This year, Royal Columbian Hospital celebrates 150 years of excellent service and patient care since it first opened its doors in 1862 with 30 beds, a historic milestone for BC’s first public hospital on the mainland. Today, RCH is one of the busiest emergency hospitals, treating the most critically ill and injured patients from across the province.
To mark this milestone anniversary, RCH Foundation has launched a “150 Reasons to Give” fundraising campaign to buy new medical equipment to continue to provide the highest level of patient care. The following stories belong to a nine-part series running in The Province sharing the stories of people who lives were touched, changed and saved by their experience at RCH.
September 4, 2012
Tough call for trauma team
Saving blood at Royal Columbian
September 10, 2012
The intern’s progress
September 17, 2012
‘Above and beyond’ for new mom
Doctor gives back to his workplace
September 28, 2012
Runner faced heart bypass
‘Miracle man’ saved
October 1, 2012
Mom’s heart surgery a Canadian first
October 9, 2012
Coma case highlights depth of care
October 15, 2012
‘A lucky Friday the 13th’
October 26, 2012
Award honours best surgery practices
October 29, 2012
Surgeon serving on front lines
Find out more about Royal Columbian Hospital’s 150th Anniversary.