Providence In the News

What B.C.’s new St. Paul’s Hospital will look like

While the new location of St. Paul’s Hospital will provide a ‘world-class’ centre, the focus right now is what is needed on the inside. In the second part of a series on Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, Global News gets an exclusive look at what the new hospital will look like.

Why do we need a new St. Paul’s Hospital?

In April, St. Paul’s Hospital announced it was going ahead with its plan to build a new state of the art hospital that will determine the course for the delivery of future health care.  The site, which will be three kilometres away from the Burrard Street site, was unveiled and will be beside the Vancouver train station.

Providence Health Care receives Patient Safety Champion Organization Award

At Providence Health Care, we are proud of the work we’ve done to put patients first, so when patients themselves commend us, we know we are on the right track. On October 30, PHC’s David Thompson was in Edmonton to accept the prestigious Patient Safety Champion Award, given by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and HealthcareCAN.

The IPAC 2014-15 Annual Report

Helping to improve the patient experience and patient safety

St. Paul's Hospital implants next generation defibrillator

VANCOUVER, September 4, 2015 – It delivers a life-saving shock to the heart without ever actually touching it. Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital, in collaboration with Cardiac Services BC and a group of physicians from around the province, have taken a step towards revolutionizing the care of people with cardiac arrhythmias in British Columbia by implanting the first ever subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) in BC.

Plans conceived for new birthing centre at St. Paul's Hospital

St. Paul's Hospital is conceiving a plan to build what could be B.C.'s first non-hospital birthing centre.

Ministry of Health announces $3 million to help health professionals treat addiction

For those British Columbians and their families who are struggling with addiction, more help is on the way with a $3-million investment to expand and support a provincial addiction medicine education and research training program for clinicians, making it the largest in North America.

Genome British Columbia: Personalized Treatments Will Improve Outcomes for Hepatitis C Patients & Save Healthcare Dollars

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—(Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - A group of BC scientists has implemented a sophisticated screening process to ensure an effective, but expensive, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment will be given to only those patients who can derive benefit from it.

First in Canada: two Vancouver pharmacies begin a pilot to offer HIV tests to customers

VANCOUVER – Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC) are piloting the feasibility of local pharmacies offering HIV tests to their customers – a first in Canada.  

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Gina Walther - Registered Nurse, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit

Nursing has made up the backbone of St Paul’s Hospital since it was founded in 1894. The nursing school housed there for over 60 years trained thousands of dedicated nurses, and Gina is a great example of how that dedication continues to this day.

Handheld ultrasounds at St. Paul's Hospital

Staff at St. Paul’s Hospital are pioneering the use of handheld ultrasounds.

Elaine Yong reports

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Providence Inner City Youth Program wins 2014 Top Innovation Award

Dr. Gordon Francis joins Global News during Men's Health Week

The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is encouraging men to live healthier lives and Elaine Yong explains how two potential health conditions are good incentives for change

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St. Paul's Hospital broadcasts live heart valve transplant

It used to be if you needed a heart valve replaced it meant surgery, but St. Paul's has become a world leader in a safer and quicker procedure.

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St. Paul’s Hospital performs groundbreaking 1,000th heart valve procedure

St. Paul’s Hospital is celebrating a milestone in a medical procedure it pioneered a decade ago.

The procedure allows for the replacement of a patient’s heart valve, without open heart surgery, by using a catheter.

The procedure is relatively painless, patients recover quickly, and many remain awake for the entire procedure. They are also able to go home one day after the operation.

Today, the hospital performed that surgery for the 1,000th time, live on video to a large gathering of medical specialists in downtown Vancouver.

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