St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver)

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St. Paul's Hospital
Providence Health Care
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St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver) is located in Vancouver
St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver)
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Location in Vancouver
Geography
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 49°16′50″N 123°07′40″W / 49.280431°N 123.127887°W / 49.280431; -123.127887Coordinates: 49°16′50″N 123°07′40″W / 49.280431°N 123.127887°W / 49.280431; -123.127887
Organization
Care system non
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university UBC Faculty of Medicine
Services
Emergency department Yes
Speciality Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, renal
History
Founded 1894
Links
Website providencehealthcare

St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care hospital located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is the oldest of the seven health care facilities operated by Providence Health Care, a Roman Catholic faith-based care provider. St. Paul's is home to many medical and surgical programs, including cardiac services and kidney care including an advanced structural heart disease program. It is also the home of the Pacific Adult Congenital Heart Disease unit.

History[edit]

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.

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