The EXTRA advisory council, chaired by the former Quebec minister of health and social services Dr. Jean Rochon, met on April 27 and 28, 2006 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 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 2006 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 organizations.

  • Luce Beauregard
    Adjointe au directeur général, Centre de santé et de services sociaux d'Ahuntsic et Montréal-Nord - Quebec

    Implementing a Strategic Decision-making Process in an Ethical Context

  • Philippe Benoit
    Directeur, Direction planification et developpement de la main-d'oeuvre, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie - Quebec

    Using Evidence on Best Practices in Human Resources Management to Transform Service Delivery by the Agency to Make it a Pole for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer to Institutions

  • Trish Bergal
    Regional Director Utilization, Nursing, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Manitoba

    Creating Change in Hospital Utilization: Combining Knowledge Research with Clinical Decision Support Systems

  • Raj Bhatla
    Associate Chief, Psychiatry, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group - Ontario

    Implementation of Wait-time Management for Tertiary Mental Health Services

  • Bette Boechler
    General Manager, Maternal and Children's Health, Hospital Services, Saskatoon Health Region - Saskatchewan

    Changing Practice: Building a Culture of Patient Safety in a New Maternal and Children's Hospital

  • Faith Boutcher
    Director, Professional Practice, North York General Hospital - Ontario

    Integrating Health Professionals into New Models of Interprofessional Care Delivery

  • Inta Bregzis
    Director, Quality & Risk Management, Quality & Risk Management Division, Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo Region - Ontario

    Evolving CCAC's from Statutory Corporations to Community-based Governance - Planning/Managing Change

  • Ward Flemons
    Vice President, Quality, Safety & Health Information, Calgary Health Region - Alberta

    Improving Patient Flow Through a Tertiary Care Emergency Department

  • Patrick Gaskin
    Executive Vice President & VP, Regional Cancer Services, Administration, Grand River Hospital - Ontario

    Implementing an Access Management System in an Acute Care Hospital

  • Geoffrey Johnston
    Professor, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan

    Development of a Leadership Model Integrating Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) into Surgical Total Quality Management (TQM)

  • John Knoch
    Executive Director, Clinical Support Services, David Thompson Health Region - Alberta

    Leadership Collaboration: Applying the Co-management Model for Evidence-based Change

  • France Laframboise
    Directrice de la qualité des soins et des services, Centre de santé et de services sociaux des Sommets - Quebec

    The Challenges of Chronic Conditions: Integrated, Intensified Clinical Monitoring of Target Client Groups

  • Suzanne Lanctôt
    Associate Director, Nursing, McGill University Health Centre - Quebec

    The Implementation of the Role of Nurse Practitioner in Cardiac Surgery

  • Chantal Lapointe
    Directrice générale, Centre de santé et de services sociaux Jeanne Mance - Quebec

    Preparing for Integration of a 300-bed Hospital into CSSS Jeanne Mance so Everyone Feels Like a Winner

  • Virgil Luca
    Chef, Service de médecine et adjoint, Direction des services professionnels, Centre de réadaption Lucie-Bruneau - Quebec

    Developing a Conceptual Framework for Resource Allocation in a Rehabilitation Centre

  • Diane Lyonnais
    Directrice des services de première ligne, Services généraux et santé publique, Centre de santé et de services sociaux Vaudreuil-Soulanges - Quebec

    Use of Evidence in Organization of Healthcare Services by Players in a Local Services Network (LSN) to Develop a Clinical Project

  • Yves Masse
    Directeur général adjoint, Direction générale, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal - Quebec

    A Model for Operating Service Corridors in an Integrated University Healthcare Network

  • Sue McCutcheon
    Vice-President, Clinical services - rural care, Grey Bruce Health Services - Ontario

    Building Sustainable Nursing Resources for Small Hospitals

  • Louise Patrick
    Director, Quality, Utilization & Risk Management, SCO Health Service - Ontario

    Establishing a Blueprint for a Clinical and Corporate Decision Support Infrastructure

  • Elaine Rankin
    Primary Care Coordinator, Population Health and Research, Cape Breton District Health Authority - Nova Scotia

    Prevention: Building Provider and Community Capacity for Change

  • Nancy Roberts
    Vice President, Planning & Professional Services, South-East Regional Health Authority – New Brunswick

    Enhancing the Use of Evidence for Health Human Resource Allocation

  • Frédérick Ross
    Directeur programmes personnes âgées et des soins infirmiers, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Côte de Gaspé - Quebec

    Implementing an Integrated Services Network for Elderly People

  • Mary Russell
    Director, Community Health, Capital Health District Authority - Nova Scotia

    Identifying and Utilizing a Core Set of Community Health Indicators to Guide Healthcare Decision-Making

  • Nancy Savage
    Vice President, Patient Programs, Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation - New Brunswick

    Development and Implementation of a Succession Plan for Nursing Leadership

  • Dan Skwarchuk
    Administrative Program Director, Manitoba Renal Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Manitoba

    Improving Home Dialysis Utilization in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario

  • Jodi Younger
    Operational Service Manager, Mental Health & Addictions Program, St. Joseph's Health Care - Ontario

    Development and Implementation of the Treatment and Outcome Report and Plan