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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 21, 2018
New leadership position: Medical Director for Addiction Medicine
We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Ramm Hering has been appointed Island Health’s first Medical Director for Addiction Medicine. This island-wide co-management role will be a key role within the Mental Health and Substance Use Program.
June 14, 2018
Medical Director changes in Pediatrics
Dr. Wilma Arruda is leaving her long term role as Island Health’s Medical Director for Child, Youth and Family - Pediatrics. Dr.
June 5, 2018
Dr. Evelyn Voyageur wins health award
Dr. Evelyn Voyageur, a champion in Indigenous health care and a North Island Hospital advisor, has been nationally recognized as the recipient of the Indspire Award for Health.