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Transplant recipients and living donors say thanks with popcorn

On the 17th anniversary of her heart transplant, Eunice Barriga celebrated with popcorn. A lot of popcorn. Big buckets of caramel popcorn, decorated for the festive season with giant red bows. Her guests of honour? The teams at St. Paul’s Hospital who help make organ donation possible – Cardiac Surgery ICU, ICU and the OR.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

Vancouver doctor performs three heart transplants in 24 hours (Dr. Anson Cheung)

As a surgeon, Dr. Anson Cheung is used to putting in long hours in the operating room at St. Paul’s Hospital, performing life-saving surgery on critically-ill patients.

Success morphs St. Paul's Hospital's AIDS ward

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, right, embraces Dr. Julio Montaner, director for the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, after announcing the dedicated AIDS ward at St. Paul's Hospital would no longer just treat patients with HIV/AIDS because of a lack of demand due to the success of the centre, during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 27, 2014.

A Vancouver hospital ward once so stigmatized it was only referred to by code name has been transformed from an AIDS-dedicated centre now the illness has been “virtually controlled” in the province.

St. Paul’s Hospital in the city’s core is repurposing the floor that nursing staff would only identify as “10C,” because of a near-elimination of AIDS cases in British Columbia and the associated drop in need for high-maintenance HIV care.

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