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Member, Regional Hospital Stroke Team, East Kootenay

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in Cranbrook

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The multidisciplinary stroke care team at East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) is currently missing the patient perspective as they look at innovative ways to improve the quality of care. If you have experienced stroke care at EKRH as a patient, family member or caregiver, this team hopes you will join them in their continued efforts to improve the quality of stroke care in your area. Please read on for more details.

Open to: Patient partners in Cranbrook

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health, Chronic Disease Management - Stroke Strategy


The aim of the East Kootenay Stroke Care Team is to improve the quality of stroke care through a multidisciplinary collaborative approach. The patient perspective is pivotal as the team builds upon the work of the Stroke Services Rehabilitation Collaborative with a focus on acute care setting at EKRH.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the research partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.  


Experience with stroke care services at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


Vacancies: 2 Format: This team meets in-person Thursday afternoons 1230-200 and currently are meeting every 3 months. Commitment: This is a one year term with option to renew.    


This opportunity will not require out of pocket expenses.


Interior Health has been participating in the Stroke Services Collaborative for the past 3 phases. Our team which includes social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietician, nursing, nurse educator, quality consultant and speech language has recently focused on the acute care or hospital-setting.      

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo


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