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We Are IH: Tannis Andersen

We Are IH: Tannis Andersen
Tannis Andersen, Manager of the Primary Care Network in Central Okanagan at CHSC

We Are IH is a new recognition campaign to spotlight our people in a real way – through pictures and stories that allow their authenticity to shine through! Every week Interior Health employees or medical staff will be featured through our News@IH website and our weekly In the Loop Roundup email newsletter. 

You can feel the passion and positivity radiate from Tannis when she is around. Her kind demeanor, caring heart, passion for helping others and her growth mindset play a crucial role in her successful career. As the Manager of Primary Care Network in Central Okanagan at CHCS over the past two years, she is proud to be a part of IH. She continues to be inspired to work in Primary Care as it affords her the opportunity to participate in improving the health of all through a preventative patient-centered team-based approach. As a lifelong learner, she is always looking for new opportunities to expand her educational background. Her current exploration is in reviewing educational programs for coaching.

The proudest moments of Tannis’ career have been over the past two years at IH being able to be a part of many incredible programs and projects including Public Health, Primary Care, UPCC, and COVID-19 responses. Success within these programs and projects has come from being able to work with many dedicated IH staff and enabling teams. She is proud to be able to support and work with such amazing and passionate individuals. She looks forward to continued work with great people and teams in Interior Health and being a part of the ever-changing health care landscape.

Original Art by Tannis Andersen

Family is extremely important to Tannis and her relationships are a reflection of that. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, her family soon moved to a small rural community, Gem, where she grew up surrounded by her family. After having a family of her own, two years ago they moved to the Okanagan to plant roots and live in such a beautiful and amazing place where they can enjoy many family activities year-round.

An explorer at heart, she continues to explore unknown worlds through reading and painting. These hobbies allow her an escape and gain creative insight. Thank you for all that you do, Tannis! We are so happy you and your family have chosen the Okanagan and IH to live in.

Tannis and her family.

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Tannis’s nomination of Rachel Thibault keeps the We Are IH loop going:

Health Unit Aide at Outreach Urban Health Rachel goes above and beyond in her role every day to help support the clinic, staff, and patients. She really is the fabric that holds Outreach Urban Health together. If you need anything completed or need to know anything about the clinic Rachel is the first person everyone turns to and relies on. All you have to do is ask and she completes the work efficiently and compassionately.