2013 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from False CreekDue to the coming Holidays, False Creek Healthcare Centre will be closed on Tuesday the 24th, Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th.

We will be open on Monday and Friday (23rd & 27th) as usual.

We will also be closed January 1st for New Years.

From the whole team at False Creek, We wish you a joyous holiday season!

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2013 Run for the Cure

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False Creek Healthcare participated in the annual Canadian Breast Cancer foundation CIBC 5k Walk/Run for the Cure again this year on Sunday October 6th. Every dollar raised supports life-saving research and life-changing programs, working towards a future without breast cancer.

Our team has a couple runners and several walkers, and the good weather made for a fun and gorgeous sunny Sunday morning. The run was a big success and nationally raised $1.2 million in Vancouver and $27 million across Canada for breast cancer research. The crowd was quite large, with over 6,500 participants enjoying the sunny weather and beautiful scenery while raising money to fight cancer. The route took us through Chinatown, False Creek and within a block or two of our facility before heading over the Cambie bridge for the home stretch.

False Creek Healthcare is proud to support the Run for the cure and we look forward to doing this run again. For those who didn’t attend this year we hope you can join us next year!

An estimated 23,800 women and 200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. One in nine Canadian women develop the disease at some point in their lives. One in 29 die from it. At False Creek Healthcare we are deeply committed to women’s health and we believe that prompt and accurate diagnosis is a key part of fighting breast cancer, with our breast MRI and breast ultrasound and breast biopsy/pathology we can diagnose disease early when it is easiest to treat. On the surgical side our facility has performed breast surgeries (lumpectomy, mastectomy) as well as breast reconstruction to help women recover and get back to their lives.

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. On October 5, 2014, this national movement will again connect participants and volunteers in 66 communities across the country. For more information, visit www.cbcf.org

About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation 
For over 25 years, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has been at the forefront of a nation-wide movement to raise awareness and mobilize action on breast cancer. Today, the Foundation is the leading organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Since 1986, from coast to coast, we have invested over $274 million to fund vital research and community health grants that have led progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Visit www.cbcf.org and join the movement.

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The Best Place for Cosmetic Surgery in Vancouver? False Creek!

Chosen by Georgia Straight readers as one of the “Best Places for Cosmetic Surgery” in annual Best of Vancouver issue.

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Every year the Georgia Straight asks its readers to choose the best of the city in a variety of categories from restaurants to attractions. One of the categories is Cosmetic Surgery. Every year we are a strong contender in this category; With one of the largest and most experienced teams of plastic surgeons in BC, False Creek Healthcare is able to offer the largest variety of procedures to its patients! False Creek Healthcare has actually made the list every year the category has been listed, that’s 5 consecutive years! Out of the many Cosmetic Surgery clinics and doctors in Vancouver we are grateful to have been selected by our fans and patients as the runner-up yet again in cosmetic surgery for the 5th year in a row. It’s an honour to be selected! We are happy to be considered one of the top clinics in the city, but we are aiming to be #1 next year with your help, as we think we were a lot closer to winning this year!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! This is a very competitive category and every vote counts! We loo forward to your support again next year!

You can see the results here.

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A ‘Must-Visit’ Healthcare Clinic in Vancouver

According to Good Life Connoisseur Magazine we are a ‘Must-Visit’ Healthcare Clinic in Vancouver! We are proud to be included in their recent “Connoisseurs Choice” online feature on private health.

To view the e-edition of the feature you can click the magazine cover below and read our article. Or click here to go directly to the page on False Creek.

“False Creek Healthcare Centre: This state-of-the-art centre is more than just a private clinic; it offers world-class service to individuals seeking immediate access to the best medical care Canada has to offer.”

The feature included information about us, our surgical centre, plastic surgery, advanced diagnostics, executive health and private family practice departments.

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New Alliance with Vancouver Imaging

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Prestigious Vancouver Imaging to provide imaging services at False Creek Healthcare

The alliance with this premiere diagnostic and interventional radiology group is part of Centric Health’s strategy to partner with Canada’s leading healthcare professionals.

Under this alliance, Vancouver Imaging, the premiere Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Group in BC, will provide imaging services at False Creek Healthcare’s state-of-the-art facility for five years. Additionally, Centric Health and Vancouver Imaging will jointly explore other imaging opportunities across Canada.

“Our alliance with the prestigious Vancouver Imaging, the largest radiology group in British Columbia, is another example of our commitment to providing patients with access to Canada’s leading healthcare professionals at Centric Health’s state-of-the-art facilities to consistently exceed their expectations for quality care. Through this innovative partnership, Vancouver Imaging will expand its capacity to deliver imaging and related services using our platform while focusing on being at the leading edge of healthcare technology.”

– David Cutler, President & CEO, Centric Health Corporation

“This alliance will provide VI radiologists with access to False Creek’s state-of-the-art equipment, including the only GE 3.0 Tesla HDxt MRI for clinical use in BC, exceptional network of specialists, critical care nurses and onsite operating rooms, as we pursue excellence and innovation in the delivery of medical imaging programs and services to patients, clinicians and students. We are proud to partner with Centric Health as we share their commitment to innovation in the delivery of healthcare and to providing the highest quality care with the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to continuing to work with the Centric Health team to explore potential additional imaging opportunities across the country.”

– Hugue Ouellette, CEO, Vancouver Imaging

About Vancouver Imaging

Vancouver Imaging LogoVancouver Imaging is a premiere sub-specialty academic Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Group based in British Columbia. Its mission is to pursue excellence and innovation in the delivery of medical imaging programs and services to patients, clinicians and students. The largest radiology group in British Columbia, Vancouver Imaging is composed of more than 30 radiologists based out the University of British Columbia Hospital (UBC) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) who have had previous professorships or sub-specialty training at institutions such as Harvard Medical School, University of California San Francisco, Duke University and Stanford University. Vancouver Imaging is a leader in Radiology Communications and Quality Assurance, the Canadian leader in Emergency care and has an ER-Trauma fellowship training program. It provides sub-specialty care in Abdomen, Chest, Cardiac, Interventional, Musculoskeletal and Neuroradiology. Each year, Vancouver Imaging accepts more than 20 fellowships from physicians around the world seeking sub-specialty training.

To read the full press release click here

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Jobs: Lap-band Coordinator/Fill Nurse

Vancouver Doctor and NurseFalse Creek Healthcare Centre is Hiring!

Interested in a career in healthcare? Working with skilled doctors and the latest equipment in a professional atmosphere?

Work in a unique and rewarding team environment, focusing on quality of patient care. Join our team and make a difference in healthcare!

Interested candidates are invited to forward resumes, including salary expectations, to the attention of Human Resources.

Click to email Khristine Gilmore in Human Resources

Lap-band Coordinator/Fill Nurse – Full Time

False Creek Healthcare Centre, a Centric Health company, is currently looking for a Full time Lap-band Coordinator/Fill Nurse.  The Coordinator is responsible for providing specialized care and support to Lap-band patients.

In this position you will:

  • Collaborate, communicate and coordinate patient care with the multidisciplinary team members, patients, and family members
  • Provide education and information to patients and patients’ family members
  • Conduct post-op follow up with patients
  • Update social media relating to the Lap-band program
  • Be understanding and sensitive to the unique needs of the patient population
  • Perform lap-band fills
  • Attend events for the purpose of marketing the bariatric program

Education and Experience:

  • At least two years of acute medical/surgical practice experience, preferably within a bariatric surgery practice.
    Program specific training will be provided.
  • Completion of Registered Nurse program from an approved program.
  • Current CRNBC Registration is required
  • Current CPR certification is required
  • ACLS certification is an asset
  • Critical Care training is an asset
  • PAR nursing experience is an asset

Work in a unique and rewarding team environment, focusing on quality of patient care. You are personable and professional with the ability to support your team and provide great customer service. Industry competitive salary.  Join our team and make a difference in healthcare!

Click here to apply.

Achieving excellence at a medical facility takes years of dedication; since being founded in 1996, False Creek Healthcare has become one of Canada’s most renowned private health providers, performing over 40,000 successful procedures. This state-of-the art private centre is more than just a private clinic; it offers world-class service to individuals seeking immediate access to the best medical care Canada has to offer, utilizing the most advanced medical technology and techniques available. What sets False Creek apart is its comprehensive vision of care with all departments under one roof: Executive health, wellness programs, urgent care, family practice, diagnostics, specialists and surgeons. This patient centred facility strives for the highest standards, not only in expertise and technology, but also in its atmosphere, where a soothing surrounding and intimate environment is cultivated to provide a satisfying patient experience.

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False Creek joins Extended Patient Choice Network

Extended Patient Care NetworkFalse Creek Healthcare is pleased to announce that it is now part of Centric Health’s Extended Patient Choice Network.

The Extended Patient Choice Network (EPCN) was established by Centric Health to offer patients access to a variety of healthcare services and solutions through a network of leading healthcare providers across Canada with the intent of reducing wait times and providing patients with choice and early intervention.


“With Canada’s surgical wait times being at the highest levels recorded in years and a growing number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. and other countries for tests or procedures, we believe we can offer a Canada-centric solution that benefits patients through affordable, high quality access on demand. This initiative will create jobs and retain revenues that are being lost to other countries. It’s a true win for all.”

-David Cutler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centric Health Corporation

The EPCN is comprised of accredited specialists across Canada committed to high-quality patient care and outcomes.

Under the program, a patient can be referred by his or her family physician or specialist to a healthcare provider of their choice within the various provinces across Canada, giving the patient a navigated, seamless solution of high quality patient care and outcomes resulting in earlier intervention, reduced complications and debilitation and better quality of life. Patients return to the referring Physician for the supervision of their post-operative care ensuring high quality outcomes.

Patients using the EPCN will have access to Centric Health’s Surgical and Medical Centres at False Creek Healthcare (Vancouver), Don Mills Surgical Unit (Toronto), Maples Surgical Centre (Winnipeg), and Canadian Surgery Solutions (Calgary).

For more information, visit:  www.centrichealthepcn.ca

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New Centres of Excellence

Two new Centres of Excellence have been established by Centric Health at False Creek Healthcare in Vancouver, BC.

The Centres are the Canadian Nasal and Sinus Institute and the Women’s Urology Centre. These are two medical areas with growing demand driven by demographics and significant wait times. Centres of Excellence increase utilization of surgical centre infrastructure and offer patients a choice in access to leading-edge healthcare services and technology. Centres of Excellence partner credible healthcare service providers in meeting the growing demand for quality, affordable and convenient healthcare services.

Canadian Nasal and Sinus Institute

Dr. Amin Javer, a highly respected and world renowned sinus expert with significant experience as a surgeon, Otolaryngologist and global speaker will head this Centre of Excellence. The centre will address the significant demand with his waiting lists being approximately two years for consultation and four years for surgery. False Creek Healthcare offers the latest high tech endoscopy screening and sinus surgery, some of which is not available in the public sector. With the provision of services patients can be seen earlier by a highly-qualified team and undergo a comprehensive and multidisciplinary assessment. Early diagnosis and the establishment of an appropriate treatment plan and clinical protocols will improve patient outcomes.

Pediatric Urology

More information on Dr. Javer can be found on his website: www.drjaver.com

Women’s Urology Centre

Headed by Dr. Alexandra Perks, the Women’s Urology Centre is a first in providing extensive, wholistic female urology care in a unique environment for women seeking innovative treatment with new technologies in areas of urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, recurring urinary tract infections and bladder pain syndrome. The goal is to provide the best possible urological care to women across Canada. Women who come to the Centre not only receive excellence in expedited care from a team of female urologists but also gain access to a multidisciplinary team of pelvic floor therapists, nurses trained in incontinence in order to offer non-surgical treatment alternatives.

Click here to learn more about Women’s Urology.

To see the full Press Release click here.

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Vote for the Best of Vancouver!

web-vote-for-fchcThe annual Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver awards voting has opened. To vote go to their voting page: Best of Vancouver

By voting you are entered to win their contest, which has some pretty great prizes, like a scenic helijet tour. Voting is up for 1 month – closing July 17th.

False Creek Healthcare is a good fit for several categories this year and we’d love to have your support!


Last year we were runner-up place in cosmetic surgery, but with your help we can be Vancouver’s choice. All you need to do is vote for “False Creek Healthcare Centre”! on one or all of the above categories.

You have to click through a couple pages to get to our stuff, but remember you don’t have to fill out everything. Feel free to vote or not vote for any of the other categories!

Also we recommend voting for our friends at Lifemark Chinatown in:


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New Interim Medical Director: Dr. William Taylor

Dr. William TaylorWe are pleased to announce that Dr. William N. Taylor (M.D., FRCSC, FACS) has assumed the role of Interim Medical Director for False Creek Healthcare Centre.

Dr. Taylor has worked with False Creek Healthcare Centre as a member of the surgical team for the past 12 years. We wish to thank Dr. David Malm for his work as medical director over the past year. During the transition, Dr. Malm will be providing support to ensure a seamless transfer of responsibilities.

Dr. Taylor has practiced clinically in Richmond and Vancouver since 1981. He provides a range of urology services at our Centre, including vasectomy reversals, Zudiex urethral injection for stress urinary incontinence, prostatectomy, minimally invasive plasma vaporization of enlarged prostate tissue (plasma button procedure), and mid urethral sling for treatment of women with urinary incontinence. Dr. Taylor is the past head of the British Columbia Urological Association and former Chief of Surgery at the Richmond hospital.

You can learn more about Dr. Taylor here.

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