Our very own BC Family Doctors Executive Director, Dr Renee Fernandez, won the prestigious Dr Don Rix Award for physician leadership. The award was presented at the Doctors of BC Awards Gala on January 26th, 2024.
Established in memory of the late Dr Donald Rix, the award recognizes lifetime achievements and exemplary physician leadership so outstanding that it serves as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in British Columbia.
Dr Fernandez received the award for her work as a physician, advocate and changemaker. Her leadership helped guide family doctors in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last couple of years, her exceptional work, negotiation skills and leadership changed the way community family doctors work with the introduction of the Longitudinal Family Practice payment model. Her personal commitment and passion for meaningful change in BC’s healthcare system are truly an inspiration.
Congratulations to our transformational Executive Director, Dr Renee Fernandez!
For more information about the Doctors of BC Awards, please click here.