Departments
The Fraser Health Authority Medical Staff is a region-wide entity and therefore the Departments (and their subordinate Divisions) are “regional” in purview and jurisdiction.

Emergency

Emergency Department Opioid Overdose Response

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In April 2016, the Province of British Columbia declared overdoses to be a public health emergency. Fraser Health implemented a multi-pronged response to the crisis. In our 12 Emergency Departments, this response included:

  • Implementation of the Take Home Naloxone program
  • Enhanced surveillance data to ensure accurate information was reported
  • Development of an Opioid Overdose Cluster Protocol-ED algorithm
  • Implementation of Opioid Antagonist Therapy (OAT) in ED  

 

Hospital Medicine

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Overview

·     Hospital Medicine programs were first implemented at Fraser Health facilities in 2001 as an effective solution to address the care needs of an increasing number of “unattached” patients (patients who either did not have a family doctor to look after them when hospitalised, or whose family doctors did not have hospital privileges). Since then, the program has continued to expand and is now an essential part of the Fraser Health inpatient care delivery system.

Hospitalist Services Now Provided in 10 Sites

·     Currently, Hospitalists provide services at 10 of 12 acute care hospitals within Fraser Health: ARH, BH, DH, ERH, LMH, MMH, PAH, RMH, RCH and SMH. These sites represent large, tertiary referral centres, medium community hospitals, and smaller acute care facilities. Our programs are among the largest and busiest in Canada.

What We Do

·     Working collaboratively with the rest of the acute care team (including hospital managers, nursing and allied health), hospitalists provide a wide range of inpatient care services including Most Responsible Physician (MRP) care, consultations, and supportive care for some surgical and psychiatric patients. Hospitalists also manage patients on some Rehabilitation and PATH units. Since its inception, the department has evolved into a service that provides most, if not all, of the MRP responsibilities to the medical patients admitted to our 10 sites.

·     Hospitalists manage and coordinate the care of over 1300 patients daily, working closely with other physicians (both primary care providers and facility-based specialists), Nurse Practitioners, nursing and allied health professionals, and hospital management.

Our Commitment to Quality

As Hospitalists, we have a strong commitment to upholding the highest quality standards in patient care.  Hospitalists are actively involved in a range of quality improvement projects (e.g. FH Safety Priorities such as Sepsis, Delirium and Medication Reconciliation), as well as various initiatives to enhance patient flow and increase care efficiency for hospitalised patients. Over 50 department members are actively involved in 8 departmental committees and working groups, in addition to numerous local site-based committees. 

 

Hospital Medicine Job Opportunities

There are job opportunities throughout our sites.  

Fraser Health Hospitalist Practice Opportunities

 

Continuing Professional Development

The Hospitalist department Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee organizes and coordinates various CME events.  These include monthly Grand Rounds that are made available by video conference across all sites, annual one-day hospitalist medical symposiums and journal clubs.

Academic and Research Programs

NEW R3 Enhanced Skills in Hospital Medicine Opportunities

University of British Columbia offers 3-6 months of R3 Enhanced Skills in Hospital Medicine training and mentorship in integrated hospitalized complex patient, family and system-centered health care.

For further information contact: Dr Diana Stancu, Hospitalist (RCH) Director, R3 Enhanced Skills Program in Hospital Medicine / Vancouver Fraser

Credentialing vs Privileges

For information on Credentialing, please click here.

Privileges describe the extent of clinical practice of an individual Member based on the member's credentials, competence, performance and professional suitability.

Privileges are based on the needs of the programs and communities supported by FHA and capacity of the Facilities and Programs to support the member's scope of clinical practice.

Privileges describe and define the extent and scope of the permitted clinical practice of a Member in the Facilities and Programs of FHA.

All Hospitalists’ must have in place an executed contract with Fraser Health Authority before any payment is processed.

For more information on Credentialing, please contact

Susy Gill

604-217-4652

Credentials Coordinator, Hospitalists

 

 

For more information on Physician Services, please contact

Silvia Brunner

604 365.2541

Manager, FH Hospitalist Services
Operations (Payroll, Contracts, MSP Billings)

 

Hospital Medicine Orientation

  • Background:  In an effort to improve the appropriate treatment of Urinary Tract Infections, the Department of Hospitalists has deployed an online survey for individual Hospitalists to take. 

    Objective:  The survey provides various clinical scenarios, and then asks the individual to select the most appropriate answer from 5 given choices.  After each question has been answered, the correct answer and supporting rationale is provided to reinforce effective and appropriate treatment options.

Contact Us

Dr. Vandad Yousefi

Regional Department Head - Hospital Medicine / Regional Medical Director - Hospitalist Program

vandad.yousefi@fraserhealth.ca

Savik Sidhu

Director, Physician Contracts and Hospitalist Services

savik.sidhu@fraserhealth.ca

 

Editha Payumo

Administrative Assistant, Physician Contracts and Hospitalist Services

editha.payumo@fraserhealth.ca