Building Patient Care

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PRH Champions: Caring for people runs in the family

To say Anne Morgenstern has a strong connection to health-care in Penticton might be putting it a bit lightly. Currently the Clinical Operations Manager in the PRH emergency department, Anne comes from a family of health-care professionals. Her late mother enjoyed a 30 year nursing career, which included a stint working together with her daughter…

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New emergency spaces open at Penticton Regional Hospital

Growing up in Penticton, Lindsay Dionne always knew the South Okanagan was a great place to live. A registered nurse, she spent a small part of her health-care career outside of her home town, but always maintained her ties to the area. Now a nurse educator in the intensive care unit and the emergency department,…

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A positive change to the Kamloops skyline

Occupational therapist Robbie King knows about new beginnings. Sixteen years ago, Robbie made the decision to cross the country from Toronto. A native of Prince Edward Island, he was drawn west for the B.C. lifestyle. In Kamloops he became part of the care team at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH). “I love working at RIH,” says…

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Mobile medical unit swings through Williams Lake

The Mobile Medical Unit is rolling towards home after a successful deployment at Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Williams Lake. With the hospital needing to undergo significant renovations as a result of a pipe bursting in -30C weather in February, the MMU team was able to support CMH while also juggling COVID-19 related deployments like…

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Make way for skinks

When the project to build a patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital began, a process of stakeholder engagement went with it. Groups of invested and impacted individuals including local residents, First Nations communities, and elected officials became part of a consultation process lasting several years. Despite the epic task at hand, a group of…

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Improving patient care in Nakusp

Mercedes Casley is very familiar with the Arrow Lakes Hospital (ALH) in Nakusp. Not only did she grow up in nearby New Denver, Mercedes began her health-care career at Arrow Lakes Hospital before she had even graduated from nursing school. Now, having also worked as an emergency department nurse in other West Kootenay Boundary hospitals,…

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Marking a new beginning in Penticton

One year ago on April 29, Maureen Thomson was sitting at a desk inside the new David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH), looking over a set of computer screens, each one flashing patient names and locations. At the time, Maureen was the health services director and responsible for moving some 65 patients…

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Penticton love story helps patients

Penticton resident George Garland has a deep and personal connection to health care in the South Okanagan. His beloved wife Marie spent quite a bit of time at Penticton Regional Hospital while receiving care for Parkinson’s disease and her other health issues. In memory of Marie, George has donated $100,000 for medical equipment at Penticton…