Tag Archives: East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Physician vacancies taxing regional ER

The ongoing lack of family physicians in Cranbrook and region is forcing residents to visit the East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s emergency room, creating more traffic than it is meant to handle. In a press release this morning (August 21), Interior … > Read More

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Starlite Campaign surprises Sparwood with new cart

Not often does a surprise come off without a hitch but this one certainly did. Recently East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Brian Clifford (Chair) and Donna Grainger (Executive Director) were hosted with a tour of the Sparwood Health Centre by … > Read More

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ICU starting to take shape

A new intensive care unit for patients across the region is starting to take shape at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. The installation of the building substructure is well underway and proceeding on schedule. All footings for the new … > Read More

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Par 3 Charity Golf Tourney has amazing prizes

With a brand new car for a hole-in-one prize on every hole this is one golf tournament you will not want to miss! Boston Pizza Cranbrook and Northstar Motors Ltd. have joined forces for the third annual Par 3 Charity … > Read More

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Hats On – Thanks to Telus Community Ambassadors

Normally when we celebrate something exciting we say “Hats Off to ___” but in this case it’s “Hats On – thanks to the Telus Community Ambassadors.” When East Kootenay Foundation for Health received a request for more chemotherapy hats and … > Read More

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Intensive Care Unit beds don’t come cheaply

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Ever wonder why healthcare takes up more than 40 per cent of the B.C. budget? Well, we have a good example right here in Cranbrook. In fact, you need to go no further than the East … > Read More

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EKRH lab is a temporary measure

Letter to the Editor In light of some recent questions, I wanted to clarify the status of Interior Health outpatient (drop-in) laboratory services in Cranbrook. When Interior Health was informed that our lease at the Green Clinic would be terminated … > Read More

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Life’s brighter under the sun

Although Michael Christianson, CLU CH FC of Sun Life Financial left his position as a member of the board with East Kootenay Foundation for Health last year, his commitment to supporting health care has stayed steadfast. Last week Michael presented … > Read More

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EKRH ICU redevelopment going well

Interior Health is pleased to inform the community that work on the East Kootenay Regional Hospital intensive care unit redevelopment and electrical upgrade is going well. The majority of excavation for the hospital addition is now complete. Work on the … > Read More

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Jewett remains president of College of Physicians and Surgeons

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has announced its 2014 elected officers and Executive Committee, effective July 1, and a Cranbrook resident will continue as president of the board. Lawrence Jewett, MD, FRCSC has accepted his second … > Read More

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