Posted on: February 22, 2021
Only in recent years has Midwifery been fully integrated into health care services in British Columbia. Jill Pearman RM is the Island Health Deputy Department Head of Maternity Care & Pediatrics responsible for Midwifery. Her incredible leadership over the past several years has transformed the quality, safety and access to midwifery services across Vancouver Island.
Jill’s career accomplishments in Midwifery are numerous and significant. She led the implementation of an Island-wide governance structure for Midwifery, and shifted team culture from autonomous community practice to integrated team-based services at dedicated care sites. The department now benefits from 66 Registered Midwives, who are involved in 41% of the deliveries in Island Health.