News & Events

October 11, 2018

New Cardiologist and Echocardiographer at NRGH

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jennifer Jue to the Cardiology team at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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October 10, 2018

New Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiologist at RJH

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Olivier Desplantie to the Cardiology team at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Starting October 15, 2018, Dr. Desplantie will join the Division of Cardiology and Island Health as a Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiologist.

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September 25, 2018

Island Health celebrates Physician Quality Improvement

Physicians from across Vancouver Island gathered in Sidney last week to celebrate the graduation of cohort two from the Physician Quality Improvement initiative. Physicians presented their projects and shared their experiences from working on their year-long quality improvement projects.

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September 12, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Gordon Hoag

In June, Dr. Gordon Hoag concluded his term as Medical Director and Department Head of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics, positions he held for 18 years.

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August 29, 2018

Wi-Fi is now available at more hospitals

Effective today, Island Health is pleased to provide complimentary Wi-Fi service to Island Health medical staff, staff and volunteers at Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Cowichan District Hospital, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Lady Minto Hospital and West Coast

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August 17, 2018

New Geo 2 Executive Medical Director - Dr. Ben Williams

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Ben Williams has accepted the position of Executive Medical Director, Geography 2 (Nanaimo, Oceanside, Alberni-Clayoquot); Renal, Trauma, and Oncology Services.

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August 14, 2018

Just released: Medical Leadership Learning and Networking Events

We are pleased to invite all our current and emerging Medical Leaders and Medical Staff Association Executive to our 2018-2019 series of Medical Leadership Development and Networking Events.  

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August 2, 2018

Dr. Richard Stanwick and Dr. Wilma Arruda honoured for contributions to children's health

Island Health leaders, Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer, and Dr. Wilma Arruda, Medical Director of Pediatric Services, were honoured for their outstanding contributions to children’s health and wellness in B.C.

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July 30, 2018

Medical Leadership Review Project

In 2016, Island Health launched a new Medical Leadership Structure to ensure Medical Leaders are supported and to involve Medical Staff in decision-making. This structure has two parts; Departmental and Operational.

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July 27, 2018

FROM THE CEO: New Vice President – Priority Populations & Initiatives

Earlier this year I shared that I would be creating the position of Vice President – Priority Populations and Initiatives to lead the important strategy development work and monitor progress to help our integrated system of care for key populations and services.  

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