2017 News Releases
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Archived news and events across Interior Health

Interior Health news releases are posted by month and date. View the archived 2017 news releases below. All current year news releases are listed on our main news release page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers.

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News Releases

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Public Service Announcement
December 29, 2017
Interior Health sites are experiencing a rise in contagious illnesses, as is often the case during the winter months. These infections are also common in the community at this time of year.
Public Service Announcement
December 28, 2017
Interior Health (IH) has confirmed another case of meningococcal disease within the health authority. While this most recent case is outside of the Okanagan region, those persons at highest risk continue to be ...
Public Service Announcement
December 24, 2017
Immunizations are being offered at public clinics, booked appointments at health centres and at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations throughout the Okanagan.
Public Service Announcement
December 22, 2017
Due to high demand and additional vaccine received, Interior Health (IH) will continue to offer the Meningococcal Quadrivalent vaccine for all people in grades 9-12, or aged 15-19 throughout the Okanagan over the holidays.
Public Service Announcement
December 22, 2017
The festive season is a time of celebrating with loved ones. Unfortunately, holiday mingling brings together people AND germs.
Opinion/Editorial
December 19, 2017
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As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.
Opinion/Editorial
December 19, 2017
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As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.
Opinion/Editorial
December 19, 2017
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As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.
Opinion/Editorial
December 19, 2017
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As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is my pleasure to recap some highlights.
Public Service Announcement
December 18, 2017
Due to high demand and additional vaccine received, Interior Health (IH) would like to advise the public of the following evening drop-in meningococcal immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan
News Release
December 18, 2017
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Interior Health (IH), in partnership with the Esk’etemc First Nation and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), is pleased to announce plans for six new Aboriginal supportive recovery beds in the brand new Alkali Lake Wellness Centre ...
Public Service Announcement
December 16, 2017
Due to high demand, Interior Health (IH) would like to advise the public of the following additional drop-in meningococcal immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan.
Public Service Announcement
December 15, 2017
Interior Health (IH) would like to advise the public of the following meningococcal immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan. These clinics are intended to capture 15-19 year old people who will not ...
News Release
December 14, 2017
Today, Interior Health announced they are offering immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan for individuals in grades 9-12 and persons aged 15-19 years old who do not attend school.
News Release
December 14, 2017
Through the assistance of an external privacy and security expert, Interior Health (IH) has concluded a comprehensive review of a privacy breach involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees and found no evidence ...
News Release
December 1, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is undertaking a review of hip and knee total joint replacement surgical processes for patients at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) in light of slight increase in the number of surgical site infections in elective ...
News Release
November 30, 2017
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Doreen Byers was on the front nine of the golf course at Salmon Arm in June and she was getting weaker…and weaker…and weaker. She realized something was terribly wrong ...
News Release
November 29, 2017
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A new project is underway that will support more seniors and those with complex needs who are not able to live independently. Today, Interior Health and H&H Total Care Services Inc. marked the launch of construction on a 48-bed expansion to ...
Public Service Announcement
November 17, 2017
Interior Health (IH) is expanding immunizations for meningococcal disease to individuals 15-24 years of age in the Oliver region. This includes people from Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls who frequent the Oliver area.
Public Service Announcement
November 9, 2017
Meningococcal disease has been confirmed in two students attending South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver, and a potential third case is being investigated As a result, Interior Health is advising all students and staff ...
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