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New chair named for BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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New chair named for BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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Ministry of Health Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
604 668-8213
Media Contacts
Ministry of Health Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
604 668-8213

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Biography of new BC Patient Safety & Quality Council board chair

Dr. Devin Harris: Harris is currently the executive medical director, quality and patient safety at Interior Health. Previously, he held leadership positions with the Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care.

Harris was the clinical lead for stroke care for the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council from 2011 to 2017. During this time, he led a provincewide initiative to improve care in emergency departments, was instrumental in the development of Stroke Services BC and was part of a leadership team that improved stroke outcomes in the province. He has served as a member of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council since 2018.

Harris has been a practising physician in emergency medicine since 2001 and is currently working at Kelowna General Hospital. He was a clinical research fellow at St. Paul’s Hospital from 2001 to 2003 and is a clinical professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has taught medical students and residents and presented and published extensively. He is an investigator or co-investigator on multiple research trials, mainly focused on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.

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