As Chief Operating Officer for VCH Vancouver Acute, Vivian Eliopoulos oversees the operations of Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital and G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, where secondary, tertiary, quaternary, as well as ambulatory services are provided to British Columbians from Vancouver and across the province.
Prior to this role, Vivian was Executive Director - Vancouver Acute, where her patient-centred focus and collaborative leadership nurtured innovative and sustainable solutions for quality care. In this role, Vivian oversaw significant improvements in Emergency Department wait times, and the successful implementation of a new integrated care model that won the national 3M Health Care Quality Team Award for acute care in 2013.
A registered nurse by profession, Vivian has enjoyed a 30-plus-year career in health care – 30 years of which have been with Vancouver Coastal Health. Earlier leadership roles spanned clinical and corporate portfolios, including Critical Care, Emergency Department, Trauma Services and Clinical Information Systems.
Vivian holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from the University of Victoria, and is a graduate of the Royal Roads University Master of Arts degree in Leadership Program. She was the recipient of the Royal Roads University Founders award, presented in recognition of exemplary work in the areas of leadership, sustainability and personal development. In 2012, Vivian was recognized by the Canadian Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC), receiving an award
for Excellence in Nursing Administration.