Western Norway Regional Health Authority

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Helse Vest RHF
State owned
Industry Healthcare
Founded January 1, 2002
Headquarters Stavanger, Norway
Area served
Sogn og Fjordane
Key people
Herlof Nilssen (CEO)
Oddvard Nilsen (Chairman)
Revenue Increase NOK 14,214 million (2006)
NOK -880 million (2006)
NOK -914 million (2006)
Number of employees
20,578 (2007)
Parent Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services
Website www.helse-vest.no

Western Norway Regional Health Authority (Norwegian: Helse Vest RHF) is a state-owned regional health authority responsible for operating the hospitals in the counties of Rogaland, Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane in Norway. Based in Stavanger the authority operates five health trusts that operate nine hospitals. It is led by chairman Oddvard Nilsen (Conservative) and CEO Herlof Nilssen.

Other central agencies include Helse Vest IKT that operates the information technology systems. Haukeland University Hospital cooperates with the University of Bergen to provide medical education in Bergen.