Dr. Jason Wale Shifts Emergency Department Response to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Working in the RJH and VGH emergency departments, Dr. Jason Wale recognized the need to shift the emergency department culture to try and prevent overdose deaths. The Physician Quality Improvement initiative provided the opportunity to start. The goal is to offer all opioid addicted patients presenting in emergency departments the opportunity to proactively address their addictions.

Dr. Laura Chapman Developed a Toolkit to Help Physicians Prevent Violence Against Health Care Providers

Training and prevention are key to help improve the situation for both patients and health care providers. This is why Dr. Laura Chapman and Dr. Tracy Nigro undertook a Quality and Innovation Initiative project with the help of Deborah McKnight. The toolkit is now available to physicians and allied health professionals throughout the province through the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Professional Development platform. Read more about the toolkit.

Kudos for Medical Staff Members

Do you have a story you would like to share about a Medical Staff member’s significant contributions?  A professional or academic achievement, quality improvement project, or someone who has gone above and beyond that you would like to acknowledge.

Please contact us at: MedStaffEngagement@viha.ca  

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August 2, 2018

Dr. Richard Stanwick and Dr. Wilma Arruda honoured for contributions to children's health

Island Health leaders, Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer, and Dr. Wilma Arruda, Medical Director of Pediatric Services, were honoured for their outstanding contributions to children’s health and wellness in B.C.

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July 30, 2018

Medical Leadership Review Project

In 2016, Island Health launched a new Medical Leadership Structure to ensure Medical Leaders are supported and to involve Medical Staff in decision-making. This structure has two parts; Departmental and Operational.

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July 27, 2018

FROM THE CEO: New Vice President – Priority Populations & Initiatives

Earlier this year I shared that I would be creating the position of Vice President – Priority Populations and Initiatives to lead the important strategy development work and monitor progress to help our integrated system of care for key populations and services.  

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