News & Events

December 6, 2019

Welcome New Medical Director—Dr. Adele Harrison

We are pleased to share after seven years of working with Quality, Safety and Improvement, Dr. Adele Harrison has chosen to join the Medical and Academic Affairs team in the role of Medical Director, Clinical Improvement and Medical Staff Development.

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December 5, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

The Department of Emergency and Critical care is pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Colella as the new medical lead of emergency at Victoria General Hospital. Dr. Colella earned his medical degree from McMaster University before moving to British Columbia.

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December 5, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Iman Zandieh as the new division head of gastroenterology. In addition to his work as an internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist, Dr. Zandieh is a clinical instructor at the UBC Department of Medicine.

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December 5, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Davide Salina as the new medical lead of anatomic pathology (island-wide and acute geo 4). He has a cytopathology fellowship from MD Anderson cancer center, with a an additional subspecialty focus in genitourinary pathology. Dr.

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December 3, 2019

Modernizing the Provincial Health Profession Regulatory Framework

A steering committee with representatives from all three parties in BC’s legislature has worked together on a proposal to modernize the province’s health professions regulatory system and they are now seeking input.

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December 2, 2019

Thank you, Dr. Jeremy Etherington

A memo from the President and CEO, Kathy MacNeil.

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December 1, 2019

Holiday Message from Dr. Jeremy Etherington

During the holidays, I like to take stock of what matters, appreciate what I have and recharge for the New Year. Although health care never stops, this is an important time of year to remember why we have chosen to dedicate ourselves to medicine and helping others.

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November 29, 2019

Thank You, Dr. Margaret Kilshaw

Dr. Margaret Kilshaw is retiring from her medical director position at the end of November. Dr. Kilshaw’s people-first leadership will be missed by those who have had the opportunity to work with her.

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November 28, 2019

Reminder to report your flu vaccine status

Flu season starts soon and there is no better way to protect yourself and your patients than by getting your flu shot and washing your hands. All Island Health medical staff are required to report whether they received the flu shot or are choosing to wear a mask.

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November 27, 2019

The Case For Quality

In an effort to improve quality, transparency and safety, the Health Authority Medical Quality Committee will begin sharing real stories about events that all medical staff can learn from.

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