June 2024 Newsletter


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The Golden Gala Recap!

Our first "Golden Gala" was a huge success and had over 60 attendees. Medical Staff gambled and danced the night away. Congratulations to all of our prize winners and thank you everyone for coming. We can't wait to do it again next year!

Congratulations to Dr. Kira McClellan, this year’s recipient of the highly sought after Physician of the Year award. Bestowing this honour was previous recipient Dr. Jason Doyle who has held the title for five years due to COVID and cancellation of the Gala last year. Thank you for taking such good care of the trophy, Jason!

Did you know...

We are excited to share with the VJH Medical Staff that the site created a new physician dedicated sleep room. The room is located on 2 North in the Jubilee Building.

Physician Sleep Room HN2-018

Door Code: 2024#

On locked side of 2 North, past Volunteer Services, through the double doors, second left.

Please ensure to use the "Occupied" sign while in use and the "Dirty" sign when leaving.

CME Grand Rounds

Who: MSA members and hospital administration from any site are welcome

When: June 13, 2024 08:00 - 09:00

Where: Zoom

Presenter: Travis Allen

What: Preparing for Countdown: Pre-launch Q&A of North Okanagan Family Practice Residency Program


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Planetary Health Update

We have some exciting data to share with the group! The audit results are in for biomedical waste at VJH. These reusable sharps containers have been rolled out throughout the hospital. We also have reusable cytotoxic disposal containers. If you think that your unit could implement one, please reach out to one of our committee members.

If you love to bike, then join the VJH team!

Visit https://gobybikebc.ca/ and sign up with the VJH RE-cyclers. There will be a $100 prize for the first place for our team. Check out the poster for additional information:


For any questions you might have, or how to get involved, please reach out to any of our members:


Hannah Rempel, Sustainability Champion Lead & Clinical Operations Manager

Kristen Megyesi, Sustainability Champion Co-Lead & Clinical Operations Manager


Ozora Amin, Interior Health Environmental Sustainability Coordinator


Sustainability Advocates:

Erica Burk, PPL Physiotherapy

Dionne Martyn, Pharmacist

Yuri Yoneda, RN, 2EW

Misty Flemming, Manager, Support Services

Taryn Murray, Respiratory Therapist

Deborah Marshall, RN, Educator

Dr. Alan Martyn, Internal Medicine Physician


That you can visit vernonphysiciansociety.ca to find upcoming events, resources and easy to use forms to submit a funding application for an FE project.

Working on a funding application? Your preparation time is billable under the FE activity Physician Engagement Application Support (PEAS). If this activity is not on your personal drop down menu, contact Taylor at support@vernonphysiciansociety.ca and she will add it to your profile.




Ask the expert: Disability formsTime: 18:30 - 18:30 PT

Location: Online

Submit your questions about disability forms HERE. 

No need to register. ZOOM link



Finding your Way in Teamwork: Teaching Coaching Principles

Time: 17:00 - 19:00 PT

Location: Online

In this participatory and interactive workshop, participants will learn the attributes, skills and tools of high-functioning interprofessional teams and the critical role of developing psychological safety as the foundation of healthy teams. When teams are able to cultivate these elements they are more able to create a positive work environment, rekindle joy in their work, optimize their team’s performance, and increase the quality and safety of care for patients.


More information about the workshop and instructions to register are available on the Finding Your Way in Teamwork webpage


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