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Speaker, Interior Health Board Quality Committee

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior Health region

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Here is a chance to share your health experience with the Interior Health Board Quality Committee!

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health (IH), Quality Risk and Accreditation


  • The goal is to have patients and their families share their health care experience with the Board Quality Committee of Interior Health and make recommendations or suggest actions to the board.
  • The purpose is to make the board members aware of the patient’s or family member’s experience to provide more information about IH services throughout the region.
  • Your presentation can describe a positive or negative experience (or both), and it is hoped that the patient partners will share their honest and open experiences.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Open to patient partners living in the Interior Health region
  • Comfortable sharing your story/experience in a group setting
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: 1
  • Preparation call will be held the week of September 25, speaking notes are requested for this meeting
  • Dates: April 16, June 18, October 1 and December 3 (note that dates are subject to change)
  • Location: Kelowna (IH Corporate Office at 505 Doyle Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C5)
  • The presentation can occur either in-person for those living within reasonable travel distance to Kelowna or by teleconference or video conference
  • This is a one-time event
  • Preparation calls will be held with the PVN Engagement Leader and an IH Representative. Speaking notes are requested to be sent in advance of your presentation.
  • There will be four more meetings scheduled in 2018. Please send in your expression of interest now, as we are planning ahead and would like to schedule speakers in advance.


Mileage and meals will be covered within reasonable travel distance but pre-approval is required.


The Board Quality Committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure excellent quality of patient, client, and resident care throughout the health authority by:
  • ensuring that the Interior Health Authority’s Leadership Team establishes an appropriate patient, client, resident-centred, and performance-based quality culture;
  • providing support, input, and governance as the Interior Health Authority’s Leadership Team establishes and monitors performance targets, standards of care and service, guidelines and policies for patients, clients, and residents, while reducing associated risks; and
  • advising the Board on the Health Authority’s progress and population health performance.
Read the Terms of Reference.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.