Provincial Health Services Authority (British Columbia)
PHSA serves the entire province
|Motto||Province-wide solutions. Better health.|
|Type||British Columbia Health Authority|
|Budget||$2.4 billion (approx) in 2012-13|
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is a publicly funded health service provider in the province of British Columbia. Other health authorities in the province have a regional jurisdiction. PHSA is unique in Canada as the only health authority having a province-wide mandate for specialized health services. Services are provided either directly through PHSA agencies or through funding or collaboration with regional health authorities.
PHSA operates and manages a number of well-recognized specialized agencies:
- BC Cancer Agency
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
- BC Emergency Health Services (with programs BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network)
- BC Mental Health & Addiction Services
- BC Provincial Renal Agency
- BC Transplant Society
- B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
- Cardiac Services BC
- BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS(with the partnership with Providence Health and UBC)
The PHSA concentrates on doing three things to meet its responsibilities in health care:
- Provide leadership and management of selected agencies and organizations providing province-wide health care services;
- Ensure health care is delivered by overseeing performance agreements, expectations and funding allocations for selected provincial health care programs and services; and,
- Province-wide coordination of programs, services and support systems required by all health authorities and/or the Ministry of Health.
In 2012-2013, PHSA budget was approximately CDN$2.4 billion and employed about 9,600 people. President and CEO Carl Roy was named in January 2014 to lead the executive team.
PHSA has been consistently named a top employer in Canada, and in October 2013 was again recognized with a national top employer honour.
Other health authorities in British Columbia
- Fraser Health
- Interior Health
- Northern Health
- Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health
- Vancouver Island Health Authority
- First Nations Health Authority
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