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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News Release
October 21, 2016
L-R: Norm Letnick, MLA Kelowna-Lake Country; Brian Hagerman, VP Investment Management, Bentall Kennedy; Erwin Malzer, Interior Health Board Chair; Colin Basran, City of Kelowna Mayor; and Steve Thomson, MLA Kelowna-Mission
Officials with Bentall Kennedy presented Interior Health with a ceremonial key today, representing the handover of the Community Health & Services Centre (CHSC). The exchange of the key marks the successful completion of the building ...
News Release
October 18, 2016
A project team is returning to Salmon Arm to further expand access to personal health information online via Interior Health’s new MyHealthPortal e-tool.
News Release
October 17, 2016
Dr. Moliehi Khaketla
Every year in Canada, about 22,500 people are hospitalized and 3,500 people die from influenza or its complications. You can help yourself and those around you stay healthy, prevent illness and potentially save lives in one easy step ...
Public Service Announcement
October 13, 2016
A project team will be at Cariboo Memorial Hospital and 100 Mile House District General Hospital in October to offer patients access to their personal health information online via the new MyHealthPortal tool.
News Release
October 12, 2016
Substance Use Beds
IH, in partnership with Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services (Phoenix Centre), is pleased to announce the opening of six new support recovery beds that will enhance mental health and substance use (MHSU) services for residents of Kamloops.
News Release
October 7, 2016
Sacred Space Salmon Arm
Anita Bouma loved whale watching on B.C.’s West Coast, and hiking the province’s many mountains and trails. Colleagues at Shuswap Lake General Hospital loved Anita, a popular long-time unit clerk who passed away three years ago.
News Release
October 4, 2016
Interior Health broke historical records for research in the 2015/16 fiscal year with 73 research study applications approved by its Research Ethics Board – a 30 per cent increase over the previous busiest year in 2013/14.
News Release
September 26, 2016
Glenmore Lodge
Kelowna’s newest residential care home is on track and on budget. Glenmore Lodge is being constructed by Baltic Properties Ltd. at 325 Drysdale Blvd., in the Kelowna neighbourhood of Glenmore. Construction began in fall of last year and is on ...
News Release
September 23, 2016
L to R: Dawn Tomlin, HCIS manager primary care and public health; Suzanne Lee, HCIS manager - Boundary; Cheryl Whittleton, HCIS Administrator; Dr. Geoffrey Coleshill; Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson
Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson and representatives from Interior Health and the community of Grand Forks celebrated the official grand opening today of the new Boundary Community Health Centre.
News Release
September 22, 2016
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce five contracts have been awarded for the creation of 26 additional support recovery beds. These new beds will enhance mental health and substance use (MHSU) services throughout the B.C. Interior.
News Release
September 16, 2016
The creation of three dedicated telehealth consultation rooms is among many new features in the new Clinical Services Building that have provided patients with more seamless access to their outpatient appointments at Royal Inland Hospital.
News Release
September 15, 2016
Patients in Revelstoke are the next to benefit from secure online access to their health information as Interior Health launches MyHealthPortal at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) next week.
News Release
September 8, 2016
Interior Health’s Board of Directors has approved a significant investment in seniors’ care through a competitive bid process announced today for the development of 243 residential care beds in communities across Interior Health.
Public Service Announcement
August 31, 2016
Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to think twice in the wake of several suspected drug overdoses in the Kamloops area in the last 48 hours.
Public Service Announcement
August 25, 2016
Interior Health and the Penticton & District Community Resources Society will offer a series of free drop-in information sessions this fall.
Public Service Announcement
August 24, 2016
Due to construction work on the new Patient Care Tower, Interior Health will be relocating public parking and creating an additional public entrance at Penticton Regional Hospital starting August 27.
Community Update
August 19, 2016
Interior Health is pleased to announce that starting in September the primary care clinic at Victorian Community Health Centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for physician appointments on weekends. This expansion to the current weekday service is ...
Sharing Our Stories
August 19, 2016
Speech Language Pathologist Saskia Makela works with Kelowna resident Walter Trudeau to make sure he has the best prosthesis for his communication needs. Walter had his larynx surgically removed in July 2013 after cancer
Over the telephone, Walter Trudeau sounds like a man with a zest for living. “I feel really good. Life is good,” says the 80-year-old Kelowna resident. Most of us wouldn’t expect a person in Walter’s position to have such an upbeat manner, but ...
News Release
August 15, 2016
More than a year after its inception, the province’s Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) program continues to benefit residents in Interior Health (IH) by linking rural and remote communities in need with family physicians.
Public Service Announcement
August 12, 2016
Residents are advised that the outpatient laboratory at Royal Inland Hospital will experience shortened hours of operation this weekend, to accommodate the lab’s relocation to the new Clinical Services Building.
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