Vancouver News

Vancouver ACT celebrates a year of success

Vancouver’s 12-member ACT Team is celebrating a year of client successesd this month. The team provides 24/7 individualized assessment and treatment, rehabilitation and support to clients struggling with serious mental illnesses and addiction.

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VGH patient thanks staff for “excellent” care

A couple of weeks ago, a grateful patient sent a letter to VCH, thanking the health care team that took care of her during a visit to Vancouver General Hospital.

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Hands down: VGH hand hygiene monitors prevent illness

A small but dedicated team promoting hand hygiene is helping us protect patients, staff and even our family and friends from norovirus and influenza. Meet one member of the team — Vipen Kaur — an advocate for hand cleaning unlike any other.

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Take your sweetheart to the VSO!

High culture for the unbelievably low donation of $10. Tickets on sale starting January 25; proceeds support Artsway, a society dedicated to bringing professional performing arts to audiences in health care sites, including residential care facilities.

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and Shoppers Drug Mart raise critical funds for ovarian cancer research

Did you know 310 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in B.C. each year? Thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life campaign, critical funds will go toward ovarian cancer research and groundbreaking efforts to spare women this disease.

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Be inspired: Vancouver’s People First award recipients

Leaders. Patient advocates. And a stud? Vancouver’s People First award recipients inspire their patients, colleagues and supervisors. For the stories behind their awards — and a video naming one star staffer a stud! — don’t scroll any further.

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Accreditation update: highest designation is within our reach

In a follow-up report, Accreditation Canada confirms that the Vancouver Community of Care is forecast to be Accredited – and here’s the really good news: earning an Accredited with Exemplary Standing is within our reach. Find out how we aim to take it to the next level.

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Satisfy your craving for Canucks hockey at unbeatable prices!

Hurry, because these tickets are going fast! Fax your order and tickets will be assigned starting Thursday, January 17.

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One, two, three, four … Feist’s guitar is loved by more

A guitar autographed by Feist brings the healing power of music to GF Strong clients, and reminds us of the difference generosity makes all year long.

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New website opening health care doors for refugees

In-between round-the-clock feedings and changing diapers, Dr. Scholtens built a website on her maternity leave. And not just any website: refugeehealth.ca is the first site of its kind in Canada. Find out how it’s helping us promote healthier communities.

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