The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation raises funds to support the delivery of quality health services in our region.

You can help by making your donation for Penticton Regional Hospital, which serves the entire region. We also encourage donors to designate their financial gifts to one or more of the Health Care Facilities we serve in Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Princeton and Keremeos.

The SOS Medical Foundation has entered the most ambitious campaign in our history. Coinciding with construction of the new $312.5-million Patient Care Tower at PRH, the Foundation is committed to raising $20 million for new medical equipment for the expansion. We can do this with the community’s help.

Special events

  • Saturday, February 18th – The Princeton Rotary Club hosts its annual Wine Festival starting at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Centre.  Tickets $40 each with proceeds to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide the medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion.
  • See website events calendar for full details.

Penticton Patient Care Tower

The PRH expansion will take place in two phases, with construction of the six-storey patient care tower now underway. The tower will feature new operating-surgical rooms, 84 new single-patient rooms and ambulatory care clinics. It will also be home to the UBC Faculty of Medicine program.

Following the tower’s anticipated opening in early 2019, Phase 2 will see work begin on a much larger Emergency Department which will be expanded to almost four times its current size.

News From The Foundation


Couple’s polka roots lead to PRH gift

Members of the Penticton & District Stamp Club make a unique donation presentation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.  Past-president Gus Boersma (sitting at right) greets Foundation executive director Carey Bornn while marking the club’s 2016 donation to the Penticton Regional Hospital tower campaign.

Stamp Club seals hospital support

Profiles – Stories of Inspiration

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“If Penticton is going to be a retirement centre, we’ve got to get this hospital going.”

Bob Anderson
Bob AndersonPenticton

“The first diagnosis is very important. Our son Chris is here today because of the first action of a doctor.”

Chris and Cida Tennert
Chris and Cida TennertPenticton

“It’s essential, especially with the growing percentage of seniors.”

Fred King, Former MP
Fred King, Former MPKaleden

“Being in your hometown and having your care here is so vital.”

Bob Trask
Bob TraskPenticton