A message from Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

New Westminster, B.C. – {Updated March 20, 2020} – In support of efforts throughout the world to address the spread […]

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Giving with Heart

Dr. Margaret Blackwell’s career has taken her from Licensed Practical Nurse to Cardiologist, with Royal Columbian playing an instrumental role in her education and medical practice. The first woman trained as a Cardiologist in BC, she’s also a legacy gift donor to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

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Ty Vongnakhone’s story

When the back pain started, 31-year old Ty Vongnakhone first tried ointment and then a massage. Still, the pain was getting worse, so the Burnaby resident went to his local hospital. There, a stunning diagnosis – an extensive type B aortic dissection. Soon, he was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital, where he would spend the next five weeks under the care of a medical team that spanned multiple departments.

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Breathing life into research

For critically ill or injured patients, mechanical ventilation can be a lifesaving intervention. However, it comes with its own risks and complications, something Dr. Steve Reynolds has thought a lot about.

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Philanthropist/entrepreneur makes leadership gift to redevelopment

New Westminster, B.C. – {January 20, 2020} – An entrepreneur & philanthropist with a passion for technology is helping to […]

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Fraser River company carries on philanthropic tradition

New Westminster, B.C. – {December 18, 2019} – A New Westminster-based marine contractor continues to demonstrate its community involvement by […]

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Bridget Colvin’s Story

Burnaby’s Colvin family had just returned home from an annual Christmas Eve tradition in 2018 when 33-year-old daughter Bridget started feeling dizzy and unwell. As the discomfort and chest pains grew worse, her parents called 911. Shortly after firefighters and paramedics arrived, her heart stopped. The paramedics shocked her heart, and Bridget was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital, becoming the third member of the family to require lifesaving cardiac care at the hospital in a span of just under three years.

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Jace Schurman’s story

Ayzlin Ethier was having a typical pregnancy before she woke up at her Nanaimo home in early October 2018 to find some bleeding at 31 weeks. Within hours, she and her partner Kirkland Schurman had been transported by helicopter from Vancouver Island to Royal Columbian Hospital, where a detached placenta meant their baby boy would be delivered several weeks premature.

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Professorship funding drives world-class respiratory research team

New Westminster, B.C. – {November 14, 2019} – Funding from the TB Vets Charitable Foundation has helped a Royal Columbian […]

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Surgical excellence

Our general surgeons, led by Dr. George Melich, helped bring industry partners together to raise $6,000 on September 10. The […]

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