News

December 19, 2019

Christmas Greeting from Island Health President and CEO

President & CEO, Kathy MacNeil offers holiday wishes to all staff, medical staff and volunteers at Island Health.

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December 18, 2019

Medical Care & Your Medical Practice in a Disaster: A Disastrous Night of Speed Dating

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital emergency physicians, Dr. Mike Flesher and Dr. Chris Rumball concluded their two-year community disaster preparedness project with a night of speed dating.

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December 17, 2019

Register for Quality Forum 2020

The Quality Forum unites hundreds of people working in British Columbia’s health care system to share and discuss how to improve health care quality and patient safety.

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December 17, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Jason Wale

Small acts of professionalism, dedication, and leadership can have a profound impact on the care of both patients and providers. The South Island MSA wishes to recognize its Members who are significant contributors to our community by establishing Annual Recognition Awards.

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December 17, 2019

LifeLabs Data Breach

LifeLabs announced they experienced a significant data breach stemming from a cyber security incident. The breached data included patient names, addresses, province of residence, postal codes, practitioner names, personal health numbers, gender and dates of birth.

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December 14, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Daniel Vincent

Dr. Vincent is an amazing clinician with dedication to chronic pain patients as an interventional anesthesiologist for decades.

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December 13, 2019

New Interim VP of Medicine, Quality and Academic Affairs

I am pleased to share that effective January 6, 2020, Dr. Ben Williams has agreed to take on the role of Interim Vice President – Medicine, Quality and Academic Affairs upon Dr. Jeremy Etherington’s retirement.

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December 11, 2019

Nanaimo Medical Staff say Hello and Goodbye

The “Hello Goodbye Mingler” was held at the Nanaimo Golf Club to welcome Nanaimo’s newest physicians and honour and thank those leaving our medical community for their dedicated years of service.

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December 6, 2019

Welcome New Medical Director—Dr. Adele Harrison

We are pleased to share after seven years of working with Quality, Safety and Improvement, Dr. Adele Harrison has chosen to join the Medical and Academic Affairs team in the role of Medical Director, Clinical Improvement and Medical Staff Development.

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December 5, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

The Department of Emergency and Critical care is pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Colella as the new medical lead of emergency at Victoria General Hospital. Dr. Colella earned his medical degree from McMaster University before moving to British Columbia.

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