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We are IH: Cindy Crawford

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.  Name: Cindy Crawford Worksite: Trinity Care Centre, Penticton, Okanagan / Sylix Nation Years of Service: 7 Job Title: Nursing Assistant Quote: "We all have things going on in life - be kind." Passionate, ambitious, and…

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We are IH: Jessica Reimer

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.  Name: Jessica Reimer Worksite: Kelowna Health Services, Okanagan / Sylix Nation Years of Service: 2 Job Title: Career Marketing Assistant Quote: "You can't buy back your time, be present." There is something special about Jessica.…

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Jerusalema Dance Challenge in Creston

Inspired by Jerusalema Dance Challenge videos she had seen from her South African colleagues over the past year, Dr. Nerine Kleinhans, Chief of Staff at Creston Valley Hospital (CVH), spearheaded this fun challenge. All departments took part with more than 90 staff participating in the making of this video – either as dancers, extras or…

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You Are Not Alone

Two Social Workers from Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), Carla Williams and Brenda Tynan, have helped the community shed some light on the reality of increased loneliness among seniors due to COVID-19 over the holiday season. Before the holidays, they reached out to School District 73 and offered an opportunity for children and youth to do…

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We are IH: Doris Charest

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.  Name: Doris Charest Worksite: East Kootenays/Kootenay Boundary Staffing Service Centre, Ktunaxa (Tun-ah-hah) / Kootenay Ktunaxa Years of Service: 9.5 Job Title: Portfolio Clerk The holiday season is like no other at the Charest family home.…

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Sharing a Song of Hope and Connection

The holiday season is an especially poignant time as families and loved ones gather. This year, of course, will be different, as we stay close to home with our households or core bubbles, and those in care won’t have the visitors they normally would. To acknowledge these struggles and the importance of connection with our…

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Sharing your stories

As we look back on 2020, we are thankful to those who shared their lives with us this year. Your stories have captured the strengths, challenges, and hopes of those who live in our communities. May we continue to support each other with compassion, care and love. https://youtu.be/GVPLcNF45pE  

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Music makes a difference

All aspects of life look different these days, and that is especially evident in long-term care. Programming has changed, gathering is restricted, and visitors are limited. Throughout the many challenges, Music Therapy continues to support people living in long-term care homes, their families, and their health-care teams. At Summerland's Dr. Andrew Pavilion, music therapist Kayla…

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