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January 12, 2021

Cowichan Valley Health Care Leaders Respond to Anti-Indigenous Racism

An Open Letter to all residents of the Cowichan Valley region from the Board Chairs of the Cowichan Valley Division of Family Practice, Executive Committee of Cowichan District Medical Society, First Nations Health Authority, and Island Health’s Cowichan Valley leadership.

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January 12, 2021

17 new cases today, Island Health total 1,154

There are 30 active cases in the north, 120 central and 35 in the south island.

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January 12, 2021

Nanaimo Pediatricians and Physicians Honoured With Award

Dr. Wilma Arruda was presented with this award for working towards improving children's rights in ways that encourage love for children, listening to children, fostering healthy children's lives, and building capacities in children, in the spirit of Doctor Korczak. 

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January 12, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Today

Hear from the CEO; VP Pandemic Planning; Chief Medical Health Officer and other senior leaders for current updates and answers to your questions.

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January 11, 2021

CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

To start today, we share the unfortunate news of another death related to COVID-19 in Island Health. Over the weekend, a man in his seventies lost his battle with the virus as the number of people who have lost their lives province-wide exceeded one thousand. Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and those who cared for him.

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January 11, 2021

CPR for Persons Under Investigation or Confirmed COVID-19

Island Health COVID-19 Guideline for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Persons Under Investigation or Confirmed COVID-19: Residents with Tracheostomy and/or Mechanical Ventilators

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January 11, 2021

58 new cases today, Island Health total 1,137

There are 32 active cases in the north, 117 central and 37 in the south island.

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January 11, 2021

Physician Quality Improvement Fundamentals Coming to You

Learn Quality Improvement (QI) skills tools that can help improve care in your area of work! Registration open to Physicians, leadership dyads and any approved Island Health staff member directly involved in physician-led QI work.

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January 9, 2021

Hart House long-term care home in Victoria COVID-19 Outbreak

One staff member who worked in the home has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing by Island Health’s Public Health team is underway to identify anyone potentially exposed and the staff member is isolating at home.

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January 8, 2021

Acting President & CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

We wanted to wrap up the week by providing a snapshot of what our staff and medical staff can anticipate in terms of vaccination.

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