10 years. 3 million lives.
The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) opened ten years ago on June 1, 2011. The 188,000 sq. ft. building, constructed at a cost of $237 million, is coming of age. An estimated 3,000,000 patients have been treated within its walls. It has weathered its formative years well, earning a stellar reputation for excellence in care, innovation, quality design, and maintenance.
Since inception, this unique Centre has been a magnet for doctors, surgeons and other specialists. When its doors were opened, JPOCSC had approximately 100 clinicians and 50 clinics. Today, the medical physician team has grown to 527 and the Centre boasts 56 clinics, including a Cardiac Care Clinic, Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, Chronic Pain Clinic, and the renowned Breast Health Clinic. The newest of these are one of only three post-COVID clinics in BC, and Fraser Health’s New Canadian Clinic.
These clinics are not only key resources for our health region, which serves 1 in 20 Canadians, but its unique services are utilized by patients throughout British Columbia.
IT’S TIME FOR AN UPDATE
This award-winning LEED Gold Centre is beautifully maintained. However, 80% of medical equipment is fully depreciated and approaching end-of-life.
As part of the equipment renewal and investment plan, Fraser Health has requested our support in purchasing several large pieces of critical diagnostic equipment valued at $8 million. Leading edge and innovative equipment is essential to attract and retain top medical talent. It also ensures the best diagnosis and treatment.