Our entire series on St. Paul’s Hospital now available as an e-book

Have you ever wondered what really goes on in a big city hospital? Is it like the medical dramas on television? Well, scrub up and put on a mask — The Province’ latest e-book will take you inside St. Paul’s Hospital to share the unprecedented access given to reporters and photographers last year. During an eight-month project called Heartbeat, The Province spent weeks in the corridors, operating rooms, wards and corners of St. Paul’s Hospital.

'They gave me a second chance at life'

Four-year-old Brayden Ma likes to tell people about his mom’s new heart. “He’s so excited,” said Lindsay Schneider. “He’d say, ‘My mom’s heart was sick. But now she has a new heart. See the scar?’ ” Schneider, 28, received her new heart last October – one of 306 organ transplants performed in BC in 2012, a new record for B.C. Transplant.

Blue Monday Got You Down? Ideas for Staying Healthy and Happy

St. Paul's Hospital dietitian Lindsay Jang provides you some tips for a healthy 2013. This year will be the healthiest year yet! New workout gear? Check! Fridge stocked with leafy greens? Check! Wine bottle sealed tight? Check! Does this sound like a distant memory now that January is nearing an end and reality is setting in? It doesn’t have to be. Despite all of the good intentions, if you’re struggling to stay on track with those New Year’s resolutions right around now, you’re not alone.

Knowledge translation efforts in stroke care, management and education are saving lives

Improving outcomes for stroke patients is a priority for Devin Harris, a member of the Brain Research Centre and an emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital. It’s one of the reasons he’s returned to graduate school to complete a PhD in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Already turning emergency room management of stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) on its head around the province, he’s now poised to do the same for medical education across Canada.

St. Paul’s Hospital pioneers cutting number of routine chest X-rays

Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital have changed the x-ray policy, saving $40,000 annually and sparing patients from X-ray radiation and freeing up staff time and other resources for more-proven interventions. 

VPD honours citizens and officers who stood up to mob on night of Stanley Cup riot

Brynn Grierson, a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, didn’t hesitate riot night when she offered her help to a police officer who was tending to a young woman who had suffered a “significant” head injury after being struck with a metal barricade.

Vancouver resident first Canadian in several years to receive prestigious international volunteerism award

Hard-working volunteer brings good fortune to Chinese New Year fundraiser

Vancouver, Feb. 13, 2013 – The unwavering dedication of a Tapestry Foundation for Health Care volunteer has caught the attention of an international organization, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), which will be presenting her with a prestigious award this spring. Anita Law will be the first Canadian in several years to receive the AFP’s 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award at its 50th International Conference in San Diego in April.

Feast of Fortune fundraiser just the ticket for Vancouver women potentially affected by breast cancer

Chinese New Year event especially beneficial to Asian community

Vancouver, Feb. 7, 2013 – Breast cancer survivor Ju Ng is appealing to Vancouverites to buy tickets to the 2013 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune dinner to raise funds for a 3D ultrasound breast scanner because she knows first-hand how important it is to have access to the latest in breast cancer detection technology. Ng was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy last autumn through the Rapid Access Breast Clinic (RABC) at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ).

Providence Health Care continues to top the list of best places to work in B.C.

Providence has been recognized as one of the province’s leading employers for the fifth consecutive year. 

Building Community Connections

An opportunity for survivors, families, and friends of people with a stroke or brain injury to learn about some of the services and programs available in their communities.

Who should attend? Survivors of stroke and brain injury, family members and friends.

Location: Holy Family Hospital, 7801 Argyle Street, Vancouver
Registration: Call (604) 322-2622 (press 1)

Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:00pm to at 8:00pm

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