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We are IH: Michael-Ann Miller

  We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.     Name: Michael-Ann Miller (She/Her) Worksite: Princeton General Hospital Ancestral Territory: "Syilx" (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior Salish Years of Service: 9 Job Title: Manager, Clinical Operations "Fake it till you make it, it's…

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We are IH: Ken Zarr

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Ken Zarr (He/Him)Worksite: Kelowna General Hospital, OkanaganAncestral Territory: "Syilx" (Saay-ilks) / Okanagan Interior SalishYears of Service: 29Job Title: Coordinator of Volunteers"Happiness is temporary; joy is eternal."- Ken's favourite quote Upon meeting Ken, you can…

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Boxing gives voice to kids in Shuswap community

Having spent the past 20 years working as a Speech Language Pathologist in Salmon Arm, Christina El Gazzar had been searching for a way to give back to her community. Originally from Montreal, she had relocated to the Shuswap from northern B.C., accepting a job with Interior Health and moving with her family. For the…

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Aging Better: communities benefit from older adults

Think volunteering is just a nice thing to do for others? Think again. A growing body of research has pointed to the social, emotional, and even physical health benefits of contributing your time and energy to your community as you age. Benefits to older adults A study published in the The Gerontologist journal found that…

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UBC medical students support front-line physicians

Medical students based at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna are helping front-line physicians in the battle against COVID-19 in the B.C. Interior. With the temporary suspension of clinical training in hospitals and clinics across the province, many medical students began looking for other ways to support physicians and patients during the pandemic. Over 80…