A snapshot of Interior Health
The numbers below provide a brief snapshot of our health authority.
Who we serve
Interior Health (IH) was established as one of five geographically-based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It is responsible for ensuring publicly-funded health services are provided to over 742,000 residents of the Southern Interior.
Interior Health serves a large geographic area covering almost 216,000 square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Trail, Penticton and Vernon, as well as a multitude of more rural and remote communities.
58 municipalities & 95 unincorporated places
55 First Nations communities
7 regional hospital districts
Approximately $1.8 billion annual operating budget (2012/13)
16 community hospitals
4 service area hospitals
2 tertiary referral hospitals
6,275 residential care and assisted living beds (as of October 2012)
Acute care, health promotion and prevention, community care, residential care, mental health and substance use, public health, and more.
Approximately 18,666 staff (as of October 2012)
1,516 physicians with privileges in IH's acute facilities (as of October 2012)