Healthcare Leadership Volunteer Program
This week, five volunteers from the Healthcare Leadership Volunteer Program presented their findings to managers, physicians and senior leaders at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) following their eight-week program.
Oriana Webster, Volunteer Specialist says the program is administered collaboratively by the Medical Affairs Department and Volunteer Department at NBRHC. “This is the second year for the program, which encourages local youth to consider a career in medicine or healthcare leadership in our community,” Webster says.
Kristen Vaughan, Quality Coordinator, explains that during the eight-week program, volunteers are given an opportunity to work with local healthcare leaders on real-world projects that support quality patient care. “These volunteers are local youth who are pursuing a career in medicine or healthcare leadership, while also completing undergraduate studies supporting this goal.”
This year there were five volunteers assigned to Quality Improvement Projects with a focus on improving the Patient Experience and/or Process Improvement.
- Understanding the Palliative Care Experience
- Acute Surgical Service: Communication and Evaluation Tool
- Evaluation of Medical Leadership Model
- Resource Instruction Guide for Surgical Procedures
- Mental Health Leave of Absence (LOA)
We want to thank everyone who helped make this program a success and special thanks to the volunteers for all of their hard work.