Here you will find information on how Island Health is organized, with special emphasis on the medical staff structure as distinct from the program structure - that is the organization of services. You may also wish to refer to About Us for a broad overview of regional boundaries and communities, population and providers, facilities and services.

Governing Legislation

Governance for the operation of Island Health facilities and programs, and for medical staff responsibility, is provided for by the following legislation... read more > 


The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the quality of medical care and provision of resources in the facilities and programs operated by Island Health... read more > 

Medical Staff Structure

The authority for medical staff flows from the Board of Directors through the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC) to Regional Department Heads, and... read more > 

Program Structure

Island Health is organized into (i) Integrated Health Services (clinical services) and (ii) Corporate and Strategic Services (non-clinical services)... read more > 

Medical Leaders

Medical leaders at Island Health head both departments (part of the medical staff organizational structure), and programs (part of the Integrated Health Services organizational structure). Often a leader heads both a department and a program but not always.

Please see the Medical Leaders List (right sidebar) to see their areas of responsibilities. We endeavor to keep this list as current as possible, however if you are aware of an update, please let us know, and we will make the appropriate changes.