Providence In the News

The public-health-care system at work: 500th life saved in British Columbia due to heart-transplant surgery

Vancouver — A 33-year-old Vancouver man who suffered from heart failure is grateful for a second chance at life after being the recipient of the 500th heart transplant performed in BC.

Emergency Department HUB officially launches at St. Paul's

The new HUB ED and Vancouver Police Foundation Transitional Care Centre join the recently-opened Rapid Access Addiction Clinic and Overdose Prevention Site to create a suite of wraparound services designed to support people with mental health and substance use issues.

Leading-edge mental health and addictions care model launches at St. Paul’s Hospital

VANCOUVER – The next step in innovative care for people living with mental health and addictions challenges has been unveiled at St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver.

Breakthrough discovery will change treatment for COPD patients

Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms.

New St. Paul's maternity clinic helps moms-to-be who don't have a family doctor (SPH)

Born when the cherry trees outside St. Paul’s Hospital were in full bloom, baby Sakurako will be two weeks old on Mother’s Day.

'One-stop shop’ for youth mental health (Dr. Steve Mathias)

A new “one-stop shop” where Victoria youth can get help for physical, mental-health and addictions issues marks an important step toward a seamless system of care for young people, advocates say.

The beat goes on: Heart recipients talk about their transplant experience (SPH)

There is no such thing as getting up on the wrong side of the bed for Kyle Morris.

St. Paul’s Hospital music therapy relieves pain for palliative patients (Lucy Thomas)

Lying on his back in a hospital bed, George Frederick closed his eyes to listen. On the violin, Lucy Thomas played Amazing Grace.

BC-led Digital Technology Supercluster awarded federal funding to transform Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector

Initiative estimated to create 50,000 jobs and inject $15 billion in GDP into BC’s economy over 10 years

Appointment of new Providence Health Care President & CEO

Following an exhaustive national and international search, Providence Health Care is excited to announce its new President  & Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Dalton. With 23 years’ experience in the health care field, Fiona has a proven track record in leading complex and varied health organizations. From 2013 to present, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital Southampton NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust in the UK – a renowned academic health sciences centre with 10,000 employees and an annual budget of over £680 million (approx. $1.2B CDN).

New naloxone training app helps teach people how to save lives

Vancouver, December 18, 2017 – Healthcare workers and all British Columbians now have access to a simple online training app to teach and learn how to use naloxone – www.NaloxoneTraining.com. The project was spearheaded by a team from St. Paul Hospital’s (SPH) Emergency Department (ED), one of 614 sites across the province that distributes Take Home Naloxone kits.

 

BC doctor revolutionizes heart valve replacement (Dr. David Wood)

A Vancouver cardiologist is unveiling a revolutionary heart valve surgery. It reduces recovery time from months to a just a few hours. And Dr. David Wood says not only does his technique spare patients a massive operation, it saves the health care system money. Robin Gill has more on the remarkable new procedure.

Opinion: St. Paul’s heart and lung research centre has come a long way in 40 years (Dr. James Hogg)

In the early 1970s, when I was a pathology professor at McGill University — home to one of North America’s most prestigious lung-research centres — I paid St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver a visit. I was impressed by its clinical and teaching programs that underpinned the hospital’s pulmonary care.

Help needed for mothers who want to abandon their newborns, say advocates

It's a sad fact that every year in Canada, mothers who can't care for their newborn infants abandon them in places where they are left to die.

The Canadian city where addicts are allowed to inject (Crosstown Clinic)

As the opioid crisis spreads across North America, the Canadian city of Vancouver is pioneering a radical approach to drug treatment - let addicts use.

Fighting heroin with heroin

Doctors use prescription heroin to treat those with severe opioid addictions

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