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Laura CaseLaura CaseVice President, Vancouver-Richmond, Community <p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As Vice President of Vancouver-Richmond, Community, Laura Case is responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio of health care services and programs provided outside of VCH Vancouver and Richmond acute care settings. This diverse portfolio includes mental health and substance use, adult and older adult, home and community care, housing, infant, child and youth, public health, primary care and residential care services. Laura is also responsible for health care services provided in the Downtown Eastside. <br>Laura began her career in health care in the 1980s as a registered nurse and psychiatric nurse in the Fraser Health Authority. She has provided clinical care in acute and community settings, including emergency and mental health and substance use units, and home and other community care settings.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Laura holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>A leader who believes staff and physician teamwork across programs is essential for delivering exceptional patient-centred care, Laura's leadership experience spans clinical operations, community services, systems analysis and performance, and access and utilization.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br><br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/VCH-Laura-Case.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />As Vice President for Vancouver-Richmond Community, Laura Case oversees a wide-ranging portfolio of health care services and programs that are provided outside of the Richmond and Vancouver acute care settings.
Vivian EliopoulosVivian EliopoulosVice President, Vancouver-Richmond, Acute<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As Vice President of Vancouver-Richmond, Acute, Vivian Eliopoulos oversees the operations of secondary, tertiary and quaternary acute care and ambulatory services in VCH Vancouver and Richmond. This diverse portfolio includes Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Richmond Hospital, facilities caring for local, provincial and international patients. In addition, Vivian serves as the Executive Sponsor of Lower Mainland Medical Imaging, providing senior oversight and administration for improved patient access. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Recognized for her patient-centred focus and collaborative leadership, Vivian has nurtured staff and physician innovation for the delivery of more responsive, exceptional care. Her record of achievements includes significant improvements in Emergency Department wait times, and the successful implementation of an award-winning integrated care model. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">A registered nurse, Vivian has worked almost exclusively with Vancouver Coastal Health for more than 30 years. Earlier leadership roles spanned clinical and corporate portfolios, including critical care, emergency and trauma services, as well as clinical information systems. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Vivian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership. In 2012, she was honoured with the Excellence in Nursing Administration Award by the then Canadian Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC), and she is the recipient of the Royal Roads University Founders' Award, presented in recognition of exemplary work in the areas of leadership, sustainability and personal development.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/VCH-Vivian_EliopolusEdit.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />As Vice President of Vancouver-Richmond, Acute, Vivian Eliopoulos oversees the operations of secondary, tertiary and quaternary acute care and ambulatory services in VCH Vancouver and Richmond.
Karin OlsonKarin OlsonChief Operating Officer, Coastal<p></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">In her role as Chief Operating Officer for the VCH Coastal region, Karin is responsible for the delivery of acute, residential and community care services in North and West Vancouver, the Sea To Sky and Sunshine Coast communities, as well as Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. <br><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">A registered nurse with over 35 years of broad health care experience and clinical leadership, Karin returned to VCH in September 2016 after three years as VP of Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project for VCH as well as the former director of acute care services for Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.<br><br><br><br>She has a proven record of results-oriented leadership, achievements in improving patient care and business outcomes through strategic thinking, multi-stakeholder collaboration and relationship building, Along with her hands-on nursing experience, Karin holds an Executive MBA from the Sauder School of Business along with a Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia. She is also trained in LEAN management, a graduate of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Academy, and a certified Canadian College of Health Service Executive.</p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Karin-Olson-Vancouver-Coastal-Health-VCH-Board-Directors.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />As Chief Operating Officer for the VCH Coastal region, Karin is responsible for the delivery of acute, residential and community care services in North and West Vancouver, Powell River, and Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast and Central Coast communities.

 
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