With your support, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has been transforming health care in BC for over 40 years with over $1 billion in philanthropic funding. Join us as we look back at some of the vital projects your donations have supported.
The surgery was performed on an eight-year-old boy to great success.
Today, more than 50 per cent of all life-saving organ transplants in the province happen here, saving more than 500 lives every year.
as well as performing cardiac biopsies with the arrival of Dr. Donald Ricci.
is done in the VGH catheterization lab. This marks a new era of heart health care in the province.
Ambulance purchase marks beginning of philanthropic impact.
Located next to VGH, this research centre became home to several impactful research programs including the Stone Centre, and Immunity and Infection Research Centre.
This life-saving technology allows a patient’s heart and lungs to recover by taking over heart and lung function itself, while still keeping other organs functioning.
These labs enable medical teams to utilize diagnostic imaging equipment to visualize arteries and chambers of the heart to better detect and treat abnormalities.
Located in the then-named Laurel Pavilion (now Jim Pattison Pavilion), these labs enable the medical teams at VGH to utilize diagnostic imaging equipment to visualize arteries and chambers of the heart to better detect and treat abnormalities.
This dedicated group focuses on improving prostate cancer care and research, and grew into a world-class centre of excellence.
OVCARE researchers would go on to make groundbreaking discoveries into subtypes of ovarian cancer, and introduce a global surgical standard of removing fallopian tubes during hysterectomies to curb ovarian cancer rates.
459 new beds and modernized equipment added to VGH, increasing patient care capacity.
This centre brings together outpatient care services at VGH, including specialty clinics, medical education, physician teaching clinics and research, all at one site.
Affectionately named after philanthropist Jack Poole, Jack the Robot assisted in prostate, gynaecologic and heart surgeries at VGH.
A world-class clinic focusing on prevention and stopping progression of heart disease in women opens at VGH. It is the first program of its kind in Western Canada.
widely considered as one of the most exciting events in cardiology in decades. His advancements replace the typical open-heart surgery for all patients, greatly reducing recovery times and improving patient safety.
Offering funding to support the future of nursing, these awards help further education, provide professional development and offer life-long learning opportunities, ultimately improving patient care for British Columbians.
The facility provides the space and equipment with a focus on research in early detection and prevention of disease.
This community health centre provides a range of health services in a single location, including: public and community health, mental health and addictions, speech therapy, and more.
This centre is dedicated to advancing care for British Columbians with pancreatic cancer by making research discoveries that can rapidly translate to better treatments.
SportsCardiologyBC works to advance research, advocacy, education and patient care for athletes of all levels across BC.
Bringing together experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation in a hub for training, research, and clinical care.
The first Brain Bolt is brought to VGH. It allows for careful monitoring to dramatically improve and personalize ICU care of patients with brain injuries.
allowing surgeons to complete imaging instantly inside the operating room, optimizing safety and surgery times.
New technology allows imaging to take place inside the operating room, optimizing patient safety and surgery times
Home to SportsCardiologyBC, Diagnostic Cardiology, SaveBC, the Jack and Elly Senior Cardiac Clinic and Neuro-Cardiology, the centre contains state-of-the art research labs with expert clinicians and investigators working collaboratively to advance scientific knowledge in cardiology and sport and exercise medicine.
The centre consolidates inpatient and outpatient services under one roof, providing clients with the treatment, programs and skills they need to resume life in the community.
Dr. David Wood unveils the 3M transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgical technique he helped pioneer. This reduces the need for open heart surgeries, reducing recovery time for patients from months to a just a few hours.
A renovated space to provide thoughtful support, the new PAU provides short-term assessment, stabilization and treatment services for individuals experiencing a psychiatric and/or mental health crisis.
The GRID program provides specialized therapeutic day programming to clients aged 65 and older living in the community who are frail, have active psychiatric symptoms and are at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization. GRID enhances the out-of-hospital supports for these clients, providing individual counselling and group therapy, in addition to social activation and peer-based assistance.
Within seven years of reaching $500M, the Foundation proudly achieves $1B in philanthropic funding. This support greatly benefits all British Columbians by transforming health care, and saving lives.
whose lungs were devastated by the disease. New and ongoing research and treatments for severe COVID-19 reactions are still being treated in our ICU.
16 new state-of-the-art operating rooms, a 40-bed pre-and-post-operative care unit, new communication systems to manage activities for health professionals across two operating floors, and upgraded infrastructure.
This remarkable achievement marks the opening of 16 new ORs and a 40-bed perioperative care unit.
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