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Island Health Magazine Summer 2017

In this issue we share stories about our volunteer baby hugging program at VGH and the amazing projects funded through Island Health’s Community Wellness Grants program.

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Island Health wins innovation award for research project involving smartphone communication for better patient care

When is a smart phone truly smart? When it improves the way hospital care teams communicate to provide better service and care for their patients.

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Island Health recognized at 2017 BC Health Care Awards

Vancouver Island – Island Health is thrilled to announce it has earned two Gold Apple awards and an Award of Merit at the 2017 BC Health Care Awards.  An independent panel of 18 judges made up of community, academic and business leaders selected the winners from more than 100 submissions.

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Second supervised consumption service application submitted for Victoria

Victoria – Island Health, in partnership with PHS Community Services Society (PHS), has submitted a second application for a supervised consumption service in Victoria.

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Island Health President and CEO moving on

VANCOUVER ISLAND - Don Hubbard, Board Chair for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) announced today that Dr. Brendan Carr has advised the Board of his decision to leave his role as President and CEO of Island Health.

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Nurse Practitioner who works with severely mentally ill patients wins UVic award

Victoria - Severely and persistently mentally ill patients are Sara Pape’s primary focus. Island Health’s nurse practitioner is a member of the Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACT Teams) and she’s also a nurse preceptor.

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Harbourcats knock it out of the park with tobacco-free partnership

VICTORIA – Island Health and the Victoria HarbourCats baseball club are teaming up to strike chewing tobacco out of the game for the second season, by educating youth, players and fans about the benefits of tobacco-free sports and the dangers of smokeless tobacco products.

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Currents Summer 2017

Dr. Brendan Carr bids farewell, Grandbuddy Program and St. Joseph's hospital, Island Health in Motion, RJH bike enclosure, Protection Services and more.

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Celebrate safe cycling, walking and wheeling for kids at the Oak Bay Tea Party

Victoria – Each year, 2,400 children are injured as pedestrians and 4,700 are injured on self-propelled wheeled activities, such as cycling and skateboarding.

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AIDS Vancouver Island and Island Health implementing overdose prevention services in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER—As part of the Province’s response to the overdose emergency, AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) and Island Health have implemented an overdose prevention site at 1371-c Cedar Street in Campbell River.

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