#MyIslandHealth Stories

Reflecting on a Lifetime of Humanitarian Work

Dr. Steve Beerman, a Nanaimo family physician who retired last March from Anchor Family Medicine after 34 years of family practice, reflects on his career, the volunteer work he is still passionate about, and the joy that has come from 40 years of volunteering.

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Taking action towards Reconciliation at Island Health

Leah Collins, Board Chair, discusses taking action towards reconciliation at Island Health with the delivery of an Indigenous specific action plan and with the removal of the name Begbie from a building at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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Cowichan Valley Virtual COVID Ward provides care and support to COVID-19 patients

For the last several months, Dr. Kelsey Kozoriz has expanded the Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) Respiratory Assessment Clinic to provide virtual and in-person care to those who do not have a primary care provider.

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Island Health is recognizing PRIDE throughout the month of June

We are in a time of reckoning. We are listening with greater openness to truths of others, accepting that we all have very different experiences in the world depending on the colour of our skin, indigeneity, ability, sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.

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Bus Outings Resume for Long-term Care Residents

Bus outings contribute to their residents’ health and wellness by enabling them to get out and reminisce.

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Cowichan eye-surgery patient Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology

Tracy Parow is Canada’s first recipient of new lens implant technology.

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Remote cochlear implant clinic a virtual godsend for BC patients

Sound returned to Alan Holt’s world in late 2017. Music, bird song and the laughter of his grandchildren returned to his life after years of diminished hearing.

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BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey

The BC COVID-19 SPEAK survey is now publicly available through an interactive dashboard showing both positive and negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the pandemic response measures.

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Pandemic reflections on the bus

Op-ed by Island Health’s newest medical health officer, Dr. Sandra Allison.

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“It takes courage to do this job”: Sandra Allison is Island Health’s newest medical health officer

Sandra Allison has joined Island Health’s team of medical health officers, and will work alongside Mike Benusic to serve the central Vancouver Island region.

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