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  • Community Information

    The 1860s were the start of a short-lived gold rush and the beginning of settlement in the Revelstoke area. The town itself was established in the 1880s as a transportation and supply centre for the mining industry. Nestled high in the Monashee Mountains, next to Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park, the community of Revelstoke boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in BC.

    Historically a railroad town, Revelstoke prides itself on its rich heritage and scenic ambiance. Recreational activities here include backcountry hiking, ski touring, heli-skiing and river rafting.

    The climate of Revelstoke is impacted by the deflection of warm moisture-laden air from the Pacific upwards by the Columbia Mountains. The cooling of this air mass brings significant precipitation, particularly during the winter months and the community is known for its snowy winters. The average summer temperature is 18 degrees Celsius, while the average winter temperature is -5 degrees.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, transportation, tourism, and government service industries


    • Population

      Town Population: 7,139 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 8,000

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 18.8%
       18-24: 9.2%
       25-64: 58.2%
       65+: 18.8% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Columbia-Shuswap

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 23.00


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 19 (www.cpsbc.ca) + 2 Specialists

      Clinic

      Selkirk Medical Group
      101 - West 1st Street
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S1
      P: 250 837-9321
      

    • Contact Info

      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-2131 | F: 250 814-2285
      

    • Hospital Info

      The Queen Victoria Hospital is an acute care hospital that offers several services, including: emergency care, physician offices, patient and rehab care and surgical services.

      Acute Care Beds: 10

      Major Medical Centre: Transfer to Kelowna (193 km)

    • Emergency Room

      There is a full service ER that is open 24/7 in this community.

      No. of Visits Per Year: 8,086 (2009/2010: IHA Stats)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 193 km to Kelowna

    • 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

      There are anaesthesia services in this community.

    • Surgery

      There are surgical services in this community.

    • Maternity

      Mountain Midwifery
      Box 3234
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-4006
      

    • Lab services

      Queen Victoria Hospital Lab
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-2131 ext. 262 | F: 250 814-2292
      
      Hrs: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
      

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-2131 | F: 250 814-2285
      
      Ultrasound
      There are ultrasound imaging services in this community.
      
      Mammography
      

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Peoples Drug Mart #110
      Alpine Village Shopping Center
      Box 3000, 555 Victoria Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-5191 | F: 250 837-5658
      
      Pharmasave #213
      Box 680, 307 Victoria Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-2028 | F: 250 837-4636
      

    • Extended Care

      Mount Cartier Court (46 beds)
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2131
      
      In-community
      Moberly Park Manor
      711 West 1st Street
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-3147 | F: 250 837-5720
      

    • Home Nursing

      Pre-Natal Home Visits
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2244
      
      In-community
      Home & Community Care Office
      P: 250 814-2267
      
      WeCare Vernon
      P: 250 542-9717 | F: 250 545-9729
      

    • Dietetics

      Outpatient Nutrition Counselling
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2276 | F: 250 814-2285
      

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Center
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2276
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Interior Health Rehabilitative Services
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      Bag 5000, 1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2270 | F: 250 814-2285
      
      In-community
      Red Cedar Physiotherapy
      204 - 555 Victoria Street West
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-8519
      
      Helios Rehabilitation & Performance
      5 - 1605 Victoria Street West
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-7171
      

    • Occupational therapy

      Interior Health Rehabilitative Services
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      Bag 5000, 1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2270 | F: 250 814-2285
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health and Addictions
      Queen Victoria Hospital
      Bag 5000, 1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2131
      
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      In-community 
      Community Connections
      Box 2880, 314 - 2nd Street East
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-2920 ext. 31
      
      Hrs: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      CYMH Revelstoke
      210 Garden Avenue
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-7612
      
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Social workers

      Queen Victoria Hospital
      1200 Newlands Road
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 814-2270 | F: 250 814-2285
      
      In-community
      Community Connections Revelstoke Society
      Box 2880, 314 - 2 Street East
      Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
      P: 250 837-2920 ext. 31
      
      Hrs: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

  • Community Connections Revelstoke Society
    Violence Against Women Counseling Services
    Box 2880, 314 - 2 Street East
    Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
    P: 250 837-2920
    


    • Practice Site Information

      Selkirk Medical Group
      PO Box 590
      101 West First Street
      Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0
      250 837-9321
      
      Physician Site Coordinator(s):
      Dr. Vikki Vogt-Haines
      
      

      Practice Profile

      There is one clinic in town. It serves the resident population and provides some walk-in service. The same doctors provide on call service to Queen Victoria Hospital.

      Call Aug 1:6 for ER. OR is 2 days per week with visiting surgeons and internists. Weekend is Saturday and Sunday only (Friday is considered a weekday). There are many visiting specialists and they try to have you with them whenever possible.

      Referral centres are Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm. There is a good deal of independence though back up is always available. Some physicians provide on call C-Section and Anaesthesia.

      On-Call Schedule

      1 to 6


    • Training Site Information

      Medical Student Training: Yes

      Medical Student: UBC

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes

      Medical Resident: UBC


    • Students and Residents Perspectives

      On the Community

      “Fantastic community. Many amenities including good restaurants and cafes. Great recreation opportunities close by. People are very friendly including the docs.”

      On the Experience

      “Great rural experience, able to do pretty much as much as you like.”

      Challenges

      “Not a lot of opportunity for obstetrics.”


    • Patient Economics

      % Low: 15%
      % Medium: 80%
      % High: 5%
      


    • Patient Load

      Physician per Day: 30 to 35

      Resident per Day: 15 to 20


    • Office Set-up

      Personnel in Office: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

      Does your office have a surgical suite? Yes

      Payment Modality: Fee-for-service

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

      Would you expect the resident to rotate offices on a regular basis? No

      Technology: 
      Billing
      Email
      Internet
      Medline


    • Educational Opportunities

      Hospital Rounds: Yes, weekly

      Videoconferences: Yes, there are opportunities for videoconferencing.

      Computer-based: Yes, there are opportunities for computer-based education.

      CCFP Small Group Learning: Yes, there are opportunities for CCFP Small Group Learning.

      Small Group Learning: Yes, there are opportunities for Small Group Learning.

      What other educational opportunities are available to your students and residents (e.g., rounds, CPD)?

      Weekly local rounds. Visiting specialist presentations. Videoconference rounds. Internet Up-to-Date. Occasional Obstetrical skills workshops based on the MORE-OB model. Flexibility and residents are welcomed and encouraged to present if they wish.


    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. Bart Jarmula
      Dr. Chris A. MacDonald
      Dr. Sara Brown
      Dr. Courtney Rennie
      Dr. Cam MacLeod
      Dr. Andreas Mostert
      Dr. Neil Leslie
      Dr. Cameron Molder
      Dr. Kim Erwin