Vancouver Imaging understands that access to high-quality health care is a privilege. Many hospitals struggle under budgetary restrictions to supply the medical equipment necessary to allow physicians to provide proper care. By working along side major non-profit institutions, Vancouver Imaging contributions assist in ensuring that urban and rural health care facilities can improve the outcomes of their patients.
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation (“Foundation”)
Vancouver Imaging has a long history of strongly supporting the philanthropic arm of Vancouver General Hospital through the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation (“Foundation”). The mission of the Foundation is to harness the power of philanthropy to drive health care innovation for all British Columbians. Every year, Vancouver Imaging funds the Night of a Thousand Stars Gala to allow the Foundation to invite donors to hear how past donations were used and to understand the current needs at Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Hospital. Vancouver Imaging has contributed $735,000 to the Foundation for the purchase of CT and 3T MRI scanners, in addition to supplying software, reading tables and monitors within the hospital to ensure the radiologists can comfortably deliver services.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Committee ("DEI")
The Vancouver Imaging DEI Committee is led by Dr. Sarah Barrett and Dr. Faisal Khosa. Dr. Barrett actively contributes to hosting events on female empowerment and is a Co-Chair of the University of British Columbia Radiology Physician Wellness Committee. Dr. Khosa is a signed author with Bloomsbury and Elsevier creating a book series on leadership and DEI. He currently serves as a Co-Vice-Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Barrett and Dr. Khosa are working on DEI initiatives with Vancouver Coastal Health, the Vancouver Physician Staff Association and the University of British Columbia.
Rad-Aid International (“Rad-Aid”)
The mission of RAD-AID International is to improve access to medical imaging and radiology in low resource regions of the world. Increasing the contribution of radiology to global public health initiatives and patient care is a primary focus of RAD-AID. Vancouver Imaging has commenced collaborations with RAD-AID to assist in the education of radiology staff in underserved regions of the world. A primary goal of Vancouver Imaging is to work with Rad-Aid to increase access to radiology care in the remote areas within Canada.