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A major milestone for Willie

Thanks to the novel use of a life-support machine, Willie Dalagan survived to obtain a double-lung transplant. One year later, he celebrates with his VGH care team.

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VCH receives $2 million donation from Hollyburn Properties

The generous donation will go towards upgrading the MRI machine at UBC Hospital and purchasing the next generation of “Jack the Robot”, a surgical robot at VGH.

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It’s hip to be square

The design of our new operating rooms at VGH is taking shape and that shape is decidedly square.

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HEABC awards VGH team for innovation

The VGH Cardiac Surgery Quality Improvement Working Group has earned a Top Innovation Award at the 2017 BC Health Care Awards for halving the rate of surgical site infections.

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Team approach makes VGH Canadian leader in traumatic brain treatment

“This is an example of what we do best at VGH,” says Dr. Marcel Dvorak.

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Planning moves ahead for new acute care facility at Lions Gate Hospital

Consultation now underway to ensure facility size and design align with current and future health care needs of the community.

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Miracle patient from Africa reunites with VGH staff

“He looks so different. I couldn’t even recognize him. It’s a miracle,” says Esther Chongo, a nurse at VGH.

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Mapping the future of pre- and post-op care

VGH physicians, nurses and other perioperative staff are designing a new, consolidated pre- and post-op unit to reduce surgery delays and postponements.

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Playing house all in a day’s work for OR team

VGH physicians, nurses and other perioperative staff are participating in a series of dollhouse design sessions to create the future of surgery at VGH.

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Meet the docs designing VGH’s OR expansion

They’re the clinical leads for one of BC’s most complex hospital builds, and they’re ensuring VGH surgeons and anesthesiologists always have a voice at the table.

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