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From L-R: Eric Harris, Chair, Board of Directors, Providence Health Care; Paul Hollands, Chair, Campaign Executive Committee, St. Paul’s Foundation; Fiona Dalton, President & CEO, Providence Health Care; Jim Pattison, Lead Donor; Dr. Sean Virani, Physician Program Director, St. Paul’s Heart Centre; Head, St. Paul’s Division of Cardiology; John Montalbano, Chair, Board of Directors, St. Paul’s Foundation; and Dick Vollet, President & CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation

Construction begins on the new St. Paul’s Hospital at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre

March 12th, 2021
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A milestone made possible by Providence Health Care, the Government of BC, $75 million lead donor Jim Pattison, and generous philanthropists from across BC.

Earlier this month, construction kicked off on the new St. Paul’s Hospital at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre, the largest hospital redevelopment project in BC’s history.

The $2.174 billion project is part of a massive endeavour to transform an 18.4-acre undeveloped site in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats into the province’s first-ever purpose-built health campus. In addition to the Government of BC and Providence Health Care, other project partners include St. Paul’s Foundation, Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health Authority, First Nations Health Authority, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.

Purpose Built. People First.

The new St. Paul’s Hospital will usher in a new era in health care in BC, with the tools, resources, and technology to care for patients, teach the next generation, drive innovation, and transform lives.

The hospital will adopt a patient-centric model of care by seamlessly integrating multidisciplinary teams. For someone having a transplant, for example, care will encompass more than just the transplant team. It will include chronic pain, mental wellness, occupational and physiotherapy, as well as considerations for lifestyle changes. In other words, every patient will receive holistic care – before, during, and after their procedure.

Importantly, the hospital will reflect the spirit of the land, culture, and values of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh through meaningful engagement and collaboration with local Nations, community organizations, and Indigenous peoples from throughout BC, to provide the best possible care for all Indigenous peoples.

Compassion, social justice, and serving the most vulnerable.

While almost everything about the new St. Paul’s Hospital will be different, what won’t change is the commitment of our people.

The Sisters of Providence founded St. Paul’s Hospital in 1894 to provide compassionate care to those in need in our community. This culture of compassion and social justice is not something rooted in buildings: it’s entrenched in our people and in our collective mission to serve the sickest and most vulnerable. And it will continue to drive everyone at the new St. Paul’s Hospital.

There’s still time to join us.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donor community, St. Paul’s Foundation is closing in on our $225 million goal to support the new St. Paul’s Hospital. But we are not done yet.

The hospital is just the beginning of the infrastructure that will realize the full potential of the Jim Pattison Medical Centre. Our next priority is to raise $50 million to support a future phase of development – the Clinical Support and Research Centre. Other centres of excellence on site may include an Indigenous Wellness Centre, a Centre for Healthy Aging, and more.

With your help, the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus will ensure British Columbians receive world-class health care for the next 125 years and beyond.

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