Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority


Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority

Infobox Company
company_name = Helse Sør-Øst RHF
company_
company_type = Regional Health Authority
foundation = June 1, 2007
founder =
location = flagicon|Norway Hamar, Norway
key_people = Bente Mikkelsen (CEO)
Hanne Harlem (Chairman)
area_served = Southern and Eastern Norway
industry = Healthcare
products =
services =
revenue = profit NOK 44 billion (2006)
operating_income = NOK -1.8 billion (2006)
net_income =
num_employees = 69,000 (2007)
parent = Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services
subsid =
homepage = [http://www.helse-sorost.no helse-sorost.no]
footnotes =
international = yes

Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority ( _no. Helse Sør-Øst) is the largest of the four Regional Health Authorities in Norway. It covers the counties of Akershus, Aust-Agder, Buskerud, Hedmark, Oppland, Oslo, Telemark, Vest-Agder, Vestfold and Østfold. The authority owns fifteen health trusts that operate the hospitals as well as Southern and Eastern Norway Pharmaceutical Trust that operates nineteen pharmacies.

The authority is subordinate the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and was created on June 1, 2007 when Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and Southern Norway Regional Health Authority merged.


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