Knowledge to Action Month – everything you need to know!

Island Health’s Research Department is hosting Knowledge-to-Action Month, a month of collaborative events bringing together leaders and researchers, healthcare providers and patients to learn about the importance of translating evidence into practice to improve care and outcomes. This year’s K2A events are focused on achieving clinical excellence through continuous improvement cycles. […]

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Walk a Doc – a new way to connect!

Do you have a great idea about how to improve care at the hospital? Want to pick an Island Health colleague’s brain to get their perspective? Walk a Doc creates informal opportunities for engagement between clinicians and Island Health administrators, promoting connection and physical exercise in service of common goals. […]

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Success Story: Walk a Doc

Do you have an idea for how to improve care within the hospital? Want to pick an Island Health colleague’s brain to get their perspective? You might want to take advantage of the new South Island project ‘Walk a Doc’. Initiated by Dr. Jason Wale, this project aims to create […]

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Success Story: Enhancing Specialist Care for Patients with Decompensated Liver Disease

Physicians often see opportunities for improvements to patient care in the course of their practice. Dr. Rohit Pai (Gastroenterology) and Dr. Brian McArdle (Internal Medicine) saw one when treating patients living with decompensated liver cirrhosis. This complex patient population present frequently at the emergency room for treatment, and require regular […]

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Success Story: Building a Shared Vision for a Bladder Care Clinic

Patients with bladder and pelvic floor issues often require specialized testing and multidisciplinary care involving a variety of providers, including gynecologists, urologists, family physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists. However, the provision of these services can be disjointed and the wait times prohibitively long. Patients dealing with incontinence could sometimes wait 6 […]

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Physicians wanted: Focus Groups regarding Psychological and Physical Safety

Doctors of BC is prioritizing psychological and physical safety for physicians and conducting work under the Memorandum of Agreement. Along with our region’s nominated physician representative (Dr. Daisy Dulay, Cardiology, Victoria), I am implementing projects under the MOA as your Regional Advisor and Advocate. Island Health is aware of this […]

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