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Meet Tessa Diaczun: Designing a new program for children with health complexity<img alt="staff pic" src="/PublishingImages/Tessa_Diaczun_web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Tessa Diaczun: Designing a new program for children with health complexityTessa Diaczun is a nurse practitioner (NP) and clinical planning lead with the Slocan Site Redevelopment Project. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/meet-tessa-diaczun2024-07-10T07:00:00Z
Meet Elizabeth Stanford, leading the clinical planning for a new BC Children’s Hospital centre for health complexity<img alt="staff portrait" src="/PublishingImages/ElizabethStanford_web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Elizabeth Stanford, leading the clinical planning for a new BC Children’s Hospital centre for health complexityThe new program is intended to fill a critical gap in existing care for children with health complexity and their families. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/meet-elizabeth-stanford2024-05-28T07:00:00Z
BC Children’s clinicians issue seasonal reminder to families about window and balcony fall risksBC Children’s clinicians issue seasonal reminder to families about window and balcony fall riskshttp://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/window-and-balcony-fall-risks2024-05-15T07:00:00Z
Meet Joanna Ko: combining expertise in finance with project management<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Joanna_Ko.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Joanna Ko: combining expertise in finance with project managementJoanna Ko wears two hats on the Slocan Site Redevelopment Project team. She's a project manager with the design and construction stream, as well as the finance lead keeping track of the facility’s capital budget. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/meet-joanna-ko2024-03-26T07:00:00Z
Expanded access to CAR-T therapy for children with advanced leukemia and lymphoma in BC<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CART.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Expanded access to CAR-T therapy for children with advanced leukemia and lymphoma in BCLast week, the province announced the implementation of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) therapy as a standard of care in B.C. for both pediatric and adult patients.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/expanded-access-to-car-t-therapy-for-children-with-advanced-leukemia-and-lymphoma-in-bc2024-03-13T07:00:00Z
Statement regarding the delivery of gender affirming care for youth in BCStatement regarding the delivery of gender affirming care for youth in BCThe Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), including BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and Trans Care BC (TCBC), is committed to ensuring that trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary British Columbians have access to the health care and supports they need.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/statement-regarding-the-delivery-of-gender-affirming-care-for-youth-in-bc2024-02-01T08:00:00Z
Community members rescue plants from the former Sunny Hill garden<img alt="garden in winter" src="/PublishingImages/2023_Slocan_PlantEvent_Liz_web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Community members rescue plants from the former Sunny Hill gardenWhen old buildings get demolished, the gardens that surround them often end up in the landfill. Fortunately, over 100 plants from the former Sunny Hill Health Centre garden were able to find new homes.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/rescuing-plants-from-the-former-sunny-hill-garden2024-01-08T08:00:00Z
B.C. experiencing higher levels of invasive group A streptococcal infections in childrenB.C. experiencing higher levels of invasive group A streptococcal infections in childrenBritish Columbia is experiencing higher levels of invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections compared to historical averages, particularly among children.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/igas-infections-in-children2023-12-22T08:00:00Z
Santa takes flight aboard an air ambulance to visit hospitalized kids<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Santa2023-9597.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Santa takes flight aboard an air ambulance to visit hospitalized kidsOn December 12, Santa took a very special flight to spread holiday cheer to children and their families at five B.C. hospitals, including BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/santa-takes-flight-aboard-an-air-ambulance-to-visit-hospitalized-kids2023-12-13T08:00:00Z
BC Children’s and BC Women’s hospitals lead effort to launch one of the most complex diagnostic services ever provided in province<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/genomw.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Children’s and BC Women’s hospitals lead effort to launch one of the most complex diagnostic services ever provided in provinceIn a first for B.C., patients have received genome-wide sequencing results through a fully Canadian-based service. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/hospital-leads-effort-to-launch-one-of-the-most-complex-diagnostic-services-ever-provided-in-province2023-11-20T08:00:00Z

 


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