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School exposures

When a school staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19, public health will notify staff and students who need to take a specific action, such as self-monitoring or isolation, as a result of a COVID-19 exposure. Interior Health will post exposure notifications when a staff member or student attended school while infectious and there…

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We are IH: Stephanie Hintz

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Stephanie Hintz (she/her) Job Title: Registered Diagnostic Sonographer Years of Service: 12 Worksite: Royal Inland Hospital Community: Kamloops Ancestral Territory: Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Favourite Quote:  "Every day we decide how to treat people, why not…

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Medical device reprocessing full steam ahead in Lillooet

As Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) units go, it’s one of the smallest around. But that’s OK, because the brand new two-person unit fits perfectly in the Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre. And fits right in with a team of health-care professionals that work together to give residents from a large rural area excellent care and…

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Penticton creates a supportive community for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides many health benefits for mothers and babies. Communities and health-care organizations have an important role to play in creating an environment that makes it easier to breastfeed. Recently, the Penticton community has been taking steps to support breastfeeding in the South Okanagan. Baby-Friendly Initiative a vital partnership Health-care teams at Penticton Regional Hospital…

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We are IH: Shannon Kambick

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Shannon Kambick (she/her) Job Title: Community Health Worker Years of Service: Nearly one year Worksite: Kiro Wellness Centre Community: Trail Ancestral Territory: Ktunaxa (Tun-ah-hah) / Kootenay Favourite Quote:  "In a world where you can choose to be anything,…

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Planting the seeds for Aboriginal-led research

Historically, Aboriginal peoples have been the subject of research rather than partners in it. This has led to mistrust and outcomes that do not always benefit the communities that are studied. Vanessa Mitchell, Aboriginal Lead and Cultural Safety Program Manager; and Leslie Bryant, Regional Practice Lead for Research are among those changing the way Aboriginal…

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