Strategic Plan

Mission & Vision

We aim to develop a cohesive, empowered medical staff that engages with Island Health and the community to optimize patient care. We do this by fostering a strong, independent, accountable, and effective leadership that empowers physician voice, promotes collaboration and engagement, and nurtures physician wellbeing.


Invest in governance that supports the workWe promote governance models that facilitate organizational effectiveness, open dialogue, collaborative priority-setting, and provide an effective physician voice.
Promote physician wellbeing and improved work culture through engagementWe nurture physician respect and safety in partnership with Island Health and other stakeholders.
Act as agents of change through meaningful connectionWe reach out to physicians to keep them informed and connected while simultaneously ensuring that they are aware that NMSES is an avenue to raise issues. We ensure that this reciprocal engagement is dynamic, inclusive and has a positive tone.
Strengthen relationships with Island Health and colleagues locally and across Island to improve culture, patient equity, and access to healthcareWe create intentional places/opportunities for us to connect, as well as build and maintain relationships across the Island to promote broader collegiality. We use the relationships we have built to engage with Island Health in a positive way.
Improve the safety and equity of care for our Indigenous community membersWe strive to improve the safety and equity of care for our Indigenous community members through ongoing education of the Medical Staff and engagement with local Indigenous leaders and communities.
Continue to develop connections with the communityWe connect and engage with the community to better understand their needs and actively involve them as partners in health.
Improve patient careWe support physicians to lead and participate in projects that directly improve the care we provide to patients.
Contribute to hospital planningWe advocate for physician voices to be partners in all hospital planning.