We are very pleased to announce Belinda-Ann Furlan as the successful applicant as Head, Department of Nurse Practitioners, PHC. Belinda-Ann will assume the role immediately. Department Head appointments are finalized upon approval of the Board of Directors. The Medical Advisory Committee has made the recommendation for her appointment to the Board of Directors, who meet January 25th.
Belinda-Ann started her nursing career at Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Hospital as a RN in 1999-2006 before obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner (NP) degree at the University of British Columbia in 2006. She subsequently trained at the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital with their cardiac surgery and heart failure team. In 2007, she reunited with the St. Paul’s Hospital Heart Centre developing clinical experience in cardiac surgery, general cardiology, interventional cardiology, heart failure and heart rhythm/atrial fibrillation. Her areas of interest lie within general cardiology including lifestyle management in chronic diseases, weight loss, heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Belinda was the first recipient of the Terina Werry Nurse Practitioner Award in 2008. She participated in the development of provincial and national initiatives for the education and best clinical practice for heart failure patients and atrial fibrillation clinics. She has been an active consultant for the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) since 2007 and has been the Deputy Chief Examiner for the BCCNM OSCE for provincial licensing since 2020.
Belinda has an interest in biomedical and research ethics. She has been an active member of the UBC Providence Research Ethics Board since 2010. Belinda is proud to work for a Catholic organization and carries out her vocation through the mission, vision and values of Providence Health Care in her daily interactions with her patients and families. She is driven to provide compassionate care for all. Outside of her occupational vocation, Belinda is a dedicated wife, mother of three, daughter and sister.
Please join us in congratulating Belinda on her new role!
Belinda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.