BY ANNE SCOTT
They say if you want something done, you should ask a busy person do it. Here at Northern Health, Debbie Strang is that person, and she gets things done!
Debbie has worked in a wide variety of roles during her 25-year career at Northern Health, including medical-surgical units, extended care, mental health, and administration. She is a qualified nurse preceptor, and a certified suicide prevention trainer.
In her current role as Health Services Administrator for Quesnel, she leads approximately 450 staff members and has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at delivering better health care to communities in BC’s Central Interior.
In 2014, Debbie was asked to take on the dual role of health services administrator for Robson Valley and Quesnel.
Debbie stepped up to the challenge of providing leadership for a large geographical area, building relationships with communities, staff and physicians and ensuring that quality health care services were provided in both communities. Debbie’s leadership was instrumental in the emergency response to the 2017 wildfire season.
For always rising to the occasion and doing whatever is needed to support her community’s health care needs, Debbie Strang is this year’s Health Care Hero for Northern Health.
Huge congratulations to Debbie!
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