Fall 2018

We're Improving the Care of Residents, and It's All Thanks to You 

Your hard work and commitment to meeting the Best Practice Expectations are creating positive change!

A summary report prepared by the RCI shows the substantial impact of the after-hours call group, attendance at care conferences, and more. See the full report here.

Meet The RCI Community 

Introducing Dr. Michael Vaughan! 

As the Medical Coordinator for 8 facilities in Victoria, Michael is committed to providing outstanding residential care. On his bucket list:  spending more time in both Tofino and Jamaica!

Meet Dr. Vaughan

Quality Improvement Corner 

Do you have ideas on how to promote positive change in residential care?

Apply now for RCI's Quality Improvement Seed Fund 2019! Up to $15,000 per facility available. Application closes November 19th, 2018.


Seed Fund Info

RCI Support for Physician Practice

Interested in funding to cover the costs of conference attendance, accommodation, and travel?

The Vic-SI RCI Scholarship Fund provides funding for RCI physicians! Contact us for an application form.

Contact Us

Upcoming Events

November 15, 2018, 5:30-9pm: Serious Illness Conversation Training Workshop

The Regional Support Program at Island Health invites you to hone your communication skills in difficult conversations with patients and their families who are seriously ill. *RSVP by Nov 8th - find out how by clicking the full list of events link below*

See the full list of upcoming events!

Career Opportunities

Featured Job: Medical Coordinator/ Attending Physician

Location: Parkwood Court, Licensed Residential Care Community (79 Suites).

Find out more here.



News and Trends In Health Care

Upcoming changes to Residential Care Access policy in BC. On March 1, 2019 (pushed back from December 1, 2018) a new Ministry of Health policy regarding access to long-term care homes will come into effect across Island Health. Find out how this policy affects patients.

Whitehorse General Hospital's Dedicated ACE Unit Reduces Falls, Improves Staff SatisfactionLearn about their experience and early results from the program.

Contracted Residential Care Facilities Responsible for Substantially More Hospital Visits and More than Double the Rate of Deaths in Hospital. See the Office of the Senior's Advocate news release here.


Congratulations to the Winners of RCI's Survey Participation Draw!

If you participated in this summer's RCI Evalutation Survey, your name was entered into a draw to win Zambri's gift cards, a Fit Bit, or kayak adventure!

Congrats to the following winners:

Dr. Jeff Pocock, Kelley Townsend, Dr. Janet Mak, Jen Guther, Dr. Amarjit Nirwan, Lynn Scott, Patricia MacPherson, Carmen Jones, Rick Guenette, Jennifer Shaw, Arista Steubner, and Glenda Chavarria-Alarcon! Your prize is on its way!


We đź’šVancouver Island

RCI is located on Vancouver Island, a vibrant community with events for all interests!

Are you a craft beer aficionado? Don’t miss the 3rd annual Christmas Craft Beer Show, an unforgettable festival of tasting and expert knowledge sharing! 

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018, at Save On Foods Memorial Centre. Find more info here

The South Island and Victoria Residential Care Initiative launched in August of 2015, with an emphasis on improving patient care, supporting physicians to meet the Best Practice Expectations, and facilitating collaborative system change. Learn more here.

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