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How to be an ally

More than 50 years ago, police raided the Stonewall Inn, and demanded sex verification checks on trans women. A spontaneous protest broke out that helped to spread the conversation about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, and Two-Spirit people (L​GBTQIA2S+) issues and the battle for acceptance and inclusion. It was also the…

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We are IH: Rachel Thibault

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Rachel Thibault Job Title: Admin - Primary Care Supervisor, Manager Support for Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Years of Service: 18 Worksite: Community Health & Services Centre Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) /…

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We are IH: Kim Dedora

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Kim Dedora Job Title: Manager, Employee Experience Years of Service: 13 Worksite: Polson Annex Community: Vernon Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "Don't judge a book by its cover and always choose kindness…

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We are IH: Dr. Travis Allen

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Dr. Travis Allen Job Title: Family Physician/Hospitalist Years of Service: 5 Worksite: Vernon Jubilee Hospital Community: Vernon Ancestral Territory: “Syilx” (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "I love lamp."- Brick Tamland, Anchorman In the vast world of…

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We are IH: Sharon Reisdorf

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Sharon Reisdorf Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist Years of Service: 21 Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: Syilx (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts"…

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Honouring Ric’s journey

After 47 days in intensive care at Royal Inland Hospital, Ric Egan asked his care team to help him leave this world – with hope and in victory. Ric had been in and out of RIH since he became a quadriplegic 30 years ago in a dirt bike accident. Despite those enormous physical challenges, he…

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We are IH: Eric Tommasini

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Eric Tommasini Job Title: Physiotherapist Years of Service: 6 Worksite: Royal Inland Hospital Community: Kamloops Ancestral Territory: Secwépemc Favourite Quote:  "Be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday, aspire to be a better…

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We are IH: Amara Stangeland

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Amara Stangeland Job Title: Registered Nurse, Adolescent Psychiatry Years of Service: 2 Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital Community: Kelowna Ancestral Territory: Syilx (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Favourite Quote:  "In a world when you can be anything, be…

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We are IH: Dr. Glenn Fedor

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Dr. Glenn Fedor Job Title: Family Physician, Senior Medical Director Years of Service: 40 Worksite: Cariboo Memorial Hospital Community: Williams Lake Ancestral Territory: Secwepemc (She-whep-m) Favourite Quote:  "Docendo discimus. By teaching we learn." Over his 40 years…

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