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Maple Ridge doctor honoured for outstanding improvements to local health care

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News: Maple Ridge family physician Dr Ravi Vanukuru has received the 2021 Division Member Excellence Award for his innovative work improving the quality of patient care in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

The Division Member Excellence Award is an annual award given to a member that has made a significant impact in the medical community by leading and supporting patient care improvement projects.

Dr Vanukuru was the family physician lead on the Shared Care Referral Improvement Project, which improved the referral process by looking at it from the perspective of family physicians as well as specialists. This led to a number of innovations and improvements, including reduced patient wait times. “It involved recognizing and overcoming the challenges as well as professional education. It was well received, and I believe it laid foundations for future projects,” said Dr Vanukuru.

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