Penticton Regional Hospital, Patient Care Tower

New Build

project at a glance

  • 6,000
    lighting fixtures
  • 11
    electrical rooms
  • 13
    communication rooms



  • Access Control
    From traditional proximity card badge systems to leading-edge OSDP, security devices, control access to your facility every day of the year. Houle can help manage ingress and egress from your facility to keep your site secure.
  • Electrical
    From preconstruction to construction to post project support and service, Houle provides all your electrical construction and renovation needs.
  • Fibre Optics & Structured Cabling
    Houle performs the full breadth of structured cabling services and offer customized designs for CAT 5e, CAT 6, CAT 6A, and fibre optics.
  • Intercom Systems
    Houle designs, supplies, and installs hands-free intercom systems that can be your critical link between departments.
  • Network, Wireless, and Telephony
    Houle provides complete scope of work and project management for a wide variety of converged network infrastructure projects.
  • Nurse Call & Code Alarms
    Houle’s nurse call solutions enable patients to alert staff for assistance in healthcare facilities and for staff to communicate amongst themselves.
  • Panic/Duress
    Houle can protect your employees and visitors from assault or other hazards with our wired or wireless emergency duress systems. When an emergency occurs, a simple push of the panic alarm notifies others of the situation.
  • Public Address
    Through our public address solutions, Houle can add effortless ambiance to your facility while providing you with a building-wide communication system for emergencies.
  • Video Surveillance
    Houle provides the latest offerings in IP CCTV and Video Management systems from the leading manufacturers.
  • Wander Prevention
    Houle's wander prevention solution alerts your staff immediately if patients or residents try to leave the facility or wander into restricted areas.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2019

Owner: Interior Health

The Penticton Regional Hospital, Patient Care Tower is a new 281,530 square feet 7-storey patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital. It is connected to the existing campus buildings via links on the new tower’s first three levels. The tower is named the David E. Kampe Tower after local businessman and philanthropist David E. Kampe. The patient care tower includes an ambulatory care centre, surgical services centre, 84 medical/surgical inpatient beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit, rooftop helipad, 480 new parking stalls, and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine program.

Houle’s scope of work consisted of electrical construction, lighting, Information Management Information Technology (IMIT), and structure cable. The IMIT components included authority network deployment, BMS network deployment, authority telephony deployment and upgrade, authority wireless network, nurse call, wireless staff communication, public address, video door intercom system, access control, panic alarm and panic stations, CCTV, and patient wandering.

As part of Interior Health’s commitment to environmental sustainability and green buildings, the new patient care tower was designed and constructed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification.