It’s still a few years before the new St. Paul’s Hospital takes its place on Station Street and among the world’s great health care centres, but Providence Health Care is already writing the next chapter in St. Paul’s long, storied history. Spoiler alert: St. Paul’s will continue to transform health care with innovation, compassion, and leadership.
Issue: Promise 2018
When Dr. Marla Kiess founded the Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) clinic in 1988, a minority of children born with congenital heart defects survived to adulthood. But thanks to medical advances, better surgical techniques, and interventional cardiology, the share of patients who go on to live full adult lives now exceeds 90 per cent.
St. Paul’s Hospital welcomed new medical leaders in its Heart and Lung divisions this year.