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Interior Health year in review

By Erwin Malzer, Interior Health Board Chair This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as…

Tender out for EKRH Pediatric improvements

Interior Health has taken an important step towards $750,000 in improvements for East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s (EKRH) pediatric care unit, with the release of a…

New board chair named for Interior Health

Interior Health board member John O’Fee of Kamloops has been appointed incoming chair of the board of directors, to replace current board chair Erwin Malzer…

Record-breaking year for research in IH

Interior Health broke historical records for research in the 2015/16 fiscal year with 73 research study applications approved by its Research Ethics Board – a…

30 additional residential care beds approved

Interior Health’s Board of Directors has approved a significant investment in seniors’ care through a competitive bid process announced today for the development of 243…

New tools to help report elder abuse

Interior Health has launched a new, confidential toll-free number to report the mistreatment of older adults. “Research shows that seniors are the most likely to…

New substance use beds planned

An additional 73 substance use treatment beds are on their way to communities throughout Interior Health (IH), including eight in the East Kootenay. The new…

Major ER renovations unveiled in Creston

Three local estate donations are now a lasting health care legacy as Interior Health has completed major renovations to the Creston Valley Hospital and Health…

IH centralizing laundry services

Interior Health’s (IH) Board of Directors announced March 1 that it has reached a 20-year agreement with Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Inc. to provide the…