Providence In The News

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.

At 94, the King of Swing Dal Richards brings Christmas to babies at St. Paul’s

When he was in his 30s, big band leader Dal Richards would stop in and see his tiny daughter in the preemie ward at St. Paul’s Hospital before heading to his weekly show at the Hotel Vancouver’s Panorama Roof.

Business in Vancouver Recognizes Two Providence Health Care Medical Staff

VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 14, 2012 – Business in Vancouver (BIV) has named two Providence Health Care (PHC) medical staff among its 2012 “Forty under 40” winners.

Each year, BIV highlights the achievements of BC's outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public or private business and non-profit sectors under the age of 40.  The magazine recognized Drs. Carl Brown and Evan Wood this year.

Lights of Hope give student skills, experience in trades

Every year the Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital give Vancouverites a spectacular and brilliant display of holiday spirit. For the past 12 years, BCIT trades students have been part of the effort behind the hospital’s successful fundraiser.

Vancouver can CHANGE HIVSTORY:The beginning of the end of HIV

Vancouver has reached a tipping point in the battle against HIV.  It has the treatments, the expertise and the testing available to spur “the beginning of the end of HIV,” according to a new campaign launched this summer.

Results of aggressive 'seek and treat' program earn funding

An AIDS-free generation is “now in our sights,” BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Friday, as she announced a $19.9-million expansion of the province’s landmark “seek and treat” pilot project to combat spread of the once-deadly disease.

Blood tests could replace biopsies by 2016

Researchers are working on sophisticated new blood-based biomarker tests that could ultimately do away with the need for biopsies, replacing them with blood tests.

Hospital staff boogie for new mammogram machine

By dancing, Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) staff raised enough money to purchase a new digital mammography machine for the hospital. MSJ  is the busiest breast surgical centre in B.C.

The Night Shift

first incentre dialysis program in BC

The first in-centre nocturnal dialysis program in B.C., currently being piloted at St. Paul’s Hospital, holds promise as a real life-changer for kidney patients.

A chain of faith, a gift of life

Jacqueline Nemeth was born with two kidneys, but today she has four — and she has no idea who the other two came from. What she does know is that organ donations from two complete strangers have saved her life, twice. And that a national program, the Living Donor Paired Exchange, is making these anonymous gifts possible for others like her. “It’s really opened up opportunities for recipients to search through all of Canada,” Nemeth said, sitting in St. Paul’s hospital with her husband Joe just six weeks after her second transplant.

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