We Are IH: Team lead celebrates over 40 years at Interior Health

March 6, 2024
Barb Burke riding the Kettle Valley Railway train with her son Mike, daughter-in-law, and grandson Malcolm.

Name: Barb Burke (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Team Lead, Home Support Transformation Project
Years of Service: 41
Worksite: Kamloops Public Health        
Community: Hybrid – Home and Penticton Regional Hospital
Ancestral TerritorySylix Nation
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: “Family is everything”

During her 41 years working at Interior Health (IH), Barb Burke, team lead, Home Support Transformation Project, has worked in almost every department in the hospital.

She says she loves the challenge of work, but most importantly she loves helping people.

“I started in the laundry at Penticton Regional Hospital on Feb. 14, 1983. I’ve worked in almost every department that you can think of," she says. "My favourite was probably the operating room. I love the challenge of work, but I love helping people. No matter what I was doing, whether it was working in admitting, switchboard, or housekeeping, you’re always helping someone.”

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