History and Mission
About Kelowna General Hospital
The Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is in the Okanagan health service area and is one of two Interior Health tertiary referral hospitals. KGH offers high-level, specialty medical care including 24 hour emergency and trauma services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, and diagnostic or paramedical services.
Specialty services include adult and adolescent psychiatry, outpatient nutrition, and patient care quality officers. Additionally, the Province of British Columbia has identified Kelowna General Hospital as one of five sites in BC for upgraded cardiac services, including angioplasty by 2010 and cardiac surgery by 2012.
Last year, Kelowna General Hospital treated 60,000 in Emergency and 55,000 in Ambulatory Care, completed 32,000 surgeries and admitted 20,000 inpatients, while delivering 1,600 babies.
About the KGH Foundation
Since its inception in 1978, the KGH Foundation has generated over $57 million in revenues and has granted more than $38 million to Kelowna General Hospital and other health facilities in the Central Okanagan. In its first year, the Foundation received $11,560 in donations – it now holds over $11 million in donor designated and endowed assets.
KGH Foundation 2011-2012 Annual Report reported:
- $ 4,662,848 total funds raised by the KGH Foundation
- $ 2,663,925 funds donated to the Kelowna General Hospital and associated facilities
- $ 876,887 contributed by the Foundation’s Auxiliaries
- 3,640 individual gifts provided to the Foundation
- 142 individuals who have a current legacy gift to the Foundation
- 14 fundraising events were held
The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of health care to the patients of KGH and its associated facilities.