The Mission of the Cortes Community Health Association is t o provide resources in a Cortes Health Centre for the benefit of all residents and visitors to Cortes Island. To manage the finances of the Cortes Community Health Association so that the centre will be self-sustaining . To secure the services of health practitioners who are appropriately trained and able to meet the medical needs of the community. To act as liaison between the community, Ministry of Health and other branches of health care delivery, health education, and administration in the Province of British Columbia. To act as advocate for the community in obtaining the best possible health care. To promote programs to improve health in the community and to conduct fund raising incidental to the above purposes .
The CCHA Board of DirectorsExecutiveEd Safarik - President Julia Rendall - Treasurer Ron Croda - SecretaryDirectors Laura Ellingsen Tom Behm Terri Storey Carolyn Howson Sean Lymworth
A Brief History of Medical Care on Cortes IslandFrom about 1905, Health care on Cortes and other isolated islands was provided by the Columbia Coast Mission of the Anglican Church. The Mission operated on many isolated communities, logging camps and First Nations villages using a variety of vessels including the 35 ft M.V. Rendezvous in the 40’s and the M.V. Columbia III, launched in 1956.
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