Growing up in Squamish, British Columbia, Shaylene loved spending time with her friends and family and adventuring the beautiful outdoors with them. Throughout her life, she has always had a passion for helping others and giving back to her community. It wasn’t a surprise to those who knew Shaylene’s heart that at the young age of 17, she took the first step in her career as a Health Care Aide. Inspired by her desire to see the difference a healthcare team can make in a person’s life, shortly after she advanced her education and began her career as a nurse. The majority of her career has been in acute care until this April when she was promoted to Team Lead of Home Support at 100 Miles House Hospital. Every time that she can make a difference in a palliative client/family’s life, she feels a sense of pride.
Shaylene’s peers would describe her as a passionate person who puts her heart and soul into her job, so her new role in Home Support was a step in the right direction of having an impact on the lives of others. The patients that Shaylene cares for are so grateful for her kind demeanor, caring heart, and positive attitude. Every day she continues to make a difference in the lives of her patients and make a positive contribution to Interior Health.
As Shaylene is very family-oriented and values the time she spends with her friends and family she ensures a work-life balance that allows her to spend quality time with her loved ones. Whether they are out fishing, boating, or kayaking, they enjoy taking in the picturesque views around them and making new memories. We are so thankful to have Shaylene as the Team Lead for Home Support at 100 Miles House Hospital where she continues to inspire and lead others to provide the best possible care possible. Thank you for all that you do, Shaylene!
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Shaylene’s nomination of Teressa Allwood keeps the We Are IH loop going: Teressa supports her staff in such an amazing way. She is a great manager and encourages the staff to continue to grow in their role. She is a dedicated team member who fosters a positive work environment. She encourages the staff to try to think positively about changes and hurdles. OMH is a better place because of her.