Provincial Health Services Authority (British Columbia)

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Provincial Health Services Authority
Motto Province-wide solutions. Better health.
Formation 2001
Type British Columbia Health Authority
Carl Roy
$2.4 billion (approx) in 2012-13
9,600 (approx)

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:

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.[1]

PHSA has been consistently named a top employer in Canada, and in October 2013 was again recognized with a national top employer honour.[2]

See also[edit]

Other health authorities in British Columbia


  1. ^ "PHSA Executive". PHSA. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Canada's Top 100 Employers 2014". Retrieved 24 March 2014. 

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