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A new way to pay your hospital bill: Online payments portal available now

Paying your hospital bill just got a lot easier. The Online Payments Portal at https://pay.healthcarebc.ca will allow hospital bills* from Providence Health Care to be paid with your credit card.

‘Like we’re in a lifeboat in the ocean’: Health workers on life inside a downtown Vancouver hospital

As a registered nurse in the emergency department at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Zoe Manarangi Bake-Paterson wonders whether she’ll be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

There’s palpable stress in the department, she says, as she and her colleagues prepare for a surge of cases that may or may not arrive.

“It feels like we’re in a lifeboat in the ocean waiting for the tsunami to arrive,” Ms. Manarangi Bake-Paterson says.

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The people who cared for a COVID-19 patient: How a single case was handled

The call came in on an afternoon in March: a patient at a medical clinic in Vancouver complained of chest pains.

Paramedic Jeffrey Booton watched the details flash across the screen as he and his partner made their way to the clinic.

It was his first potential case of COVID-19 and he felt both trepidation and a sense of duty. 

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Read the full media story on National Post.

B.C. nears the end of the AIDS epidemic

On the occasion of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2019, British Columbia marks record-low cases of HIV and AIDS as the crisis transitions from epidemic to chronic disease management.

Read the full news release here.

Health care in your living room

There are many reasons a patient might be unable to make an in-person appointment with their health care provider, but the rise of virtual visit technology is removing barriers by allowing patients to stay home and use a laptop, or other electronic device, to see their care provider in real time via video chat.

Read the full news release here.

BMO donates $2 million to St. Paul’s Foundation for Indigenous health and wellness

BMO Financial Group is donating $2 million to St. Paul’s Foundation to further strengthen St. Paul’s Hospital’s commitment to Indigenous health and wellness.

Read the full news release here.

Experimental drug would be first to reverse decline of Alzheimer’s

The recent announcement that an experimental Alzheimer’s drug is being resurrected after it was previously deemed a failure has made international headlines.

Read the full news release here.

Foundry youth centres are expanding

BC communities now have an opportunity to establish a Foundry health and social service centre for youth age 12-24 and their families. From now until November 26th 2019, Foundry is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) through foundrybc.ca/expansion2019.

Read the full news release here.

New St. Paul's maternity clinic helps moms-to-be who don't have a family doctor (SPH)

Born when the cherry trees outside St. Paul’s Hospital were in full bloom, baby Sakurako will be two weeks old on Mother’s Day.

Appointment of new Providence Health Care President & CEO

Following an exhaustive national and international search, Providence Health Care is excited to announce its new President  & Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Dalton. With 23 years’ experience in the health care field, Fiona has a proven track record in leading complex and varied health organizations. From 2013 to present, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital Southampton NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust in the UK – a renowned academic health sciences centre with 10,000 employees and an annual budget of over £680 million (approx. $1.2B CDN).

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