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2016 Highlights

Improving health for kids

  • BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project celebrated its Topping Off milestone, which signified that the Teck Acute Care Centre’s structure was complete from foundation to roof.

Expanding patient care

  • The BC Early Hearing Program partnered with Dr. Soren Gantt of BC Children’s Hospital/Child and Family Research Institute and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre piloted a program that screens high-risk newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. CMV screening in newborns had never been done in BC before. The collaboration between the program, Dr. Gantt and his research team, and BC Women’s was the first-of-its kind in Canada.
  • BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre hosted a totem pole unveiling ceremony in dedication to its new Indigenous Outdoor Sacred Healing Space. The totem pole characterizes a Woman Warrior adorned with a double-headed serpent that symbolizes protection to represent the Indigenous women and their families who receive care at BC Women’s. The new sacred space signifies the ongoing work of Indigenous cultural safety at BC Women’s Hospital.

World-class medical staff and researchers

  • Two BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre physicians were invested into the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours. Dr. Dorothy Shaw, vice president, Medical Affairs at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, was appointed as an Officer, and Dr. Jan Christilaw, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre was appointed as a Member.

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