Pain clinic renamed to honor Kelowna doctor
The Okanagan Interventional Pain Clinic in Kelowna has been renamed the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre to honor the popular and much-loved surgeon who died earlier this year.
Dr Bill Nelems, a thoracic surgeon in BC, worked at the Okanagan Interventional Pain Clinic in the Pandosy area since 2013. Over that time, coworkers and staff came to see him as someone who genuinely cared for others and put in the work to improve countless lives.
The Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre will continue to operate out of its current location on Raymer Avenue until the spring of 2019 when it will move into a new building nearby.
Dr Nelems died in 2017 at his farm in Coldstream near Vernon. To learn more about Dr Nelems’s many contributions to Canadian health care, read the In Memoriam piece published in the June 2017 issue of the BCMJ (2017;59:276-277).
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