We Are IH: Nurse loves ‘challenge’ of serving Okanagan community

March 30, 2023
Linda explores a lighthouse in Dalkey, Ireland.

Name: Linda French (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Community nurse/long-term care case manager
Years of Service: 27
Worksite: Kirschner
Community: Central Okanagan-South
Ancestral Territory: Sylix Okanagan
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: Life is too short to drink bad wine.

Throughout her health-care career, Linda French has done her part for the community.

Linda, who was born in Scarborough, Ont. but grew up in North Delta, B.C., started her nursing career at BC Children's Hospital in pediatric cardiology. She worked at Kelowna General Hospital in pediatrics from 1994-1997 and then transferred to community nursing in 1997. She now serves as a community nurse/long-term care case manager for the Central Okanagan-South.

“I have been enjoying this challenging role for 26 years,” Linda said. “I’m an active girl who can't sit still and loves a challenge.”

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