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Shared on these pages are the journeys of our patients and their families, and the stories of our hard working health care workers, medical staff, researchers and volunteers.

 

 

Dr. Gina Ogilvie receives a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/gina.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Gina Ogilvie receives a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction AwardCongratulations to Dr. Gina Ogilvie for being awarded a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Research & Sciences category! http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-gina-ogilvie-receives-a-2018-ymca-women-of-distinction-award2018-06-14T07:00:00Z
A once practical gift that became so much more<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/mom-milk.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A once practical gift that became so much moreWhen Amanda McCrimmon was pregnant with her first child in 2010, she noticed a brochure she received in a package from her midwife. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-once-practical-gift-that-becomes-so-much-more2018-05-11T07:00:00Z
International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/distressed-woman.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological DiseasesMay 12 is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/international-awareness-day-for-chronic-immunological-and-neurological-diseases12018-05-08T07:00:00Z
Concentrate and be nice to yourself for better sex<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/couple-in-bed.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Concentrate and be nice to yourself for better sexNew book details the scientific evidence behind bringing mindfulness into the bedroom. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/concentrate-and-be-nice-to-yourself-for-better-sex2018-04-23T07:00:00Z
When giving is just as, if not more rewarding<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/MacDonald--Noel.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />When giving is just as, if not more rewardingVolunteers are an important part of our organization and hospital; they contribute greatly impacting our patients’ experiences. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/when-giving-is-just-as-if-not-more-rewarding2018-04-16T07:00:00Z
Annual patient survey results<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/feedback.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Annual patient survey resultsThank you for sharing; we are listening! For the past ten years we have been asking about your experiences at BC Women’s and for your ideas to help us improve our services.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/annual-patient-survey-results2018-03-27T07:00:00Z
New Learning Series Prepares Health Sector Workers to Respond to Violence<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Faces%20of%20GBV%20for%20story.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New Learning Series Prepares Health Sector Workers to Respond to ViolenceWith the #MeToo movement bringing increased awareness to the alarming prevalence among women experiencing sexual harassment and/or assault, the once "silent" issue of gender-based violence is garnering attention. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-learning-series-prepares-health-sector-workers-to-respond-to-violence2018-03-08T08:00:00Z
Finding strength in love and unity<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/contessa.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Finding strength in love and unityContessa has never felt this good in a long time. A mother of four, she has struggled with alcohol and substance use for most of her life. Contessa grew up in an unstable household, where drugs and alcohol were always present.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/finding-strength-in-love-and-unity2018-02-08T08:00:00Z
30 years post-Morgentaler Decision: The journey remembered<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/she-decides.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />30 years post-Morgentaler Decision: The journey rememberedMorgentaler Decision Day is January 28. That day, a mere 30 years ago, was life-changing for many Canadian women. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/30-years-post-morgentaler-decision-the-journey-remembered2018-01-27T08:00:00Z
20 years of midwifery in BC<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/benedicte.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />20 years of midwifery in BCMidwifery is an ancient practice that’s been around for a long time, but due to limited written documentation, it’s difficult to trace exactly how far back midwives assisted in births throughout history. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/20-years-of-bc-midwifery2018-01-19T08:00:00Z

 
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