EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLINICAL OPERATIONS, KGH
Jaymi Chernoff accepted the role of Executive Director, Clinical Operations for Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) on March 12, 2019, days before a state of emergency was declared in the Province of BC as a result of the emerging global pandemic. Responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of clinical services at both KGH and the Interior Health (IH) service area, Jaymi’s leadership has proven vital over the past two years in ensuring all aspects of hospital flow, logistics, scheduling, and capacity are coordinated to best serve the needs of regional patients.
Jaymi spent nine years as a Registered Nurse and worked as a Nurse Clinician at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB, and Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Jaymi has expanded her nursing administrative specialty to include roles as Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Regional TIA Rapid Access Coordinator, and the Director of Critical Care & On-Call Physician Specialty Services for IH. In 2010, Jaymi moved to Kelowna with her family, and in 2015, she assumed the lead for the Interior Health Cardiac Services team as Program Director.
Committed to building excellence in patient care for all who call the southern interior home, Jaymi is an appointee on the KGH Foundation Board of Directors and has worked directly with donors and the community to amplify health care fundraising initiatives in support of the region’s areas of greatest need.