David Thompson

vice president, Seniors Care & Chief Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement Officer

Contact: dnthompson@providencehealth.bc.ca

David Thompson joined Providence Health Care in 2008. He is responsible for the Elder Care Program and Palliative Services as well as PHC’s strategies for Seniors Care, Chronic Disease Management and Virtual Care.  David is also responsible for Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement at PHC.  He is the Senior Leadership Team liaison for two PHC partners:  St. Michael’s Centre (Burnaby) and Little Mountain Society (Vancouver).

David has held leadership roles in the BC Health Care system for over 20 years. He is a Certified Health Executive (CHE) of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and CCHL Board representative for British Columbia.  He is a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada and serves on the Board of Accreditation Canada.  He has completed his Executive Training in Research Application (EXTRA) Fellowship through the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.  He has served on many provincial committees throughout his career in the areas of seniors care, residential services, information management and quality and utilization improvement. 

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” – Harold S. Geneen