Western Norway Regional Health Authority

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.

Helse Vest RHF
State owned
FoundedJanuary 1, 2002
HeadquartersStavanger, Norway
Area served
Sogn og Fjordane
Key people
Herlof Nilssen (CEO)
Oddvard Nilsen (Chairman)
RevenueIncrease NOK 26,342 million (2016)
NOK +707 million (2016)
Number of employees
25,578 (2018)
ParentNorwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services

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.