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                                    Angel Campaign Takes Wing

Vancouver, December 7, 2006 – Angels on the rooftops of Providence Health Care sites are
heralding the start of Christmas and the annual Angel Campaign at St. Vincent’s & Holy Family
Health Care Foundation.


For more than 17 years, angels have inspired thousands of donations in support of seniors’ health
care at St. Vincent’s and Holy Family Hospitals, part of Providence Health Care. In the past two
years, the Foundation has expanded to take two additional Providence Health Care sites under its
wings - Marion Hospice and most recently, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.


“We’re proud to be raising funds for patient care at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital through the Angel
Campaign,” explains foundation chair Colleen Tracy. “The Foundation has always risen to the
challenge of meeting patient and resident care needs within Providence Health Care, and we’ll
continue ensuring they receive the greatest care and comfort possible.”


Angel donations support purchases of medical equipment at St. Vincent’s Hospital Langara, Brock
Fahrni Pavilion, Youville Residence, Holy Family Hospital, Marion Hospice and Mount Saint Joseph
Hospital, as well as quality-of-life programs and services and research in the field of elder care. The
Foundation is also raising funds for the new St. Vincent’s Campus of Care. Phase I of construction, a
68-unit assisted living facility, is currently under construction at 33rd and Heather Street.


The Angel Campaign runs through December and includes official lighting of the rooftop angels and
distribution of thousands of paper angels to donors through a direct mail program. Angels are
returned, along with donations, and displayed on Angel trees at each of the sites. A series of Angel
Teas at the sites are also being hosted in conjunction with the Campaign, to celebrate the season
with patients, residents and their families.


For more information, or to make an Angel donation, call 604.877.3193.


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Photo Caption:

Hanging angels on the first Angel Tree at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital are (left to right) Sister Marie-
Vie Chua, Board Director, Providence Health Care, Ann Corrigan, CEO, St. Vincent’s & Holy Family
Health Care Foundation, and Connie Lawson and Nida Manalastas of the Diagnostic Radiology
Department at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital. The angels are part of the Foundation’s annual Angel
Campaign in support of health care initiatives at Providence Health Care sites.


St. Vincent’s & Holy Family Health Care Foundation raises funds for specialized equipment, programs, services and
other capital expenditures for seven Providence Health Care sites.

St. Vincent’s Hospitals are residential care facilities that include St. Vincent’s Hospital Langara, Brock Fahrni Pavilion
and Youville Residence. Holy Family Hospital includes residential care as well as physical rehabilitation services for
older adults who have experienced strokes, hip and knee replacements, amputations and crippling arthritis
conditions. Marion Hospice offers end-of-life hospice care for patients with less than three months to live. Mount Saint
Joseph Hospital is a community hospital offering a multicultural approach to service delivery and clinical programs.
Phase one of construction of the St. Vincent’s Campus of Care is currently underway with construction of 60
subsidized assisted living units, and eight independent apartments for young disabled adults.

For more information, contact:
Marianne J. Dupré, Communications
St. Vincent’s & Holy Family Health Care Foundation
Tel: 604.322.2604 Fax: 604.321.2696




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