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Thanks to the support of donors to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, we are able to purchase the latest in lifesaving technologies, attract the brightest medical minds, provide inspired care to 380,000 patients every year and develop world-leading advances in research and medical teaching that benefit many more.

Here are some examples of what we have accomplished with your support:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Physician Scholar Awards

    Drs. Theodore Witek Jr., Ken Gin, and Bruce McManus

    Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., one of the world’s top 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, announced in May 2011 that it is making $225,000 in donations to both St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) to support the scientific development of young cardiology specialists. The Boehringer Ingelheim Physician Scholar Awards will provide cardiologists and cardiac surgeons Read More...

  • Cardiac Mapping System


    In 2013, donors to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation helped purchase a $500,000 3-D cardiac mapping system to help treat arrhythmias using innovative electrophysiology techniques developed at St. Paul’s Hospital. Cardiac mapping systems are used to map the movement and voltage of electrical activity in the heart that is responsible for the abnormal rhythms. The more accurate the images generated Read More...

  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography scanner


    Thanks to donor support, St. Paul’s Hospital was the first in Western Canada to purchase this technology, which is used for advanced imaging of the heart, as well as of the liver, kidney, lungs and other areas throughout the body. This high-definition CT scanner plays a crucial role in the care of patients by delivering Read More...

  • Cardiovascular prevention research

    Dr. Scott Lear

    The first Canadian research chair in cardiovascular prevention research, the Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul’s Hospital, was created through a $1.25 million contribution from Pfizer Canada, $1.5 million from Simon Fraser University, $1 million from an anonymous donor to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and $750,000 from the Heart Read More...

  • Centre for Heart Valve Innovation


    St. Paul’s Hospital is recognized internationally as a pioneer of innovative, minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedures that provide an alternative for patients too frail to undergo open-heart surgery. Transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedures involve inserting a thin tube with a replacement valve into the body through a small incision, then directing it to the heart through Read More...

  • Emergency Computed Tomography Scanner


    CT scanners are integral to the care of emergency patients, enabling staff to check for head injuries, screen for patients at high risk of coronary symptoms and diagnose damage to the extremities. About 8,000 CT scans per year are performed on emergency patients at St. Paul’s, representing almost a third of all CT scans at Read More...

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