#MyIslandHealth Stories

Seniors find strong social connections and improved health at adult day programs

Frail seniors and their caregivers have come to rely on Adult Day Programs for the social connections that contribute to cognitive and physical well-being.

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A passion for public health: meet Mike Benusic, Island Health’s new MHO

Sometimes life really does come full circle – just ask Mike Benusic.

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In a global pandemic, what is a field epidemiologist to do?

Island Health field first field epidemiologist recounts her COVID-19 experiences from the Yukon, to Ontario and back to Vancouver Island.

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Island Health and TELUS Health partner to support patients by monitoring their COVID-19 symptoms remotely

As more people began testing positive for COVID-19, the number of people who needed a daily check-in increased dramatically.

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Island Health long-term care staff use simulations to protect patients and staff from COVID-19

One of the strategies for helping care providers to anticipate and respond to a COVID-19 scenario is through the use of simulations.

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Dr. Paul Hasselback, Medical Health Officer, reflects on a career in public health

When Dr. Paul Hasselback settled on July 9, 2020, as his retirement date, little did he know that he would be stepping down from his Medical Health Officer (MHO) role during dual public health emergencies: the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pride 2020: Trans Care

This Pride post is from  A.J. Lowik (they/them/theirs) - PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC.

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Pride 2020: Inclusive Language is Key

Pride months is the perfect time to reflect on how the language we use helps or harms and how we can make inclusive language part of our practices every day.

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A little bit of Holland gives thanks at North Island Hospital Campbell River

The public reminds us every day that there are heroes working at Island Health.

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Island Health social workers and TELUS partner to give lifelines for those in need

Social Workers at NRGH and Nanaimo Community Health Services are extending a huge thank you to TELUS for their generous donation of 50 cellular phones for our patient populations.   

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