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Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelowna, BC, Canada

Located in the Interior of British Columbia, the “Interior Heart and Surgical Centre” is the final stage on a multi-phase redevelopment of the Interior Health Authority’s, Kelowna General Hospital campus. The IHSC is designed to provide state of the art surgical services and comprises of a new 15  OR surgical suite which incorporating two cardiac ORs and a hybrid OR, pre and post-operative and Cardiac intensive care unit, surgical support services and a medical device reprocessing department to serve the majority of the KGH campus.


The new IHSC is located on the existing hospital campus adjacent to new and old infrastructure. There will be considerable challenges in evaluating the best solution to integrate and interconnect the new facility into the exiting built environment.


Procured under the Public Private Partnership model, IH’s vision was to drive improved healthcare outcomes through an innovative system of design evaluation. In this competitive procurement model, proponents were asked to demonstrate the adoption of LEAN principles and EBD practices through their design. Proposals were evaluated using empirical analyses to ensure that design objective prerequisites were exceeded.