National Catholic Health Care Week – Oct. 6-12, 2019
National Catholic Health Care Week is a celebration of our unwavering commitment to serve Canadians, journeying with people throughout their lives, and offering healing in body, mind, and spirit.
We have cared for people in small towns and urban centres for 400 years. Catholic women of faith laid the foundation for today’s health system. They were driven by audacious bravery, steadfast belief in the sacredness of each person, and unshakeable willingness to offer love and hope.
Catholic health care starts with a spiritual purpose: a deep-rooted calling to serve everyone and to come to each other with vulnerability.
Today, Catholic health care is flourishing. We continue the legacy of the Sisters, working closely with funders and partners to be responsive to the changing and growing needs of individuals and families across the country. We are leaders and advocates, making the health system stronger.
We may be 400 years old, but we’ve only just begun.
Thousands of interactions every day remind us that we each have our own stories of hope and sorrow, courage and fear, beginnings and endings. The challenges and illnesses we come with are only one part of our story. In Catholic health care we seek to serve the whole person, approaching interactions with openness and vulnerability recognizing that it is a profound gift when our stories intertwine.
Our programs and services span the continuum of care from cradling newborns to being present for those who are dying—and everything in between. Millions of Canadians seek care and services in our facilities each year. We respond with compassion and innovation, keeping patients, residents, clients, and their families at the centre of care.
The Pillars of Catholic Health Care
Our Calling to Serve
Rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, Catholic health care begins with a spiritual purpose. We have a deep and profound calling to serve and provide care to all people, especially those most vulnerable. We take a holistic and compassionate approach, recognizing the whole person in community, the fundamental link between spirituality and healing, and the diverse cultural and spiritual needs of those we serve.
Our Culture of Encounter
Catholic health care fosters a culture of encounter, where those involved in the healing journey are people first, and health care providers participate with those they serve with compassion and humanity. This culture creates awareness, both of self and others, and opportunities to build profound relationships and lasting impact on people’s lives.
Our Commitment to Social Justice
Catholic health care is committed to collaborating with our partners to create the conditions for a just and caring society, where people’s voices are heard, and every person has the ability to thrive in community.
With a focus on dignity, respect, and compassion, we advocate for service to individuals at times of their greatest vulnerability, and to create culturally safe environments of health and healing.
Our Leadership Role
Catholic health care makes the Canadian health care system stronger, more responsive, and more sustainable. Guided by our values and inspired by our Founding Sisters, we are pioneers, leaders, and innovators. We are resourceful and effective partners within the health system, responding to the communities we serve with compassion, ethical integrity and the highest quality care and services.
Catholic Health Alliance of Canada B.C. Members
Catholic Health Association of British Columbia
9387 Holmes Street
Columbus Residence Vancouver
Kopernick Lodge Vancouver
Mount St. Mary Hospital Victoria
Providence Health Care Vancouver
St. Paul’s Hospital
Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
Holy Family Hospital
St. John Hospice
Providence Crosstown Clinic
Foundry – Vancouver Granville
St. Vincent’s: Langara
St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni
St. Vincent’s: Honoria Conway
PHC Community Dialysis Units