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

  • Dec. 21, 2016 – Draw date for the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary’s raffle for a pair of airline tickets to any WestJet destination.
  • 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

The massive construction crane at Penticton Regional Hospital has been adorned with Christmas lights to help promote the SOS Medical Foundation's 11th annual Tree of Dreams fundraising campaign.

Tree of Dreams reaches new heights

Ernst and Kathie Westphal of Osoyoos are donating $30,000 to the South Okanagan
Similkameen Medical Foundation to help provide medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion, now under construction.

Osoyoos couple generous with PRH gift

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