On behalf of the Owner - the Diocese of Victoria, the Board of Directors,
the Hospital Foundation, physicians, staff and volunteers, we wish to
extend our warmest welcome.
St. Joseph's began in 1913, with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto,
as an example of Christian virtues and traditions in the Healing Ministry
of the Church. In 1989 the Sisters transferred ownership to the Diocese
of Victoria - a Corporation Sole.
"Our distinctive vocation in Christian health care is not so much to heal better or more efficiently than anyone else; it is to bring comfort to people by giving them an experience that will strengthen their confidence in life. The ultimate goal of our care is to give those who are ill, through our care, a reason to hope."
- Joseph Cardinal Bernadin
St. Joseph’s General Hospital is calling for applications from individuals interested in joining its Board of Directors.
St. Joseph’s is owned by the Bishop of Victoria and is managed by a local volunteer board of directors. The fully accredited 241 bed facility (116 acute care beds and 125 complex care beds) operates under a Master Denominational Agreement with the Province of BC and an Affiliation Agreement with the Vancouver Island Health Authority. The hospital’s mandate is to provide ambulatory, inpatient and complex care services to the residents of the Comox Valley and region, from Bowser to Oyster River.
The Board of Directors is primarily responsible for:
- setting the strategic direction for the organization, including identifying future health care needs and planning appropriate programs and services;
- ensuring community input into health service planning and evaluation for the area served;
- overseeing the delivery of health care services to the Comox Valley and surrounding region;
- ensuring that performance objectives (quality, financial, human resource and capital) are achieved.
Director Skills, Interests and Qualities
Effective governance depends on the right mixture of skills, experience and personal qualities. The board seeks balance within its directorship, reflecting the diversity of demographic, cultural, ethnic and social characteristics of the community served.
The board requires its directors to possess the following qualities:
- An understanding of and commitment to the vision, mission and core values of the hospital.
- Honesty and integrity.
- An understanding of governance.
- An understanding of a director’s role and fiduciary duties, and the role of the board.
- An ability to think strategically.
- An ability to work as part of a team.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- Financial literacy appropriate for health care.
Members of the Board must be prepared to commit the time required to perform board and committee duties. The minimum time commitment is approximately 10 - 15 hours per month.
Prospective candidates will be required to complete an application and will be required to sign a declaration confirming their eligibility for directorship.
For a full information package including eligibility criteria and an application form, please contact:
Kaylene Simmons, Governance Coordinator
Tel: 250 339-1409, Email: email@example.com
Expressions of interest will be accepted until 4:00 pm,
March 31, 2013.
St. Joseph’s General Hospital launched its centennial anniversary of health care services to the Comox Valley on February 22, 2013. In recognition of its 100-year anniversary, St Joseph’s opened its doors to the public to unveil two significant commemorative projects. A life-size wall mural collage depicting a century of Care with Compassion through images of the past and present was unveiled and is displayed in the hospital’s main lobby. A commemorative video montage portraying a century of health care service over the generations premiered as the finale to the Open House. The video can be viewed HERE
The commemorative event was attended by many public, staff and physicians, plus several municipal and provincial dignitaries including Hon. Christy Clark, Premier of BC; Don McRae, Minister of Education and MLA for Comox Valley; and Comox Valley Mayors Paul Ives; Larry Jangula and Leslie Baird.
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In order to provide better service to the Comox Valley, St. Joseph’s General Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department is extending outpatient X-ray hours Monday-Friday by 2.0 hours.
The NEW Hours of operation for Walk-In General Radiography are:
|Monday to Friday
||7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
||8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Please make sure that you arrive with a completed requisition from your physician, including full patient demographics and pertinent history to enable us to provide timely service. For further information, contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department at 250 339 1420.
Named after a former pastoral care staff member and Sister of St Joseph, Sister Pat Macaulay, this annual award recognizes and expresses our profound appreciation for staff, physicians and volunteers who exemplify St. Joe's Mission and Values – care with compassion, respect for dignity & excellence.
The 2012 Service Award recipients are:
- Arnie Auerbach – Volunteer in the downtown lab and ED.
- Shelley Gibson – RN in ED.
- Heather Holm – RN in Oceanview.
- Jason Wale, MD
The way they walk the talk breathes new life into St Joe's Mission and Values. They make an ancient tradition
of medical care come alive with fresh vitality in this place and in our time: care with compassion, respect for human dignity, excellence. As one nomination said, they inspire us not only to be better professionals, but better human beings.
For more 'good news' about St Joe’s staff, physicians, volunteers who walk the talk of our mission and values, check out Shaw cable TV, 'the Daily' with host, Judi Murakami.
Watch Video on YouTube (3 minutes, 21 seconds)