Dr. Ward Flemons is a medical advisor to the Health Quality Council of Alberta and the former Vice-President of Quality, Safety and Health Information for the Calgary Health Region. He practices as a respirologist and sleep medicine specialist at the Foothills Medical Centre and is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Ward has led and participated in several large reviews both of Alberta's and other province's health systems. He works with patients / families who have experienced serious patient harm events in healthcare. He chairs two Patient Safety and Quality certificate courses for the University of Calgary and Health Quality Council of Alberta. Ward also lectures widely within the province and nationally on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.