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Quick Facts

We deliver health care across Northern British Columbia (view 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 2017-2018 in the Northern Health region:

  • Doctors performed 15,043 scheduled surgeries
  • 3,292 babies were born
  • There were more than 196,635 inpatient overnight stays
  • There were 158,221 outpatient visits (including specialty clinics)
  • Our emergency departments were visited 275,774 times
  • We provide 1,114 HCC residential care beds (as of March 31, 2018)

Governance and Administration:

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

View the 2017-2018 Annual Report

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