News & Events

December 7, 2018

Thank you, Dr. John Antonsen

Nephrologist Dr. John Antonsen deserves to be recognized for his exemplary leadership, fairness, insights, patience and for being an outstanding physician leader who is always focused on what is best for patient care.

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December 5, 2018

Medical Staff at Island Health-A Message from Dr. Jeremy Etherington

With the approaching Holiday Season, I am reminded how lucky my family and I really are to live in such a great country and to work in Island Health.

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December 4, 2018

Nanaimo Welcomes New Doctors and Thanks Retiring Doctors

More than 110 Nanaimo medical staff and their families gathered at the end of November for the first annual Hello Goodbye Mingler! The event was held to recognize Nanaimo’s newest physicians to the medical community and honour retiring physicians for dedicating themselves to patient care.

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November 28, 2018

Medical Staff gathered in Victoria for Medical Leadership Development Event

Current and emerging medical leaders from across Vancouver Island gathered in Victoria last week to participate in the first annual medical leadership workshop and networking event “Leader as Coach: Conversations for Personal and System Growth” training event.

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November 26, 2018

Doctors without Razors help Movember fundraising effort

If you have been to Saanich Peninsula Hospital lately, you might notice the doctors appear a bit…well, hairier... These doctors have put down their razors for the month of November to grow their Mo’s for Movember!

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November 13, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Anna Kindy

Campbell River general practitioner Dr. Anna Kindy works in addiction medicine and has been a tireless advocate for a vulnerable and challenging population for more than 20 years. In addition to providing care to her patients, Dr.

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November 7, 2018

New Medical Director Heart Health, Dr. Peter Gladstone

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Peter Gladstone as the new Heart Health Medical Director. He started his new position on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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November 2, 2018

New Executive Medical Director, Geography 1

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Jennifer Grace has accepted the role of Executive Medical Director for Geography 1 on a permanent basis.

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October 24, 2018

Changes in Anesthesia Can Improve Operating Room Efficiency

As an Anesthesiologist, Dr. Gus Chan helps prepare patients for surgery and monitors them during and after their procedure to ensure success.

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October 17, 2018

Do You Really Have Time For The FLU?

Free vaccines are available for all Island Health medical staff between October 22 – November 9, 2018.

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