Dermot Kelly provides executive and strategic oversight to a range of clinical services/programs and acute care sites, access and flow, and Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth programs.
Dermot Kelly provides executive and strategic oversight to a range of clinical services/programs and acute care sites, access and flow, and Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth programs within Fraser Health to meet both existing and emerging health care needs. He is accountable for the hospital and community health services in Langley, White Rock, Delta, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz, and is also the executive liaison for Lower Mainland Services, such as medical imaging, pharmacy services, pathology and laboratory medicine.
Dermot has a strong commitment to patient-centred care and partnerships, and a focus on cultural safety and humility.
Dermot has over 15 years of experience in various leadership roles across Vancouver Coastal and Island Health Authorities. Most recently, Dermot was the executive director for the North Island (Geography 1) area for Island Health. His various roles at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority included surgery, ambulatory care, quality and patient safety, infection prevention and control, and the Eye Bank of BC.
Dermot holds a Master of Science degree in Physiology from McGill University. He is a surveyor with Accreditation Canada, a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and a past executive member of the BC Patient Safety Quality Council Advisory Committee.