This hospital was founded in 1894 by the Sisters Of Providence who (from their base in Montreal) founded schools, hospitals and asylums all over North America and other continents.
It was named after the French bishop, Paul Durieu of New Westminster. Mother Mary Fredrick from Astoria, Oregon was the first mother superior and administrator to lead its charge. In keeping with the philosophy of the Sisters of Providence, the new hospital was founded on the pledge of providing compassionate care for everyone in need. An examination[clarification needed] by a surge in Vancouver’s growth brought on by the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s.
St Paul’s acquired their own X-Ray machine in 1906.