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)

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

PHC's Annual Ethics Conference

Ethical Decision Making: Balancing Boundaries and Expectations. The conference will follow the 4-day intensive ethics seminar, April 22-25, 2013.

Friday, April 26, 2013 at (All day)

Ethics seminar: Preventing and Managing Ethical Conflicts in Health Care

This seminar is directed towards physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, ethics committee members and all members of the interdisciplinary team working in clinical, administrative, pastoral or service settings.

Monday, April 22, 2013 at (All day) to Thursday, April 25, 2013 at (All day)

Advance Care Planning Information Session for Patients and Families

Learn about advance care planning:

  • Why it's important to make your health care wishes known
  • What's in the new guide for BC called My Voice
  • How to make a Representation Agreement or Advance Directive

Location: Hulburt Auditorium, Level 2 Providence Building, St. Paul's Hospital

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1:15pm to at 2:15pm

Heart + Lung Health FEST 2013 Scientific Symposium

Location: Sheraton Wall Centre

Featuring distinguished lectures, local, national & international speakers, trainee posters, debates and more! For full program visit
Distinguished lectures confirmed for 2013 include:

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at (All day) to Friday, February 22, 2013 at (All day)


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