News & Events

January 22, 2019

Physicians gather to collaborate on Palliative Care and MAiD

More than 30 physicians gathered in Nanaimo and Victoria last December to improve medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Island Health.

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January 18, 2019

Medical and Academic Affairs Changes

I am excited to announce some organizational changes to the Medical and Academic Affairs (MAA) team.

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January 9, 2019

New Medical Leaders for Primary Care and Mental Health and Substance Use

We are pleased to introduce and welcome two new medical leaders to Island Health, Dr. Lissa Benson and Dr. Daniel Boston.

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December 19, 2018

New Medical Lead for MHSU Addictions Medicine, Geo 4

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Bill Bullock and to welcome him to his new position as Medical Lead for Mental Health and Substance Use, Addictions Medicine Geography 4, effective December 1, 2018. In this new role Dr.

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December 18, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Deke Botsford

Dr. Deke Botsford has decided to step back from his leadership roles as Chief of Staff and Site Medical Director at North Island Hospital Campbell River and District. However, Dr. Botsford will continue to provide surgical care at the hospital.

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December 17, 2018

PQI project aims to help women who experience early pregnancy loss

Nanaimo Obstetrics and Gynecology physician, Dr. Regina Renner provides care to women who experience early pregnancy loss (EPL).

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December 13, 2018

Celebrating Success: Evidence-into-Practice Silver Award-Winner Dr. Paul Winston

Island Health’s annual Knowledge-to-Action Awards aim to celebrate and spread the use of high-quality, relevant evidence to change practice and improve quality and care.

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December 12, 2018

Team Lady Minto Completes Neonatal Training

Lady Minto Hospital physicians and the solo midwife recently completed the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

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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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