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Dr. Dean ChittockDr. Dean ChittockVP, Medicine, and Quality and Safety<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Dr. Dean Chittock is responsible for the medicine, quality, safety, risk, client relations and infection control portfolios within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). A senior leader of the medical team at Vancouver Acute for over a decade, he is also the Senior Medical Director, Vancouver Acute Services, a Critical Care physician as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC.  <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Dr. Chittock has been Medical Director of the UBC Hospital ICU as well as Assistant Medical Director of the ICU at VGH, and in 2003 he became Chair of the Regional Critical Care Council. This was followed in 205 by his appointment as Regional Medical Director and he is currently Co-Chair of the Provincial Critical Care Working Group. In addition to these roles, Dr. Chittock has functioned as the Division Head for Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at UBC, Medical Manager of the VGH ICU, and is Executive Sponsor of the VCH/Providence Surgical program. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Dr. Chittock graduated from the University of Western Ontario completing an undergraduate degree in Physiology and an MD (Honours) after which he completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Statistics at Harvard University. Included in his special professional qualifications are a Respiratory Subspecialty Fellowship and a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. He has a special interest and expertise in quality improvement through his time at the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Boston. His interest and expertise in this area have resulted in many quality care initiatives across VCH that have improved care and access for critical care patients.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"> <br> </p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Dean_Chittock_Dr_white_coat.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Dean Chittock is responsible for the medicine, quality, safety, risk, client relations and infection control portfolios within Vancouver Coastal Health.
Dr. Marshall DahlDr. Marshall DahlHAMAC Chair and Executive Lead, Physician Engagement<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Elected by members of the VCH medical staff as Chair of the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC), Dr. Marshall Dahl ensures physician issues, ideas and concerns are brought to the senior executive team table. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">A Clinical Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at UBC and consultant at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Dahl has a long and distinguished career in medicine that includes roles as President of Doctors of BC, Chair of the Canadian Medical Association Council of Health Policy & Reform, and a member of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He has received teaching awards relating to clinical education. A graduate of UBC with a BSc (Hons) and PhD (Physiology), MD, FRCPC (internal Medicine and Endocrinology), Dr. Dahl has received numerous awards for clinical education and is also currently President of the Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of British Columbia.</p><img alt="Dr. Marshall Dahl" src="/PublishingImages/Marshall-Dahl.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Elected by members of the VCH medical staff as Chair of the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC), Dr. Marshall Dahl ensures physician issues, ideas and concerns are brought to the senior executive team table.
Dr. Patricia DalyDr. Patricia DalyVice-President, Public Health, Chief Medical Health Officer and Acting VP of Communications and Public Affairs<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Dr. Patricia Daly is the Vice-President, Public Health and Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health. She is also a Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As a public health physician, her primary mandate is to improve the health of the population that Vancouver Coastal Health serves through prevention and health promotion. She is responsible for communicable disease control including management of outbreaks, health protection and environmental health, community care facilities licensing, population health and public health surveillance within Vancouver Coastal Health.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Dr. Daly obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1985. She worked as a family and emergency physician in Ontario before undertaking further specialty training at McGill University and the University of Toronto. She obtained a fellowship in Community Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1992.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">After moving to Vancouver in 1993, Dr. Daly worked for two years at the BC Centre for Disease Control before moving to Vancouver/Richmond Health Board as a Medical Health Officer and Director of Communicable Disease Control. Dr. Daly continued in this role after the formation of Vancouver Coastal Health in 2001. She assumed her current position in September, 2007.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">In addition to providing consultation to a wide variety of health professionals and advising the public on important public health issues, Dr. Daly also teaches medical students and residents within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.<br></p><img alt="" height="300" src="/PublishingImages/Daly-headshot-Blusson-smiling.jpeg" width="200" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Patricia Daly's mandate is to improve the health of the population through prevention and health promotion. She oversees communicable disease control, health protection, care facility licensing, population health and public health surveillance.
Yasmin JethaYasmin JethaVice President, Community Services<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As Vice President, Community Services, Yasmin Jetha plays a pivotal role in the planning and transformative changes necessary to achieve VCH's vision for a new, integrated model of primary and community care. She oversees six Regional Program Leadership Teams - Primary Care; Home Health; End of Life; Mental Health & Substance Use; Residential Care; and Medicine. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Yasmin brings a wealth of leadership experience in clinical operations and the implementation of complex system changes to the position. Along with a Masters in both Social Work and Health Administration from the University of British Columbia, Yasmin brings more than two decades of experience in senior health care roles with VCH, Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority. Most recently, she was the Regional Program Director of Palliative/End of Life Care and the Director of Home, Community and Palliative Care within Vancouver Community.  Prior to this, she was the VCH Regional Executive Director for Mental Health and Substance Use as well as the Director of Mental Health and Addictions for the VCH's Richmond community of care.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">She was nominated in 2015 for a BC Premier's Award for her work on a multi-system response to addressing the needs of individuals dealing with mental health and substance use issues, and is actively involved in bringing external stakeholders together to collaborate on transforming the way health care services are provided in a community setting. Yasmin was also recognized by the VCH Board and Senior Executive Team in 2011 with a People First Award for "Leadership by example with vision, dynamic, innovation and client-centered care". She joined the VCH Senior Executive Team in September 2017.<br></p><img alt="Yasmin" src="/PublishingImages/Yasmin.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />As Vice President, Community Services, Yasmin Jetha plays a pivotal role in the planning and transformative changes necessary to achieve VCH’s vision for a new, integrated model of primary and community care.
Barb LawrieBarb LawrieVice President, Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer<p><br></p>As Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Barb Lawrie oversees professional practice across Vancouver Coastal Health and provides leadership to clinicians to achieve the essential “clinical transformation” within our Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project. <br><br>Barb also serves as the executive lead for the Regional Surgical Program, working with our surgical medical directors and operational directors to advance surgical access and quality across VCH and Providence Health Care.<br>She has previously worked as Executive Director of Clinical Education and Collaborative Practice, as well as at Providence Health Care where she was Director of Professional Practice and Nursing. A registered nurse by profession and Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Barb’s health care career has taken her across a spectrum of clinical roles in different settings throughout the lower mainland. Along with time as a critical care nurse at BC Children’s Hospital and cardiac nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, she broadened her clinical skills in a variety of roles at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre before entering the corporate realm as the Regional Manager of Program Development and Learning & Career Development at VCH. <img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Barb-Lawrie.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Barb Lawrie oversees professional practice across Vancouver Coastal Health and provides leadership to clinicians to achieve the essential “clinical transformation” within our Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project.

 

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