Hospitalists at SMH Raise $11,650 for Starfish Pack Program

30 Members of the Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) Hospitalist Group, have dug deep and provided personal contributions totaling $11,650, to the Starfish Pack Program in Surrey. This fundraising was organized by Dr. Baldeep Toor, who was aware that the Starfish project was having difficulty fundraising in this difficult period.  Starfish is a weekend food program offering […]

Prince William and Kate Speak to SMH Medical Staff

Prince William and Kate have spoken to staff at Fraser Health’s Surrey Memorial Hospital to hear about their experiences working to combat the Covid-19 outbreak. To mark Canada Day they thanked frontline workers across the country for their efforts in helping to protect and support their communities. The Duke and Duchess also discussed the impact […]

The fight to save patients from the coronavirus at Surrey Memorial Hospital

British Columbia has been in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks. But inside what is typically the province’s busiest emergency department, the silence is striking. On the front lines, Surrey Memorial Hospital is where many of the region’s most critically-ill COVID-19 patients are fighting to survive. “The real anxiety for me comes from the unknowns,” […]

Surrey Hospital To Start Emergency Physician Residency Program

Dr. Susan Barrio, an emergency physician at Surrey Memorial, is featured in the Vancouver Sun for her work in creating the new residency program for emergency medicine. The new program has been created for doctors who are already certified in family medicine but are interested in another year of training to become emergency medicine specialists. […]

Poster Showcase and AGM

Our MSA Poster Showcase took life on September 9th touring between JPOSCS and SMH. The 18 FE and PQI project posters were displayed at JPOSCS in the morning, the SMH Garedenway in the afternoon and finally at the Surrey Arts Gallery where the AGM was held. The display of our physician’s work sparked intrigue, conversation […]

Renewing physician-health authority teamwork in Fraser Health

The spirit of teamwork that once defined the culture of hospitals is on the road to renewal through BC’s Facility Engagement Initiative (FE). “When I look back to the ‘80s, I worked in hospitals where physicians were leaders and had good relationships with staff and administration,” says Dr. Dayan Muthayan, Executive Medical Director for Fraser […]

Humans of Fraser Health: Fin Gareau

Submitted by Megan White, Communications and Public Affairs “I provide primary health care for Indigenous people in a culturally safe way. Some haven’t accessed care for ten years because of lack of trust, and past negative experiences.” “As an Indigenous Two-Spirit person, I’ve always focused on helping underprivileged communities. I did outreach nursing in the Downtown […]

Physicians Advocating for Wellness: Thinking Bigger

Last November, Fraser Health’s regional Medical Staff Wellness Committee welcomed 45 physician health champions from its 12 hospitals and 10 divisions, as well as health authority leadership, to brainstorm how Fraser Health could support and promote physician health.  As their ideas unfolded, the Committee realized that they were sowing the seeds for a regional Physician […]