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. All donors receive an official tax receipt.

We are proud to say the new David E. Kampe Tower at PRH is now open.  Construction will soon begin on Phase 2 of the $312.5 million upgrade, including a major expansion of the Emergency Department to be completed by 2021.

Special events

  • Saturday, August 17 – The 23rd annual Peach City Tees Up for Cancer ladies golf tournament at Penticton Golf & Country Club. Proceeds to a new digital mammography machine at PRH. Registration deadline is Aug. 1. Email:
  • Saturday, August 17 – Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race off Powell Beach in Trout Creek starting at 9:30 a.m. hosted by the Summerland Yacht Club.  Proceeds to PRH Tower campaign.
  • Sunday, August 18 – Third annual Mela for Cancer festival 12-5 p.m. at Gyro Park, Penticton. Hosted by the Punjabi community to raise funds for cancer research & treatment. Visit for more info.

David E. Kampe Tower

The physicians at Penticton Regional Hospital played an integral role in getting provincial government approval of the PRH expansion in 2014.

The Penticton Medical Staff Association produced this special video to thank local businessman David Kampe for his generous donations to the hospital. The new tower is being named after Mr. Kampe to honour his tremendous support for PRH.

News From The Foundation

Imaging upgrade focus of Woodward’s grant to PRH

PRH gift a memorable donation

Profiles – Stories of Inspiration

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

Chris and Cida TennertPenticton

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

Bob TraskPenticton

“When I first told them I had cancer, they said: ‘Mom, we’re going to help you get through this.”

Brenda CoffinPenticton