News & Events

May 17, 2019

Dr. Christopher Collins My Family Doctor Award recipient

May 19 is BC’s second Family Doctor Day! This day gives us a chance to celebrate and honour the work of family doctors that practice in communities across BC.

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May 15, 2019

Dr. Andrew MacPherson named Emergency Physician of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew MacPherson! 

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May 15, 2019

Welcome New Medical Directors

We are pleased to welcome two new medical directors: Dr. Steve Goodchild, Medical Director, Primary Care and Dr. Alan Buckley, Medical Director, Quality for Medicine.

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May 8, 2019

New Division Head, Orthopedic Surgery Geo 4

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Dryden as the new Division Head of Orthopedic Surgery for Geo 4. Dr. Dryden has been practicing medicine since 1996. After he completed his orthopedic residency at UBC in 2001, Dr.

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May 8, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leaders

We are pleased to welcome two new medical leaders: Dr. Jan Theron is the new Medical Lead for Pediatrics at the North Island Hospital Campbell River and Comox Valley and Dr. David Shanks is the new Medical Lead for Medicine at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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May 7, 2019

Nanaimo Physicians Help Prepare for Disasters

Emergency physicians Dr. Mike Flesher and Dr. Chris Rumball know a thing or two about disasters. Dr. Rumball is presently Chair of the Doctors of BC Emergency and Public Safety Committee.

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May 3, 2019

New Medical Lead, Hospitalists RJH

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hendrik (Rikus) De Lange to his medical leadership role as the new medical lead of hospitalists at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Dr. De Lange has been practicing medicine at Island Health since 2013.

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May 3, 2019

Royal Jubilee’s Mock Code Blue Program Expands to include CPR Wars

Frontline staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital are familiar with the Mock Code Blue program. For nearly 20 years, each Mock Code Blue has allowed medical staff, residents, nurses and clinical teams the opportunity to practice their response to a code blue situation.

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May 1, 2019

First Ever Vancouver Island Quality Showcase Was a Success

More than 200 people from across Island Health gathered in Nanaimo last week to celebrate Quality. Medical staff, nurses, clinical staff, patients and leaders came together for the day at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

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May 1, 2019

Celebrating National Physicians’ Day on May 1st

The Canadian Medical Association has officially declared May 1 as National Physicians’ Day in order to recognize the Canadian medical profession and its contributions to the country’s history and national identity.

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