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October 30, 2019

Navigating Island Health Medical Leadership workshop and special presentation from CMPA

Medical leaders gathered in Victoria in October for the recent Navigating Island Health Medical Leadership workshop.

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October 29, 2019

Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava researches a rapid learning health system for cognitive health

There have been no new drugs to treat dementia since the mid-1990s. If we can’t cure it yet, how can we improve care for people with dementia and their families? Through timely diagnosis and team-based care.

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October 23, 2019

Victoria Doctors Study CBT Skills Program

Psychiatrists Dr. Joanna Cheek and Dr. Erin Burrell and project manager Ms.

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October 21, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

The Department of Maternity Care and Pediatrics is pleased to welcome Heather Nelson as the new Division Head of Midwifery in Geo 4. Heather provides maternity care at Access Midwifery and Victoria General Hospital.

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October 17, 2019

Dr. Shannon Waters asks “How can I give back”

Daily life eventually requires us all to rest and heal. I am fortunate.

The winding down of summer signifies change. In my home territory of Cowichan, this includes shorter daylight hours, leaves turning color, and school preparations for many families.

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October 16, 2019

Dr. Corrie Graboski Launches Two Migraine Studies with Island Health Research

Migraines account for 7 million lost working days a year in Canada – and that doesn’t begin to calculate their impact on quality of life for the almost 3 million Canadians who suffer from them.

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October 15, 2019

Welcome New Medical Leader

Dr. Rusty J. Ritenour is the new Division Head of Ophthalmology for Geo 4. Dr. Ritenour earned his medical degree from the University of Calgary before completing ophthalmology training at Dalhousie University, and a Cornea Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

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October 10, 2019

Welcome New Executive Medical Director—Dr. Leah MacDonald

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leah MacDonald as Executive Medical Director, Primary Care and Seniors Health, beginning October 7, 2019.

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October 9, 2019

Patient Safety Learning Video Now Available

The BC Patient Safety and Learning System (PSLS) has created a “How to Report” video for Island Health Medical Staff. 

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October 9, 2019

Rural Physician Research Support Project

The Rural Physician Research Support Project is a new initiative which aims to empower rural physician researchers – or new aspiring researchers – to pursue innovative rural research and knowledge translation projects contributing to advancing rural health in BC.

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