News & Events

July 3, 2018

New Medical Director & Department Head for Laboratory Medicine, Pathology & Medical Genetics

Dr. Gordon Hoag’s term as Medical Director and Department Head for the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics completed at the end of June. Dr. Hoag started as Medical Director in 2000.

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July 3, 2018

Mobile Medical Unit helps Nanaimo practice and prepare for disasters

The Provincial Health Services Authority's Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) was recently deployed to Vancouver Island to pilot its Disaster Medicine course. On June 12 and 13, the MMU team, which includes Dr. Omar Ahmad and Dr.

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June 21, 2018

New leadership position: Medical Director for Addiction Medicine

We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Ramm Hering has been appointed Island Health’s first Medical Director for Addiction Medicine. This island-wide co-management role will be a key role within the Mental Health and Substance Use Program.

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June 14, 2018

Medical Director changes in Pediatrics

Dr. Wilma Arruda is leaving her long term role as Island Health’s Medical Director for Child, Youth and Family - Pediatrics. Dr.

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June 5, 2018

Dr. Evelyn Voyageur wins health award

Dr. Evelyn Voyageur, a champion in Indigenous health care and a North Island Hospital advisor, has been nationally recognized as the recipient of the Indspire Award for Health.

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June 5, 2018

Island Health celebrates 25,000 hearts

Island Health’s Cardiac Surgery Program at Royal Jubilee Hospital recently completed their 25,000th heart operation.

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June 4, 2018

Dr. Leah Norgrove receives humanitarian award for her work to support palliative patients

Island Health is proud to announce that Dr. Leah Norgrove has received the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians’ 2018 Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work to ensure culturally safe support for palliative care patients.

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May 1, 2018

Campbell River physician wins health leadership award

Emergency Department physician Dr. Jeffrey Beselt was nationally recognized in April, 2018, for his inspirational leadership and commitment to culturally inclusive health care.

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April 25, 2018

Island Health emergency physician presents PQI project at Quality Forum 2018

In February 2018, Island Health emergency physician Dr Jason Wale presented his Physician Quality Improvement project on opioid substitution therapy at Quality Forum 2018.

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