Dr. Denise Jaworsky specializes in general internal medicine with a research focus on rural health equity. EKRH is located on the unceded territory of the Ktunaxa nation. EKRH has links to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and College of the Rockies, and via the Interior Health Research Department collaborates with UBC- Okanagan, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), the University of Northern BC (UNBC), and other regional colleges. This site serves a local population of approximately 20,000 as well as many surrounding smaller rural communities. Research areas of interest include critical care, cardiology, respirology, stroke, diabetes, infectious diseases, obesity, and perioperative care.


Canadian Chronic Airway Disease Network (CCADN), Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CEDRRN), Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF), Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC), Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (CSPIN), CanStroke Recovery Trials, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), Diabetes Clinical Trial Network, Infectious Disease Network, Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes, and Obesity Research Network (CMDO), Perioperative Care Network