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Dr. Dean ChittockDr. Dean ChittockVice President, 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 Executive Sponsor of the Regional Surgical Program, VCH/PHC, Senior Medical Director, Vancouver Acute Services, a Critical Care physician as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Dr. Chittock is the former Medical Director of Critical Care at Vancouver Acute and in 2003 he became Chair of the Regional Critical Care Council. This was followed in 2005 by his appointment as Regional Medical Director. 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. </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.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br></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 (VCH).
Dr. Patricia DalyDr. Patricia DalyVice President, Public Health, Chief Medical Health Officer <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 and interim Vice President for VCH-Richmond Community<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br></p><p>As Vice President, Community Services and interim Vice President for VCH-Richmond Community, 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 seven Regional Program Leadership Teams - Primary Care; Home Health; Home Support; End of Life; Mental Health & Substance Use; Residential Care; and Medicine. In addition, she provides leadership support for Richmond Community—bringing a wealth of experience in clinical operations and implementation of complex system changes.</p><p>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.</p><p>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;" />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.
Dr. Brenda WagnerDr. Brenda WagnerHAMAC Co-Chair<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Brenda graduated with a bachelor's degree and a medical degree from the University of Michigan and did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of British Columbia. She has been a member of the active medical staff at Richmond Hospital since 1999 and has recently expanded to also practice in Squamish. Brenda has held a number of local and provincial administrative positions including Medical Director, BC Perinatal Heath Program; Program Medical Director, Fraser Health Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Program; Chair, Richmond Medical Advisory Committee as well as Senior Medical Director, Richmond Community of Care. She is also the current VCH Program Medical Director, Maternity and the VCH Credentials Officer. Brenda leads with integrity and has a strong desire to integrate best practices into highly functional, communicative and collaborative teams. <br></p>Brenda is also the current VCH Program Medical Director, Maternity and the VCH Credentials Officer. Brenda leads with integrity and has a strong desire to integrate best practices into highly functional, communicative and collaborative teams.
Lorraine BlackburnLorraine BlackburnVice President, Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Lorraine Blackburn oversees professional practice, clinical education, clinical informatics and virtual health across Vancouver Coastal Health and provides leadership to nurses and allied health professionals to achieve best practice and clinical transformation through digital health initiatives.  <br><br>A Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience, Lorraine has spent more of her career at Vancouver Coastal Health in various clinical and leadership roles. Beginning her time at VCH as a frontline nurse on acute surgical and medical units, she has previously served as Director of Professional Practice for Vancouver Acute and Community Services as well a Practice Initiatives Lead for Vancouver Acute.  Her most recent position was as the first Executive Director for Clinical Informatics for VCH.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Passionate, strategic and effective, Lorraine is a values-based leader who brings a strong track record of building high-performance teams while promoting integrated systems and processes to foster sustainability and best practices that achieve organizational objectives and improve the quality of patient care.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Lorraine holds a Master of Science in Nursing from UBC, a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at the UBC.  </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><img alt="Lorraine Blackburn" src="/PublishingImages/Lorraine_Blackburn.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />As Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Lorraine Blackburn oversees professional practice, clinical education, clinical informatics and virtual health across Vancouver Coastal Health.
Dr. Jennifer BeaveridgeDr. Jennifer BeaveridgeHAMAC Co-Chair<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Jennifer is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) who is currently the VCH Regional Department Head, and Regional Director of NPs. She participated in the inaugural NP master's degree program, graduating in 2005. In 2019, she achieved her Doctor of Nursing Science with a dual focus on opioid use disorder, as well as health-care system leadership. Jennifer has worked with vulnerable complex patients in primary care for the past 16 years with special interests in mental health, substance use, gender-affirming care, and addressing health inequities and social disparities. She is passionate about quality care, and has been involved in numerous quality initiatives within VCH. She currently chairs the Provincial Health Authority Services NP Leadership Committee.<br></p><img alt="Dr. Jennifer Beaveridge" src="/PublishingImages/Dr-Jennifer-Beaveridge-Bio.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Jennifer Beaveridge is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) who is currently the VCH Regional Department Head, and Regional Director of NPs.

 

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