November 25, 2019

We Are Island Health

Dr. Bruce Campana, Dr. Omar Ahmad and the South Island Medical Staff Association, through Facility Engagement funding, are pleased to present We Are Island Health.

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November 24, 2019

Clinical Ethics Can Help Medical Staff

Picture yourself looking after a patient with a serious medical condition. Serious enough that they likely have only weeks to live. The patient’s family has been at their bedside throughout their hospital stay and they will not accept that their family member’s life is ending.

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November 23, 2019

Medical Staff Leaders Gather For “Wellness Today for a Better Tomorrow”

Over 70 medical leaders from across Vancouver Island gathered in Victoria last week for the Wellness Today for a Better Tomorrow workshop.

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November 21, 2019

Rural Continuing Medical Education Program Announcement

Rural physicians will benefit from various revisions to rural continuing medical education (RCME) announced earlier this year and in support of the changes, Antoinette Picone will start as the new RCME coordinator on November 25th.

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November 20, 2019

Physicians Help Advocate to Open Specialized Clinic

Dr. Vojislav Jovanovic and Dr. Dustin Loomes are excited to see the new Vancouver Island Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic open at Royal Jubilee Hospital in January.

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November 19, 2019

Pediatrician Promotes Infant-Mother Bond with Physician Quality Improvement

Dr. Trottier-Boucher wants to improve the care for infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy by improving the current rooming-in at Victoria General Hospital. The Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) initiative will allow Dr. Trottier-Boucher to participate in quality improvement training and receive support for her project.

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November 18, 2019

Update: On Community Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Access to PowerChart

It has been two months since our last communication and we wanted to say a big thank you for the increased interest in Community MOA access to PowerChart. Since September 16, 2019, we have received over 150 MOA access requests.

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November 15, 2019

***NEW*** ADR and MDI Reporting Requirements

Effective December 16, 2019, all Hospitals across Canada will be required to report serious ADRs and MDIs to Health Canada within 30 days of the event being documented. 

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November 7, 2019

Kudos to Dr. Ashley Jewett, senior resident physician

Colleagues of Dr. Ashley Jewett, senior resident physician, want to recognize her exemplary commitment to patient care delivery and team work.

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October 31, 2019

Island Health recognizes Canadian Patient Safety Week

Island Health is proud to take part in Canadian Patient Safety Week 2019. Along with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Island Health is spreading the mission to #ConquerSilence.

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