Providence In the News

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.

Global Recognitions Cap Breakthrough Year for Treatment as Prevention

The made-in-BC Treatment as Prevention strategy received breakthrough scientific recognition and political support in 2011, creating further momentum to implement this proven approach to combating HIV and AIDS in Canada and around the world.

New Transcription model to improve service, save millions for health authorities and patients

Four major BC health providers are redesigning their varied transcription departments to jointly improve service delivery and save over $3 million annually in taxpayer dollars that can be redirected to patient care

Rapid HIV Tests Offered to UBC Students for World AIDS Day

Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health are joining with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to offer students HIV tests to mark World AIDS Day

St. Paul's Hospital Clinic Helps HIV/AIDS Patients Live Well and Long

Thanks to the miracle workers at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), the treatment and care for HIV/AIDS is now about living, not dying.

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