What We've Been Up To
DR TOM DEMARCO NAMED TOP WHISTLER DOC FOR 2022
Dr DeMarco was named the top doctor in Whistler for 2022 in the Pique's Best of Whistler 2022. Dr Karin Kausky and Dr Brennan McKnight rounded out the top three. Details here.
WHISTLER 360 HEALTH COVERAGE IN PIQUE
The Pique published an article on Whistler 360 Health's Jan 1, 2023 launch. Click here to read the full article.
WHISTLER 360 CO-FOUNDER NAMED 2022 FAMILY DOCTOR OF THE YEAR
Dr. Karin Kausky, one of Whistler 360’s founding directors, was honoured by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine in November. Click here to read the full article.
WHISTLER 360 AWARDED $500,000 FROM EXPANDED FOUNDERS PASS PROGRAM
On Dec 6, 2022 Vail Resorts and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation announced an expansion of the Founder's Pass program. Whistler 360 Health was named the recipient of the extra $500,000 in funds it will provide to the community in 2022. Click here to read the full article in the Pique.
WHISTLER 360 HEALTH RECEIVES CHARITABLE STATUS FROM REVENUE CANADA
In June 2022, thanks for the generous support of Blakes and advice from Shoreline Medical, Whistler 360 Health received Charitable Status from Revenue Canada.
PIQUE ARTICLE: WHISTLER DOCTOR CALLS FOR MORE PROVINCIAL SUPPORT
On May 13, 2022 Pique Magazine ran an article outlining the need for more Provincial support for family physicians, and how Whistler 360 is part of the solution.
Click here to read the article.
GLOBAL TV COVERAGE OF WHISTLER 360 HEALTH
On May 12, 2022 Global TV ran an piece on the family physician shortage in Whistler, and Whistler 360's proposed solution. Click here to see the story.
MAYOR JACK CROMPTON CBC INTERVIEW
On May 6, 2022 Mayor Jack Crompton was interviewed by CBC's Early Edition regarding the family doctor shortage in Whistler. Click here to listen to the interview.
CBC ON THE COAST WITH GLORIA MACARENKO: SOLVING SHORTAGE OF WHISTLER FAMILY DOCTORS
On May 5, 2022, Dr. Karin Kausky was interviewed by CBC's Gloria Macarenko on Whistler's family doctor shortage and the proposed Whistler 360 Health Collaborative as a proposed solution. Click here to listen to the interview, and here to read an article featuring Karin's comments.
PIQUE ARTICLE: TOWN PLAZA CLOSURE ONLY ADDS TO WHISTLER’S ACUTE DOCTOR SHORTAGE
On April 28, 2022 the Pique ran an article on the closure of Town Plaza Medical Clinic exacerbating the shortage of family practitioners in the community. It reiterates the urgency behind the Whistler 360 Health model as a step towards a solution. Click here to read the article.
DR ROB BURGESS PRIMARY CARE FUND
Whistler Health Care Foundation announced the formation of the “Dr Rob Burgess Primary Care Fund”. Dr. Burgess was a pioneer of full service family practice in Whistler. He came to Whistler in 1978 to be the on-mountain doctor, and founded Whistler Medical Clinic, Whistler’s largest family practice, where he was family doctor to countless Whistler residents.
This fund will support primary care initiatives in the Sea to Sky corridor to ensure Rob’s vision of relationship-based, longitudinal care for everyone in Whistler lives on.
Click here to donate in his name.
WHISTLER PIQUE ARTICLE: WHISTLER TASK FORCE PRESENTS VISION FOR COMMUNITY-LED PRIMARY CARE CENTRE
The Whistler Pique reports on the Taskforce presentation to the RMOW Council of the Whole.
Click here to see the article.
TEDXWHISTLER: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MANAGE COVID-19 - THE POWER OF SOCIAL PRESCRIPTION
Listen to Taskforce member Dr Karin Kausky's TEDxWhistler talk on the power of social prescription as it relates to the community response to the pandemic.
Click here for the presentation.
PRESENTATION TO RMOW COUNCIL OF THE WHOLE
On Sept 21, 2021 the Primary Care Task Force presented to the RMOW Council of the Whole. Click here to see a video of the presentation.
DR. KARIN KAUSKY NAMED WHISTLER CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Read about it in the Pique here.
Karin is interviewed by CBC's On the Coast. Listen to the interview here.
PIQUE LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In Sept 2021 the Primary Care Task Force wrote a letter to the Editor of the Pique Magazine in response to an article on a shortage of primary care in Whistler. https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-task-force-seeking-solutions-on-whistlers-healthcare-gap-4298908
WHISTLER 360 HEALTH INCORPORATES AS A SOCIETY
In June 2021 the Primary Care Task Force incorporated Whistler 360 Health Collaborative Society under the British Columbia Society's Act.