2016 News Releases

News and events across Interior Health

Interior Health news releases are posted by month and date. View the current year news releases below. Past news releases from 2015 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

News Releases  

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Public Service Announcement
July 21, 2016
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Effective Monday, July 25, traffic patterns at Royal Inland Hospital will be changing permanently as the public parkade opens at the new Clinical Services Building. Patients and visitors are asked to be alert to new signage at the ...
News Release
July 19, 2016
Syrian refugees in the Interior Health region are receiving high-quality, culturally sensitive health-care services thanks to Interior Health’s recent work to develop a systematic, evidence-based care approach for this population ...
News Release
July 15, 2016
Interior Health advises residents of the following changes to service at the Elkford Health Centre during the week of July 18th due to a temporary shortage of nursing and support staff at the site.
News Release
July 15, 2016
When Wes Friesen began his career as a medical radiography technologist in 100 Mile House, images were developed in a darkroom using a chemical solution and the staff ...
News Release
July 12, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and MLA Dan Ashton led the official groundbreaking today for the new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) with hospital staff, community members and health-care partners.
News Release
June 27, 2016
Two plaques were unveiled today at Royal Inland Hospital to commemorate the life and career of Dr. Gur Singh, neurosurgery pioneer and former Chief of Staff.
Dr. Gur Singh’s unwavering commitment to patient care will live on through the naming of a high-observation room dedicated to neurosurgery patients at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).
News Release
June 23, 2016
ALH ED
Today, Interior Health announced that it has selected Stantec Architecture Ltd. as its preferred proponent for architectural and planning services for upgrades to the Emergency Department at Arrow Lakes Hospital.
News Release
June 21, 2016
Health Minister Terry Lake and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett joined representatives from Interior Health, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District, East Kootenay Foundation for Health, and Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary to announce a ...
News Release
June 14, 2016
Interior Health has begun implementing measures in emergency departments to improve overdose surveillance and arm those at risk with naloxone, a life-saving drug that can reduce the risk of brain damage or death, from future opioid overdoses.
News Release
June 13, 2016
Interior Health has launched a new, confidential toll-free number to report the mistreatment of older adults.
News Release
June 13, 2016
Janix Novosel - myHealth Portal
Interior Health is the first health authority in B.C. to launch a new online tool, MyHealthPortal, that allows patients secure 24-hour access to their personal health information collected from Interior Health facilities.
Public Service Announcement
June 7, 2016
FAST
A stroke can have a lasting impact, forever changing a patient’s day-to-day life. The leading cause of adult disability and the second leading cause of dementia, it can mean big changes in relationships, roles and responsibilities ...
News Release
June 6, 2016
Hank Heppner is 86 years old. He’ll turn 87 later this month. His wife, Doris, is also 86 and has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the past seven years. With Doris in the later stages of the disease, Hank has to keep a constant eye on her.
News Release
June 2, 2016
L-R: IH CEO Chris Mazurkewich; RIH Chief of Staff Dr. Simon Treissman; Health Minister Terry Lake; Transportation Minister Todd Stone; Thompson Regional Hospital District Director Ronaye Elliott; and Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart
Excitement was in the air today as Royal Inland Hospital celebrated 75 days until the opening of the new Clinical Services Building. The milestone was marked by the unveiling of a countdown clock that will signify the final days before care begins in ...
Sharing Our Stories
May 31, 2016
Interior Health Regional Clinical Nurse Specialist for Palliative Care Elisabeth Antifeau
A presentation during today’s Interior Health Board meeting highlighted improvements to help people find resources when they need them most: end of life. The changes include revamped web pages and a new resource guide for patients and loved ones.
Public Service Announcement
May 27, 2016
Effective May 27, Interior Health is removing the water use advisory on Shuswap Lake near the shoreline of Canoe Forest Products.
Media Advisory
May 27, 2016
The Interior Health Board of Directors will hold its next regular business meeting in Kelowna on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Interested parties are welcome to attend the regular portion of this meeting at 1:00 p.m. in Boardroom 1, 1815 Kirschner Road, Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
May 26, 2016
KGH, along with the BC Cancer Agency and the Central Okanagan Hospice Palliative Care Program, will host the Walk of Memories on June 5.
Those who have experienced the loss of someone close are invited to participate in Kelowna General Hospital’s Walk of Memories ...
News Release
May 25, 2016
A patient is positioned by medical radiography technologist Sierra Williams for her exam on the new digital mammography system at Cariboo Memorial Hospital.
Carol Ann Taphorn knows the value of having regular mammograms: early detection is key to a successful breast cancer outcome. As the chair of the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust, Taphorn also knows the important role that ...
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