medical devices

Al Winther (left) and Jonny Rockall were at a presentation of the Vital Link award at Kal Tire Place Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Rockall earned the award after providing life-saving CPR to Winther in February 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘Everyone should learn CPR’: Vernon man honoured for saving hockey player’s life

Jonny Rockall sprung into action when Al Winther went into cardiac arrest in February 2020

 

The Vernon community and the Galbraith Family Foundation raised a combined $530,000 for a new CT scanner at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (Submitted photo)

$530K raised for new CT scanner at Vernon hospital

The Galbraith Family Foundation matched funds raised on Giving Tuesday

 

A pair of Nintendo Switch handheld devices have been given to Vernon Jubilee Hospital to help as a stress-relieving distraction for kids staying at the hospital. (Starlight Children's Foundation Canada/Facebook)

Vernon Hospital gets Nintendo Switches for sick children

Two handheld devices have arrived at the hospital, courtesy of Starlight Children’s and Ardene foundations

 

Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

B.C. veterinarian has plan to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

Very simple changes can have a large impact if adopted broadly, Jocelyn Marsh says

Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
B.C. sees record-breaking number of MRI and CT scans performed in a year, as province tackles long wait times (pixabay.com/jarmoluk).

B.C. breaks provincial record for number of MRI and CT scans performed

Minisitry of Health says MRIs up 20 per cent, CT exams jump 11 per cent

B.C. sees record-breaking number of MRI and CT scans performed in a year, as province tackles long wait times (pixabay.com/jarmoluk).
Brian Francoeur, left, and Harman Bootsma inside the Island Responder. (Photo by Don Bodger)

First purpose-built marine ambulance in B.C. waters a valuable commodity

Island Responder operating off Chemainus for island residents features an on/off ramp for stretchers

Brian Francoeur, left, and Harman Bootsma inside the Island Responder. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A defibrillator was stolen from outside the Oyama General Store in Lake Country Saturday, March 13. (Facebook photo)

Fundraiser covers cost of stolen Oyama medical device

After a successful GoFundMe campaign, Oyama General Store has enough funds to replace stolen defibrillator

A defibrillator was stolen from outside the Oyama General Store in Lake Country Saturday, March 13. (Facebook photo)
Providence Health Care has teamed up with partners, including Island Health, to launch the first remote cochlear implant (CI) mapping program for adults in British Columbia. Duncan’s Alan Holt was one of the first to test it out. (Submitted)

Road to hearing again takes an experimental detour for Vancouver Island man

Remote cochlear clinic offers shorter commute for patients like Duncan’s Alan Holt

Providence Health Care has teamed up with partners, including Island Health, to launch the first remote cochlear implant (CI) mapping program for adults in British Columbia. Duncan’s Alan Holt was one of the first to test it out. (Submitted)
Williams Lake physician Dr. Ivan Scrooby and medical graduate student Vionarica Gusti hold up the COSMIC Bubble Helmet. Both are part of the non-profit organization COSMIC Medical which has come together to develop devices for treating patients with COVID-19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Group of B.C. doctors, engineers developing ‘bubble helmet’ for COVID-19 patients

The helmet could support several patients at once, says the group

Williams Lake physician Dr. Ivan Scrooby and medical graduate student Vionarica Gusti hold up the COSMIC Bubble Helmet. Both are part of the non-profit organization COSMIC Medical which has come together to develop devices for treating patients with COVID-19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An elementary school student misplaced their glucose monitoring device for diabetes and his family and teachers are hoping someone maybe picked it up. (Dexcom)

UPDATE: Vernon student’s missing medical device found

Receiver used to monitor diabetes believed left in snowbank at school

An elementary school student misplaced their glucose monitoring device for diabetes and his family and teachers are hoping someone maybe picked it up. (Dexcom)