The Right Care, Right Place Project team has received a Fraser Health Above and Beyond Award (Best Collaboration category) for its work on the Use the ER Wisely campaign. The campaign aims to reduce congestion in emergency departments by educating patients about the various primary health care services available in their communities and where to go to receive the most appropriate care. “The treatment of non-emergency health concerns in a community setting helps strengthen the relationship between a person and their physician,” says Dr Grace Park, physician lead on the Right Care, Right Place team, which includes representatives from the White Rock- South Surrey Division, Fraser Health, and Peace Arch Hospital.
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” says Dr Park, “and we’re excited about how this campaign has spread,” she says, referencing the expansion of the campaign among other BC hospitals and divisions.
The Above and Beyond Awards honour individuals and teams who go beyond the call of duty to achieve extraordinary results in everything from patient care to health care innovation. The Best Collaboration Award recognizes partnerships across disciplines that spark fresh insights that lead to transformational care.
For more information on the Right Care, Right Place Project team and its work, click here.
For detailed information about the 2017 Above and Beyond Award winners, please click here.
(Back row) Jessie Saran, Fraser Health; Erin Corry, Fraser Health; Clare O’Callaghan, Doctors of BC; Nancy Mathias, WR-SS Division; Rhonda Veldhoen, Fraser Health; Bonnie Irving, Fraser Health; Julie Harrison, WR-SS Division; Dr Neil Barclay, Fraser Health
(Front row) Teresa O’Callaghan, Dr Grace Park, Fraser Health
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