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We are building for better health

Interior Health (IH) was established as one of five geographically-based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It was created out of 20 different health authorities, from large regional health boards to smaller community health service societies. The creation of one health authority for the Southern Interior has allowed us to accomplish many things together including the establishment of sustainable, high quality, appropriate core medical services in each region; strengthened integrated health care across acute, community and personal health; more independent options for seniors in communities; and more efficient and cost effective administrative, support and clinical services.  

IH serves a large geographic area covering almost 215-thousand square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, and a multitude of rural and remote communities.

Within IH, services are delivered through a complex regional “network of care” that includes hospitals, community health centres, residential assisted living facilities, mental health housing, primary health clinics, homes, schools, and other community settings.

Our Goals

Improve health and wellness
Enable people to live healthier lives by working at the environmental, policy, and individual levels to protect the health of the population and reduce health inequities.

Deliver quality community based services and supports
People have access to safe, evidence informed, community based care that achieves the results they desire.

Deliver quality acute care services
People have access to safe, evidence informed, hospital based services that achieve the results they desire.

Ensure sustainable healthcare by improving innovation, productivity and efficiency
Interior Health will promote new ways of working to provide better service and control costs.

Cultivate a healthy workplace and an engaged workforce
Physicians, staff, and volunteers will work in a healthy workplace, where culture, climate and practices create an environment that promotes health and safety. Our workplace is owned and embraced by Interior Health and its people and is predicated on shared responsibility for personal and organizational success.

Our Future

In 2011, IH celebrated its 10 year anniversary and we have lots to be proud of, we are looking for like minded talented individuals to continue and contribute towards our vision of setting new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services.

 

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