The EXTRA advisory council, chaired by the former Quebec minister of health and social services Dr. Jean Rochon, met on April 28 and 29, 2005 to evaluate the applications received for the competition. Twenty-six fellowships were awarded, including two additional fellowships to nurse leaders in Ontario, thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Nursing Secretariat.

The attached table provides a summary of the applications received and those that are recommended for funding. The summary is broken down by the following categories: organization; discipline/stream (nurse, physician, and other health services executives); and province.

The 2005 fellows are listed in alphabetical order, and the list includes the title of their intervention projects. These projects provide an opportunity for fellows to actively apply what they have learned in the EXTRA program in response to a specific issue in their home organization.

  • Carolyn Baker
    Vice-President, Clinical Programs, St. Joseph's Health Centre – Ontario

    The Impact of the Development and Implementation of a Formal, Evidence Based Program to Support Priority Setting and Resource Allocation on Selected Patient Care and Health Care System Outcomes in an Urban Community Teaching Hospital

  • Sam Campbell
    Director of Continuous Quality Improvement, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre – Nova Scotia

    To Investigate and Correct Obstacles to the Transition of Patients from the Care of Caregivers in the Community to those in Secondary and Tertiary Health Care Institutions

  • Irma Clapperton
    Médecin spécialiste en santé communautaire, Direction de santé publique, Agence de développement de réseaux locaux de services de santé et des services sociaux de Montréal – Québec

    Développer un processus systématisé et hiérarchisé de mise en oeuvre des programmes régional et local de santé publique, intégré au projet clinique des CSSS pour assurer l'exercice de la responsabilité populationnelle et l'amélioration de la santé du bien-être de la population de la région de Montréal [Develop a Systematized and Structured Process for Implementing Regional and Local Public Health Plans, Integrated into the CSSS Clinical Project to Ensure the Exercise of Population-Based Responsibility and Improvement of the Health and Well-Being of the Population in the Montreal Area]

  • Helen Clark
    Chief Allied Officer, HSC and Regional Director, Respiratory Therapy, Patient Transport/EMS Liaison, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and HSC – Manitoba

    The Use of Clinical Evidence, Research and Best Practice to Support the Role of Allied Health Professionals in Improving Consistency in Practice, Contributing to Improvements in Length of Stay, and Enhancing Continuity of Care for Patients, Clients and Residents

  • Wendy Fucile
    Vice-President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Officer, Peterborough Regional Health Centre – Ontario

    A Critical Examination of the Cost/Benefit of Clinical Nurse Educators in a Community Hospital Setting

  • Lucie Grenier
    Directrice générale adjointe, Affaires cliniques, Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec – Quebec

    Développement de la pratique professionnelle des infirmières dans un contexte de mise en place de réseaux intégrés de services, d'élargissement du champ de pratique des infirmières dans un centre hospitalier universitaire (CHA) à vocation régionale [Development of Professional Nursing Practice in a Context of Implementation of Integrated Services Networks, Expanded Fields of Nursing Practice in a University Hospital with a Regional Role]

  • Owen Heisler
    Medical Director, Department of Medical Affairs, Red Deer Regional Hospital, David Thompson Health Region – Alberta

    Implementation of a Region-Wide Breast Cancer Access Program

  • Kateri Leclair
    Directrice, Direction des technologies de réadaptation, Institut de réadaptation de Montréal – Québec

    Création d'une unité d'évaluation des technologies de réadaptation pour assister les gestionnaires de l'Institut de réadaptation de Montréal (IRM) à prendre des décisions éclairées d'achat ou d'octroi de technologies [Creation of a Rehabilitation Technology Assessment Unit to Assist Managers at the Institut de Réadaptation de Montréal (IRM) in Making Informed Technology Purchasing or Awarding Decisions]

  • Noella Leydon
    Director, Department of Food & Nutrition Service, Saskatoon Health Region – Saskatchewan

    Malnutrition in Continuity of Care: No One's Problem and Everyone's Problem – An Integrated Systematic Approach to Improving Nutritional Outcomes, and Therefore the Quality of Life for Residents of Special Care Homes in the Saskatchewan Health Region (SHR)

  • Karen MacRury-Sweet
    Director, Heart Health and Emergency, Department of Acute Care, Capital District Health Authority – Nova Scotia

    Developing a Predictive Model to Improve Patient Flow in a Tertiary Care Setting, with a Focus on Predicting and Responding to Variability in Volumes in the Emergency Department

  • Benoit Marchessault
    Directeur général, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Sorel-Tracy – Québec

    Mise en place d'un réseau intégré de services: Utilisation des données probantes pour la détermination de l'offre de services, principalement à l'égard des clientèles présentant des maladies chroniques [Implementation of an Integrated Services Network: Use of Evidence to Determine the Provision of Services, Primarily for Clients with Chronic Diseases]

  • Kevin Mercer
    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Department of Administration, Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo Region – Ontario

    Advancing Health System Integration Through the Amalgamation of Community Care Access Centres in LHIN3 in Ontario

  • Christine Penney
    Director, Health Services, Performance Management and Improvement Division, British Columbia Ministry of Health Services – British Columbia

    Towards evidenced-based performance assessment methods to measure "timely access to appropiate care in the appropiate setting" for British Columbians

  • Jacques Ricard
    Directeur général adjoint et directeur, Département des affaires médicales, Centre de santé et des services sociaux Haut-Richelieu-Rouville – Québec

    Recherche sur les préoccupations des employés et médecins du Centre de santé et des services sociaux Haut-Richelieu-Rouville dans le cadre de la création du réseau local de services [Research on the Concerns of Employees and Physicians at the Haut-Richelieu-Rouville Healthcare and Social Services Centre as Part of Creation of the Local Service Network]

  • Susan Richardson
    Vice-President, Patient Services & Allied Health, Department of Administration, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ontario

    Implementing Leadership Rounds to Improve Quality and Safety

  • Lise Roy
    Vice présidente et PDG Adjointe, Département de planification et évaluation, Régie régionale de la santé 4 – New Brunswick

    Une gestion et une culture organisationnelle centrées sur la qualité et la sécurité [Organizational Management and Culture Centred on Quality and Safety]

  • John Ruetz
    Vice-President, Long Term Care & Home Services and Administrator, St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke, St. Peter's Health System – Ontario

    Enabling Frontline Participation to Create a Quality Improvement Culture

  • Angèle Saint-Jacques
    Directrice, Direction des soins infirmiers et des services d'hébergement, CHU Sainte-Justine – Québec

    Réorganisation stratégique du travail au sein des unités de soins dans un Centre hospitalier universitaire Mère-enfant : Impact sur les soins infirmers évalué par des indicateurs de résultats [Strategic Reorganization of Work in Care Units in a Mother-Child Hospital: Impact on Nursing Care Assessed Through Outcomes Indicators]

  • Jocelyne Sauvé
    Directrice, Direction de santé publique, Agence de développement de réseaux locaux de services de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie – Québec

    L'identification et la mise en oeuvre de stratégies visant le développement des compétences requises par les leaders locaux aux fins de la réalisation des plans locaux de santé publique [Identification and Implementation of Strategies Designed to Develop the Skills Required by Local Leaders for Carrying Out Local Public Health Plans]

  • Andrea Seymour
    Vice President Health Information and CIO, River Valley Health – New Brunswick

    Advancing Employee Engagement through the Implementation of a Healthy Workplace Strategy

  • Carl Taillon
    Directeur, Direction des services professionnels, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec/Hôpital Saint-François d'Assise – Québec

    Mise en place d'un programme de gestion de l'exercice professionnel devant conduire à l'introduction d'un plan de pratique à partir de nouveaux paradigmes de gestion [Implementation of a Management Program for Professional Practice Leading to Introduction of a Plan of Practice Based on New Management Paradigms]

  • Gaetan Tardif
    Vice-President & Physician in Chief, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Ontario

    Development of a Quality of Patient Care and Patient Safety Framework in a Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Annemarie Taylor
    Director, Department of Quality, Safety & Risk Management, Children's & Women's Health Centre of B.C., Provincial Health Services Authority – British Columbia

    Implementation of a Province-Wide Electronic Safety Reporting System to Help Create a Culture of Safety

  • Dylan Taylor
    Site Medical Director, University of Alberta Hospital/Stollery Children's Hospital, Capital Health – Alberta

    Integration of Evidence-Based Best Practice in Ambulatory Care Into the Operations of a Large, Tertiary-Level Academic Hospital Within a Large Health Region

  • Bonnie Urquhart
    Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Department of Finance, Northern Health Authority – British Columbia

    Clinical Information System – A Tool for Organizational Change Management

  • Debra Vanance
    Community Area Director, River East & Transcona, Department of Community Services, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority & Manitoba Family Services and Housing – Manitoba

    Primary Care Reform – A Systems Approach