2018 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 2017 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

News Releases  

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News Release
April 18, 2018
Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is the latest Interior Health (IH) site to launch a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in its Emergency Department (ED).
News Release
April 9, 2018
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) emergency department physician Dr. Jeff Hussey walks through the triage room of the hospital’s new emergency department.
News Release
April 5, 2018
Interior Health has launched a new website (www.usesafe.ca) in the hopes of engaging those who use drugs alone, their friends and families and supporters.
Public Service Announcement
April 4, 2018
As the weather starts to warm up, people across the Interior Health region are spending more time outdoors. This can mean an uptick in tick bites.
News Release
March 29, 2018
A first of its kind online testing program has been successfully reaching those seeking testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STI) and blood borne diseases ...
News Release
March 28, 2018
Brent Kruschel, Interior Health’s Chief Project Officer and Corporate Director for Capital Planning, shows where the new patient care tower will be located at Royal Inland Hospital during a business-to-business (B2B) networking session on March 27 at the
The new patient care tower project at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) promises to have an economic benefit to the Kamloops construction and trades industry.
News Release
March 21, 2018
An open house was held today at Interior Health’s Community Health & Services Centre (CHSC) to showcase local artists on display throughout the new downtown Kelowna building.
Public Service Announcement
March 16, 2018
Interior Health would like to invite members of the public to attend an open house in the main lobby of the Community Health & Services Centre (CHSC) located in downtown Kelowna.
News Release
March 14, 2018
The BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) and representatives from Interior Health (IH) are pleased to announce funding to pilot new security measures at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) to enhance safety for patients, nurses, and health professionals.
Photo Submission
March 6, 2018
On February 27, 2018, 100 Mile District General Hospital hosted a mock Code Orange Exercise. A Code Orange is called in a mass casualty situation – when a hospital is anticipating treating a large number of ...
News Release
March 1, 2018
Interior Health announced it is moving forward with a $970,000 upgrade to the emergency department at South Okanagan General Hospital (SOGH) which will improve patient privacy, flow, and the overall quality care provided to residents in the Oliver area.
Public Service Announcement
February 28, 2018
Interior Health and the BC Coroners Service are urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of a recent increase in suspected illicit drug overdoses in Kamloops.
Sharing Our Stories
February 20, 2018
Interior Health sets goal to add 1,200 Aboriginal employees to workforce by 2025.
News Release
February 16, 2018
Chris Mazurkewich CEO
Interior Health’s Board Chair Doug Cochrane announced today that President & CEO Chris Mazurkewich has provided the Board of Directors with his letter of resignation, expressing his decision to retire at the end of October.
News Release
February 14, 2018
Following significant uptake for immunizations, and no additional cases since December 28, 2017, Interior Health is declaring an end to the meningococcal outbreak in the Okanagan.
Project Update
February 8, 2018
The helipad project at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) is nearing completion, with only Transport Canada certification remaining until it can begin accepting landing aircraft.
News Release
February 5, 2018
Today, Interior Health advised all Okanagan residents aged 15-19 to get immunized against meningococcal disease before the outbreak is declared over.
News Release
February 2, 2018
People living in the Cariboo region will be finally getting a redeveloped Cariboo Memorial Hospital that will better support the health-care services they depend on every day, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today.
News Release
February 1, 2018
Patients in the Kamloops region who need to see a specialist to receive complex medical, cardiac or neurology assessments have new access to a quick appointment – without needing to be admitted to the hospital.
Public Service Announcement
January 26, 2018
Interior Health (IH) is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of a recent increase in suspected drug overdose deaths in the IH region.
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