2015 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

the power of giving

VGH UBC
annual report
surgery
cancer
heart and lung
innovation
brain health
community

2015 - 2016

It takes a partnership between donors, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and our hospitals and health care teams to provide the best in specialized care for all British Columbians.

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2015 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

the power of giving

$77 million in 2015-16 thanks to you, our donors

The transformation of health care is, of course, not an easy task. It takes people with a shared vision and a passion to build the best health care system in the world – and that is what is taking place at right here in Vancouver, because of partners like you.

your impact in 2015-2016:

60%

We treat sixty percent of the province's adult trauma cases

your impact in 2015-2016:

50%

of surgical patients are from outside vancouver

2015 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

president’s message

Thank you for keeping health care in BC vital.

I may not be typical, but I love my commute to work each day. I love it because for me, it ends walking by the construction site of the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre. To some, it looks like any other construction site. For me it is much more symbolic – to me, it looks like hope.

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President’s Message

Slated for completion in the fall of 2017, the Centre will open the doors to a new era of mental health care. With $57 million from the provincial government and over $27 million coming from donors (including a lead gift of $12 million from the Segals) it is a beautiful example of how philanthropy can drive change right here in Vancouver. I feel blessed to be reminded of that each morning.

As President and CEO of BC’s leading adult health care foundation, it is a dream come true to be in the position of matching donors’ philanthropic desires with transformational projects that will benefit all British Columbians. It is a responsibility I am both honoured and humbled to fulfil.

Our Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH’s) primary philanthropic partner in Vancouver. We raise funds for specialized adult health care and research for all British Columbians at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and VCH Research Institute, as well as for community health services for families across Vancouver through Vancouver Community Health Services.

While government funds essential services, many game-changing projects, such as new programs and facilities, leading-edge research and advanced, more efficient medical equipment can only be realized with donors as key partners. Quite simply, we act as a vital link to provide the people, places, programs and tools our health care teams need to deliver the best patient care possible. And thanks to donors like you, we have had an extraordinary year.

In this Annual Report, you will read some amazing stories about six areas of where philanthropy is playing a major role delivering innovative, transformative and sustainable health care. Thanks to donors like you, we are building new operating rooms including a Hybrid Operating Room at VGH, the first phase in an ambitious plan to reimagine
surgical care at VGH and UBC Hospital.

This plan will not only significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specialized surgical services, it will also allow VCH to attract (and keep) top surgical
talent. Also thanks to you, our world-class cardiology services will be enhanced with an electrophysiology (EP) lab that will enable VGH’s heart specialists to increase capacity
and provide leading-edge treatment.

Transforming health care takes an innovative vision and passionate people to make it happen. On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of British Columbians who
benefit from your generosity – please accept our heartfelt gratitude and know that you are playing a vital role in the future of health care in BC.

— BARBARA GRANTHAM, PRESIDENT AND CEO
2015 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

philanthropic pillars

We’re changing lives together.
Here’s how.

In this Annual Report, you will read some amazing stories about six areas of where philanthropy is playing a major role delivering innovative, transformative and sustainable health care.

2015 - 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

surgery

Our world-class surgeons and OR specialists deserve the best facilities possible to help our patients.

Facts

60%

We serve sixty percent of the province’s adult trauma cases are seen in our hospitals

Outcome

Efficient and effective operating rooms

Having more effective operating theatres is a part of the Future of Surgery

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cancer

With your support, we will to improve the patient journey and outcomes for all patients living with cancer through world leading personalized treatment and care.

Facts

2 in 5

An estimated 2 in 5 British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Outcome

Supporting precise, personalized medicine

to target the unique attributes of each person’s cancer

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heart and lung

With your help, we will bridge cardiac and respiratory medicine to look beyond symptoms to focus on the root cause.

Facts

Asthma & COPD

are among the main causes of sickness globally

Outcome

Finding the next major breakthrough

in lung and heart disease

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innovation

A combination of demographics and rising costs are creating an unsustainable health care system. We are leading the charge to change that, right here in Vancouver.

Facts

It can take up to 17 years

for a new health care innovation to be fully implemented in a clinical setting

Outcome

Empowering patients

to manage their health autonomously through remote and mobile technologies and at-home monitoring

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community

With your help, we will ensure a full range of health care services are available to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place whether that be their home, their neighbourhood or a hospital.

Facts

1.9 million hours of support

We offer British columbians 1.9 million home support hours and 199,000 home nursing visits annually

Outcome

Home is Best Program

is a VCH program with a holistic approach to improving a senior's journey across the health care system

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brain health

By building on our expertise as a leading brain and nervous system centre in North America, with your support, we will change the way we treat and study brain and nervous system disorders.

Facts

By 2020

brain disease will overtake heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death and disability in Canada

Outcome

Enhancing quality and extending lifespan

for those affected with brain and nervous system disorders

Find out how your contributions have helped make us vital.

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