News & Events

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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July 25, 2018

FROM THE CEO: Island Health’s 2018/19 Annual Priorities Plan

There are many challenges in delivering upon the health and care that our patients and care team deserve. To effectively meet these challenges, we have to work together in partnership to create a different today for a better tomorrow.

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July 18, 2018

South Island Hospitalist contract update

Island Health is very pleased and excited to share that the contract between the South Island Hospitalists and Island Health is complete after two years of hard work!

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July 16, 2018

Medical Staff Engagement and Development Team is growing

Island Health’s Medical Staff Engagement and Development team welcomed two new team members this month. Sara Campbell, based in Nanaimo, is the new Project Lead and Tara Martinez, based in Victoria, is the new Program Assistant.

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July 11, 2018

New hospital coming to the Cowichan Valley

On Friday, June 6th, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix joined staff, patients and community partners at the Cowichan District Hospital to announce it is full steam ahead on a project to replace the existing hospital.

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July 4, 2018

Island Health Medical Leaders learn about medical staff engagement best practices

Medical leaders from across Island Health met June 22 for an afternoon to learn more about medical staff engagement best practices and application. Island Health’s Medical Staff Engagement and Development team hosted “Engaging Medical Staff in Decision Making” workshop.

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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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