National Physicians’ Day 2020 – Dr. Omar Ahmad
To pay tribute to the many dedicated physicians practicing at Island Health and in honour of National Physicians’ Day, we are profiling some of the doctors leading innovations and delivering high quality service to show the human behind the profession. Dr. Omar Ahmad is a Critical Care physician working the ERs and ICUs in Victoria. He is also the Department Head for Emergency and Critical Care. To read the full story, click here.
Drs. Omar and Danish Ahmad in ERs living extremes of pandemic — in Victoria, in New York
Omar Ahmad says he only has to talk to his brother to know what people living on Vancouver Island have been spared. Ahmad, 46, is the Victoria-based department head of emergency and critical-care medicine for Island Health, while his brother Danish Ahmad, 36, who specializes in emergency and critical-care medicine, is at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. To read the full story, click here.
Island Health Doctors Participate in Doctors of BC Be Active Campaign
It’s October, and that means Doctors of BC’s annual children’s health challenge Be Active Every Day is back. The challenge, which seeks to get kids aged 5-11 active and playing for at least 60 minutes every day, is coordinated by local physicians around the province who talk to students in their neighborhood elementary schools and encourage them to turn healthy choices into healthy habits. To read the full story, click here.
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. This video was made in advance of the Vancouver Island Emergency and Critical Care Conference earlier this year. To read the full story, click here.