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We are IH: Shaylee Peterson

We are IH: Shaylee Peterson

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.

Name: Shaylee Peterson

Worksite: Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops

Years of Service: 4

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology

Quote: “If you’re not a little uncomfortable, you’re not learning. Getting outside your comfort zone is how you grow.”

Passionate about teaching others and sharing her love of learning, is just one of the many reasons Shaylee excels in her role as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Recognized as Preceptor of the Year by Interior Health Pharmacy Residency Program in 2019, Shaylee has influenced the lives of many and brought instrumental value to our organization. You can see the genuine care Shaylee has for her colleagues, students, mentors, friends, and family through her actions, as she routinely goes out of her way to help others.

In recognition of Pharmacy Appreciation Month, we want to extend our gratitude to all of the incredible pharmacists at Interior Health. Shining a spotlight on all things pharmacy, the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy has moved from ‘awareness’ to ‘appreciation’ this March to better reflect and celebrate the extraordinary role the hospital pharmacy team plays in health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to celebrate and recognize the integral role that our hospital pharmacy teams provide in their continuous delivery of care. They have shown to be flexible, delivered on best practices, and put in countless hours in the face of adversity.

Working collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team, their success is founded on mutual respect for each other’s expertise. Always striving to improve the quality of care provided by Interior Health, Shaylee takes every opportunity to conduct research and bring new ideas to the table. Her enthusiastic personality helps motivate those around her and with her natural leadership abilities; she makes a positive impact daily.

Raised in Kelowna, Shaylee grew up exploring the outdoors and living an active lifestyle. She continues to explore the mountains year-round, whether on foot, on skis, or on her mountain bike. Enthusiastic about yoga she has taken her love to the next level, practicing acro-yoga on the beaches in Kamloops. When she isn’t exploring the outdoors she can be found playing the flute alongside the Thompson Valley Orchestra.

With the Royal Inland Hospital’s expansion project underway, including a new patient care tower and the latest technology integrated throughout the hospital, there are many exciting opportunities ahead.

Shaylee’s nomination keeps the We Are IH loop going:

Name: Elizabeth (Liz) Edwards, Clinical Pharmacist, Kootenay Lake Hospital

“Liz was one of my preceptors and mentors during my residency. She inspired me with the strong relationships and trust she developed with her colleagues and patients. She is an incredible pharmacist who excels in the workplace but also has a great work-life balance. She continues to inspire residents and students every year and shows them that you don’t have to work in a big center to have a huge impact on patient care.” – Shaylee Peterson

Know an inspiring person? Nominate a colleague or join yourself with the We Are IH submission form.  To read more We Are IH articles view here. For more information contact

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