News & Events

October 17, 2019

Dr. Shannon Waters asks “How can I give back”

Daily life eventually requires us all to rest and heal. I am fortunate.

The winding down of summer signifies change. In my home territory of Cowichan, this includes shorter daylight hours, leaves turning color, and school preparations for many families.

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October 16, 2019

Dr. Corrie Graboski Launches Two Migraine Studies with Island Health Research

Migraines account for 7 million lost working days a year in Canada – and that doesn’t begin to calculate their impact on quality of life for the almost 3 million Canadians who suffer from them.

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October 15, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

Dr. Rusty J. Ritenour is the new Division Head of Ophthalmology for Geo 4. Dr. Ritenour earned his medical degree from the University of Calgary before completing ophthalmology training at Dalhousie University, and a Cornea Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

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October 10, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leah MacDonald as Executive Medical Director, Primary Care and Seniors Health, beginning October 7, 2019.

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October 9, 2019

Patient Safety Learning Video Now Available

The BC Patient Safety and Learning System (PSLS) has created a “How to Report” video for Island Health Medical Staff. 

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October 9, 2019

Rural Physician Research Support Project

The Rural Physician Research Support Project is a new initiative which aims to empower rural physician researchers – or new aspiring researchers – to pursue innovative rural research and knowledge translation projects contributing to advancing rural health in BC.

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October 8, 2019

Island Health Doctors Participate in Doctors of BC Be Active Campaign

It’s October, and that means Doctors of BC’s annual children’s health challenge Be Active Every Day is back. The challenge, which seeks to get kids aged 5-11 active

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October 8, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

Dr. Haley Bos is the new Medical Director for Victoria General Hospital Clinical Operation.

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October 8, 2019

Knowledge-to-Action Month

Every November, the Research Department of Island Health hosts a month of collaborative events, bringing together leaders and researchers, healthcare providers and patients to learn about the importance of translating evidence into practice to improve care and outcomes.

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October 7, 2019

Island Health Physicians Honoured by UBC Faculty of Medicine and Island Medical Program

Island Medical Program faculty members were honoured by the UBC Faculty of Medicine with 2019 Clinical Faculty teaching awards and Island Medical Program/Division of Medical Sciences Teaching Awards.

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