Over the past few weeks, we’ve acknowledged those who received South Island MSA Recognition Awards at this year’s Annual General Meeting.
Our final award goes to a team. This group of individuals has been working tirelessly to bring a clinical and system idea to life. Dr. Jean Maskey wishes to recognize the physicians involved in the Hospital at Home rollout.
Led by Dr. Shauna Tierney, Dr. Lenny Woo, and Dr. Melinda Zeron-Mullins, the group of 13 physicians are building upon the work started by Dr. Tierney and Dr. Elisabeth Crisci thanks to funding through the South Island MSA and Health System Redesign.
What was once an idea is now live: Patients are able to be at home with the medical and nursing support to see them through to a stage of stabilization of their acute illness.
As shared by Dr. Maskey, “Getting this program up and running has required teamwork and medical skills, but also liaison with allied health care team members, and communication with the Island Health Administrative leads, who have given their unwavering support.”
She also notes that this program has required a change in approach to clinical care: Hospitalists now need to think more critically about where and how a patient can best be treated. This has required flexibility, teamwork, communications, problem solving…in short, innovation!
To each of the physicians who has worked hard to make Hospital at Home the success and game-changer that it is, thank you. Please join me in recognizing the Hospital at Home team with these Awards for Innovation Leadership:
Dr. Daniel Newman
Dr. Dillon Takata
Dr. Dion Scott
Dr. Elisabeth Crisci
Dr. Kamran Forghani
Dr. Lenny Woo
Dr. Liz Thompson
Dr. Melinda Zeron-Mullins
Dr. Nancy Humber
Dr. Pierre Pepler
Dr. Saskia Acton
Dr. Shauna Tierney
Dr. Tess Hammett
Dr. Vivian Ming