Strategic Philanthropy

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Doctor & wife’s legacy of care includes stroke support

New Westminster, B.C. – {September 1, 2021} – Dr. Wilfred Wong served as a valued member of the Royal Columbian […]

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Stuart Kovensky’s Story

Travel is part of the job in the investment management business, and Stuart Kovensky of New York was at the tail end of a week-long trip across Canada when he landed in BC. It was mere days after the 2010 Winter Games, and Kovensky was at a client’s house in White Rock when the 42-year-old was jolted by a pain like nothing he had ever felt before. He would soon end up at Royal Columbian, facing emergency cardiac surgery to save his life.

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Ahead by a foot

Cassii Clark has had many medical appointments since she became pregnant right around the start of the global pandemic. These have included weekly ultrasounds during pregnancy over concerns about her baby’s slow growth, an induced labour at 37-weeks, and an urgent late-night trip to the hospital after lab tests revealed high bilirubin levels in her newborn girl Quinn. The two have also been making regular visits to get Quinn treated for clubfoot, a process made more comforting from knowing that Dr. Shafique Pirani, the Royal Columbian pediatric orthopedic surgeon providing that care, is widely recognized for his pioneering work in correcting the deformity.

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Foundation announces 2021/22 Board of Directors

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 29, 2021} – Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce and congratulate the members […]

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TELUS funds wellness backpacks

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 23, 2021} – We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the TELUS Vancouver […]

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Alain Champagne’s Story

On the night of December 18th, 2016, Alain Champagne was getting ready for bed when his wife Marion Bonner heard a loud thump. She bolted up the stairs to check on Alain. She found him slumped against a dresser, having a seizure.

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Newest round of equipment purchases funded by Royal Columbian donors

New Westminster, B.C. – {May 10, 2021} – Charitable donors are providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment […]

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Mental health and the pandemic

Even if you allow yourself permission to imagine a return to pre-pandemic life, the complete story of COVID-19’s toll on society will likely not emerge for a while still. This includes the full effect on our mental health stemming from the anxiety, fear, isolation, financial hardship, and other stressors felt by many since early 2020.

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Tips to Prevent An Unexpected Hospital Trip

As a trauma physician at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) — one of the busiest trauma units in Canada — I see preventable tragedies every day. Education and awareness around the most common injuries and accidents and how to prevent them will keep everyone safe and ensure our frontline healthcare workers have the resources they need to save vulnerable lives.

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