Acute Care Short-term treatment for a severe injury, illness, urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.
Critical Care Specialized treatment for people with life-threatenting injuries or illnesses.
Primary Care First point of contact care in the health care system usually a clinic or family doctor.
Community Care Services that help people to receive care at home instead of a hospital or long-term care facility.
Academic Health Sciences Centre A partnership between one or more universities and health care providers focussing on research, clinical services, education and training.
Integrated Care A global trend in health care aimed at reducing fragmentation of services and enabling better more coordinated and continuous care.

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Perkins+Will team selected for the new St. Paul’s Hospital

Posted On: Wednesday April 6, 2016

Providence Health Care Selects Perkins+Will, Sterling Planning Alliance and Farrow for Next Stage of Planning St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment

Providence Health Care (PHC) has selected Perkins+Will, in association with Sterling Planning Alliance (Sterling) and Farrow, as the team to undertake a key step in the development of a business plan for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus on Station Street in Vancouver.

The team will develop a functional program, concepts and indicative design for the project — a complex and detailed process that determines the space, designs, size and types of facilities required to house the future care programs and services.

“In 2006 Perkins+Will, in association with Farrow, conducted the master plan and initial concept design for a new hospital and health campus. Today we couldn’t be more pleased to build on this legacy with Providence and Sterling Planning Alliance to deliver a transformative plan — one that is focused on patient-centred care and furthers Providence’s position as an innovative and forward-thinking provider,” says Terry Smith, director of Healthcare at Perkins+Will’s Vancouver office.

Currently, the St. Paul’s Redevelopment Project is in the clinical planning stage, which involves gathering input from patients, community stakeholders, St. Paul’s staff,  physicians and researchers, Ministry of Health and other health authorities and academic partners to determine what services St. Paul’s patients require, in what settings and by which providers. The next stage involves the Perkins+Will team developing conceptual facility, space and building design requirements to fit the care programs and services for the new St. Paul’s health campus, as identified in the clinical planning process.

Consistently ranked as a top firm for health care design, Perkins+Will brings international expertise to the redevelopment of St. Paul’s. Known for innovation in sustainable and resilient design, their work includes major health care campus transformations, such as The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Fusing efficient healing environments with evidence-based design and research, they are dedicated to creating facilities that address innovative care delivery methods, future-focused adaptability and transformative planning and design.

“We are thrilled to partner with the talented design team of Perkins+Will on this vital project and honoured to continue our relationship with Providence Health Care to help realize their vision for a new patient-centred, flexible and efficient care delivery system in the form of a new state-of-the-art St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus at Station Street,” says Bobbe Young, managing principal at Sterling Planning Alliance. “This redevelopment project is a natural extension of our work with St. Paul’s Hospital on the Ambulatory Care Centre in 2012, and will enable Providence to help transform the future delivery of health care for patients from Vancouver and across the entire province.”

In addition to their work on the St. Paul’s Ambulatory Care Centre in 2012, Sterling have provided master planning services for large-scale multi-million dollar projects, such as the Baystate Medical Center Hospital of the Future in Springfield, Massachusetts, Oxford Churchill Hospital in the UK, University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and the National University of Singapore.

“The potential for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus to positively influence the health, happiness and prosperity of British Columbians is enormous,” says Tye Farrow, senior partner at Farrow. “We are excited to continue our work to advance the project’s potential to the next level.”

The new St. Paul’s and integrated health campus will be one of the largest and most ambitious health care projects in British Columbia. It will be a model for wellness, promoting health, managing illnesses, and providing globally-recognized integrated care, research and teaching programs in such areas as heart and lung health, kidney/renal care, mental health, HIV/AIDS, complex urban populations and seniors.


Media Contacts

Melissa Sachs

Martin Gillatt
Sterling Planning Alliance