Promise magazine

Promise, the semi-annual magazine of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, provides updates and in-depth features on the innovative and world-leading care, research and teaching taking place at St. Paul’s.


Cover story: Heart surgery milestone

Dr. John Webb and the team at the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital mark a historic occasion and look to the future of heart valve procedures.



  • Need for new imaging equipment
  • 17th annual Lights of Hope
  • Help for addictions and mental health
  • Brilliant!
  • Kidney excellence
  • Great Ways to Give

HIV and Addictions

The evolution of HIV/AIDS and addictions care

After helping to halt the AIDS epidemic in BC, St. Paul’s has turned its focus to caring for people with HIV and addictions-related diseases.


Innovative emergency care

State-of-the-art equipment and innovative new systems have made the Teck Emergency Centre a national leader in the delivery of urgent care.


Full-swing recovery

Laser technology at St. Paul’s provides a safe alternative to open-heart surgery.


Breakthroughs: Handheld ultrasounds

New hand-held ultrasound technology is improving the speed and accuracy of care.

Catching up

Photo essay: Meeting our greatest needs

How Lights of Hope donations support care, research, teaching and equipment at St. Paul’s.

Q & A

Q & A

Meet innovative colorectal surgeon, educator and researcher Dr. Carl Brown.