2007 EXTRA Improvement Projects

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

Theodore (Ted) C. Braun, Executive Medical Director, Calgary Health Region - Alberta
Project: 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
Project: Implementation of Nurse Practitioners to Facilitate Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Richard Deschamps, Directeur général adjoint, Hôpital Charles LeMoyne - Québec
Project: 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
Project: The Necessary Cooperation Between Specialists and Generalists in Mental Health

Kathleen Ann Heslin, Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Practice Officer, York Central Hospital - Ontario
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: An Evaluation of Diagnostic Imaging Appropriateness Through Electronic Decision Support

Mary Puntillo, Operational Service Manager, Schizophrenia Service, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) - Ontario
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: Patients and Families: Partners in Transforming a Health Care System

Brendan St. John Car, Director, Primary Health Care, Capital District Health Authority – Nova Scotia
Project: 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
Project: Inter-Professional Teams Providing Evidenced-Informed Clinical Care, a Reality!

Sylvanus Thompson, Manager, Healthy Environment Quality Assurance, Toronto Public Health - Ontario
Project: 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
Project: Integration of Administrative Services Within a Health Region: Achievement of Best Practice

Tracy Wasylak, Vice President, South West Community Portfolio, Calgary Health Region - Alberta
Project: Sustainability of the Alberta Hip & Knee Project in Calgary Health Region