Providence Health Care

Joint statement on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Trigger warning: Residential schools, death.

As leaders within the B.C. health care system, we are united in our grief upon learning the tragic news of the 215 children found at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School this past week. This is the latest heart-wrenching and horrific example of the truth known by Indigenous people for decades. Our thoughts go out to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc community and to all First Nations people. READ MORE.

Improving diagnoses of colorectal cancer in younger people

Colorectal cancer survivors under age 50 are seen as anomalies when screening target Canadians aged 50 to 74. Now, screening programs have led to a significant decrease in the incidence of the disease. READ MORE. 

From The Daily Scan: The Year Everything Changed

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic.  Providence Health Care quickly adapted with changes across the organization. READ MORE.

INDIGENOUS WELLNESS PROGRAM

The Indigenous Wellness Program at Providence Health Care supports self-identified Indigenous patients and families by providing access to traditional cultural practices and community supports. READ MORE.

Hospice resident, 91, writes his first song

Jack Roche, a 91-year-old resident at St. John Hospice, has composed his first song about his beloved Vancouver with the help of Josh Denny-Keys, music therapist with Providence. 

Source: Global TV -  91-year-old man writes ode to his beloved city