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.
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.
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.
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.