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BC Cancer
July 6, 2012
The BC Cancer Agency is aware of questions in Prince George and other northern communities about the resignation of Dr. Suresh Katakkar.
PHSA
June 26, 2012
Dr. Allison Eddy is the new Chief of Pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital and new Head, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Erik Skarsgard is the new Head, Division of Pediatric Surgery, BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia.
PHSA
June 25, 2012
Presented today in Vancouver by the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), PHSA won three Gold Apple awards and two Awards of Merit. The awards recognize outstanding health care employees and reward innovation and best practices by BC’s publicly funded health care providers.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
June 19, 2012
With the fun-filled summer season underway, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Ambulance Service are reminding everyone to be mindful of the risks of summertime activities – especially for children.
BC Cancer
June 18, 2012
When the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North opens in late 2012, northern BC residents will be able to receive radiation therapy for the first time in their home region. The new service will be provided through two state-of-the-art linear accelerators (radiation therapy units) now in place at the facility being constructed in Prince George.
BC Transplant
May 28, 2012
BC Transplant presented “Gift of Life” medals to 39 living donors during a ceremony held at Vancouver General Hospital this afternoon.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
May 28, 2012
BC Children’s Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control are providing parents and guardians tips to prevent children from being poisoned with today marking the start of Safe Kids Week.
BC Cancer
May 22, 2012
The BC Cancer Agency has issued a letter to physicians and their patients who might be affected by faulty rectal paddle devices used during radiation therapy treatment of some patients with cancer of the cervix between November 2007 and April 2012.
BC Renal Agency
May 18, 2012
The BC Renal Agency has won a national award for its PROMIS information system, which maintains the medical record for patients with kidney disease across British Columbia.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
May 16, 2012
As the weather warms up, so does the potential of young children falling out of windows without proper security locks. Already, three toddlers have fallen through open windows since April.

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