The University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) is the largest acute care facility in the region, and a hub for specialized health services. It's also a teaching hospital.
- Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia.
- Hosts residents in UBC's Family Practice Residency Program
- Is a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia, BCIT and other institutions.
UHNBC has benefited from nearly $100 million in expansions, renovations and new equipment since 2001:
- Patient care addition with an expanded emergency room and updated ICU
- State-of-the-art maternal-child care centre (including a single room neonatal ICU)
- Facilities to accommodate undergraduate physician training
- MRI unit
UHNBC is also home to a new cancer centre for Northern BC, featuring a wide range of cancer treatments including radiation therapy.