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Reconciliation Wall

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day September 30th, 2021 Trigger Warning – The information and material presented here may be triggering to some individuals, and may cause unpleasant feelings or thoughts. Many individuals find it helpful to discuss these feelings in a supportive and trusting environment. Please reach out to the…

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We are IH: Dominique Frost

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Dominique Frost (she/her) Job Title: Human Resources Recruitment Assistant Length of Service: 10 months Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: "Syilx" Okanagan (O-k an-a-gan) Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "Life is a journey…

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We are IH: Dr. Doug Neufeld

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Doug Neufeld (he/him) Job Title: Physician Years of Service: More than 40 years Worksite: Cariboo Memorial Hospital Community: Williams Lake Ancestral Territory: Secwépemc (Se-huep-m)/Shuswap Interior Salish Favourite Quote: "If they can do it, why…

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Care during unusual times

I’ve always looked forward to spring and summer. Spending time in my garden, extra time with my grandchildren, and travelling to scenic spots in our trailer are some of the typical highlights. But I’ll remember the summer of 2021 for very different reasons. A pandemic, the tremendous heat waves and an awful wildfire season to…

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We are IH: David Baclig

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: David Baclig (he/him) Job Title: Housekeeper Years of Service: One Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."…

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We are IH: Richard Richter

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Richard Richter (he/him) Job Title: Health, Safety and Prevention Advisor Years of Service: 3 years Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "Spread the love you have to share."…

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We are IH: Tara Lecavalier

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Tara Lecavalier (she/her) Job Title: Pharmacy Technician Supervisor Years of Service: 13 years Worksite: East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) Community: Cranbrook Ancestral Territory: Ktunaxa (Tun-ah-hah)/Kootenay Ktunaxa Favourite Quote:  "Be patient. It is a skill that,…

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We are IH: Emily Lindsay

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Emily Lindsay (she/her) Job Title: Clinical Dietitian Years of Service: 10 Worksite: Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) Community: Vernon Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."…

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Remember and take action to end overdose

  August 31 International Overdose Awareness Day - it is a time to remember and take action about the overdose crisis.  Addiction and overdose can affect anyone. However according to the BC Coroners Service in 2021 so far 70 per cent of those dying were aged 30 to 59. Non-Aboriginal males accounted for 79 per…

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