Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | Island Health Medical Staff Memos

December 1:CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

December 1: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 30: In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care released today

November 30:CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

November 30: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 27: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 26: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 25: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

November 24: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 23: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

November 23: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 20: Public Service Announcement 

November 20: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

November 20: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 19: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

November 19: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 18: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 17: VP Pandemic Planning Update

November 17: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 16: VP Pandemic Planning Update

November 16: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 13: ORDER OF THE MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER

November 13: VP Pandemic Planning Update

November 13: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 12: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update

November 12: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 10: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 9: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 9: Provincial Policy Mask Use in Health Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 6: VP Pandemic Planning Update

November 4: VP Pandemic Planning Update

November 4:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 3:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

November 2: VP Pandemic Planning Update

November 2:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | October 2020

October 30: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 30:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 29:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 28: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 28:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 27:Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 26: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 26: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 23: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 23: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 22: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

October 21: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard 

October 21: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 20: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard (2 new cases today, Island Health 244*) *one case moved to different health authority.

October 19: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 19: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard (3 new cases today, Island Health 243)

October 16: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 16: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard (1 new cases today, Island Health 240)

October 14: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 14: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard (2 new cases today, Island Health 237)

October 13: Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard (10 new cases today, Island Health total 235)

October 8: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 6: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 2: Medical Health Officers' Newsletter #322

October 1: VP Pandemic Planning Update

October 1: Flu Newsletter Long-Term Care Facilities #321

October 1: Flu Newsletter Community Vaccine Providers #320

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | September 2020

September 29: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 24: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 22: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 17: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 15: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 10: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 8: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 3: VP Pandemic Planning Update

September 1: VP Pandemic Planning Update

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | August 2020

August 31: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

August 28: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

August 27: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 25: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 24: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

August 21: Medical Health Officers Newsletter

August 21: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard 

August 20: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 20: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard 

August 19: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard 

August 18: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 13: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 11: VP Pandemic Planning Update: August 11, 2020

August 10: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard 

August 7: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

August 6: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 4: VP Pandemic Planning Update

August 4: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard 

August 4: FROM THE CEO: Addressing Racism - new survey launched

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | July 2020

July 29: Memo: A Message from Kathy McNeil, Island Health President & CEO

July 28: Memo: VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 28, 2020

July 23: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard July 23, 2020

July 23: Memo: VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 23, 2020

July 21: Memo: VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 21, 2020

July 20: Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard July 20, 2020

July 16: Memo: VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 16, 2020

July 14: Memo: VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 14, 2020

July 14: Medical Health Officers Newsletter, #318 - COVID-19 Update #7

July 13: Memo: COVID-19 Pre-procedure Documentation in PowerChart - Choosing correct patient encounter

July 11: CEO Update: July 11, 2020

July 10: Memo: Update and Call to Action - Indigenous Specific Racism

July 9: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 9, 2020

July 7: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 7, 2020

July 6: Addressing the indirect effects of COVID-19 on the health of children and young people

July 4: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 4, 2020

July 2: Chief MHO Update: July 2, 2020

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | June 2020

June 30: Chief MHO Update: June 30, 2020

June 27: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 27, 2020

June 25: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 25, 2020

June 24: Implementation of COVID-19 Pre-Procedure Assessment Documentation in PowerChart

June 24: Working after travel to other jurisdictions

June 23: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 23, 2020

June 22: CEO & Chief Medical Health Officer Update: New Positive Case at Island Health

June 20: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 20, 2020

June 18: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 18, 2020

June 18: Emergency Privileges for COVID-19 ending June 30

June 16: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 16, 2020

June 13: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 13, 2020

June 11: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 11, 2020

June 9: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 9, 2020

June 6: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 6, 2020

June 4: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 4, 2020

June 2: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 2, 2020

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | May 2020

May 30: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 30, 2020

May 28: CEO Update: May 28, 2020

May 27: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 27, 2020

May 26: CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 26, 2020

May 26: Long-Term Care Communication Bulletin

May 26: NEW! and Revised Order Sets available

May 26: New VP, Pandemic Planning 

May 25: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 25, 2020

May 25: Vancouver Island COVID-19 Test Processing

May 23: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 23, 2020

May 22: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 22, 2020

May 21: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 21, 2020

May 20: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 20, 2020

May 19: COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plan

May 19: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 19, 2020

May 19: Medical Imaging Ramp Up Plan, May 19, 2020

May 19: Long-term Care Communication Bulletin

May 16: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 16, 2020

May 15: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 15, 2020

May 14: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 14, 2020

May 13: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 13, 2020

May 12: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 12, 2020

May 11: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 11, 2020

May 11: Island Health Practice Support Program, May 11, 2020

May 9: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 9, 2020

May 8: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 8, 2020

May 7: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 7, 2020

May 7: PPE mask update, May 7, 2020

May 6: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 6, 2020

May 5: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 5, 2020

May 4: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 4, 2020

May 2: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 2, 2020

May 1: CEO & Chief MHO Update, May 1, 2020

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | April 2020

April 30: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 30, 2020

April 30: PPE Procurement & Product Management | PHSA

April 29: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 29, 2020

April 28: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 28, 2020

April 28: Update on Available Virtual Visit Options April 28, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Update April 27, 2020

April 25: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 25, 2020

April 24: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 24, 2020

April 23: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 23, 2020

April 23: Incomplete Chart Notifications

April 23: COVID-19 Medication Supply and Conservation

April 23: Virtual Care Memo

April 22: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 22, 2020

April 21: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 21, 2020

April 20: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 20, 2020

April 18: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 18, 2020

April 17: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 17, 2020

April 17: COVID-19 Cohort Plan

April 17: Long-term Care Communication Bulletin

April 16: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 16, 2020

April 15: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 15, 2020

April 15: COVID-19 Testing Line Now Open, April 15, 2020

April 15: Revised PPE Direction. April 15, 2020

April 14: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 14, 2020

April 14: Intensive Home Monitoring (IHM) for COVID-19

April 14: COVID-19 Laboratory Bulletin Influenza Testing

April 13: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 13, 2020

April 11: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 11, 2020

April 10: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 10, 2020

April 10: N-95 Mask Reprocessing

April 9: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 9, 2020

April 8: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 8, 2020

April 7: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 7, 2020

April 6: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 6, 2020

April 5: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 5, 2020

April 4: Code Blue situations in COVID-19 positive or suspected patients/clients at RJH and VGH only | April 3

April 4: UPDATE: Documentation of Consent for Procedures or interventions during COVID

April 4: Island Health now has a one-stop shop for people looking to support our staff in the fight against COVID-19

April 3: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 3, 2020

April 3: COVID-19 HLOC Transport and Cohort Procedure

April 3: Long-term Care Bulletin

April 2: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 2, 2020

April 1: CEO & Chief MHO Update, April 1, 2020

April 1: Diabetes Education Centres – Island Health Service Update

April 1: Long-term Care Bulletin

April 1: Island Health Information Bulletin: The Harbour supervised consumption service goes mobile in response to COVID-19 needs

Medical Staff Memos & CEO/Chief MHO Updates | March 2020

March 31: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 31, 2020

March 31: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

March 30: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 30, 2020

March 30: Changes in Facility Access

March 30: MOST Changes at Island Health

March 30: Community MOST Becoming Available in the EHR

March 30: Staff and Physician Pay Parking Suspended April 1 until Further Notice | March 30, 2020

March 29: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 29, 2020

March 28: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 28, 2020

March 27: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 27, 2020

March 27: Long-term Care Communication Bulletin | NEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRANSFER FROM LONG TERM CARE TO ACUTE CARE | March 27

March 27: Letter from Dr. Jason Hart, Executive Medical Director, BC Cancer Victoria | March 27

March 27: Letter from Island Health Division of Infectious Disease | March 27

March 27: IMPORTANT UPDATE: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Direct Care Areas

March 26: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 26, 2020

March 26: UPDATE: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

March 25: CEO & Chief MHO Update, March 25, 2020

March 24: Emergency Services Branch, Island Health Sitrep | Situation Report No. 3 (as of 24 Mar 2020)

March 24: CEO & Chief MHO Update: March 24, 2020

March 24: MDI use and COVID-19 patients

March 23: CEO & Chief MHO Update: March 23, 2020

March 23: Long-term Care Communication Bulletin | Long-Term Care Physicians and Nurse Practitioners 

March 23: Island Health Laboratory Services Changes

March 22: CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update: March 22, 2020

March 22: A Message from Dr. Ian Thompson | Acting Medical Chief Officer 

March 21: CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update: March 21, 2020

March 21: Avoid Social Gatherings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

March 21: Only Essential Visits allowed to Island Health Facilities

March 20: CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update: March 20, 2020

March 20: COVID-19 Cohorting and Higher Level of Care Process

March 20: Important COVID-19 Notice Clinical Trials and Health Resarch Operations at Island Health 

March 20: Location of COVID-19 cases confidential

March 19: CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update: March 19, 2020

March 19: Reduced Medical Imaging Tests and Procedures (Island Health)

March 19: N95 Respirator Fit Testing and COVID-19 Resources (Island Health)

March 18: Long-Term Care Communication Bulletin (Island Health)

March 18: CEO Update | March 18 | 18:18

March 18: Memorandum to all Physicians across Island Health | Dr. Brian Berry, Director of Hematopathology | March 18 | 13:04

March 18: Memo: Changes in Food Services

March 17: CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update: March 17, 2020

March 17: Visitor Restrictions at Island Health Facilities/Outpatient Clinics

March 16: Memo from Kathy MacNeil and Dr. Richard Stanwick

March 16: Visitor Restrictions in Place at Island Health Facilities/Outpatient Clinics 

March 14: Long-Term Care Communication Bulletin (Island Health)

March 13: COVID-19 Medical Staff Self-Isolation Update, Screening Guidelines and Clinic Updates (Island Health)

March 13: Memorandum to all Department of Surgery (Island Health)

March 12: FROM THE CEO: New Measures to Respond to COVID-19  (Island Health)

March 11: COVID-19 Weekly Update #2 (Island Health)

March 10: N95 Respirator Fit Testing and COVID-19 Resources

March 6: FROM THE CEO: Island Health Response to COVID-19 (Island Health)

March 5: Memorandum to all Emergency Department Physicians from Dr. Ben Williams and Dr. Chris Hall (Island Health)

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