Dermot Kelly provides executive and strategic oversight to access and flow, quality and patient safety, Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth program (MICY) and clinical information standards.

Dermot provides executive and strategic oversight to access and flow, quality and patient safety, Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth program (MICY) and clinical information standards within Fraser Health to meet both existing and emerging health care needs. He is also an 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.

Career snapshot

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 including five hospitals, health services for 44 communities, and the executive director lead for Aboriginal Health and Rural/Remote Health. His various roles at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority included medical affairs, surgery, ambulatory care, quality and patient safety, infection prevention and control, and the Eye Bank of BC.

Formal education

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.

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