October, 2017


St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Peterson Electrophysiology Lab

In February 2016, we celebrated heart awareness month by hosting a special dinner where guests were given the rare opportunity to interact with leading cardiac specialists from Vancouver General and St. Paul’s Hospitals.  At the event, we announced our support for the expansion and enhancement of cardiac care in VancouverOur gift was made in part to acknowledge the Yeung family’s deep gratitude for the care that Peter Young, the founder of Peterson, received from Vancouver cardiologist, Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski. 

In November 2017, we attended the unveiling of a new electrophysiology lab at St. Paul’s Hospital.  Electrophysiology is the part of cardiology dedicated to the heart’s electrical system and it makes use of medicines as well as advanced technology to help individuals regain control of their heart. The dedicated cardiac lab contains the most advanced ablation, a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems, technology available and the new equipment will also reduce patient and staff exposure to radiation by over half.  We are happy to honour Peter’s memory and to be in a position to contribute to ensuring future patients will benefit from the best possible care for years to come.