Providence In the News

Great Strides Forward

The Falls Prevention Clinic at St. Paul’s is taking an active approach to preventing debilitating falls among seniors.

Providence Health Care among Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Providence Health Care has been recognized as having one of the most admired corporate cultures in Canada in the annual study by Waterstone Human Capital Ltd.

A chain of faith, a gift of life

Jacqueline Nemeth was born with two kidneys, but today she has four — and she has no idea who the other two came from. What she does know is that organ donations from two complete strangers have saved her life, twice. And that a national program, the Living Donor Paired Exchange, is making these anonymous gifts possible for others like her. “It’s really opened up opportunities for recipients to search through all of Canada,” Nemeth said, sitting in St. Paul’s hospital with her husband Joe just six weeks after her second transplant.

Breaking through the silence; St. Paul's Hospital marks 30th anniversary of the first cochlear implant in Canada

On November 5, 2012, 23-year old Justine Haines came to St. Paul’s Hospital’s audiology department hoping to realize a dream.  With her son in tow, Haines had a very specific goal – she wanted to be able to hear when her son cried.

Vancouver Psychiatrist Conducts Field Trips to Speak with Patients

The psychiatrist sees right away that there is reason to be concerned for the young occupant of a tiny, eastside SRO. Dirty clothes and used needles litter its 100 square feet and the pungent smell of human waste wafts through the doorway.

Abandonment issue: Unique Angel’s Cradle hospital’s way to save unwanted newborns

Angel’s Cradle at St. Paul’s offers desperate mothers a safe place to act on the heart-wrenching decision to give up their babies.

Vancouver Coastal Health & Providence Health Care Aim to Change the Course of "HIVstory"

Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care unveiled a bold new campaign today to stop HIV in Vancouver. CHANGE HIVSTORY makes Vancouver the epicentre of a movement that will change history: the beginning of the end of HIV

Canadian Political Leaders Urged to Sign the Washington D.C. Declaration to End the AIDS Epidemic

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Past-President of the International AIDS Society, is calling government to join him in signing a declaration to end the AIDS epidemic

B.C.'s Treatment as Prevention Strategy Expands with Pilot Project for Non-Occupational High-Risk Exposure to HIV

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) announced the launch of an 18-month pilot program to prevent infection in people who have had high-risk exposures to HIV through sex or sharing needles.

Premier Clark Commits to Redeveloping St. Paul's Hospital

Premier Christy Clark today announced that the redevelopment of St. Paul's Hospital is moving ahead with finalizing the concept plan

St. Paul's emergency department receives 300 patients a day — and climbing

St. Paul's receives up to 300 emergency patients a day, with many Vancouver residents using it as their primary point for medical care, cutting wait times is crucial.

New Transcription Services Business Model Taken to Tender

Preparations for redesigning Lower Mainland Health Information Management (LM HIM) are moving forward with the posting of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for LM HIM Transcription Services.

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

A born in B.C. centre dedicated to eradicating a deadly disease is marking its 20th anniversary on Friday, March 16, 2012

Research Suggests Medically Prescribed Heroin More Effective, Less Costly than Current Methadone Treatment

Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users, according to a new study by researchers at Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia.

Delaying HIV Diagnosis and Treatment may Steal Years and Quality of Life from those Infected by the Virus

By delaying HIV testing, diagnosis and treatment, can unnecessarily shorten lifespans and increase complications.

External Review Process to Investigate St. Paul’s Hospital Patient Case

Vancouver, BC — Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC) will initiate an external independent review of the case of a St. Paul’s Hospital patient who allegedly committed a violent crime after being discharged on February 21.

VCH and PHC expect the process to be led by a panel of reviewers, which could include external mental health and emergency care clinicians and researchers.

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