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 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.
- Sept 1-18 – Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Campaign sees all proceeds from Smile Cookies sold at Tims’ outlets in the South Okanagan go to the SOS Medical Foundation’s PRH campaign.
- Saturday, September 10 – Naramata Bench Charity Home Tour 1-5 p.m. Tour three Ritchie Custom Homes residences on the Naramata Bench, plus wine sampling and a chance to win a pair of airline tickets to any WestJet destination.
- See website events calendar for full details.
Penticton Patient Care Tower
Construction of the new Patient Care Tower at PRH will take place in two phases, with site work now underway and actual construction to start soon. The six-storey tower (plus a mechanical penthouse) 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 extensive renovations to the existing building, including a much larger Emergency Department which will be expanded to almost four times its current size.