Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Patient Safety & Quality


The Sub-Committee on Patient Safety and Quality is established to provide a forum for discussing and developing action plans and providing recommendations to the Edmonton Zone Anesthesiology Executive, AHS, the University of Alberta, and other stakeholders.

Some of the priorities we are working on are: Medication Safety; Safety in the Anesthesia Work Space; Pre-operative Preparation of Patients; and Learning from Event Reporting.

Committee Members


Membership Type


Dr Matt Cohen
Full Member
Committee Chair (Deputy Zone Chief) 
Dr Len Baron Full Member
Dr Richard Bergstrom Full Member Anesthesiologist/Maz
Dr Edward Bishop Full Member
Dr Mary Chisholm Full Member Anesthesiologist/Sturgeon
Heather Clark Full Member
Administrative Assistant
Amber Craig Full Member
Surgical Suite Mgr./RAH,DTC
Dr Hugh Devitt Full Member
Dr Adam Dryden Full Member Resident Representative
Dr Kathryne Faccenda
Full Member Anesthesiologist/UAH
Ashley Kuehn
Full Member
Respiratory Therapy , Anes. Tech. /RAH
Dr Craig Needham Full Member
Dr Simon Rose Full Member
Resident Representative
Warren Sheen Full Member Respiratory Therapy ,Anes. Tech. GNH
Dr Jason Taam
Full Member Residency Program Director/UAH
Jeanine Auch
Corresponding Member
Biomed/Leduc & Fort.Sask.
Rod Fernandez
Corresponding Member
Dr Jamens Green
Corresponding Member
Dr Michael Hogan
Corresponding Member
Marti Pickett
Corresponding Member
Edmonton Zone Patient Safety
Mark Rimkus
Corresponding Member
Respiratory Therapy /UAH
Julia Roy
Corresponding Member Edmonton Patient Safety
Wendy Stafford
Corresponding Member Clinical Engineering
Tara Walsh Corresponding Member Clinical Quality Metrics
Lisa Zoeteman
Corresponding Member Medication Management