East Kootenay Divisions of Family Practice

Shared Care

Shared Care projects improve patient care and health outcomes. Projects bring together family physicians, specialists, and other medical and non-medical professionals. Together these partners identify and address interdisciplinary issues affecting a patient's shared care.


Steering Committee

The Shared Care Steering Committee, formed in 2013, helps us:

  • identify and develop new projects 
  • bring specialists and family physicians together for better coordinated patient care 
  • bridge gaps in communication between hospital and community-based physicians with the goal of providing a coordinated health care experience for all
  • facilitate collaboration between physicians to foster mutual trust, respect and knowledge of each physician’s expertise, skills, and responsibilities, all of which are integral to effective collaboration and collegial relationships

Committee members include local specialists, family physicians, Interior Health members and provincial Shared Care staff.

If you have an idea for a potential Shared Care project please contact us.


Current Projects

Palliative - East Kootenay

Gender Affirming Care - East Kootenay

Acute Care Transitions - Cranbrook

Access to Liver Care - East Kootenay

Evaluating the EK Eating Disorder Clinic - East Kootenay

Microblogging MD (MBMD) - East Kootenay


Past Projects

Shared Care's East Kootenay Maternity, RadiologyChronic Pain and Golden Maternity projects are now complete.



Jacqui van Zyl

Shared Care Project Lead
EK Division of Family Practice