Princeton Health Care

NEWS



Here you will find news and updates related to the Princeton Hospital, Cascade Clinic, and the PHCSC. For wider coverage we recommend you visit the SOHC web site which is dedicated to general health care news pertaining to our local area as well as Provincial and Federal issues.

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Sept. 12, 2014 - The Cascade Medical Centre is currently undergoing renovations to create a fifth exam room in the facility. This additional room will help increase the centre’s efficiency to ensure the delivery of quality health care to the region.

September 2014 - The Cascade Medical Centre is piloting a Rapid Access Clinics program. This new program provides patients with quick access to a physician or nurse practitioner for appointments that include lab results, injections, prescription refills (no narcotics), X-ray results, or general illness (ear infection s, throat swabs, urinary tract infections, etc.). The program is aimed at improving efficiency and allowing for faster access to family practitioners, similar to a walk -in clinic.

September 2014 - Interior Health would like to advise the residents of Princeton and surrounding communities that Viola Brown, Nurse Practitioner (covering for Tanya Ter Keurs’s patients only) will be starting at the Cascade Medical Centre on Sept. 29, 2014 and will be available for appointments.




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Steering Committee

PHCSC

The Princeton Health Care Steering Committee provides the mechanism for Interior Health, the Town of Princeton, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, the Support Our Health Care (SOHC) Society, Princeton General Hospital, the Cascade Medical Clinic, and Ridgewood Lodge to work together to support stable, sustainable and accessible health care in the area.

A New Model

PHCSC is working to develop a New Model of Health Care that will:

  • Provide security and confidence to the people of Princeton and surrounding areas that their health care needs will be met
  • Provide an important element to economic growth and a healthy community
  • Provide effective and honourable transitioning for physicians i.e. retirement process
  • Offer a clear and compelling practice model to practitioners that supports recruitment and retention of practitioners and health care staff, including medical students and residents
  • Implement a group, collaborative practice of physicians and nurse practitioner working together in one location
  • Outline accountabilities to and by patients
  • Pursue best practice, quality and innovation

Components

  • The community as a strong partner
  • A responsive health authority
  • Access to Primary Health Care
  • A group, collaborative practice
  • Access to specialist advice and care
  • Emergency care for patients
  • Integrated community health services
  • Measuring for improvement
  • Regular reporting to the public

Princeton Hospital

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Opportunities

Join Our Team

Small town BC nestled between golden hills of ranchland where the rivers meet. Princeton is one of the last towns to keep some of the flavour of the old west. Only three hours from the lower mainland and little more from Vancouver, this is the sweet spot between getting away and staying connected. The surrounding area offers spectacular recreation opportunities. This could be the place you're looking to live and work.

Princeton and Area needs medical professionals and support staff. Please see our Jobs and Careers page for current listings with details. Come and join our team.

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Princeton General Hospital

PGH is a Level 1 Community Hospital in the Okanagan health service area. Located south west of Penticton, the hospital offers services including acute care, laboratory, and 24 hour emergency.

Support Our Health Care

SOHC is a society dedicated to developing an improved and sustainable model of health care for the Princeton and Area community.

Health Match BC

We are currently recruiting physicians and assisting in the recruitment of registered nurses and allied health professionals on behalf of British Columbia’s (BC) health care facilities.

BC Medical Journal

BCMJ provides clinical and review articles written primarily by BC physicians, for BC physicians.

Canadian Medical Association Journal

CMAJ showcases innovative research and ideas aimed at improving health for people in Canada and globally.

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