Michelle brings more than 25 years of clinical operations and leadership experience to this role. A physiotherapist by profession, beginning her career at VCH, Michelle's leadership roles have spanned acute and ambulatory care, acute rehabilitation, emergency, critical care and volunteer services. Michelle returned to us in 2010 after having spent six years working as a Clinical Program Director with Fraser Health Authority. Initially assuming the role of Vancouver Acute Operations Director for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), ED, and the Burns Trauma and Plastics Unit (BPTU), Michelle's portfolio quickly expanded to include the Patient Flow and Access and Regional Program Operations Director for both Trauma and Emergency. More recently, Michelle has been leading two large portfolios, serving as Executive Director, Vancouver Acute Services, and as Executive Director, Clinical & Systems Transformation.
Michelle's keen interest in systems thinking, passionate commitment to the delivery of high quality patient care, as well as her strong team-building and facilitation skills are well known. Her ability to inspire the best in others embodies our core values of caring for everyone, life-long learning and striving for better results. With her years of experience at Vancouver Acute and her breadth of knowledge, I know she will excel in the role of interim VP, Vancouver Acute.