Phase 1: David E Kampe Patient Care Tower

Phase 1 of the Penticton Regional Hospital Project includes the construction of a new patient care tower and parkade. The tower will be named the David E. Kampe Tower after local businessman and philanthropist David E. Kampe.

The David E. Kampe Tower will be a six-storey, 26,155 square metres (281,530 sq. ft) health care facility. The construction of this tower will increase access to services and improve patient care by bringing programs currently dispersed throughout the hospital into one convenient location.

Features include:

  • 84 inpatient beds in single patient rooms each with its own washroom
  • 480 stall parkade
  • A new ambulatory care centre with outpatient services including:
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedics
    • Respiratory
    • pre-surgical screening
    • maternal/child clinics
    • lab
  • Satellite medical imaging
  • Surgical services including:
    • 5 operating rooms
    • 3 minor procedure rooms
    • 2 endoscopy rooms
    • 1 cystoscopy room
    • PICC line/urodynamic room
    • Infusion services
  • A new medical device reprocessing unit
  • Space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Program

The tower is efficiently-designed to be patient-centred and elder friendly. It will support employee and physician recruitment by offering the opportunity for medical professionals to work in a newly-designed clinical environment designed to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold Certified.

Construction began in July 2016 and is well underway. The David E. Kampe Tower is expected to be ready for patients by Spring 2019, at which time construction will begin on Phase 2 – a major expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department and support services.



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