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A world-class innovator in medical care, research, & teaching.

Vancouver Coastal Health delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas.

The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals.

Our amazing workforce and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better heath for our communities through innovation and exceptional care.



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About Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching. VCH provides a full range of direct and contracted health services including primary, secondary, tertiary care, home and community care, mental health services, population and preventive health and addictions services. VCH is one of six publicly-funded – more... 

  • The flu season officially starts Thursday, December 1, but the virus doesn’t always follow the calendar – five health care facilities within our region experienced flu outbreaks in November alone.
To protect our most vulnerable patients from a potentially fatal flu infection, as of today, you should have had a flu shot or be wearing a mask while in patient areas, as the Influenza Prevention Policy is in effect as of today.
  • "I started in 1991 as a UBC general surgery resident based mainly at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital. Other than a year in Halifax after my residency, and my own deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan, I’ve spent my entire surgical career within VCH.
Until my military retirement last year, my employment included a partnership between the Canadian Armed Forces and VCH as an “imbedded” trauma surgeon taking advantage of the great Civilian-Military Cooperation that has existed here for years. Fortunately that cooperation carries on and many of my military colleagues are benefitting from training and clinical exposure within VCH facilitated by the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Centre (West), attached to Trauma Services at VGH. I know that this VCH-CAF cooperation has resulted in better care for not only our wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen and women but also for the patients and clients VCH serves. That makes me incredibly proud to be a part of this organization and why I love to come to work every day!"
Ross has worked in VCH facilities since 1991. Learn about career opportunities for physicians and see more "15 year" profiles by clicking on the link in our bio: #VCH15Years
  • “I thought I had made a huge mistake when I started my career in geriatric rehabilitation. It wasn’t a part of health care that many young nurses went into. The formation of VCH opened doors. I was able to grow the skills I had acquired in the beginning of my practice and explore different parts of the system. I’ve worked with great people who have helped shape who I am as a nurse. I no longer think of the different care teams as separate groups but more like a large extended family.
A common thread running through my work is helping patients to transition home after being hospitalized. The health care system can be frightening and stressful for people. I have learned how important it is to take time to connect with each person. I get to join people during a very personal and intimate part of their lives, and that’s a privilege for which I am grateful.” See more "15 year" profiles by clicking on the link in our bio: #VCH15years
  • “I always had an interest in psychology. My mother was a nurse and I think that fueled my interest in health care and helping people. One aspect of my work that I’ve always found appealing is helping people with very functional and practical things that make their day-to-day lives better. I like problem solving and I never know what will be coming along. No two days are the same. The biggest change I’ve seen is the increase in the amount of information that people have available to them. It can be a good thing when they’re more informed, but it can be a challenge when the information is not accurate or is just not appropriate to their circumstances.
People are so inspiring. I work with people who are sometimes in pretty difficult times and they’re just so motivated and willing to put all their effort into getting better.”
Jennifer has worked in VCH facilities since 2000. See more "15 year" profiles by clicking the link located in our bio! #VCH15years
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