Providence Health Care - Profil

Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 17 health care sites in Vancouver, BC, Canada. PHC operates one of two adult academic health science centres in the province – St. Paul’s Hospital – performs cutting-edge research in more than 30 clinical specialties, and focuses its services on – plus... 

  • For six years, St. John Hospice has been a beacon of compassionate end-of-life care for patients, family members and friends.

The 14-bed hospice features a home-like setting, a multidisciplinary care team and a large group of volunteers who provide extra support. Many of the staff, physicians and volunteers previously worked at Marion Hospice, which closed in September 2013 in tandem with the opening of St. John Hospice. Their dedication to caring for society’s most vulnerable made the transition a smooth one.

Much like Marion Hospice, dying, death and grieving are recognized as a part of life at St. John Hospice. The staff is committed to compassionate care that maintains individuals’ dignity and supports both patients and their families.

Congratulations on six years of excellence in hospice care!

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  • Throughout our 125 years, starting with our Founding Sisters, the people who work here have risen to the ever-changing challenges of the day. For example, during the Great Depression, those in need would line up at St. Paul’s where as many as 700 people would be fed in a day. 
Providence people have continued to carry on this legacy of service through events like Providence in the Park, a bi-annual PHC community outreach event hosted in the Downtown Eastside. Staff from all corners of Providence dedicate their Saturday to handing out donated clothing and blankets, serving warm coffee and lunches, and to give back to the community. It’s a tradition we embrace, and we’re thankful for everyone from the community who comes out to be part of the day.

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  • Mother Gamelin, who we celebrate every September, founded the Sisters of Providence along with Montreal Bishop Ignace Bourget. 
A Catholic women’s religious order dedicated to compassionate service, the Sisters of Providence accomplished many great things, including setting up schools, orphanages, homes for the aged, and most notably (for us) hospitals. In 1894, the Sisters responded to Vancouver’s growing needs and opened a 25-bed hospital, which we know today as St. Paul’s Hospital – PHC’s largest acute care site located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core.

Today, St. Paul’s serves thousands of people from across British Columbia because Mother Gamelin stepped up to her calling – her calling for caring, compassion, and service to our most vulnerable people.

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  • In 1982, St. Paul’s made an important advancement for people with significant hearing loss who have exhausted all medical options for treatment.

Thirty-seven years ago, the first cochlear implant surgery in Canada was performed at the hospital.

Since then, nearly 700 cochlear implant surgeries have been performed by the surgeons at the BC Adult Cochlear Implant Program, housed at St. Paul’s. Over the years, over 900 adult cochlear implant patients have benefited from the specialized care of our audiologists.

The results of a cochlear implant, which are surgically placed electronic devices that directly stimulate the auditory nerve to partially restore hearing, dramatically alter a patients’ quality of life, thanks to heightened auditory and oral communication and contributing to the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of each individual served through the program.

Photo caption: Artist @kelsiegrazier is featured in the photo; photo by @cpienaarphoto

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Siège social
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6Z 1Y6
Chiffre d'affaires
500 $ millions à 1 $ milliard (CAD)
5001 à 10000
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