Vancouver News

George Pearson Garden Club in full bloom

George Pearson Centre is a long-term care facility for people with disabilities, and in 2009, the “Farmers on 57th”* group — a project of the B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities — dug in to transform one acre of the facility’s green space into community-integrated, wheelchair -accessible gardens.

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Straight from the heart: words of thanks to our ED and Cardiac Care Unit at VGH

Putting people first is what we do every day, and our efforts are making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and their families. The following letter was written by a grateful husband to our ED and Cardiac Care Unit at VGH.

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What’s for lunch at GF Strong, UBC Hospital and VGH?

GF Strong cafeteria menu August 13 Minestrone Soup – $1.85 Chicken Caesar on Multigrain – $4.75 Pesto Penne with Garlic Bread & Tossed Salad – $6.50 August 14 Cream of Vegetable Soup – $1.85 Turkey, Cheese, & Tomato on Dark Rye – $4.75 Greek Pizza OR Hawaiian Pizza – $3.00 per slice August 15 Cream of […]

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Accreditation update: What the heck is an ROP anyway?

An ROP — Required Organizational Practice — is a practice Accreditation Canada considers critical to the delivery of safe, high-quality service.

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Bruce Hartnett new PSM – Cardiac Sciences, Cath Lab & Diagnostics

Bruce Hartnett has taken on the role of Patient Services Manager, effective July 30, 2012. Bruce comes to the Cardiac Sciences Interdisciplinary Team from his previous role as Regional Practice Leader in Medical Imaging.

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Your smile of the day: mother and ducklings make VGH park home

A mother duck and her ducklings have settled in and made the VGH Energy Center/Interactive Park across the street from Willow Pavilion on 12th Avenue their home.

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BC Lions tickets: exclusive offer for VCH employees

This year the VA Volunteer Resources Department is pleased to offer all VCH staff $5.00 off each ticket for the following three BC Lions home games!

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Get Active – Eat Well – Be Healthy – Join the Healthiest Winner!

Healthiest Winner begins again in September at both the Hillcrest Aquatic and Trout Lake Community Centres in Vancouver. Aimed at promoting healthier living through regular physical activity and healthy eating, this unique 16-week program partners VCH and the Vancouver Parks & Recreation Board.

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From the bottom of a daughter’s heart: “Thank you, you guys were the best.”

The following e-mail speaks to the exemplary service provided by Heatherbrae Construction as they assist our patients to UBC Hospital during construction of the new Centre for Brain Health, by the staff in Urgent Care and our organization’s commitment to People First.

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Looking for older VCH News items?

Older VCH News news items are located on VCH Connect Across VCH News items Coastal VCH News items Richmond VCH News items Vancouver VCH News items (links to VCH Connect are only available from a VCH computer)

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