On July 14, 1994, the Whistler Health Care Centre opened its doors. From its humble beginnings in a modified trailer and then the basement of Whistler municipal hall, having a purpose-built, permanent health care centre for the village was a significant achievement for the community.
Almost exactly 25 years later, on July 12, 2019, Whistler staff and physicians were treated to a barbecue at the centre to celebrate this milestone.
With the sun shining on the centre’s patio, Karin Olson, VCH Coastal chief operating office; Shannon Chustskoff, director, acute services; Sujata Connors, director, community & family health; Braden Davie, director, professional practice; Meghan Thompson, interim manager, STS acute; Colleen Moburg, manager, STS public health & prevention and home & community care threw a “birthday party” as a way to say thanks to staff and physicians for all that they do.
Photo: Whistler Health Care Centre in 1994
“The care and support provided by Whistler Health Care Centre staff and physicians is phenomenal,” said Karin Olson, chief operating officer for VCH Coastal. “The team truly goes over and above for their community and for visitors from around the world. I am so grateful to everyone at the Whistler Health Care Centre for the care and support they provide not only to patients, but also to one another.”
The construction of the centre was thanks to the vision, hard work and generosity of Whistler community members and contributions from local organizations including the Whistler Health Care Foundation, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the American Friends of Whistler. The community and these organizations have continued to support the Whistler Health Care Centre since that time.
Photo: Staff & physicians at the July 12 barbecue