Dr. Jodie Turner has been on the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital emergency physician team since 2015, when she and her family relocated from the East Kootenays to make the Island their home. She also works part time at the Oceanside Health Centre in Parksville. Her medical school was completed at McGill University, and she ventured west to do family practice residency through UBC’s Rural Okanagan Program, followed by a fellowship in emergency medicine based in Vancouver. Perpetually in pursuit of the elusive “work life balance,” she brings passion and energy to finding ways to improve patient care. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the central island community and feels supremely fortunate to call this beautiful place her home. She hopes to see her daughter’s future hold opportunities for truth and reconciliation with the original stewards of this land, as well as ensure that we are all stewards together for the health of all communities our central Island hospital serves.