Hospitals

Aman Kaywan is all smiles after donating $5,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The News).

Charitable Maple Ridge man says,’You don’t have to be rich to make a difference.’

Aman Kaywan saved up to donate $5,000 to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

 

A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)

Fewer children visiting emergency rooms in B.C. during pandemic: UBC study

The research is published in the Emergency Medicine Journal

 

Rich Dillon is the new executive director of Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Fraser Health/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospital executive director an “out-of-the-box” thinker

Rich Dillon brings years of valuable experience with Vancouver Coastal Health

Rich Dillon is the new executive director of Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Fraser Health/Special to The News)
Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery has now sold out

Family finds strong sense of community at BC Children’s Hospital
Ridge Meadows Hospital employee (L) Jade Tomlinson helps (R) Leline Davis get the hang of an iPad. (Contributed photo)

Ridge Meadows Hospital gets funding for virtual volunteers

Maple Ridge Community Foundation and federal funds help hospital volunteers access iPads

  • Jul 22, 2020
Ridge Meadows Hospital employee (L) Jade Tomlinson helps (R) Leline Davis get the hang of an iPad. (Contributed photo)
Teresa Jones is an LPN with Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Special to The News)

Patients given way to say thanks to outstanding hospital staff in Maple Ridge

A program called Caregiving Angels recognize workers who go above and beyond

  • Jun 13, 2020
Teresa Jones is an LPN with Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Special to The News)
MRI arrives at Maple Ridge hospital this week

MRI arrives at Maple Ridge hospital this week

A $5-million diagnostic machine has been bolted into place at Ridge Meadows Hospital

MRI arrives at Maple Ridge hospital this week
Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Man who assaulted nurse in Abbotsford sentenced to three months in jail

Neale Heath used dumbbell to strike nurse in hospital last September

Abbotsford Regional Hospital
Taryn Antalek is helping her grandpa raise money as part of his 80 Laps for 80 Years fundraising walk for Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The News)

Grandpa walking 80 laps for 80 years to aid Maple Ridge COVID efforts

A Pitt Meadows grandfather and granddaughter have teamed up to raise money for the local hospital

  • Apr 25, 2020
Taryn Antalek is helping her grandpa raise money as part of his 80 Laps for 80 Years fundraising walk for Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The News)
The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.

B.C. doctor designs special operating room for COVID-19 patients

Design protects patients from wound infection while preventing virus from spreading to nearby areas

The “vestibule” or “anteroom” just outside the operating room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital creates a negative-pressure space to prevent the virus from spreading to nearby areas when COVID-19 patients are undergoing surgery.
Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation has launched a campaign in support of the Friends in Need Food Bank after the community showed front line healthcare workers a generous outpouring of support during the coronavirus outbreak. (RMH Foundation/Special to The News)

Hospital staff in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows campaign to pay it forward

Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation collects donations for Friends in Need Food Bank

Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation has launched a campaign in support of the Friends in Need Food Bank after the community showed front line healthcare workers a generous outpouring of support during the coronavirus outbreak. (RMH Foundation/Special to The News)
B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)

B.C. nurses call for mandatory shutdown of all non-essential workplaces

Open letter to provincial, federal governments says current measures are insufficient

B.C. nurses are asking for more stringent social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Canadian Press Photo)
A kind note to greet health care providers at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Chalk it up to positivity

Sidewalk graffiti lets Ridge Meadows hospital workers know they are appreciated

A kind note to greet health care providers at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Surrey and Abbotsford hospitals ‘targeted’ for pay parking profit, activist says

Surrey and Abbotsford hospitals ‘targeted’ for pay parking profit, activist says

John Buss, of HospitalPayParking.ca, says it’s ‘way out of whack’

Surrey and Abbotsford hospitals ‘targeted’ for pay parking profit, activist says