Island Health celebrates Physician Quality Improvement

Physicians from across Vancouver Island gathered in Sidney last week to celebrate the graduation of cohort two from the Physician Quality Improvement initiative. Physicians presented their projects and shared their experiences from working on their year-long quality improvement projects. Island Health Board Chair Leah Hollins, SSC representative Dr. Gordon Hoag and PQI Steering Committee member Dr. Rod McFadyen spoke about the importance of quality improvement.

“PQI provides physicians with the opportunity to pursue their curiosity” says Leah Hollins. The physicians from cohort two “are very impressive in their ability to focus on the patient and make the patient’s care better.”

 Watch the video below to learn more.


The Physician Quality Improvement initiative is the result of collaboration between Doctors of BC, the Ministry of Health and Island Health. Physicians with quality improvement ideas apply to the program and accepted applications receive one-year of support. This includes quality improvement curriculum delivered in a cohort workshop environment and support from a dedicated team to help their quality improvement project.

This event also marks the start of cohort three. A new group of medical staff, including Nurse Practitioners, will begin their quality improvement journey.

For more information on PQI at Island Health, please see our medical staff website.