History & Mission

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Kelowna General Hospital was founded on philanthropy.  It opened in 1908, on land donated by the Kelowna Land & Orchards (KLO) Company, with just 19 beds and has grown exponentially to meet the needs of an ever-expanding community.

With the state-of-the-art Interior Heart & Surgical Centre, psychiatry units for youth and adults, updated medical inpatient unit in the Centennial Building, enhanced laboratory and clinical departments in the new Dr. Walter Anderson Building, a modern maternity ward, and an academic campus that serves as a satellite for the University of British Columbia Medical School, KGH has become one of BC’s leading healthcare centres.

The Interior Health Authority provides the highest level of medical care ever seen in the Interior in an integrated critical care facility supported by a full range of clinical supports closer to home and loved ones.

About the KGH Foundation

KGH-8669Since 1978 the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation has been the bridge between a generous community and its rapidly growing healthcare needs.

Working together, we’ve turned a small, regional hospital into a centre for healthcare excellence that provides critical services not only to our community, but to the 750,000 newborns, children, youth, adults and seniors throughout the Interior of BC.

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 a modest $11,560 in donations. It now holds over $11 million in donor-designated and endowed assets.

None of this would be possible without your tremendous generosity.

Together we change lives.


The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of healthcare to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities.