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North Island Hospital ceremony recognizes value of traditional and medicinal plants

2017-06-30

North Island Hospital ceremony recognizes value of traditional and medicinal plants

The North Island Hospital campuses in the Comox Valley and Campbell River will feature gardens of traditional plants and medicinal herbs thanks to a multi-faceted effort including Island Health, First Nations and local experts.

A planting ceremony took place June 23rd near the main entrance to the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus, including representatives from the K’ómoks First Nation, Island Health, the First Nations Health Authority, the Kwakiutl District Council (KDC), the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District, the North Island ...

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Local food operator to supply retail food services at new hospital campuses in Campbell River and the Comox Valley

2017-06-28

Local food operator to supply retail food services at new hospital campuses in Campbell River and the Comox Valley

COMOX VALLEY/CAMPBELL RIVER – Island Health has selected Comox-based Rocky Mountain Coffee Co. to provide retail food services at the new North Island Hospital campuses located in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

Rocky Mountain Coffee Co. was the successful proponent following a Request for Proposals (RFP) process held last November. The RFP called for a retail food concept emphasizing healthy choices and local products as well as catering services.

“Rocky Mountain Coffee has always had one vision; catering to our community ...

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Opportunities abound for North Island Hospital volunteers

2017-02-14

Opportunities abound for North Island Hospital volunteers

It takes more than state-of-the-art technology and well-trained staff to run a great hospital: Volunteers are a vital component to success.

Whether they are providing directions, delivering flowers or supporting patients in an Emergency Department, volunteers improve the experience of patients and visitors at healthcare facilities. “We’re very grateful to all of our volunteers,” says Laura Heikkila, Island Health’s Manager of Volunteer Resources for the Comox Valley. “The service and welcome they provide really mean a lot to people.”

Current volunteers say ...

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Opening of new Campbell River and Comox Valley Hospitals one year away

2016-09-29

CAMPBELL RIVER/COMOX VALLEY – In just one year residents of mid-and North Vancouver Island will begin benefitting from Island Health’s new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

“Comox Valley and Campbell River area residents are counting down to the opening for these two state-of-the-art facilities in the fall of 2017,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “In just 12 months, two new hospitals will be ready to offer enhanced patient-centered care to those in the mid-and North Island.”

Construction, which is ...

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North Island Hospitals Project employment and skills training reaches another milestone

2016-06-01

COURTENAY/CAMPBELL RIVER – The number of people working on Island Health’s North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) construction surpassed 1,000 in April and is expected to remain in this range in the months to come.

“The new hospitals being built in Courtenay and Campbell River will provide high-quality care to those in need in the region,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “They are also great examples of job creation and our strong economy, as the number of workers on the construction sites ...

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North Island Hospitals Project employment and skills training reaching new heights

2015-10-28

COURTENAY/CAMPBELL RIVER – The number of people working on Island Health’s North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) construction surpassed 500 this summer and is expected to remain in this range in the months to come.

“The North Island Hospitals Project will contribute not just two great hospitals, but hope to the community by providing jobs for hard-working residents,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “I’m proud of the local, made-on-the-Island approach we’ve been able to cultivate with this project so families can have ...

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Island Health’s North Island Hospitals Project wins Social Infrastructure award

2015-10-15

Social Infrastructure award

Seen here accepting the Silver Social Infrastructure Award are, from left, Bill Bunker – Celebrity Host, Mark Jennings – Project Finance Senior Vice President of Balfour Beatty Investments, Antony Lawrence – MD Infrastructure Finance of National Bank Financial, Dolly Mirchandani – Partner of Allen & Overy LLP, Chris Arthur – Senior Vice President of Balfour Beatty Investments, Tom Sparrow – Chief Project Officer of ...

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North Island Hospitals Project wins another financing award

2015-03-30

Honours are rolling in once again for the North Island Hospitals Project as it won the North American Social Infrastructure/PPP Deal of the Year at the gala IJGlobal Americas Awards ceremony in New York March 12th.

 

“Congratulations to Island Health, the North Island Hospitals Project team, Tandem Health Partners and Partnerships BC for this well-deserved recognition,” said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. “The two new state-of-the-art acute-care hospitals will provide quality, safe patient care, and help attract and retain health-care professionals ...

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North Island Hospitals Project wins award for innovation and excellence

2014-11-25

The North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) has been recognized by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) for innovation and excellence in public-private partnerships.  The project received the Silver Award for Infrastructure Sustainability at a ceremony November 3rd in Toronto.

North Island Hospitals Project wins award for innovation and excellence

“My congratulations ...

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Breaking ground on North Island Hospitals Project

2014-08-07

Health Minister Terry Lake, along with Comox Valley MLA Don McRae and regional officials today celebrated the start of construction on the $606.2-million North Island Hospitals Project, which will see new hospitals for Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

“Two years ago, Premier Christy Clark championed the start of this great project and today we’ve reached a significant milestone in our commitment to improve access to quality patient care for patients and families in the Comox Valley and Campbell River,” said ...

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