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Patients make us better: Michelle Hewitt

Michelle Hewitt has had a lot of experience receiving health care. She is also a passionate advocate for people with disabilities, a former school principal and an academic. Her unique perspective and history are a few of the reasons she has been asked to contribute her thoughts on Interior Health programs and services. Michelle is…

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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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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 mammogram might save your life

When I first began working as a technologist in breast cancer screening mammography, I was stunned to learn that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. I was also surprised to discover how many women don't know the benefits of mammograms, or avoid them because they believe the procedure…

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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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A lifetime of care for Cariboo physician

In 1978, just beginning his medical career, Dr. Bruce Nicolson agreed to a six-month term to work in 100 Mile House as a locum. At the time, he had been practicing as a physician in New Zealand and Australia, and training in rural health care, but he was familiar with the 100 Mile House area.…