Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.
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What happens when individuals are willing to think outside the box to achieve a common purpose? The team that formed the Royal Columbian Hospital CARE Clinic demonstrated that unique collaborations are possible when there is a common desire to achieve better practice environments through education and care delivery. The team formed a partnership between Dr. Dale Stogryn, Royal Columbian Hospital staff, the UBC Department of Medicine (Internal Medicine CTU program), Medical Education, and Nurse Practitioners. It required hours of investigation, problem-solving, and the creation of new processes and systems. To achieve this, every member of the committee dedicated considerable time and effort beyond their usual roles.
The CARE Clinic has a unique role in Fraser Health in providing a platform for medical education, interdisciplinary student involvement, as well as the provision of primary care to patients recently discharged from the hospital or the emergency department. The CARE Clinic is particularly interested in those patients who do not have or have difficulty accessing a primary care provider in the community. The RCH Care Clinic is recognized for developing a new way of providing health care to our populations.