Providence In the News

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.

B.C. doctor says Canadian-led heart valve surgery will ‘blow people’s minds’ (Dr. David Wood)

A Vancouver cardiologist has presented details of a revolutionary heart valve surgery to thousands of doctors from around the world and says the minimally invasive procedure will “blow people's minds.”

Nursing specialists advance heart disease research and care

Canada’s largest congregation of cardiovascular and allied health professionals have convened in Vancouver to network, collaborate and to learn from the best in the field. Providence Health Care’s St. Paul’s Hospital is pleased to be at the heart of this excitement, and wishes to recognize two outstanding cardiac nursing researchers who have made a profound difference on the care and recovery of heart disease patients in Vancouver.

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.

If you have a nut allergy like Caleb does, the secret may be in your genes (Dr. Denise Daley)

At just one and a half years old, Caleb was taken to the hospital with welts up and down his body.

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.

Research out of St. Paul’s finds any physical activity, including housecleaning, saves lives

Being active saves lives, whether a gym workout, walking to work or even housecleaning

St. Paul's Hospital study says exercise in everyday life is as healthy as going to the gym

Most of us know all about the benefits of hitting the gym or going for a run, but St. Paul’s Hospital researcher Dr. Scott Lear has found that any type of physical activity can prevent death and heart disease. This includes walking or cycling to work, cleaning the house, and having an active job. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international study involving more than 130,000 from 17 different countries, was published in the prestigious The Lancet journal this week.

'I'm grateful for this': Providence Health Care provides clothes, haircuts in Downtown Eastside

On a sunny Saturday in September, Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park brimmed with activity. 

Opening a supervised injection site 'not a simple process': new guidelines aim to help (Dr. Thomas Kerr)

With more supervised injections sites opening in B.C. and applications moving through the Health Canada approval process, the B.C. Centre for Substance Use has published a new set of guidelines for running these facilities.

Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital research team makes medical breakthrough

A team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has discovered a new test to diagnose a rare disease, known only as IGG-4RD.

B.C. wildfires: Do masks protect you from the smoke? (Dr. Don Sin)

With much of the province experiencing smoky skies, some feel the need to wear a medical mask or other barrier to prevent breathing in toxins from the smoke.

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.

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