Quality of Care NL (QCNL) is a collaborative effort between the leading health care entities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our goal is to improve the quality of care in NL by facilitating change to ensure the right intervention gets to the right patient at the right time.
Our partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada enables the promotion of established national guidelines and recommendations that cross all disciplines to support the reduction of low-value health care, including, unnecessary tests and treatments, particularly where harms outweigh benefits.
Our strength is in our clinical leadership.
QCNL involves clinicians in everything we do, from identifying project opportunities, to interpreting results, communicating outcomes, defining potential solutions, and more!
Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Clinical Lead
Dr. Parfrey is a clinical epidemiologist and nephrologist, and a John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professor at Memorial University. As the Clinical Lead for QCNL, Dr. Parfrey provides clinical guidance for our projects and initiatives and is supported by a professional, multidisciplinary team with a diverse skill set, including researchers, project managers, analysts, and communications professionals.
Lynn Taylor, Program Manager
Melissa Ennis, Communications Advisor/Media Contact
Dr. Robert Wilson, Project Coordinator; Choosing Wisely Lead
Owen Parfrey, Project Coordinator
Dr. Krista Mahoney, Research Associate; Implementation Lead
Dr. Elizabeth Dicks, Academic Detailing and Clinical Leader Coordinator
Kathleen Mather, Patient Engagement Lead
Kate Lambert, Knowledge Translation Lead
Laurel Veitch, Business Development and Marketing Coordinator
Dr. Karen Dickson, Health Policy Analyst
Cheryl Etchegary, Health Policy Analyst
Jessica Murphy, Administrative Assistant
Asghar Mohammadi, Analyst
Dr. Hensley Mariathas, Biostatistician
Dr. Susan Stuckless, Research Associate
Tammy Benteau, Research Assistant
Zachary Giovannini-Green, Research Assistant
Alex Norman, Research Assistant
Michelle Ryan, Research Assistant