About Interior Health
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We are building for better health

Interior Health (IH) was established as one of five geographically-based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It was created out of 20 different health authorities, from large regional health boards to smaller community health service societies. The creation of one health authority for the Southern Interior has allowed us to accomplish many things together including the establishment of sustainable, high quality, appropriate core medical services in each region; strengthened integrated health care across acute, community and personal health; more independent options for seniors in communities; and more efficient and cost effective administrative, support and clinical services.  

IH serves a large geographic area covering almost 215-thousand square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, and a multitude of rural and remote communities.

Within IH, services are delivered through a complex regional “network of care” that includes hospitals, community health centres, residential assisted living facilities, mental health housing, primary health clinics, homes, schools, and other community settings.

Our goals

  • Improve health and wellness
  • Deliver high quality care
  • Ensure sustainable health care by improving innovation, productivity and efficiency
  • Cultivate an engaged workforce and healthy workplace

Strategic direction

Learn more about Interior Health's strategic direction.

Our future

In 2011, IH celebrated its 10 year anniversary and we have lots to be proud of, we are looking for like minded talented individuals to continue and contribute towards our vision of setting new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services.