2008 EXTRA Improvement Projects

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 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
Project: 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
Project: Improving Community Hospital HSMR Using a Quality Improvement Framework

 

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

 

Carolyn Gosse, Director, Pharmacy Services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare - Ontario
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: To improve health and wellbeing: intersectoral action

 

Sandra Laclé, Director and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Health Promotion, Sudbury and District Health Unit - Ontario
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: Differentiating governance and management in relation to monitoring and quality

 

Martin Lees, Chief of Staff, Bluewater Health – Ontario
Project: Improving Community Hospital HSMR Using a Quality Improvement Framework

 

Catherine Morris, Chief of Staff, Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Ontario
Project: Physician Engagement in Medical Education in Community Hospital Settings

 

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

 

James P. O’Brien, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC) – New Brunswick
Project: Physician Engagement in Organizations

 

Becky Palmer, Chief of Nursing, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia – British Columbia
Project: The Development and Implementation of a Clinical Policy Framework

 

Elsie Rolls, Director, Veterans’ Services, Capital District Health Authority – Nova Scotia
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: 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
Project: Research-oriented decision-making promoting healthy public policy and reducing social inequities

 

Mary Townend, Professional Practice Consultant, Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital - Ontario
Project: 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 
Project: Inspiring transformational leadership: a capacity building program for physician leaders

 

Megan Ward, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel Public Health Department - Ontario
Project: Evidence Informed Decision Making Processes/Tools for Peel Public Health

 

Todd M. Webster, Urologist, Grey Bruce Health Services - Ontario
Project: Electronic Medical Record + Clinical Pathways = Safer, More Efficient Patient Care

 

Nancy Whitmore, Medical Program Director, Surgery and Medicine, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance - Ontario
Project: 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
Project: First Nations and Inuit Mental Wellness Teams

 

John Woods, Director, Research and Administration and Strategic Development, St. Joseph’s Healthcare (Hamilton) - Ontario
Project: A Green Program for Ecology, Healing and Healthy Work at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton