Provincial Health Services Authority (British Columbia)
PHSA serves the entire province
|Motto||Province-wide solutions. Better health.|
|Type||British Columbia Health Authority|
|$2.78 billion (approx) in 2014-15|
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)
- Cardiac Services BC
- Health Shared Services BC
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.
Management and employees
Because of its provision of province-wide specialized care, PHSA has repeatedly had the five highest-paid employees (each a physician) in the public health sector listed in annual reviews by the Vancouver Sun newspaper. 
President and CEO Carl Roy was named in January 2014 to lead the executive team. The position became available after PHSA's first President and CEO Lynda Cranston resigned after a controversial wage increase for 118 senior managers during a province-wide wage freeze for the public health sector.
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
- "Consolidated Financial Statements" (PDF). www.phsa.ca. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- Skelton, Chad (Feb 12, 2015). "Public sector salaries: Health authority doctors are top earners". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "PHSA Executive". PHSA. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- McElroy, Justin (June 22, 2013). "Health authority CEO removed after giving pay hikes to 118 senior managers". Global TV BC. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "Canada's Top 100 Employers 2014". Retrieved 24 March 2014.