Meet Harikrishnan “Hari” Gopalakrishnan Nair!

December 9, 2022

We are Women’s offers the WCH community a chance to get to know each other and share our stories.

Name: Harikrishnan Gopalakrishnan Nair (“Hari”)

Pronouns: he/ him

Title & Department: Clinical Manager (Interim), Family Practice Health Team

On the WCH team for: 4.4 years

1. What does your typical workday look like?

Over the past three years my typical day has significantly grown from therapeutic patient care to reflecting and acting on how best to deliver care to ensure patient, team and organizational objectives are addressed. I am learning and exploring avenues to seek improvement in processes and policies to deliver safe, equitable, innovative and compassionate patient care. As I am transitioning to a new interim role currently, my typical day involves a lot of learning and collaborating with some outstanding healthcare practitioners and colleagues who constantly motivates me to grow and be the best version of myself.

2. What excites you the most about working at WCH?

The people. The love, family bonding, nurturing and growth I have received from my home department in TAPMI has elevated me to reach across and offer services to multiple programs at WCH. The vision and leadership at WCH have created avenues for growth as well as fostered opportunities for reflection in delivering innovative care amidst the global healthcare crisis.

To be part of evolving care solutions with an equity, diversity, inclusion and social accountability focus is the need of the hour and I am excited to be part of this process.

3. How does your work contribute to creating a positive patient experience?

As a physiotherapist with TAPMI dealing with people who have chronic or persistent pain, my role has involved delivering direct patient care. I have strived to listen and understand patient concerns and address them in a timely manner, from a patient’s point of view. I believe that has helped to provide patients with options even if I didn’t have all the solutions they wanted and ultimately created a positive experience. By finding positivity within myself and joy in the work I do, I believe it creates an impact with the day-to-day interactions, care delivery and addressal of patient and team concerns.

4. Tell us one to three things that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you!

I like fast cars and motorcycles!