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Member, Penticton Regional Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Committee

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from Penticton area

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Volunteer Opportunity
This committee focuses on local and regional quality improvement and patient safety opportunities. We are hoping to engage the patient voice as this committee makes recommendations, removes barriers as able and tracks actions to support the team with improving systems of care.


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health – Penticton Regional Hospital

To continually advance the quality and safety of person-centered care by reviewing and prioritizing local and regional opportunities for improvement, developing recommendations, and tracking actions and measurement over time and sharing learnings locally and regionally where appropriate.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

• Experience and/or comfort working in large groups with patients and health care staff
• Some familiarity with data analysis would be beneficial

• Number of vacancies: 2
• Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
– Meetings will be held quarterly for 90 minutes
– The next meeting is March 31st, 2021 at 2pm
– Meetings will be held virtually at this time
– It is anticipated that this work will continue for a period of up to one year

There are no reimbursable expenses anticipated at this time.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.