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Travelling for healthcare can be expensive and that's why Kelowna General Hospital plans to raise millions to build JoeAnna's House, a home-away-from-home initiative. 

The KGH Foundation has committed to raising $8 million towards JoeAnna's House, for families throughout the Interior who need a place to stay for an extended period of time. 
 
Often extended visits to KGH are unplanned and lengthy, costing more than anticipated.   

KGH is the Interior’s tertiary referral centre and provides the majority of care previously provided by Lower Mainland hospitals. 

One in four beds at KGH is occupied by a patient from elsewhere in the Interior.  That amounts to 100 people cared for every day at the hospital from communities like Vernon, Coldstream and Armstrong, according to the KGH Foundation. 

From Jan. 17 to 19, they will visit communities throughout the Northern Interior to share more information about the impact of  JoeAnna's House. 

The next free event will take place Wednesday at the Prestige Hotel in Vernon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

KGH asks anyone with interest in supporting the initiative to attend the event for more information. 



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