Dr. Tamara Wallington - Vice President Clinical

Trained in both Internal Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Dr. Wallington is a staff physician in the Department of Medicine, and Corporate Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety at William Osler Health System (Osler). As Medical Director, Dr. Wallington has led various quality improvement initiatives including the design of a process for developing and evaluating standardized clinical decision tools that facilitate evidenced-based care.

Since June 2016, Dr. Wallington has held the position of Central West LHIN Clinical Quality Lead. In this role, she has worked in partnership with Health Quality Ontario (HQO), as Chair of the Central West LHIN Regional Quality Table, to align local and provincial quality agendas that support quality improvements for patients.

Of note, as lead physician for the implementation of over twelve Quality Based Procedures (QBPs), Dr. Wallington has worked in partnership with Osler, the former Central West CCAC, Tele-homecare, Health Links and the Central West Self-Management Program to spearhead the development of an integrated, collaborative Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) care model that ensures smooth transitions of care.

Through the University of Toronto, Dr. Wallington is faculty in the Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) training program, a province-wide initiative to enhance Ontario’s health system performance by increasing quality improvement, leadership and change management capacity.

As Vice President Clinical, Dr. Wallington will provide clinical leadership and direction to advance the LHIN’s strategic priorities. With a focus on clinical change management, she will foster strong collaborative relationships across the clinical spectrum, from public health, primary care providers and inter-professional teams, to medical and clinical leaders in both community and acute care settings.

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