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Shared Care



Shared Care initiatives are improving the coordination of patient care between family and specialist physicians. The relationship between family physicians (FP) and specialist physicians (SP) is fundamental to the delivery of effective health care, especially for more complex patient populations.


Princeton Access to Specialist Care

In an effort to support family physicians and to provide better access for Princeton patients, a Shared Care project was started in the Fall of 2013. Penticton specialists started holding outreach clinics in Princeton, eliminating some patient travel and providing family physicians with lunchtime CME learning opportunities.

The first phase of the project is focused on outreach clinics and supporting Princeton physicians. The second phase of the project, started early in 2015, is focused on efficiencies for patients when they travel to Penticton for appointments and tests.


Collaborating to improve health outcomes and the patient experience.

The Shared Care Committee is a joint committee of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health that works to improve health outcomes and the patient journey through the health care system. The committee was formed in 2006, as part of the Physician Master Agreement to address the growing need for coordination of patient care and best use of health care resources. Since then the SCC has helped more than 2,500 family physicians, 240 specialist physicians, and many other partners, to work together on over 240 projects across BC. These projects fall under ten initiatives as part of this joint Doctors of BC/Ministry of Health committee. They are as wide-ranging in scope and geography as they are in focus.

For more details about the ten initiatives please visit the SharedCare website.




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Steering Committee

PHCSC

The Princeton Health Care Steering Committee provides the mechanism for Interior Health, the Town of Princeton, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, the Support Our Health Care (SOHC) Society, Princeton General Hospital, the Cascade Medical Clinic, and Ridgewood Lodge to work together to support stable, sustainable and accessible health care in the area.

A New Model

PHCSC is working to develop a New Model of Health Care that will:

  • Provide security and confidence to the people of Princeton and surrounding areas that their health care needs will be met
  • Provide an important element to economic growth and a healthy community
  • Provide effective and honourable transitioning for physicians i.e. retirement process
  • Offer a clear and compelling practice model to practitioners that supports recruitment and retention of practitioners and health care staff, including medical students and residents
  • Implement a group, collaborative practice of physicians and nurse practitioner working together in one location
  • Outline accountabilities to and by patients
  • Pursue best practice, quality and innovation

Components

  • The community as a strong partner
  • A responsive health authority
  • Access to Primary Health Care
  • A group, collaborative practice
  • Access to specialist advice and care
  • Emergency care for patients
  • Integrated community health services
  • Measuring for improvement
  • Regular reporting to the public

Princeton Hospital

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Opportunities

Join Our Team

Small town BC nestled between golden hills of ranchland where the rivers meet. Princeton is one of the last towns to keep some of the flavour of the old west. Only three hours from the lower mainland and little more from Vancouver, this is the sweet spot between getting away and staying connected. The surrounding area offers spectacular recreation opportunities. This could be the place you're looking to live and work.

Princeton and Area needs medical professionals and support staff. Please see our Jobs and Careers page for current listings with details. Come and join our team.

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Princeton General Hospital

PGH is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the Okanagan health service area. Located south west of Penticton, the hospital offers services including acute care, laboratory, and 24 hour emergency.

Support Our Health Care

SOHC is a society dedicated to developing an improved and sustainable model of health care for the Princeton and Area community.

Health Match BC

We are currently recruiting physicians and assisting in the recruitment of registered nurses and allied health professionals on behalf of British Columbia’s (BC) health care facilities.

BC Medical Journal

BCMJ provides clinical and review articles written primarily by BC physicians, for BC physicians.

Canadian Medical Association Journal

CMAJ showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health for people in Canada and globally.

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