International Women's Day 2022

    VPSA celebrates the work of women physicians

    International Women's Day is on March 8, 2022.  This is a day to celebrate the achievements of women.

    As part of International Women’s Day in 2022, the VCH  Physician Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is highlighting just a few of the thousands of incredible women who make up our medical staff. VCH leaders were asked to consider and nominate women who have made contributions to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout their careers through clinical care, research, leadership and education.

    Lana Moroz, NP

        Lana is a graduate of the UBC Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program. She is the nurse practitioner in the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at VGH where she supervises, collaborates and provides care to patients with complex medical needs in a culturally sensitive and patient-centred approach. Her dedication to clinical care is evidenced by her countless hours of work before and during the pandemic to keep patients safe, avoid their emergency visits, being knowledgeable about their health and safety and helping them to receive equitable care.

        Lana  participates in the Quality Assurance and Improvement /Critical Incidence Committee for NPs and is a member of VCH Medical Staff Editorial Board helping to craft the organization’s message with an EDI lens. Over the last several years Lana has demonstrated her leadership in her clinical role through mentoring new staff both within her own program and with new NPs in other cardiac programs.


        Through her interactions with staff and students, Lana demonstrates it is possible for women to find work/life balance—but it is not easy. In her home life, Lana is the matriarch of her loving family that includes her husband, two children, and her elderly parents. She tries to balance their competing needs with those of her very busy and often short-staffed position as a nurse practitioner in the clinic.

        Photo credit: Dr. Cyrus McEachern