In 2013, donors to St. Paul’s Foundation helped purchase a $500,000 3-D cardiac mapping system to help treat arrhythmias using innovative electrophysiology techniques developed at St. Paul’s.
Thanks to the support of donors to St. Paul’s Foundation, we are able to purchase the latest in lifesaving technologies, attract the brightest medical minds, provide inspired care to hundreds of thousands of patients every year and develop world-leading advances in research and medical teaching that benefit many more.
CT scanners are integral to the care of emergency patients, enabling staff to check for head injuries, screen for patients at high risk of coronary symptoms and diagnose damage to the extremities. About 8,000 CT scans per year are performed on emergency patients at St. Paul’s, representing almost a third of all CT scans at the hospital.
In September 2012, Goldcorp Inc. announced a commitment of $3-million to St. Paul’s Foundation for Canada’s only addiction medicine training program west of Ontario. The St. Paul’s Goldcorp Fellowship in Addiction Medicine addresses a critical lack of skilled addiction medicine specialists in British Columbia. Led by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s, the […]
The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program was launched at St. Paul’s in 2002. The program provides VADs, also known as mechanical hearts, to patients awaiting heart transplants, or patients with weak hearts who need a “break” to recover. In the same year the program was launched, the first VAD implantation was performed at St. Paul’s, which was […]
Imagine a world where everyone with HIV receives treatment. This is what drives Dr. Julio Montaner and his team at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s. Dr. Montaner, UBC/St. Paul’s Foundation Chair in AIDS and current director of the BC-CfE, was lead investigator of a seminal international clinical trial that resulted in Vancouver […]
The first Canadian research chair in cardiovascular prevention research, the Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul’s, was created through a $1.25 million contribution from Pfizer Canada, $1.5 million from Simon Fraser University, $1 million from an anonymous donor to St. Paul’s Foundation and $750,000 from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of […]
Thanks to donor support, St. Paul’s was the first in Western Canada to purchase this technology, which is used for advanced imaging of the heart, as well as of the liver, kidney, lungs and other areas throughout the body. This high-definition CT scanner plays a crucial role in the care of patients by delivering diagnostic images […]
St. Paul’s is recognized internationally as a pioneer of innovative, minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedures that provide an alternative for patients too frail to undergo open-heart surgery. Transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedures involve inserting a thin tube with a replacement valve into the body through a small incision, then directing it to the heart through an artery. […]
A three-year renovation of St. Paul’s emergency area resulted in one of the most efficient and technologically advanced emergency centres in the country and a 20 per cent reduction in patient wait times. The province of British Columbia, through Vancouver Coastal Health, provided $10 million to the project, while more than 1,200 individuals and corporate donors completed […]
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., one of the world’s top 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, announced in May 2011 that it is making $225,000 in donations to both St. Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) to support the scientific development of young cardiology specialists. The Boehringer Ingelheim Physician Scholar Awards will provide cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at each […]