Whether you are looking for an urban setting, a smaller community, or a rural lifestyle – VCH has it all. Our largest hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, is a 21-OR tertiary, level 1 trauma & transplant centre, as well as the referral hub for British Columbia. Other major hospitals include: Lions
Gate Hospital (10 ORs,) Richmond Hospital (8 ORs,) and UBC Hospital (8 ORs.) Our rural hospitals (2 ORs) are located in Squamish, Powell River, and Sechelt.
Cardiac | Thoracic | Vascular | Neurosurgery | Spine | Orthopedic | Dental | Cataracts | Plastics | Urology | Gynecology | ENT | Ophthalmology | General & Robotic Surgery | Metabolic & Bariatric | Solid Organ Transplant
Interested in starting a career in the Operating Room? Then the Regional Perioperative Education Program (RPEP) is for you!
Vancouver Coastal Health perioperative services include Richmond Hospital, Squamish Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and Powell River.
With record breaking surgical endeavours, a high level of acuity and state of the art technology, perioperative nurses at these facilities bring extensive expertise to the field along with a sincere passion for nursing. Management is a visible and supportive presence to staff. Continually dedicated to quality care, our managers strive to create a strong and holistic framework and an enticing work environment for our nurses.
The Centre of Excellence for Surgical Education and Innovation (CESEI) at Vancouver Coastal Health is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary academic centre committed to achieving excellence in medical education and research related to educational technology.
Located at Vancouver General Hospital, CESEI is a high-tech classroom for medical students, physicians, nurses, Canadian Forces medical technicians and other health care workers. The subject matter ranges from basic patient interview skills learned by junior medical students to leading edge surgical techniques acquired by experienced surgeons. Over 2,000 medical staff and trainees use the facility annually.
CESEI plays a vital role in the education of BC’s physicians: about half of the medical students trained in BC stay in-province to complete their residencies.