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Quick Facts

We deliver health care across Northern British Columbia (map), serving about 300,000 people, many of whom are Aboriginal. Our services include:

  • Acute (hospital) care
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Public health
  • Home and community care

More than 7,000 people work for Northern Health. Our facilities include:

  • Over two dozen hospitals 
  • 14 long term care facilities
  • Many public health units
  • Many offices providing specialized services

In 2015-2016 in the Northern Health region:

  • Doctors performed 8,253 surgeries
  • 3,268 babies were born
  • There were more than 173,821 inpatient overnight stays in our 599 hospital beds
  • There were 153,108 outpatient visits (including specialty clinics)
  • Our emergency departments were visited 288,726 times
  • We provide 1,106 HCC residential care beds
  • Our home support workers provided 384,768 hours of help to clients
  • Our home care nurses provided over 55,927 hours of care

Governance and Administration

We're governed by a ten-member board with representation from throughout the North. The Chair is Colleen Nyce.

We're divided into three Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDAs):

  • Northeast
  • Northern Interior
  • Northwest

Our Chief Executive Officer is Cathy Ulrich, and there's a Chief Operating Officer in each of our three HSDAs:

  • Northwest: Ciro Panessa
  • Northern Interior: Penny Anguish
  • Northeast: Angela De Smit

2015-2016 Annual Report - Financial Summary