2011 EXTRA Improvement Projects

Fellows: Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa, ON

  • Kathy Greene, Director, Department of Decision Support, Bruyère Continuing Care

Project: Organizational Changes to Patient Flow Using a Centralized Evidence Based Referral and Triage System for Hospice Palliative Care Services

Fellows: Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, NS

  • Stephanie Connidis, Service Chief, Community Health Unit (8.4 Halifax Infirmary), Capital District Health Authority
  • Sandra Janes, Director, Health Services, Medicine, Geriatrics and Emergency, Capital District Health Authority
  • Stavros Savvopoulos, Medical Director, Hospital Care and Chief of Family Practice, QE II Site, Capital District Health Authority

Project: A Process to Improve Quality and Timeliness of Information Transfer Between Inpatient and Primary Care Physicians at Hospital Discharge – Implications for Continuity of Care

Fellows: Centre de réadaptation Lisette-Dupras, Lachine, QC

  • Jocelin Lecomte, Local Deputy Commissioner, Service Quality and Complaints, Centre de réadaptation Lisette-Dupras

Project: Developing and Implementing a Legal Affairs Counselor Position at the Montreal Rehabilitation Centre for Mentally Disabled Persons and Persons With Pervasive Developmental Disorders (CRDITED)

Fellows: Centre de santé et de services sociaux de La Matapédia, Amqui, QC

  • Michel Simard, Interim Director, Client Services, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de La Matapédia

Project: Service Integration for the Frail Elderly: Upgrading Measures Seeking to Avoid or Delay Institutionalization

Fellows: Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Québec-Nord, Québec, QC

  • Natalie Petitclerc, Assistant Executive Director, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Québec-Nord

Project: Developing Measures to Support the Continuous Improvement of Service Quality

Fellows: Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC

  • Sandra D'Auteuil, Head Nurse, Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addictions Program, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
  • Laurentiu Fulicea, Psychiatrist, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
  • David Gaulin, Cogestionnaire, Clinical and Administrative Co-Manager, Psychiatry and Mental Health Program, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal

Project: Mental Health Care Partnership

Fellows: Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec, Québec, QC

  • Martin Lamarre, Assistant Director, Professional services, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec

Project: Involvement of Medical Staff in the Improvement of CHUQ's (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec) Surgical Performance

Fellows: Eastern Health, St John's, NL

  • Lisa Adams, Project leader, Commission of Inquiry, Eastern Health

Project: Educating for a Senior Friendly Hospital and Efficient ER

Fellows: Fraser Health Authority, New Westminster, BC

  • Minnie Downey, Program Director, Cardiac Services, Fraser Health Authority

Project: Cardiac Services and Diagnostic Cardiology Integration; From Complexity to Optimization

Fellows: Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority, Antigonish, NS

  • Jane Newlands, Manager, Primary Health Care and Seniors' Health, Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority

Project: Transition to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care Teams to Support an Integrated Chronic Disease Management Strategy in Rural Nova Scotia

Fellows: Interior Health Authority, Kelowna, BC

  • Karen Omelchuk, Corporate Director, Health System Planning, Planning and Strategic Services, Interior Health Authority

Project: Supporting Rural Diagnostic Imaging: Remote GP-X-Ray Operators

  • Marilyn R. El Bestawi, Senior Healthcare Executive (not affiliated with any organization), Toronto, Ontario

Project: Just in Time Delivery of Quality Results to Influence Decision Making

Fellows: McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC

  • Carolyn Freeman, Co-Director, Office of Quality, Patient Safety and Performance, Cancer Care Mission, McGill University Health Centre
  • Andréanne Saucier, Associate Director of Nursing and Co-Director, Cancer Care Mission and Respiratory Services, Office of Quality, Patient safety and Performance, Cancer Care Mission, McGill University Health Centre

Project: A Key Approach to Ensure Excellence in Cancer Care at the MUHC

Fellows: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, ON

  • Alison Paprica, Director (Acting), Health System Planning & Research Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Project: Evidence-informed Changes to Funded Health Services and Products

Fellows: Peel Public Health, Brampton, ON

  • Julie Stratton, Manager, Epidemiology, Peel Public Health
  • Monali Varia, Surveillance Advisor, Peel Public Health

Project: Strength in Numbers: A Workforce Development Approach to Making Data-Informed Decisions

Fellows: Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC

  • John Andruschak, Vice President and Consolidation Lead, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Provincial Health Services Authority

Project: Change Management Meets Political Reality: Lab Reform in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Fellows: St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

  • Michelle Joyner, Manager, Medical Affairs, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • Laura Wheatley, Senior Manager, Clinical Development, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Project: Enhancing the Patient Voice at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Fellows: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MN

  • Susan Bowman, Manager, Physiotherapy and Orthopedic Clinic and Interim Manager, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Kathleen Klassen, Manager, Nursing Initiatives, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Paul Komenda, Medical Director, Home Hemodialysis, Manitoba Renal Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Project: Advancing Interprofessional Collaborative Care Teams in the Winnipeg Health Region