Vancouver News

Remembering John Basaraba, VGH perfusionist and pioneer

John Basaraba, B.C.’s first perfusionist, passed away on April 20, 2013. David Nash remembers the pioneer, his legacy – and an illegal bingo game to raise funds for VGH’s first heart pump.

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Join us for a dollars-and-sense discussion on July 25

Mark your calendar for Vancouver’s True North All-Staff Forum, and join our interim chief operating officers Vivian Eliopoulos (Acute) and Laura Case (Community) in a conversation about delivering quality health care services while tackling our budget challenge. Seating and webcast connections are limited, so register today!

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$1.3-million donation expands Renal Unit at VGH

A major renovation of the Renal Unit at VGH is underway, thanks to a generous $1.3-million donation from Luigi and Elisa Aquilini.

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Visiting UBCH July 12 or 13? Be prepared for slower traffic

While the construction crane at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health project site is dismantled, only one lane of alternating traffic will be available along the UBC Hospital entrance road and the Urgent Care Centre driveway.

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A whole new world

George Pearson’s recreation program gets residents out into the community.

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A shout out to the people who save lives every day

One Vancouver wife expresses her “profound gratitude” to VGH staff, Dr. Yee and Vancouver first responders in The Vancouver Sun. Find out why.

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What’s with the disposable dishes and cutlery at VGH?

Starting July 8, 2013, we’re replacing the floor in Centennial Pavilion’s main kitchen. The work will generate some vibration and noise, and all VGH units will use disposable dishes and cutlery until the dishwashing facilities are operational again.

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation CEO no longer acting!

After two decades working in B.C.’s non-profit sector, Barbara Grantham – VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Interim CEO for the past five months – was officially appointed President and CEO on Wednesday, June 26.

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For this client, success is spelled AHBT

Acute Home Based Treatment continues to treat clients effectively and with dignity in their own homes.

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Visiting UBCH? Take note of Detwiller access changes

Starting July 2, 2013, we’re re-routing access to Detwiller Pavilion’s front entrance to protect everyone’s safety while landscaping work is underway.

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