Vancouver News

Preventing C-difficile: Acute Medicine leads the way at VGH

Eight weeks and no new cases of hospital-acquired C-difficile. That’s right – none. Acute Medicine is leading the way on our VGH CDI Initiative. Find out how they’re making a difference and what this could mean for you.

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World Breastfeeding Week celebrated in VCH

Mothers in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Pemberton and Richmond kicked off the 2012 World Breastfeeding Week on September 29. This year’s theme was: Go green – Reduce your footprint and breastfeed your baby.

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VGH Shoppers Drug Mart supports OvCaRe – and you can too!

Add your personalized icon to the Tree of Life at our very own VGH Shoppers Drug Mart. Campaign runs until October 26 and 100% of proceeds go to support ovarian cancer research.

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Patient praises VGH ED team for “pretty darn impressive” care

An ED patient with a “somewhat embarrassing” health issue praises the VGH team for their proficiency, professionalism and compassion – find out why.

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It’s time to nominate our 2012 Commuter of the Year!

You can nominate yourself or any number of your coworkers at VCH, PHSA, PHC and FHA, but don’t delay … the deadline for nominations is November 9.

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New bike cage opens at VGH

Our newest bike cage – the fourth at VGH – is located on the parkade’s ground level by the attendant’s booth. Get your pass by contacting Bett Lauridsen at the Commuter Centre.

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VGH Sassafras cafeteria menu: October 15 to 19

Only our salmon are jerks! Jamaican jerks, to be precise. Enjoy our tasty Jamaican Jerk Salmon Sandwich on Tuesday for only $6.49.

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GF Strong cafeteria menu: October 15 to 19

Keep the fall chills at bay with our hearty soup and healthy lunch options.

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Vancouver’s People First award recipients wow us!

Congratulations to Vancouver’s latest People First award recipients: Alison Koci, Joanne Rankin, Dr. Martina Scholtens and Dr. Cass Smith.

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Practising for surveyor visits: mock tracers underway

Accreditation Canada surveyors are coming November 26 to 30 – but don’t you worry! We have lots of opportunity to prepare and practise thanks to mock surveyor visits through October. Read on to learn more …

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