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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

AllerGen investigators contribute to asthma genetics discovery

HAMILTON, ON (22 December 2017) – The world’s largest genetic study on asthma has identified five new genes associated with the condition and produced the most comprehensive list of genes and gene locations involved in the development of asthma and allergic disease.

These research results open the door to future studies, improved diagnostics and new treatment options, according to Dr. Denise Daley, the AllerGen investigator who led the Canadian arm of the international collaboration.

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.

 

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

HUB at St. Paul’s Hospital to transform emergency access, treatment and follow up for people with mental-health and/or substance-use challenges

HUB marries public and private sector, philanthropy and innovation to better serve vulnerable patients

Heater-cooler machine advisory

In response to an advisory issued by Health Canada, patients who had heart surgery, heart transplant surgery or lung transplant surgery in BC where heart-lung bypass was required are being notified of a small risk infection associated with the type of machine used to warm and cool blood during surgery, known as a heater-cooler machine.

Leading Health Organizations in Canada and China Teaming up to Accelerate Precision Medicine

BGI at Shenzhen, Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation and partners plan joint research initiative

Providence Health Care and Pivot Legal Society welcome Health Canada’s amendments to allow access to medical heroin

Providence Health Care, which operates the Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver Canada, and Pivot Legal Society, said this week’s announcement by Health Canada that once again allows doctors to prescribe diacetylmorphine – or pharmaceutical-grade heroin – under Health Canada’s Special Access Program is an important step forward in the treatment of chronic opioid dependence.

Allowing access to diacetylmorphine, or medical heroin, to patients who need it, ensures that life-saving treatments get delivered to vulnerable people suffering from chronic opioid use.

Cardiac resuscitation trial at St. Paul’s Hospital the first of its kind in Canada

Photo credit: Ermin Badzak

St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) are conducting a landmark trial that could increase the survival rate of seemingly healthy people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting.

Regional Trauma Program is nation’s first to receive ‘Distinction’ award by Accreditation Canada

Vancouver, BC – The Regional Trauma Program – which includes trauma centres in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Providence Health Care (PHC), and Provincial Health Services Agency (PHSA) – is the first in Canada to ever be awarded ‘Distinction in Trauma Services’ by Accreditation Canada. The Trauma Distinction Award recognizes national leadership in the provision of high-quality trauma care.

CCHL signs partnership agreement with Providence Health Care

Alliance will help Providence pursue exceptional leadership, says CEO Dianne Doyle

OTTAWA/VANCOUVER  – On April 19, 2016, Providence Health Care, one of the country’s largest faith-based health-care organizations, signed a strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to promote excellence in health leadership.

Perkins+Will Team Selected For The New St. Paul's Hospital

Providence Health Care (PHC) has selected Perkins+Will, in association with Sterling Planning Alliance (Sterling) and Farrow, as the team to undertake a key step in the development of a business plan for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus on Station Street in Vancouver.

Results of World’s First Study on New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool – hydromorphne, a licensed pain medication.

B.C. leads Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve kidney disease care

March 31, 9:30 am Pacific

B.C. leads Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve kidney disease care

Please credit Providence Health Care for use of this video.

New partnership accelerates treatments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients

Vancouver, March 4, 2016, A world-renowned St. Paul’s Hospital lung researcher and Canada’s national Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) have teamed up to fight one of the world’s deadliest lung illnesses – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Providence Health Care invites public to community forums on the new St. Paul’s

Vancouver, February 11, 2016 – As planning moves ahead for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus, Providence Health Care invites the public to share its ideas and help shape plans for the future of care delivery.

Through February and March, Providence, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, will host a series of eight community forums at various locations around Vancouver. All are open to the public.

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