Providence Health Care (Providence) is one of the largest faith-based health care organizations in Canada. Our commitment to serving those most in need began more than 120 years ago when the Sisters of Providence opened St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Now operating 17 sites, Providence is a health and wellness resource for families, patients and residents from all parts of British Columbia.
Guided by the principle “How you want to be treated.”, Providence staff deliver compassionate care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of our patients and residents with a focus on six populations of emphasis: heart and lung, HIV/AIDS, mental health, kidney and renal, seniors and urban health.
Together with health partners including the BC Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority, the Providence Health Care Research Institute leads research in more than 30 clinical specialties. One of two adult academic health science centres in the province, St. Paul’s Hospital is a renowned acute care hospital recognized globally for its work, including its several centres of excellence and affiliated research programs.
Providence is home to the Institute for Heart + Lung Health, Heart Centre, BC Renal Agency, BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, UBC James Hogg Research Centre, Centre for Healthy Aging at Providence, Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network and Centre for Practitioner Renewal.
Providence welcomes the challenge of caring for some of society’s most vulnerable populations. We recognize their complex needs and use innovation, compassion and respect to help them live healthier lives.