Final 100 days of life without hospital tower

Final 100 days of life without hospital tower


Dan Walton
Oliver Chronicle

The countdown is on – the number of days before the opening of the David E. Kampe Tower are down to the double digits.

After chipping away at the $312.5 million project for years, the new six-storey hospital tower at Penticton Regional Hospital is in its home-run stretch. Jan. 19 marked a significant milestone, so dignitaries – including Mr. Kampe himself – were at the hospital to unveil a 100-day countdown clock.

“The David E. Kampe Tower is an important investment in quality patient care for residents of the Okanagan and Similkameen,” said Petra Veintimilla, chair of the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District. “Being able to see the days until opening is very exciting as the David E. Kampe Tower is getting closer to becoming a reality.”

The new facilities are expected to open on April 29. To countdown can be followed through this link –

“Today, we mark the beginning of the final countdown to opening the David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “It’s exciting to know that in 100 days, patients will begin receiving care in a beautiful and modern health care facility.”

The David E. Kampe Tower will provide a comfortable healing environment for patients with 84 private, single-patient rooms. In addition to enhancing infection and prevention control, it will offer a comfortable environment and increased patient privacy.