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2017 Highlights

National recognition

  • Maintaining high standards of care, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre was once again accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada - the highest level of accreditation offered to a healthcare organization. 

Best in BC

  • The neonatal intensive care unit team from BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre was runner-up in the Getting Better category at the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council's 2018 Quality Awards.

Leading the way in research and innovation

  • Researchers from BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, BC Cancer, Vancouver Coastal Health, the University of British Columbia and collaborators at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions examined tissues from women with endometriosis to make a groundbreaking discovery - non-hereditary gene changes (mutations), in endometriosis, which impact the growth of cells. The results of the study will open the door to learn more about how common these gene mutations are, and which types of endometriosis have mutations.

Improving health for kids

  • At-risk and premature babies who are spending their first moments of life in neonatal intensive care units across the province will now benefit from the launch of an innovative skin-to-skin attachment program that is led and supported by Perinatal Services BC and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. The Province of BC has announced $500,000 in funding for the kangaroo mother care program.

World-class staff and researchers

  • Dr. Ron Abrahams, medical director of perinatal addictions and founder of Families in Recovery Combined Care Service (FIR) at BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, received the Meritorious Service Cross this year.

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