Providence Health Care

:"This page refers to a health care organization in Vancouver, Canada. For other uses, see Providence (disambiguation).

Providence Health Care is a Roman Catholic faith-based care provider that operates seven facilities in Vancouver, Canada.

Providence Health Care was formed through the consolidation of CHARA Health Care Society, Holy Family Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital on April 1, 1997. Providence Health Care became a single legal entity on March 31, 2000.

It is a subsidiary of Vancouver Coastal Health and partners with the Provincial Health Services Authority and the University of British Columbia to provide services to residents of the Vancouver Coastal region and specialty services to residents across British Columbia. The president of Providence sits on the executive team of Vancouver Coastal Health.

Providence operates:
*St. Paul's Hospital, an acute care, academic and research hospital with over 500 acute care beds located in downtown Vancouver.
*Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, a community hospital with 140 acute care and 100 extended care beds
*St. Vincent's Hospitals (Brock Fahrni, Langara and Heather pavilions), facilities in Vancouver being redeveloped into a campus of care for seniors
*Holy Family Hospital, a provincial referral centre providing rehabilitation and residential care. Located in South Vancouver, offers 76 inpatient beds, a range of outpatient rehab services and 142 residential care beds.
*Youville Residence, a multi-level care facility that is home to 84 residents
*Marion Hospice, 12-bed facility for the care of the terminally ill. It opened in December 2005 to as the first hospice on Vancouver’s Westside.

External links

[http://www.providencehealthcare.org/ Providence Health Care] - Official site.


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