2016 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 2016 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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News Release
December 30, 2016
It’s that time of year where sniffles, sneezes, and other ailments seem to be lurking around every corner. Read on to find out how to best take care of yourself and your loved ones who may be feeling under the weather at this time of year.
News Release
December 23, 2016
A clinical case of Hepatitis A has been identified in a food handler at the Dairy Queen establishment in Clearwater located at 318 Eden Rd.
Public Service Announcement
December 22, 2016
Residents are advised that Ashcroft Hospital and Health Centre Emergency Department will be closed for a six-hour period just prior to Christmas. The temporary closure on short notice is necessary due to a lack of staff availability.
Statement
December 16, 2016
Interior Health and Living Positive Resource Centre will not be opening an overdose prevention site at Living Positive Resource Centre in Rutland (168 Asher Road) as initially planned ...
News Release
December 16, 2016
Interior Health has taken the next step towards $750,000 in improvements to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital pediatric unit with the selection of Ledcor Construction Ltd. as the General Contractor for construction.
News Release
December 13, 2016
As part of the province-wide effort to reduce the number of people dying of drug overdoses, Interior Health will be implementing four overdose prevention sites later this week. In partnership with local contracted harm reduction agencies ...
Opinion/Editorial
December 9, 2016
Erwin Malzer
This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as January marks the end of my two-year term as Chair and my 10 years serving on the Board of Interior Health.
Opinion/Editorial
December 9, 2016
Erwin Malzer
This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as January marks the end of my two-year term as Chair and my 10 years serving on the Board of Interior Health.
Opinion/Editorial
December 9, 2016
Erwin Malzer
This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as January marks the end of my two-year term as Chair and my 10 years serving on the Board of Interior Health.
Opinion/Editorial
December 9, 2016
Erwin Malzer
This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as January marks the end of my two-year term as Chair and my 10 years serving on the Board of Interior Health.
Public Service Announcement
December 2, 2016
A new parking payment system will take effect at the Clinical Services Building parkade at RIH in December.
News Release
November 28, 2016
MHSU
Interior Health (IH), in partnership with Ktunaxa Nation and East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS), is pleased to announce clients are now being admitted to new support recovery beds located in the community of Cranbrook.
News Release
November 25, 2016
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 construction tender for the project.
News Release
November 24, 2016
In response to the ongoing Public Health Overdose Emergency, Interior Health, like other B.C. health authorities, is in the process of exploring offering supervised consumption services ...
Public Service Announcement
November 21, 2016
Given the emergence of relatively new cosmetic procedures such as eyebrow microblading, Interior Health is reminding the public to exercise caution when considering such services. Specifically, users should ensure the establishments they ...
News Release
November 15, 2016
You can’t physically move an entire regional intensive care unit (ICU), but telehealth technology helps you come close. For hospitals in Kootenay Boundary without an ICU, specialists are using this technology to ...
Public Service Announcement
November 14, 2016
A project team is coming to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops to offer patients access to their personal health information online via the new MyHealthPortal tool.
News Release
November 10, 2016
The number of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) practicing within Interior Health continues to climb thanks to a successful recruitment strategy and focused efforts to enhance primary care.
News Release
November 7, 2016
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce The Bridge Youth & Family Services as the successful proponent to create eight new support recovery beds in Kelowna that will serve the Central Okanagan.
News Release
November 7, 2016
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce ANKORS HIV/AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society as the successful proponent to create eight new support recovery beds in Nelson to serve the Kootenay Boundary area.
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