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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.

COVID-19 outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital NICU over

Vancouver, July 29, 2020 – Vancouver Coastal Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at St. Paul’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), effective July 28, 2020.

The Not-Shocking Truth About Electroconvulsive Therapy

In the 1975 film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the character of Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, is sent for electroconvulsive therapy as punishment for his rebellious behaviour at the psychiatric hospital where he’s serving his jail term. The scene is difficult to watch – McMurphy is physically restrained by a crowd of aides as his body convulses in a stream of violent seizures.

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Valentine's Day Special: A Long Term Care Bed for Two

When Wai Lin Tam, 93, moved into Mount Saint Joseph Residence a few weeks ago, staff were hopeful that she would be content in a single room right next door to the four-bed room where her husband had arrived just a few days earlier.

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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.

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.

St. Paul's maternity clinic turns one (Maternity Clinic, SPH)

St. Paul's maternity clinic is celebrating its first birthday anniversary with balloons and bundles of joy this week. 

Cotton Pickin’ Quilters hold open house (Dialysis Unit, SPH)

The Radisson Cotton Pickin’ Quilters held an open house on April 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

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