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  • Community Information

    Named for its location, 100 miles north of the origin of the Gold Rush Trail, 100 Mile House is proud of its frontier heritage. Originally a stopover for prospectors heading north for gold, the town of 100 Mile House is known for its friendliness and hospitality.

    Forestry is the primary driver of the economy, however the community also serves as a commercial supply centre for the area. Located in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC, the area experiences warm summers and cold winters with short-term temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to – 40 degrees Celsius.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, ranching, tourism, service industries, value-added wood manufacturing and government agencies


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,886 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Catchment area: 14,756 (Local Health Area #25 - 100 Mile House, BC Stats 2009)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 16.3%
      18-24: 9.5%
      25-64: 53.8%
      65+: 20.4%
      (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health
      
      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap
      
      Regional District: Cariboo Regional District
      
      Rural designation: RSA community
      
      RRP Designation: A
      
      RRP Points: 23.00
      

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 14 (www.cpsbc.ca)
      
      Clinics
      Exeter Clinic
      Box 879, 395 Horse Lake Road
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-2271 | F: 250 395-2599
      
      Coach House Square Medical Walk-In
      #6-95 B 97 Highway
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-1143
      
      Village Medical Clinic
      Box 1720, 190 Horse Lake Road
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-3000 | F: 250 395-3055
      
      Canim Lake Band - Family Wellness Centre
      Canim Lake Reserve
      Box 1030, #1 - House #11
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 397-2502 | F: 250 397-2598
      
      White Feather Family Centre
      Box 1030
      100 Mile House, BC, VOK 2E0
      P: 250 397-2717 | F: 250 397-4155
      
      Medical Walk-in Clinic
      #2-575B Alder Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-4010
      
      Nursing Ambulatory Clinic (at 100 Mile House District General Hospital)
      555 Cedar Avenue South
      100 Mile House, BC, B0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7676
      

    2012 socio-economic profile of 100 Mile House (Source: BC Government).

  • The 100 Mile District General Hospital is housed within the South Cariboo Health Centre, and has the following services:

    • 16 beds
    • Up to six monitored beds
    • Two labour rooms
    • Fisher Place extended care residence, single rooms with 24-hour nursing care
    • Large care home attached to hospital
    • Radiology Technicians
    • Laboratory staff
    • Digital X-rays
    • Three Enhanced Surgery Skills physicians
    • Dental surgery

     

    • Contact Info

      Box 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7600 | F: 250 395-7607
      www.interiorhealth.ca
      

    • Hospital Info

      Acute Care Beds: 16
      
      Major Medical Centre: Kamloops, BC (199 km)
      

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service ER that is open 24/7 in this community.
      The ER also provides some obstetric services.
      
      No. of Visits Per Year: 10,773 (2009/2010: IHA Stats) 
      

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CAEP Classification Description Level 4

      Facility with inpatient beds. May be optional services i.e. obstetrics, definitive for appropriate conditions, stabilization and transfer to another facility as required, open 24/7.

      CTAS Level
      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)
      CTAS Level II (Emergent)
      CTAS Level III (Urgent)
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent) 

    • Anaesthetics

      Anaesthetic services are available at this site.

    • Surgery

      Surgical Services are available, including major, minor, general, and orthopedic.

    • Lab services

      100 Mile House District General Hospital Lab
      Box 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7600 | F: 250 395-7607
      Hours: daytime only

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      100 Mile House District General Hospital Imaging
      Box 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7600 | F: 250 395-7607
      
      Ultrasound
      There are ultrasound services available in this community.
      
      Mammography
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.
      

    • Referral Centres

      Referral Hospital
      Cariboo Memorial Hospital (Williams Lake for Gyn and Surgery)
      
      Tertiary Care Center Referral Site
      Royal Inland Hospital (Kamloops) and Williams Lake (Gyn and Surgery)

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Services provides coverage in this community, including Air Ambulance service.

    • Pharmacy

      Hospital
      100 Mile House District General Hospital
      Box 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7600 | F: 250 395-7607
      
      In-community
      Donex Pharmacy
      Box 40, 145 Birch Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-4004 | F: 250 395-2683
      
      Pharmasave Drugs
      Box 308, 545 Highway 97
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-2921 | F: 250 395-3652
      
      Save-On Foods Pharmacy
      Box 609, 157 North Cariboo Highway
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-2139 | F: 250 395-2031
      
      Safeway Pharmacy
      535 S Cariboo Highway
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-4952 | F: 250 395-1822
      

    • Nurse Practitioner

      There is a nurse practitioner in the community.

      Nursing Ambulatory Clinic
      South Cariboo Community Health Centre
      555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7676
      

    • Extended Care

      Fischer Place/Mill Site Lodge (94 beds)
      South Cariboo Community Health Centre
      Bag 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7696 | F: 250 395-7697
      

    • Home Nursing

      Prenatal and Nursing Ambulatory Clinic
      South Cariboo Community Health Centre
      Box 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 302-5000
      

    • Dietetics

      There are currently 2 registered dietitians in this community.

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Program
      South Cariboo Community Health Centre
      Box 399, 555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7611
      
      White Feather Family Centre
      Canim Lake Band
      Box 1030
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 397-2717 | F: 250 397-4155
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Cariboo Therapy Centre
      6681 Perry Road
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E3
      P: 250-395-2185
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      IH Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
      555 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-7600
      
      Canadian Mental Health Association
      555 B Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-4883 | F: 250 395-1183
      
      CYMH 100 Mile House
      4-170 Cedar Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-5633
      

    • Social workers

      Canim Lake Band - Family Wellness Centre
      Canim Lake Reserve
      Box 1030, #1 - House #117
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 397-2502 | F: 250 397-2598
      Hrs: Mon-Thurs 8:30-4:30 pm
      
      Coach House Square Medical Walk-In
      Box 879, 120 1st Avenue
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-1143
      (wheelchair accessible)
      
      Exeter Clinic Ltd.
      Box 879, 395 Horse Lake Road
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-2271 | F: 250 395-2599
      (wheelchair accessible)
      
      Village Medical Clinic
      Box 1720, 190 Horse Lake Road
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
      P: 250 395-3000 | F: 250 395-3055
      (wheelchair accessible)
      

  • Interior Health: Street Nursing Outreach Services
    555 Cedar Avenue
    100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
    P: 250 305-9645
    
    Cariboo Family Connections Pregnancy Outreach
    Box 2427
    100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
    P: 250 395-5155 | F: 250 395-1811
    
    Elderly Services (at 100 Mile District General Hospital)
    Interior Health Authority
    555 Cedar Avenue South
    100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
    P: 250 395-7676
    
    The Canadian Diabetes Asosciation
    100 Mile House & District Branch
    1589 Sutherland Avenue
    Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y7
    P: 250 762-9447
    www.diabetes.ca
    
    Homeless Outreach (at 100 Mile District General Hospital)
    555 Cedar Avenue South
    100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
    P: 250 706-7599
    
    Crisis Stabilization (at South Cariboo Health Centre)
    555 Cedar Avenue
    100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
    P: 250 395-7623
    
    Family Service Team
    486 Birch Avenue S
    100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0
    P: 250 395-5155
    

    • Practice Site Information

      Exeter Clinic
      Box 879, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
      P: (250) 395-2271 | F: (250) 395-2599
      
      Cariboo Mall Medical Clinic
      Box 2278, 1160 535 Cariboo Hwy 97 N
      100 Mile House, BC, V0K2E0
      P: (250) 395-4010 | F: 250-395-4020
      
      Physician Site Coordinator(s): Dr. Koen Geerts
      
      

      Practice Profile

      The Exeter Clinic is a group practice with 11 preceptors all of whom are involved in resident training to some degree. The 2 main preceptors opened up the Cariboo Mall Medical Clinic so the resident will work there part time and at the Exeter Clinic the rest of the time.

      The office is variable; some days are slow with 10 patients and some are busy with 30 or more. The average pace is around 15 or 20 but is dependent on which doctors are away. The doctors at the Exeter Clinic have opened a walk-in clinic in town, which provides good working opportunities. There is a day off per week and that usually leaves three office days.

      There are OR mornings as well in those 3 office days. The emergency room is busy at times but the pace is manageable. The staff back up is great. They give residents plenty of freedom and are readily available. Usually they do paperwork at the clinic during the day while the resident works in the ER so they can be there quickly if needed for Mi’s and multi-traumas.

      There is a cell phone that residents can take so they do not have to stay overnight. There are three GP Surgeons in town; two are involved with the resident. They do appys, C-Sections, hernias, colon and sigmoidoscopies. There are two GP Anesthetists who share call for C-sections, airway emergencies etc. Four or five physicians do Obstetrics. There is GP Surgeon and GP Anesthetist backup for C-section. They get around 150 deliveries per year. There is one OR and Thursday morning is the scheduled OR time, although there are scopes done on the other days.

      On-Call Schedule

      Call is one 24 hour shift or two 12 hour shifts a week and one weekend call day a month.

    • Training Site Information

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes
      Medical Resident: UBC
      Other Professionals: 
      Imaging and Laboratory Service Professionals
      Mental Health Workers
      Nurse Practitioners
      Nursing
      Physiotherapy
      Social Workers
      

    • Students & Residents Perspectives

      On The Experience

      “The hospital staff is familiar with the role of a resident and always pleased to see a fresh face”

      “You get a lot of autonomy in the emerg and the docs will let you do pretty much whatever you are comfortable with. There was decent pathology. So the ER is good. “

      Challenges

      “Need to have independent social activities/physical activity.”

      “Scheduling can be challenging, so we would appreciate knowing when residents’ holidays are and any special request as soon as possible”

    • Patient Economics

      % Low: 18
      % Medium: 80
      % High: 2
      

    • Patient Load

      Practice per day: 20-30
      Physician per day: 30
      Resident per day: 15 to 20
      

    • Office Set-up

      Personnel in Office:

      Nurses, Registered Nursing Assistants

      Will residents have contact with these agencies? Yes

      If Yes, in what way?

      We work all together and see everyone frequently, we will soon have all services in hospital building

      Office Space:

      The resident will have two exam rooms, and there is a common lounge/office area to work on charts, discuss cases, eat lunch, and enjoy a coffee/tea.

      Does your office have a surgical suite? No

      Payment Modality: Fee-for-service

      Do you use consistent charting system in your practice? Yes

      Is their a problem list on each chart? No

      Is there space for the resident to have an office and examing room? Yes

      Would you expect the resident to rotate offices on a regular basis? Yes

      Technology: Billing, Electronic Medical Records

    • Educational Opportunities

      Hospital Rounds: No
      
      CME Teleconferences: No
      
      Videoconferences: Yes, there are learning opportunities via videoconference.
      
      Conferences: Yes, there are opportunities for conferences.
      
      Journal Clubs/Reading: No
      
      What other educational opportunities are available to your students and residents (e.g Rounds, CPD)? Seminars, planning of CME events
      

    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. Rod Dickey
      Dr. Koen Geerts
      Dr. Leila Klopper
      Dr. Joanne Lapin
      Dr. Bruce Nicolson