CIBC has pledged $50,000 toward the $20-million Penticton Regional Hospital expansion, including new diagnostic imaging equipment.
“We are proud to support cancer treatment and research, and are committed to advancing cancer care and prevention. The new diagnostic imaging equipment will ensure that South Okanagan residents receive the best care possible,” said John Egyed, CIBC’s district vice-president, South Okanagan/Kootenay.
Janice Perrino, executive director of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, said she is delighted by CIBCs generous support for the Patient Care Tower campaign.
Interior Health expects to select its private sector partner for the Penticton Regional Hospital project in early 2016, with construction of the $325-million Patient Care Tower to begin soon afterwards. The tower will include new surgical rooms, 84 single-patient rooms, ambulatory care clinics and other facilities.
A second construction phase will see the hospital’s current front lobby and adjacent offices become part of an enlarged Emergency Department – almost four times the size of the existing emergency room. There will also be renovations to the existing pharmacy, as well as the supplies and equipment storage area. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.