The EXTRA advisory council, chaired by the former Quebec minister of health and social services Dr. Jean Rochon, met on April 26 and 27, 2007 to evaluate the applications received for the competition. Twenty-four fellowships were awarded.

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 2007 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.

  • Kenneth William Baird
    Vice President, Clinical and Facility Support Services, Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC) – New Brunswick

    Improving Organizational Effectiveness Through Informed Decision-Making

  • Gisèle Beaulieu
    Directrice de la gestion de l'information, des risques et de la sécurité des patients, Département de la gestion intégrale de la qualité et de la gestion de l'information, Régie régionale de la santé 4 – New Brunswick

    Implement a Decision-Making Model that Integrates Evidence

  • Denise Bettez
    Coordonnatrice, Santé physique, à la coordination des urgences et à la santé mentale, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie - Québec

    Winning strategies promoting the adoption of best practices in clinical-administrative networks

  • Diane Boivin
    Directrice, Qualité des services et des soins infirmiers, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Montmagny-l'Islet - Québec

    Creating an Interdisciplinary Community of Practice in Care of Complex Wounds to Achieve Better Quality of Life for People with a Chronic Disease

  • Suzanne Boivin
    Directrice, Projets et des communications, Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Grand Littoral - Québec

    Experimentation and Assessment of Coordination Mechanisms to Improve Service Integration

  • Madeleine Boulay Bolduc Associate Director of Nursing, Clinical and Professional Staff Development, Department of Nursing, McGill University Health Centre - Québec

    Inter-Professional Teams Providing Evidenced-Informed Clinical Care, a Reality!

  • Theodore (Ted) C. Braun
    Executive Medical Director, Calgary Health Region - Alberta

    A Strategy to Implement Interprofessional Practice on a New Health Campus

  • Sandi Cox
    Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Director, Quality & Risk Management, Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care, Bloorview Kids Rehab - Ontario

    Implementation of Nurse Practitioners to Facilitate Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

  • Richard Deschamps
    Directeur général adjoint, Hôpital Charles LeMoyne - Québec

    Reconfiguring Service Delivery in Mental Health and Geriatrics at Hôpital Charles LeMoyne

  • Anne Fortin
    Directrice régionale des affaires médicales et des secteurs hospitaliers et préhospitaliers, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale - Québec

    The Necessary Cooperation Between Specialists and Generalists in Mental Health

  • Kathleen Ann Heslin
    Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Practice Officer, York Central Hospital - Ontario

    Evaluation of a Formal Clinical Mentorship Program in a Community Hospital Setting

  • Alice Kennedy
    Chief Operating Officer, Long Term Care & Community Living & Supportive Services, Eastern Health - Newfoundland & Labrador

    Using Evidence-Informed Management to Optimize Staff Mix Decisions and Evaluate Employee/System and Client Outcomes

  • Patricia Lefebre
    Pharmacist-in-Chief, Pharmacy Department, McGill University Health Centre - Québec

    Inter-Professional Teams Providing Evidenced-Informed Clinical Care, a Reality!

  • Kim Lenahan
    Executive Director, Patient Care, Geriatric, MSK & Neuro Rehab Programs, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - Ontario

    Healthcare Partnerships: Providing the Right Service at the Right Time

  • Kelli O'Brien
    Chief Operating Officer, Long Term Care and Rural Health, Western Regional Integrated Health Authority - Newfoundland & Labrador

    An Evaluation of Diagnostic Imaging Appropriateness Through Electronic Decision Support

  • Mary Puntillo
    Operational Service Manager, Schizophrenia Service, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) - Ontario

    Increasing Patient/Staff Safety by Reducing Risk Related to Aggressive Patient Behaviour

  • Betty Reid-White
    Director, Integrated Health Services, Community Health, Rural Avalon, Eastern Health – Newfoundland & Labrador

    Developing Baselines and Evaluating Outcomes for an Early Intervention Program

  • Thaddeus Rezanowicz
    Directeur des programmes, Services courants, santé mentale, accueil et archives, Centre de santé et services sociaux Jeanne-Mance - Québec

    The Accessibility and Continuity of Primary and Secondary Mental Healthcare Services as Part of Integrating a Hospital Into a CSSS

  • Leanne Smith
    Manager, Maternal & Children's Planning, Saskatoon Health Region - Saskatchewan

    Patients and Families: Partners in Transforming a Health Care System

  • Brendan St. John Car
    Director, Primary Health Care, Capital District Health Authority – Nova Scotia

    Using Evidence to Identify Shared Community Resources to Support Effective Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

  • Micheline Ste-Marie
    Professional Services, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre - Québec

    Inter-Professional Teams Providing Evidenced-Informed Clinical Care, a Reality!

  • Sylvanus Thompson
    Manager, Healthy Environment Quality Assurance, Toronto Public Health - Ontario

    Toronto Public Health Quality Assurance Program

  • John Van Massenhoven
    Regional Director, Human Resource Service, Community Hospitals & Human Resources Legal Counsel , Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Manitoba

    Integration of Administrative Services Within a Health Region: Achievement of Best Practice

  • Tracy Wasylak
    Vice President, South West Community Portfolio, Calgary Health Region - Alberta

    Sustainability of the Alberta Hip & Knee Project in Calgary Health Region