Island Health medical, clinical, operational and support teams are doing everything possible to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and sustain the health care system in our communities. Listening to input from physicians, staff and leaders, and to relieve pressure… Continue Reading
Are you a member of the Medical Staff with a growth mindset who is passionate about improvement? Would you like to work with a team to address a gap in care in your area? Do you enjoy participating in fun,… Continue Reading
Island Health has recently let us know that they will moving forward on iHealth in South Island. At present we do not have further information or timelines. Dr. Ben Williams, the Chief Medical Officer, as well as other members of… Continue Reading
So much incredible work has been done by members of the South Island Medical Staff – and here’s a chance for recognition! https://medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca/news-events/now-accepting-applications-2020-evidence-practice-awards Good luck to all applicants!
Please find below key supports for re-opening your community-based practice: Island Health has announced their process for supporting specialist physicians with community-based practices with PPE access, available here: https://medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca/news-events/ppe-physicians-community-practices-vancouver-island. Doctors of BC has put together important guides for re-opening community… Continue Reading
In October 2018, hospitalist Dr. Shauna Tierney was in the audience when Island Health’s Geo 4 Executive Director Marko Peljhan presented a challenge to the South Island Hospitalists: By 2040, Victoria will need another 500 hospital beds to keep up… Continue Reading
Sometimes the line between Success Story and Kudos can be blurred, and this is certainly one of those times. The South Island MSA would like to recognize Dr. Wood’s service, compassion, and courage – thank you for providing thoughtful and… Continue Reading
Island Health has residual Health System Redesign funding available for HA-led physician engagement activities planned during this fiscal year. This funding is available as the result of underspending by project teams that have approved funding for this fiscal year. The… Continue Reading
Island Health is now providing PowerChart access (view-only) to Medical Office Assistants (MOA) in the community. To ensure MOAs receive community access in a timely manner, please follow the steps below: Prior to requesting MOA access, ensure the responsible community… Continue Reading
The results of the fourth annual Health Authority Survey by Doctors of BC have been released and can be found here. At this point, results are by Health Authority; site-specific results will be forthcoming.