaching towards the highest ideals of quality health care: safe, timely, effective, efficient, anti-racist, equitable and person-centred. Their hard work and dedication have an enormous impact across PHSA programs, services and facilities, and their commitment to supporting quality improvement can be seen at every turn.

Dr. Natasha Prodan-Bhalla, PHSA's vice president, Quality, Safety, Clinical Informatics, and Chief of Nursing and Allied Practice shared her thoughts: 


"These honourees have shown us all that we can never underestimate our impact. We have the power to make things better, and improve health care in B.C. And at the end of the day, that's what we want: For our patients and clients to feel like they received the best we could give them. I'm so proud to be part of an organization that prioritizes quality improvement. Congratulations, and thank you for giving your all to the people we serve."

Please read on for the people and projects who were honoured with BC Quality Awards:

  • Category: Optimizing the Early Years
    • Winner: Appetite to Play – Child Health BC
  • Category: Returning to Health & Wellness
    • Winner: Getting to the Right Place: Implementation of Triage and Transportation Guidelines in Fraser Health – BC Emergency Health Services and Trauma Services BC
  • Category: Coping with Transition from Life
    • Winner: Improving Support for Families Experiencing Perinatal Loss, Population and Global Health – BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
  • Category: Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice
    • Winner: Michelle Peltier, Patient and Family Engagement Advisor, BC Women's Neonatal ICU
  • Category: Returning to Health & Wellness
    • Runner Up: Situation Critical: Improving Patient Safety for High Risk Cardiac Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Procedures, Cardiac Sciences Team – BC Children's Hospital
  • Category: Leadership in Quality
    • Runner Up: Stephanie Rhone, Senior Medical Director, Gynecology & Sexual Health, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
  • Category: Optimizing the Early Years
    • Runner Up: Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Project, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
  • Category: Everyday Champion
    • Runner Up: Tiffany Wong, Pediatric Allergist, BC Children's Hospital

For more on the winners and runners-up, please visit the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council website.

 
 
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