Dr. Finley Armanious is a dedicated health professional, a strong patient advocate and a true Renaissance man.
In over more than 30 years of intensive care service at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Dr. Armanious touched the lives of thousands of Okanagan patients and their families. While he has not received widespread acclaim for his accomplishments, his care and compassion will long be remembered by his many patients, their loved ones and their communities.
Even after his retirement and at the age of 86, Dr. Armanious continues to be consulted on many intensive care cases by other physicians. It was his vision that led to the new intensive care unit and the intensive and cardiac care floor of the Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, where lives are saved and families are reunited during their most challenging times.
Dr. Armanious’ personal service goes well beyond his profession. In retirement, he continues to find new and different ways to support his community, working with the local hospital foundation and various fundraising initiatives.
Following his own tragedy – the loss of his son in a 1992 car crash – Dr. Armanious’ passion and determination led to the establishment of the Dr. Peter Armanious Walk and Run, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cardiac care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
The general medical staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital – including 250 physicians, nurses and midwives – pledged $250,000 for the naming of the Intensive and Cardiac Care floor in honour of Dr. Armanious, acknowledging his leadership and excellence.