Wilma Crockett Memorial Award
Congratulations to Dan Martinusen, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Nephrology, Vancouver Island Health Authority, recipient of the 2013 Wilma Crockett Memorial Award.
Dan will accept this prestigious award at the annual Wilma Crockett luncheon on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver.
Reflecting his significant contributions to renal care in BC over more than a decade, Dan was nominated four separate times.
A few career highlights:
Dan completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy in 2007, which enabled him to become a full-time renal pharmacist at VIHA. Through the BC Renal Agency, he has led a number of significant provincial pharmacy initiatives, including the development of an anemia management protocol that resulted in significant medication cost savings for the province. He was also the driving force behind the provincial roll-out of medication reconciliation for all kidney patients in BC, an initiative that has received numerous awards and recognition, including
- an Excellence in BC Healthcare Award of Merit (Collaborative Solutions category) from the Health Employers’ Association of BC in 2010
- an Excellence in Quality: Across the Province award from the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council in 2011
- a “Trailblazer Award” from Canada Health Infoway for the use of PROMIS in medication reconciliation (The award was part of Infoway’s ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge)
- leading practice status by Accreditation Canada during the VIHA accreditation process.
include Dr. Alex Magill (2012), Dr. Gerry Karr (2011) and Anne Gloster (2010). View a full list of past recipients here
The Life and Contributions of Wilma Crockett
A dedicated dialysis nurse who made a huge impact on her professional community, both locally and provincially, Wilma Crockett worked in Trail, BC until her tragic death in 2001. A kidney patient herself, she knew hemodialysis from the other end of the needle. She was a woman with great courage, disarming wit and a positive outlook. She set very high personal standards and was a tenacious advocate for her profession and for those in her care. Wilma was an inspiration to all who knew her. She represents the perfect namesake for this award.
For more information, please contact Sabina Kral at the BC Provincial Renal Agency office by email
or at 604-875-7341.