Media Releases

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.

Providence Health Care named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2016

Vancouver, February 6, 2016 – With a proud tradition of compassionate care for society’s most vulnerable, Providence Health Care continues to lead the way as an exceptional place to work. The health organization has been chosen as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2016, selected from hundreds of companies.

Receiving much-needed social support for heart patients is now in the palm of their hands

Facing a life-changing medical diagnosis can be daunting and isolating, but a new mobile app could change the experience. Researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital and Simon Fraser University have completed a study of a peer-to-peer support application which allows heart patients to connect with each other, whether they are down the road or across the country.

St. Paul’s first Canadian hospital to install latest generation CT scanner in ED

The $3.5 million donor-funded scanner provides faster life-saving diagnosis to the 13,871 patients needing CT scans at St. Paul’s emergency department each year


Planning for the New St. Paul's Hospital Moves Forward

The redevelopment of St. Paul’s Hospital took a big step forward with the selection of the professional services firm KPMG to assist in the clinical services planning process, which will help inform the design and layout of the new hospital and health care campus.

Tories' false claims about pot laws put youth at risk: drug policy centre (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Conservative Canadian politicians continue to feed myths such as the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has led to a spike in teen use and that a clear link has been established between cannabis use and mental illness, says an international network of drug policy scientists and academics.

St. Paul’s Hospital Earns Prestigious National Award

New Care Model Improves Patient Care / Saves $700,000

Providence Health Care Announces New St. Paul’s Hospital Campus Plan

VANCOUVER, April 13, 2015 - Providence Health Care has announced plans for a new St. Paul’s Hospital and health care campus.  Located less than three kilometres away from the current site on Vancouver’s Burrard Street, the Station Street site will provide new, modern and state-of-the-art treatment for patients who need medical care both inside and outside of an acute care hospital.

Planning for the new hospital and integrated health care campus will include the following key components:

Type 2 Diabetes Overtakes Type 1 Diabetes in Young People

A new study by researchers at Providence Health Care (PHC) shows Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased in people under 30, even surpassing Type 1 diabetes.

Santa Claus visits St. Paul’s Hospital’s Maternity Centre

In what has become a well-known Vancouver Christmas tradition, Santa Claus (Dal Richards) paid a visit to the Maternity Centre at St. Paul's Hospital today (Tuesday, December 16, 2014) at noon.

Dr. Julio Montaner nominated to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prestigious honour recognizes significant contributions and achievements by
Dr. Montaner in the field of HIV/AIDS

St. Paul's Hospital works with patients to develop interactive mental health website

Mental health patients help “Change the Labels” at 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Vancouver, BC, August 6–8, 2014

Working with patients and families, St. Paul's Hospital has created an innovative and interactive online resource about mental health. St. Paul’s Hospital’s “Change the Labels” website seeks to re-write the narrative around mental health, while helping patients and families access the services they need.

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.  

Providence’s BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS signs memorandum of understanding with the Queensland Government

Queensland and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS are joining forces to conquer HIV/AIDS.