Having access to SSC supports including funding, training, tools, and connections is making it possible for physicians from across BC to move ideas into action that improve their patients' care, experiences, and lives, and have a lasting impact on the health care system.
Two physicians who accessed SSC supports share their inspiration and motivation for change, SSC supports that helped to make it possible, and their thoughts about the impact the projects are having on patients and providers.
Dr Jennifer Kask, Family Physician, Campbell River, with Dr. Dr Kirsten Duckitt, Obstetrical Specialist
Project: Prevention of Preterm Birth Pathway (Island Health)
SSC Funding: Facility Engagement, Physician Quality Improvement, Spreading Quality Improvement
This project aims to increase awareness among maternity care providers in rural communities around reducing the risk for preterm births. Initially started in the North Island (Campbell River), the work is spreading across Vancouver Island communities.
Dr Kim MacDonald, OBGYN, Victoria
Project: West Coast Gynecology and Perinatal Care and Full Circle Family Practice
SSC Funding: Facility Engagement, Enhancing Access, Specialist Team Care Collaborative
This project aims to create a multi-disciplinary, team-based care clinic that provides full women’s health services through a single-entry model, to increase access to the appropriate provider working to their full scope of practice - and where patients feel connected and well-cared for by a team of providers through life-changing journeys.
- From Idea to Spread
Read about how Dr Kask and Duckitt are reducing the risk for preterm births across Vancouver Island, and they started and spread their work through SSC Facility Engagement and SSC Spreading Quality Improvement. Read>
- Team care for women's health improves access, care and connections:
Learn about how Dr MacDonald is leading the creation of a team care model for women's health where patients get faster access to coordinated action, and feel connected and well-cared for by a team of providers. Read>