The EXTRA advisory council, chaired by the former Quebec minister of health and social services Dr. Jean Rochon, met on April 24 and 25, 2008 to evaluate the applications received for the competition. Twenty-eight 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 2008 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.

  • Jean-Paul Bahary
    Chef, Département de radio-oncologie, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal – Quebec

    Development of a resource allocation model for optimizing access to radiotherapy treatments in the province of Quebec, especially in RUIS - Université de Montréal
  • Patty Chapman
    Vice President, Clinical Services, Bluewater Health – Ontario

    Improving Community Hospital HSMR Using a Quality Improvement Framework
  • Lori Chartier
    Director, Clinical Transformation and eHealth, Saskatoon Health Region - Saskatchewan

    Excellence by design; an evidence based framework to guide transformation
  • Eric Costen
    Director, Mental Health and Addictions Unit, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada - Ontario

    First Nations and Inuit Mental Wellness Teams
  • Mélie De Champlain
    Directrice des programmes et des services de longue durée pour les personnes en perte d’autonomie, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Matane - Quebec

    Challenges for the frail elderly in the Matane MRC: clinical monitoring and networking of integrated client services
  • Spencer Dickson
    Chief Nursing Officer, Bluewater Health – Ontario

    Improving Community Hospital HSMR Using a Quality Improvement Framework
  • Carolyn Gosse
    Director, Pharmacy Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare - Ontario

    A Green Program for Ecology, Healing and Healthy Work at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • James R. Haney
    Executive Director, Corporate and Legislative Affairs, David Thompson Health Region - Alberta

    Evidence Informed Risk Management: From First Alert to Strategic Planning
  • Lyne Jobin
    Chef, Direction générale de la santé publique, Services des orientations en santé publique, Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux - Quebec

    To improve health and wellbeing: intersectoral action
  • Sandra Laclé
    Director and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Health Promotion, Sudbury and District Health Unit - Ontario

     Research-oriented decision-making promoting healthy public policy and reducing social inequities
  • Kathy Langlois
    Director General, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada - Ontario

    First Nations and Inuit Mental Wellness Teams
  • Marie-Suzanne Lavallée
    Commissaire aux plaintes et à la qualité des services, CHU mère-enfant Sainte-Justine - Quebec

    Differentiating governance and management in relation to monitoring and quality
  • Martin Lees
    Chief of Staff,  Bluewater Health – Ontario

    Improving Community Hospital HSMR Using a Quality Improvement Framework
  • Catherine Morris
    Chief of Staff, Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Ontario

    Physician Engagement in Medical Education in Community Hospital Settings
  • Beatrice Mudge
    Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive, Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Ontario

    Physician Engagement in Medical Education in Community Hospital Settings
  • James P. O’Brien
    Vice President, Medical Affairs, Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC) – New Brunswick

    Physician Engagement in Organizations
  • Becky Palmer
    Chief of Nursing, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia – British Columbia

    The Development and Implementation of a Clinical Policy Framework
  • Elsie Rolls
    Director, Veterans’ Services, Capital District Health Authority – Nova Scotia

    Tools, Guidelines and Protocols for Geriatric Palliative End of Life Care in Continuing Care
  • Sylvie Simard
    Directrice générale adjointe, Services à la communauté et affaires universitaires, Centre de santé et de services sociaux Jeanne-Mance - Quebec

    Innovation: a lever for improving quality and performance
  • Susan Snelling
    Manager, Research and Evaluation; Resources, Research, Evaluation and Development Division, Sudbury and District Health Unit - Ontario

     Research-oriented decision-making promoting healthy public policy and reducing social inequities
  • Penny Sutcliffe
    Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer, Sudbury and District Health Unit - Ontario

     Research-oriented decision-making promoting healthy public policy and reducing social inequities
  • Mary Townend
    Professional Practice Consultant, Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital - Ontario

    Development of Health Services Research Infrastructure in the Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital
  • Mark A. Vimr
    Executive Vice President, Clinical & Professional Programs & Services/Chief Nursing Executive/Chief Interprofessional Practice, St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto) - Ontario

    Inspiring transformational leadership: a capacity building program for physician leaders
  • Megan Ward
    Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel Public Health Department - Ontario

    Evidence Informed Decision Making Processes/Tools for Peel Public Health
  • Todd M. Webster
    Urologist, Grey Bruce Health Services - Ontario

    Electronic Medical Record + Clinical Pathways = Safer, More Efficient Patient Care
  • Nancy Whitmore
    Medical Program Director, Surgery and Medicine, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance - Ontario

    Evidence Based Best Practice Pre-admission Process
  • Patricia Wiebe
    Medical Specialist, Mental Health, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada - Ontario

    First Nations and Inuit Mental Wellness Teams
  • John Woods
    Director, Research and Administration and Strategic Development, St. Joseph’s Healthcare (Hamilton) - Ontario

    A Green Program for Ecology, Healing and Healthy Work at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

* AT COMMENCEMENT OF FELLOWSHIP / À L’OBTENTION DE LA BOURSE