October 16, 2018

Patient Safety Skills Booster Education Sessions

If you are a clinical lead (i.e. CNL, CNE, Co-ordinator, Manager), medical lead or aspiring clinical or medical leader, the Patient Safety Department would like to invite you to attend education opportunities provided during Patient Safety Week (October 29-November 1, 2018).

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October 10, 2018

New Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiologist at RJH

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Olivier Desplantie to the Cardiology team at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Starting October 15, 2018, Dr. Desplantie will join the Division of Cardiology and Island Health as a Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiologist.

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September 25, 2018

Island Health celebrates Physician Quality Improvement

Physicians from across Vancouver Island gathered in Sidney last week to celebrate the graduation of cohort two from the Physician Quality Improvement initiative. Physicians presented their projects and shared their experiences from working on their year-long quality improvement projects.

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September 12, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Gordon Hoag

In June, Dr. Gordon Hoag concluded his term as Medical Director and Department Head of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics, positions he held for 18 years.

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August 17, 2018

New Geo 2 Executive Medical Director - Dr. Ben Williams

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Ben Williams has accepted the position of Executive Medical Director, Geography 2 (Nanaimo, Oceanside, Alberni-Clayoquot); Renal, Trauma, and Oncology Services.

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August 14, 2018

Just released: Medical Leadership Learning and Networking Events

We are pleased to invite all our current and emerging Medical Leaders and Medical Staff Association Executive to our 2018-2019 series of Medical Leadership Development and Networking Events.  

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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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