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Health Minister Terry Lake comments on St. Paul's Hospital redevelopment

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Dr. Ian Courtice: “Roy Romanow was asked, after the Romanow commission — which is ten or 15 years old now — what was the biggest challenge to health care. That answer, for him, was leadership — there needs to be better leadership in health care.”


Wisconsin hospital flips hierarchal care model to better serve patients

Photograph by: Nick Procaylo, PNG Files , Vancouver Sun

When a Wisconsin hospital decided to blow up its model of care, administrators started with the premise that patients would be the captains of the ship, doctors would be mere experts, nurses would be care managers, and pharmacists would take on larger, more visible roles.

And free valet parking would be offered for patients and their visitors.

The paradigm shift began in 2004 when hospital executives realized that their old model was broken because it didn’t put patients at the core.

St. Paul's Doctor one of three winners of Inaugural "Dermatologist from the Heart" Program

La Roche-Posay is excited to announce the first winner of its “Dermatologist from the Heart” program in Canada, launched in partnership with La Fondation La Roche-Posay.

St. Paul's Doctor receives 2014 LifeSciences British Columbia Award

LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards. These awards are presented annually to recognize individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the development of B.C.’s life sciences industry. The 2014 award winners are:

Innovation & Achievement Award
Dr. John Webb, Director, Centre for Heart Valve Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital

HIV/AIDS health economics chair a first for B.C.

Bohdan Nosyk, associate professor of health sciences, has been selected to hold the new St. Paul’s Hospital CANFAR Chair in HIV/AIDS Research.

It is the first chair in B.C. to conduct health economics research with a view to treating HIV/AIDS patients in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

The chair is the result of a partnership between the Faculty of Health Sciences, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Human tissue registry at St. Paul’s aids medical research

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Tyler Smith’s heart is now part of a human tissue registry at St. Paul’s Hospital.

It is almost twice the size a human heart should be after he was diagnosed with a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2010.

Smith’s heart is one of nearly 3,000 housed in the biobank, tucked away in the cellars of the hospital. The program, run by the Center for Heart Lung Innovation, is fairly unique in the world.

And there are only a couple of other institutions that have a cardiac collection of this size.

Elaine Yong reports.

St. Paul’s Hospital All-Nations Sacred Space

The All-Nations Sacred Space at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver is used for indigenous ceremonies and to treatmembers of the Aboriginal community and others who are in spiritual distress.

Read the full story here on page 26


Computerized walkway keeps seniors on their feet

Falls are the number one fatal injury for seniors and researchers at St. Pauls hospital are using a new high-tech device to help keep aging patients on their feet. Today’s News Hour on Global BC Health Headlines brought to you by Pharmasave.

BC Scientists to Take Part in National Organ Transplant Research Program

BC researchers are playing a key role in a new national organ transplant research program announced by the federal government, including developing technology designed to reduce organ rejection and the need to take immune-suppressing drugs.

What’s new in safe, high quality patient care initiatives: the BC winners

Just like last year, which I wrote about here,  I once again helped judge entries for the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council awards. Now in its fourth year, the program is a fine way to reward, and draw attention to, health professionals who are changing the way they provide care, making it not only better, but safer for all. One of my personal favourites is a program at St. Paul’s Hospital where a team sought to end a bad medical habit.


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