The EXTRA advisory council, chaired by the former Quebec minister of health and social services Dr. Jean Rochon, met on April 23 and 24, 2009 to evaluate the applications received for the competition. Twenty-eight fellowships were awarded.

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

The 2009 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.

  • Sonia Bélanger
    Directrice générale adjointe, Centre de santé et de services sociaux Jardins-Roussillon, Châteauguay, Québec

    Modernizing home support services supported by information technology (IT)
  • Agostino Bellissimo
    Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario

    Improving Patient Outcomes with Evidence Supported Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Heather Brown
    Vice President, Rural Health, Central Regional Health Authority, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Advancing Realignment of Primary and Secondary Health Services in a Rural Canadian Context
  • Pat Campbell
    Chief Executive Officer, ECHO: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

    Improving Women's Health Through Policy Intervention
  • Gerardo Castaneda
    Chief Information Officer, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario

    Improving Patient Outcomes with Evidence Supported Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Daniel Castonguay
    Directeur général, Centre de santé et des services sociaux Richelieu-Yamaska, St-Hyacinthe, Québec

    From Resource Management to Knowledge Management
  • Yves Desjardins
    Directeur, Information de la qualité et de la performance, Centre de santé et des services sociaux Sud-Ouest-Verdun, Montréal, Québec

    Clinical governance and organizational performance
  • Sarah Downey
    Vice President, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

    Redesign of Ambulatory Care Services at Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Susan Drouin
    Associate Director, Nursing, Women's Health Mission, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec

    An Innovative Integrated Healthcare Delivery Model for the New MUHC
  • Dana E. Erickson
    Vice-President & Chief Administrative Officer, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Manitoba

    Developing a Strategic Needs-Based Population Health Methodology
  • Barbara Fitzgerald
    Director, Nursing, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

    Redesign of Ambulatory Care Services at Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Myriam Giguère
    Directrice, Direction des services hospitaliers, Centre hospital universitaire de Montréal, Québec

    CHUM is focusing on a healthy diet: a question of quality
  • Sean Hardiman
    Chief Liaison Officer, Northern Health, Prince George, British Columbia

    Surgical Services Model Design and Implementation for Rural BC Communities
  • Nazlin Hirji
    Director, Nursing/Patient Care, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Ontario

    Planning for Success: An Evidence-Based Approach to Preparing Nurses for an EPR
  • Glenn Kissman
    Manager, Home and Community Care Information Systems, Interior Health, Kelowna, British Columbia

    Reducing Hospital Utilization Through Early Management of High-risk Community Clients
  • Christina Krause
    Executive Director, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Vancouver, British Columbia

    The Value and Characteristics of Networks to Foster System-Level Change
  • Janet McElhaney
    Physician Program Director, Elder Care Program, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Minimizing Functional Decline in Older Adults During Acute Hospital Admission
  • Wayne Miller
    Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Research, Eastern Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Development of Governance Assessment Tools to Promote Patient Safety
  • Malcolm Moore
    Chief of Medical Services, Head, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology,  Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

    Redesign of Ambulatory Care Services at Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Jacqueline Nobiss
    Director, Aboriginal Health Services, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Manitoba

    Pre- and Post-Hospital Notification: Improving Aboriginal Patient Outcomes
  • Wayne Overbo
    Senior Health Economic Policy Advisory, Health & Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

    Economic and Program Influences on Health Care Reform in the NWT
  • Doug Prince
    Director, Health Services - Exploits, Central Regional Health Authority, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

    Advancing Realignment of Primary and Secondary Health Services in a Rural Canadian Context
  • Yolaine Rioux
    Directrice, Programmes de santé publique, Centre de santé et des services sociaux Richelieu-Yamaska, St-Hyacinthe, Québec

    From Resource Management to Knowledge Management
  • Jean Rousseau
    Chef d'unité, Programme de dépistage, génétique et lutte au cancer, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Québec

    Managing Change: New Processes for Producing Scientific Reports and Recommendations
  • Paula Rozanski
    Director, Diagnostic Services, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec

    An Innovative Integrated Healthcare Delivery Model for the New MUHC
  • David Schramm
    Surgical Director, University of Ottawa Auditory Implant Program, The Ottawa Hospital, Ontario

    Development of a Quality Performance Scorecard
  • David Thompson
    Corporate Director, Seniors Care, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Minimizing Functional Decline in Older Adults During Acute Hospital Admission
  • Elaine Unsworth
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Elder Care Program, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Minimizing Functional Decline in Older Adults During Acute Hospital Admission

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