Gerda Suess G5 Founder & Catherine Cornish Associate Director Major & Legacy Giving

Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) is a provincial and regional referral hospital providing the highest level for trauma, cardiac services, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care to the most seriously ill and injured patients in British Columbia. RCH is also a teaching hospital and a UBC Clinical Academic Campus.

Building on a strong tradition of caring and community support, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) was established in 1978 to raise funds for the hospital’s first CT Scanner. For forty years, the mission of RCHF has been to raise money to help the hospital save lives, restore health and provide comfort to seriously injured and ill patients of all ages.

Today, RCHF is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH.

Thousands of individuals, businesses, community groups and foundations in surrounding communities and across the region provide generous support to help RCHF achieve its vision — to inspire giving and grow funding so patients have access to the best in health care at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Recent Highlights include:

  • 2007 ICU – $1.7 million
  • 2008 CSICU – $944,965
  • 2008/9 Equipment Needs – $1.9 million
  • 2009/2010 Equipment Needs – $1.7 million
  • 2010 Digital Breast Imaging Machine – $951,139
  • 2012 MPIS – $2.8 million
  • 2014/15 Equipment Needs – $2.0 million
  • 2015/16 Equipment Needs – $1.5 million
  • 2017 Cardiac Cath Lab – $3.3 million

ABOUT: Royal Columbian Hospital