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New cardiac program ‘phenomenal experience’ for Penticton woman

When Penticton resident Betty Lou Thomas woke up in her local hospital’s intensive care unit, she had no memory of what had happened. The last thing she remembered was sitting in a waiting room at her gym on a fall November day. She had suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed without warning. Twenty-four hours later,…

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Salmon Arm physician honours wife in Shuswap campaign

Retired Salmon Arm physician Brian Ayotte is thrilled Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) will be establishing a new, full scope mammography program. The former cardiologist and past-president of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation (SHF), Brian lost his wife Gail to breast cancer last April. Like most breast health patients, she spent time travelling to either Vernon…