Vancouver News

A shining success: Foundation gala breaks all revenue records

People’s spirits (and plenty of funds!) were raised at the Night of a Thousand Stars Gala, organized by our VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Special guests included Steve Howe and members of his care team. Read on for this patient’s moving story and video.

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Join VGH Weight Watchers before December 7 and save!

You don’t have to struggle alone. Join the VGH Weight Watchers group and achieve your goals with the support of friends and colleagues. Join before December 7, and you’ll drop some weight off the price, too!

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VGH Holiday Art Market: Nov. 29 – 30

Come out and support the 16th annual VGH Holiday Art Market featuring the work of 19 B.C. artisans and craftspeople.

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Librarian cites case manager’s quick action for praise

Like librarians, we like to keep good info in circulation — especially when it involves compliments to our colleagues. Read on to learn why Dave McMartin is receiving kudos – and why he says he’s not the only one deserving of compliments.

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A good sign: plans for new mental health centre moving ahead

This is one of two new signs appearing on the VGH campus. The sign locations shouldn’t be confused with the proposed location for the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Centre. Read on to learn more …

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Hall of Flame firefighters visit VGH November 23

They’re hot, hot, hot and so is this deal! Pick up a 2013 Hall of Flame Calendar for only $20 and support the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund and other select charities.

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Accreditation 2012 and only 12 days to go!

Accreditation Canada surveyors will be here November 26 to 29 – and we’re ready! Take our work in the area of fall prevention; it’s just one of many examples of progress we’ve made for our patients and for accreditation. Read all about it and much more in our accreditation newsletter.

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You told us:”It’s about time!”

We launched the Smoke Free Campaign at VGH last week and you’ve had lots to say about it! We’ve received dozens of emails from VCH staff, members of the public and even from staff at other health authorities. Many of you told us that you were happy that management is “finally” trying to stamp out smoking on site.

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Your final opportunity for 2012 VSO Tickets!

High culture for the unbelievably low donation of $10. This is your last chance to take advantage of this incredible offer and support Artsway, a society dedicated to bringing professional performing arts to audiences in health care sites, including residential care facilities.

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We want you, and our patients, to be healthy

I am trying to heal – it’s a message we are taking to heart at VGH. Second hand smoke hurts our staff and patients and slows patient recovery – and it’s time we finally put a stop to it here at our site.
Audits indicate that more than a third of the people who smoke on the VGH site are staff, the others are patients or visitors. Our goal is to have 100% staff support of the Smoke Free Premises Policy.

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