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.
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.
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.
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.