About Us

About Island Health

Island Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and residential care locations. We serve more than 794,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet.

This section contains information about Island Health, formally known as the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).  We encourage you to read about our accountability, including reports and plans, facts and figures from our Medical Health Office, and how we are doing in comparison with our performance measures.

Also in this section, we have provided overviews of our leadership team and board of directors, as well as board meetings and minutes.

Serving you with gratitude

We are grateful to our many hospital foundations, volunteers, partners, physicians, patient advisors, and staff.

We are most grateful for the land in which we work, live and play.

Before Canada and BC were formed, Indigenous peoples lived in balance and interconnectedness with the land and water in which the necessities of life are provided. Health disparities persist which are due to the impacts of colonization and Indigenous specific racism. Healthy lands, healthy people. Island Health acknowledges and recognizes these homelands and the stewardship of Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Vancouver Island; it is with humility we continue to work toward building our relationship.