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May 13, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 13, 2020

A message from Leah Hollins, Chair of the Board of Island Health on National Nursing Week:
I am taking this opportunity to share my gratitude with the over 8,000 nurses across Island Health during National Nursing Week. As a nurse, I worked in unique settings and participated in many challenging health events, but never to the magnitude we are seeing today with COVID-19. This pandemic is a once in a lifetime event – one we will learn from and study for many years. For nurses in 2020, during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, you are providing comfort and reassurance to patients during a time of adaptation in our approach as we learn together about this novel virus.

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May 12, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 12

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 12, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 12, 2020

This afternoon, the province launched a population health survey in partnership with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, PHSA, and all regional health authorities. The BC COVID-19 survey: Your story, our future asks how COVID-19 has affected your life, your family and your future. This survey will further strengthen our pandemic response and help guide the B.C. Government and Provincial Health Officer in the weeks and months to come. 

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May 12, 2020

Island Health begins implementing surgical renewal plan

Island Health is resuming elective surgeries with new measures in place to keep patients, staff and medical staff safe. 

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May 12, 2020

BC COVID-19 survey: Your story, our future

This afternoon, the province launched a population health survey in partnership with the BC CDC, PHSA, and all health authorities.

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May 12, 2020

Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) Community Program newsletter | May 2020

The RCME Community Program, RCCbc works closely with educational partners such as UBC RCPD to increase the availability of learning opportunities closer to home, support meaningful community education opportunities that will support better patient care, and create opportunities in personal development, professional development and team/relationship development.  

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May 11, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 11

A daily summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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May 11, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 11, 2020

It is with the greatest of gratitude that we recognize all of the nurses in the Island Health family as we begin National Nursing Week. Nurses provide care, compassion and kindness for patients and families while also being valued leaders, administrators and educators.

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May 11, 2020

Dr. Carere , ER Doctor and profiles of workers on the front lines of health care amid pandemic

Emergency-room physician Matt Carere has been inspired by the rapid response to COVID-19 in Victoria, where simulations and preparations continue for a possible second wave.

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May 11, 2020

Doctors celebrate a different kind of Mother’s Day this year

Dr. Bri Budlovsky, a physician in the Emergency Department at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals, says when the pandemic hit she was afraid “more than ever before” to bring the illness back home to her two young children. Budlovsky’s youngest daughter was only six months old when she returned to work from maternity leave and within weeks, cases of the virus began to appear on the Island.

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