PVN in the News

We’re proud of the accomplishments made by PVN’s patient and health care partners!

Health care partners and media often write about projects that featured PVN engagement opportunities. Read the articles below to learn more about our work. We’ll update this page as articles are published.

2017

Podcast about Patient Safety with PVN members“Including the voices of patients and families: A collaborative approach to patient safety”
BCPSLS Central

Our patient partners Sandra Zelinsky, Michel White and Beth Campbell Duke were selected to participate in The BC Patient Safety and Learning System’s podcast about patient safety. In the episode, they shared their personal experiences and talked openly about why partnering with patients and families must be a key priority across our
health care system.
Read the full article and listen to the podcast


Interior-Health-Magazine.January-2017“Putting patients in the driver’s seat”
Interior Health Magazine

Interior Health area residents are the first in BC to be offered access to their personal health information online via a new tool called MyHealthPortal. PVN patient partners were consulted during the process of creating and testing the tool.
Read the full article


2016

the-hope-standard-aug-11-2016“Hospital calls for community input”
The Hope Standard

The Hope Standard published a note inviting residents in the Hope/Fraser Canyon region to join PVN and participate in one of the many open opportunities in the region.
Read the full article


PVN.Osoyoos Times August 2016“Patient Voices Network allows volunteers to contribute to improving health care system”
Osoyoos Times

The Osoyoos Times interviewed Ernie Hamm, PVN Patient Partner for over four years, about his experience improving health care in BC; as well as our Engagement Leader Carol Stathers about the open engagement opportunities in the South Okanagan area.
Read the full article


Morning-Star.Interior-Health.July-17-2016“Patient Voice requires volunteers”
The Morning Star

The Vernon Morning Star interviewed our Engagement Leader Carol Stathers about the Interior Health residential care framework redesign advisory committee, which is looking for 10 to 14 PVN Patient Partners from the Interior Region to share their experiences with the health care system.
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Summerland-Review.July-2016“Patient volunteers sought for health care comments”
Summerland Review

The Summerland Review interviewed our Engagement Leader Carol Stathers about the many engagement opportunities available in the Interior Region.
Read the full article


Island Health Magazine.Summer 2016

“Patient Advisors at Island Health”
Island Health Magazine

The summer edition of Island Health Magazine featured a great article about how the work of patient advisors has contributed to improving care.
Read the full article


The-Okanagan.Palliative-Care“IHA website now addresses end-of-life care issues”
The Okanagan

A group of PVN Patient Partners worked together with Interior Health to revamp the palliative care section of the organization’s website and create a new resource guide for patients, families and caregivers.
Read the full article


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“How the patient perspective is reshaping health”
Spark

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research published an article about how the patient perspective is reshaping health. It tells the story of the amazing work that PVN member Colleen McGavin has been doing as a patient partner since 2010, and also features an interview with Ben Ridout, the director of patient and public engagement for the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.
Read the full article


MorningStar.Interior-Health“Patient voice at heart of Interior Health web changes”
The Morning Star

PVN Patient Partners worked together with Interior Health to revamp the palliative care section of the organization’s website and create a new resource guide for patients, families and caregivers.
Read the full article