District 6 - Anca Cvaci
District 6 – Urban Hospitals
With humility and deepest appreciation, I acknowledge that I am fortunate to live, work and play on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples- the sḵwx̱wú7mesh úxwumixw (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Thank you for keeping your unceded homeland strong! I pay my respects to the ancestors of these lands and acknowledge the animals, plants and medicines within these lands. With a heavy heart, I acknowledge the injustices done, and I am personally committed to do my part on the road to reconciliation and allyship.
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I submit my nomination for the BC College of Pharmacists Board Member position for District 6.
My career in pharmacy started as a pharmacy assistant and, after completing the LMPS Pharmacy Residency program, I worked at St. Paul’s Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist. In 2013, I went back to school and completed a Masters in Business Administration. This allowed me to work in the VCH Corporate Office, before coming back to hospital pharmacy where I had the pleasure of leading the implementation of automated dispensing cabinets in all acute care areas at Providence Health Care. After completing the project, I worked at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Center as a Clinical Supervisor where I had the pleasure of leading pharmacy practice in an outpatient care environment. My next role as the Distribution Coordinator at Lions Gate Hospital allowed me to participate in leading the pharmacy team through the implementation of Cerner, a new Clinical Information System. In my current role as a LMPS Manager, I have the pleasure of working with and supporting four hospital pharmacy departments in Fraser Health.
This broad range of experiences allows me to provide a thoughtful and considerate voice to the Board, ensuring excellence in patient care continues to be delivered by pharmacy teams in urban hospitals and beyond.
Through everything I do, I am passionate about pharmacy practice, patient care and public well-being throughout the continuum of care.
My goals as the representative for Urban Hospitals are:
- To enable practice innovation in order to enhance patient safety and public wellness
- To increase collaboration and communication both internally and externally
- To have strong collaborative engagement with all healthcare providers to advance person-centered care
I am honored for the opportunity to contribute with my skills, enthusiasm and leadership to the BC College of Pharmacists Board as the representative for District 6 during these challenging and dynamic times.