Hospitals

The Unger family on the White Rock Promenade. From left: Naomi, Randy, Spencer, Sarah and Marcie. (Contributed photo)

Fundraising campaign honours longtime Peace Arch Hospital staffer

‘She just wouldn’t know that she was worthy of something so fantastic’

 

Map with the location for the new Surrey hospital in Cloverdale. (Handout)

Cloverdale hospital project moves ahead

New hospital will have a state-of-the-art cancer centre

 

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo

QUIZ: In praise of medical professionals

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo
SMHF Ep. 6 Positive Health Clinic

Double Your Impact: Meet Surrey’s Positive Health Clinic

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  • Nov 18, 2021
SMHF Ep. 6 Positive Health Clinic
Dr. Anish Kanungo, Movement Disorders Clinic team, Surrey Memorial Hospitals Foundation

Double Your Impact: Supporting neurological care in Surrey

Canadian business icon Jim Pattison is making a $4-million matching donation to…

  • Nov 4, 2021
Dr. Anish Kanungo, Movement Disorders Clinic team, Surrey Memorial Hospitals Foundation
Jimmy Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group. (Photo: The Jim Pattison Group)

Bids start at $25K for lunch with Jimmy Pattison in Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraiser

‘Lunch with a Leader’ charity auction campaign launched with series of ‘qualifying questions’

Jimmy Pattison, chairman and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group. (Photo: The Jim Pattison Group)
Brendan Havisto, second from right, had a stroke in February of 2020, leading to a series of tests, before finally taking part in a pilot project that started this week. He’s pictured his wife and kids (from left), Franklin, Sarah, Oliver and Alice. (submitted photo: Brendan Havisto)

New technology at Surrey Memorial Hospital could be ‘game-changing’ for stroke patients

Surrey Hospitals Foundations helps fund injectable cardiac monitor in the lead up to World Stroke Day

Brendan Havisto, second from right, had a stroke in February of 2020, leading to a series of tests, before finally taking part in a pilot project that started this week. He’s pictured his wife and kids (from left), Franklin, Sarah, Oliver and Alice. (submitted photo: Brendan Havisto)
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey philanthropists share appetite to help health-care workers

Vern and Helga Höing donate funds for Thanksgiving, Christmas meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck (centre) accepts a $20,000 gift from South Surrey philanthropists Helga and Vern Höing. (Contributed photo)
Ashley Irvine with son, Blake, who passed away in April 2020 following post-operative complications of heart surgery. A toy drive in Blake’s name is to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Legacy toy drive a tribute to ‘happy, smiling’ South Surrey baby

Parents of eight-month-old Blake Rowdon find comfort in memorial effort

Ashley Irvine with son, Blake, who passed away in April 2020 following post-operative complications of heart surgery. A toy drive in Blake’s name is to benefit BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)

Vancouver Island sees far more surgery delays due to COVID-19 than rest of B.C.

157 surgeries postponed at Island hospitals Sept. 26 to Oct. 2; next highest health authority had 57

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)
South Surrey’s Darrell Jones (left) is new chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is pictured here with foundation president and CEO Malcolm Berry. (Contributed photo)

Well-known South Surrey businessman named chair of children’s hospital foundation board

Darrell Jones – president of Save-On-Foods – appointed

South Surrey’s Darrell Jones (left) is new chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors. He is pictured here with foundation president and CEO Malcolm Berry. (Contributed photo)
The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)

South Surrey ‘Trunk Treasures’ sale a first for hospital auxiliary

Organizers hope Sept. 25 event will boost coffers after 18-month pandemic-imposed lull

The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary's Superfluity Shop – pictured here during 65th anniversary celebrations – has been the auxiliary's main source of fundraising during the pandemic. (File photo)
Peace Arch Duty Free Shop president Peter Raju and his wife Usha hosted a fundraiser last week to benefit the Diabetes Transformation Project at BC Children’s Hospital. Their store reopened last month after being closed since March 2020. (File photo)

Peace Arch Duty Free owners help raise $540K for children’s diabetes program

‘It takes a village’ event was held in Richmond on Aug. 26

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop president Peter Raju and his wife Usha hosted a fundraiser last week to benefit the Diabetes Transformation Project at BC Children’s Hospital. Their store reopened last month after being closed since March 2020. (File photo)
Joseph Chung is shown in 2012, a few days before he died at age 32. Joseph’s parents, Drs. Peter and Stephanie Chung, are donating $250,000 to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help fund care for those diagnosed with epilepsy and advance research into the disorder. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey couple donate $250K to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for epilepsy research

The couple’s son, Joseph, died at age 32 after having a seizure while swimming

Joseph Chung is shown in 2012, a few days before he died at age 32. Joseph’s parents, Drs. Peter and Stephanie Chung, are donating $250,000 to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help fund care for those diagnosed with epilepsy and advance research into the disorder. (Contributed photo)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
Cloverdale’s Paul Bennett, who was killed in a case of mistaken identity in 2018, will be honoured at his former place of work, Peace Arch Hospital, when a new staff lounge is constructed. (Contributed photo)

Paul Bennett to be honoured with memorial lounge at Peace Arch Hospital

Cloverdale man, who was an operating-room nurse at PAH, was killed in 2018

Cloverdale’s Paul Bennett, who was killed in a case of mistaken identity in 2018, will be honoured at his former place of work, Peace Arch Hospital, when a new staff lounge is constructed. (Contributed photo)
Maternity cases are again being diverted from Peace Arch Hospital to Langley Memorial Hospital, this time for ‘about 10 day’ according to a Fraser Health announcement. (Unsplash photo)
Maternity cases are again being diverted from Peace Arch Hospital to Langley Memorial Hospital, this time for ‘about 10 day’ according to a Fraser Health announcement. (Unsplash photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

New Surrey hospital gets a permit approved

Surrey council approved a variance permit to KPU related to the hospital

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Megan Loxterkamp (inset) is due to give birth to her and husband Alex’s baby girl on July 9, 2021 – the day after Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward is to go on diversion. (Tracy Holmes photo/Contributed photo)

Peace Arch Hospital maternity diversion ‘not ideal’ for couple awaiting birth of first child

‘I don’t want her to give birth on the side of the road,’ says expectant White Rock dad

Megan Loxterkamp (inset) is due to give birth to her and husband Alex’s baby girl on July 9, 2021 – the day after Peace Arch Hospital’s maternity ward is to go on diversion. (Tracy Holmes photo/Contributed photo)