The new website is a one stop shop for new parents and caregivers.
Video and slides from the Accreditation Canada debrief session on September 23.
Aboriginal Health invites you to come walk with us for orange shirt day. Ensure that the discussion around residential schools continues.
In our last CST-focused newsletter article we answered clinical questions from a hospital nursing unit.
We received over 200 submissions for how you provide patient & family centered care!
Sheway provides health and social service supports to pregnant women and mothers who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues.
Buy your Canucks tickets from VCH Volunteer Resources VA.
Friday, Sept. 23 Accreditation Canada surveyors provide a debrief of their findings and observations.
New monthly webinar series on Indigenous cultural safety begins this month.
Exercise is great for health, but taking it to extremes could put people over age 35 at risk.
“My teen daughter’s friend’s mom just died. She was a wonderful lady who put up a valiant fight against cancer.”
Take our quick multiple choice Treejack scavenger hunt. Please try it before end of day, September 23, 2016 – tomorrow!
CEO Mary Ackenhusen provided this overview of VCH for the Accreditation Canada Survey Team to kick off Accreditation 2016.
Regional program for youth 13-18 scheduled to open April 2017.
Update: Patient & Family Centred Care contest results September 29.
Read the latest Community Engagement annual report to see how VCH is engaging patients and family members in health care planning.
Topic: Medical Assistance in Dying – a thoughtful and respectful approach
On Sept 29, World Heart Day, a new study sheds light on the risk of sudden cardiac death among young athletes.
VCH welcomes the Pharmacy Production Centre Team who’ve relocated to their new purpose-built facility on the VGH campus.
We’re pleased to share that the Capacity Management Suite (CMS) is helping to improve how patients move through our hospitals.
When a car accident led to a woman spending a night alone in the woods, she was grateful to later find herself in the care of Dr. Purssell and the VGH Emergency Department.
Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge now in its 15th year
Developed and delivered by EFAP, this leading-edge service is now provided 24/7 for timely debriefing supports before staff end their shifts.
Meet Dr. Cheryl Laratta, BC’s first sleep medicine Fellow in training at the UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders Clinic.
When a patient’s post-op recovery turned difficult, his care team – and one nurse in particular – made him feel safe.
The VGH Thrift Store is seeking community-minded and fun-spirited volunteers available to make a difference midweek.
The AAC is a 24/7 clinic for Vancouver residents age 19+ who are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use crisis.
Paws Squad agility dogs work hard for “pats and smiles” from our residents at Banfield Pavilion.
The transformation of OR 1 at VGH is on schedule. Our new state-of-the-art hybrid OR will open for its first case in November.
ED nurses are providing overdose patients discharging from the ED with life-saving take-home naloxone kits.
Elders recognized for contributions to Aboriginal community of greater Vancouver.
Until October 9, visit Shoppers Drug Mart and support the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic by purchasing an apple, leaf, butterfly or bird decoration.
Enter a draw to receive one pair of Jordan Smith concert tickets. Richmond Hospital Foundation is giving away 150 pairs!
Pop up library popping up at Richmond Hospital on October 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The 77-year-old Richmond resident was discharged and walked away from the care facility after making a “miraculous” recovery that no one predicted two years ago.
We’re pleased to share that Capacity Management Suite (CMS) is helping to improve how patients move through Richmond Hospital.
Please join the Richmond Hospital Foundation on Friday, September 30, 2016, from noon to 1 pm, for a celebration and VCH-Richmond staff appreciation.
Take-home naxalone is now available across VCH Richmond to people at-risk of opioid overdose. As Richmond MH&A program manager Karen Barclay explains, the at-risk group also includes youth who use party drugs, such as Ecstasy.
With Elaine Leung’s assistance, astute observations of the issues within my family, and identification of what needed to be done, our family is in a much better state.
Two multidisciplinary teams work together in the Richmond Hospital ED to transition frail seniors safely and quickly back into their own homes.
In an environment of limited resources and underfunding, we appreciate the hard work and care of all those involved in our father’s recent stay.
Are you foggy on Code Grey? Feeling Code Blue? Drop by a Colour Code Café for a quick refresher on emergency codes while enjoying a coffee and snack.
Richmond-based research project aims to boost Adverse Drug Event (ADE) prevention through better understanding of causes and improved communication.
Richmond Hospital’s Birth Centre has the highest vaginal delivery rate for first-time mothers for facilities of similar size in BC. Women who deliver vaginally recover more quickly after birth than those who have caesarean deliveries, and newborns are less likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care units than those born by caesarean.
With Accreditation 2016 coming this fall, there are groups across VCH who are making sure medication reconciliation, or MedRec, is taking place.
Join us now by registering or making a donation through www.grindforthemind.com! Registration deadline is Sunday Aug 21, 2016.
On August 2, VCH opened four new breast milk donation depots across the region. One is now located in RIchmond; at 8100 Granville Avenue. The milk, once screened and pasteurized, will be distributed to babies most in need at neonatal intensive care units.
The Richmond Mental Health & Substance Use Team received an Award of Merit in the category of Teamwork and Collaboration in the 2016 VCH People First Awards for its Person and Family Centred Care (PFCC) Initiative.
Early bird deadline to win pizza party is Oct. 14.
Close to 2,500 people came to say adieu to the old NVGH.
Deadline for submissions is Oct. 7 at 5 pm.
Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge now in its 15th year
Information sheet puts key phone numbers at seniors’ finger tips.
Karen Olson applauds staff and physician commitment to excellence in patient care.
Next year’s ride planned for spring time.
Vintage cars, A&W root beer float stations, historic displays, live music all part of Grand Farewell.
MDC clinic diverting patients from ED and Chemo Clinic.
Ride Away Stigma planned for Squamish Sept. 18.
Sechelt Hospital staff praised for their ‘help, love and support’.
Bowen Island resident impressed with transfer to LGH and ED care.
Commemoration includes historic displays and a showcase of 75 classic cars
In the fall of 2014, a fire damaged the staff housing complex for R.W. Large Memorial Hospital in Bella Bella, B.C. on the mid-coast. Vancouver Coastal Health decided to build a new staff housing complex and take advantage of new building technology by building a modular structure to the Passive House standard.
Week-long camp combined outdoor activities with insulin pump strategies and peer support.
Cindy Sellers has given nearly 40 years to VCH as a nurse and manager of the Sea to Sky sites.