Meet the people who keep viruses & bacteria at bay in our health facilities

October 19, 2023

When you walk into a hospital, you may be accustomed to seeing hand sanitizer and medical masks at the entrances.

But did you know a lot more that happens behind the scenes to keep our health-care facilities safe from viruses like COVID-19 and norovirus, and harmful bacteria that causes infections like c. difficile?

At Interior Health, our infection preventionists (IPs) help protect everyone’s safety by providing education to staff, physicians and volunteers. They investigate infections and outbreaks, assess infection prevention measures, and even provide consultation for construction and renovation projects in health-care facilities.

Meet some of our Interior Health IPs, and get to know the work they do.

Stories@IH

Read our latest stories

5 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Older adults and seniors are vulnerable to abuse, and those in the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are even more so. Learn why and what help is available.

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Kelsey Arnouse is passionate about working with people on their journey to Indigenous cultural safety.

5 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Cheryl is a peer volunteer with IH helping and supporting others who use substances. Read her story and learn about her art project in honour of those in need.

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Learn how to stay safe in B.C. waters when blue-green algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, are present.

4 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Meet Brenna Baker, executive director of EKFH, and learn how the Foundation is improving health care in the East Kootenay.

3 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Whether representing IH at Kelowna Pride, skiing at Big White, or zooming down mountain bike trails, Isla Coombs is an energetic member of her community.

STAY CONNECTED

Receive news and alert posts, and Stories@IH blog posts, right to your inbox!

mail