Princeton Health Care

Steering Committee

The Princeton Health Care Steering Committee was conceived to improve and develop stable, sustainable, and accessible health care in the area. A shared vision, recognition of existing strengths, and the commitment of local and IH leaders has been key to our success. By facilitating chief stakeholders to work together the PHCSC has already achieved many of its goals and continues to work on its mandate.

The current steering committee consists of the folowing members:

  • Dr. Curtis Bell, Community Medical Director, Interior Health
  • Dr. Brad Raison, Regional Chief of Staff, Interior Health
  • Susan Brown, Integrated Health Services Area Director, Interior Health
  • Dr. Colleen Black, Princeton Family Physician
  • Dr. Ella Monro, Princeton Family Physician
  • Dr. Tim van der Heide, Princeton Family Physician
  • Dr. Mahrous Mousa, Princeton Family Physician
  • Tanya Ter Keurs - Princeton Nurse Practitioner
  • Viola Brown - Princeton Nurse Practitioner (temporary)
  • Frank Armitage - Mayor of Princeton
  • Kim Maynard - Princeton Town Council
  • Ed Staples - President, Support Our Health Care (SOHC) Society
  • Cherie Whittaker - Princeton General Hospital Manager
  • Jennifer Clement - Princeton Professional Staff
  • Karen Reader - Unit Chief, BC Ambulance Service
  • Bill Sheppard - Princeton Seniors Representative
  • Judy Short - Princeton Public Representative

To contact the PHCSC please go to our contact page.

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Steering Committee


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


  • 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

PGH entrance


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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