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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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.
News Release
November 7, 2016
Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce John Howard Society as the successful proponent to create four new support recovery beds in Vernon that will serve the North Okanagan area.
News Release
November 7, 2016
Emergency health services in the Coquihalla corridor will be strengthened thanks to a planned expansion and renovation of the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre's emergency department.
News Release
November 4, 2016
A large blue circle – the symbol for diabetes awareness – has been installed on the roof of the Cranbrook Health Centre to kick off Diabetes Awareness Month.
Nurses from the Diabetes Teaching Centres will be in Kimberley and Cranbrook on Nov.14, World Diabetes Day, offering diabetes screening and blood sugar testing, and providing information about risk factors and how to ...
Public Service Announcement
October 26, 2016
A project team will be visiting hospitals in the Thompson Nicola area to offer patients access to their personal health information online via the new MyHealthPortal tool.
News Release
October 24, 2016
Interior Health board member John O’Fee of Kamloops has been appointed incoming chair of the board of directors, to replace current board chair Erwin Malzer when he completes his tenure on Dec. 31, 2016.
News Release
October 24, 2016
Interior Health (IH), in partnership with ASK Wellness Society, is pleased to announce clients are now being admitted to new support recovery beds located in the community of Merritt. These six new support recovery beds will enhance ...
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