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Team up with us

Health-care organizations around the world are facing challenges. Increasing demand for services with declining capacity to deliver services, ongoing health inequities, plus pandemics, public health emergencies and climate change are putting serious strain on health-care staff and systems. 

At Vancouver Coastal Health, we’ve been working hard to find unique ways to address these challenges and are looking for partners to collaborate on exciting, innovative solutions.

Join our world-leading clinicians and researchers in VCH’s innovation ecosystem

VCH is proud to provide community and acute care and specialized and complex care to patients, clients and residents across British Columbia. Vancouver General Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Centre and quaternary referral centre for trauma patients in BC. GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is the largest rehabilitation hospital in the province.

Beyond exceptional service delivery, VCH is also British Columbia’s hub of health-care innovation, research and academic excellence contributing to the local, national and global health-care ecosystem.

Partnering with VCH and our staff and medical staff means you’ll be in a position to make a real and meaningful difference in the lives of patients, clients and residents all across the province.

Are you an organization or start-up working to transform health care? Get in touch with us today for potential partnership opportunities.

VCH by the numbers

  • Serving: 1.25M+ British Columbians
  • Sites (hospitals, primary, community and long-term care): 120+
  • Beds: 1,300 acute; 6,700 residential; 80 rehabilitation; 900 assisted living
  • Clinical trials: 290+
  • Principal investigators, research staff, graduate and post-graduate trainees: 2400+
  • Research funding: $112M

Collaborate with our community of health-care innovators

Partnering with Vancouver Coastal Health means fast-tracking innovative ideas with on-the-ground access and support with:

  • Clinical trials

    Through our health-care sites, facilities, clinical expertise, and services, we can help external partners secure test beds and capture real world data in clinical settings.

  • System navigation

    We provide consultation and information for external partners, such as identifying clinical value and utility in specific health-care areas and navigating approvals for implementation.

  • Match making

    We will bridge good ideas and clinical need by making connections externally and internally

  • Strategic partnering

    We’ll help source and secure partners with complementary expertise and resources to find areas of synergy.

Interested in collaborating with us?

This pathway outlines the partnership pathway with Vancouver Coastal Health innovators.

  • Exploration and alignment

    During this initial phase, we’ll assess for complementary interests and have exploratory meetings to ensure alignment with VCH stakeholders.

  • Partnership definition and planning

    Next, we’ll define the partnership scope and goals, allocate resources, get operational approvals, have partnership structure discussions, and draft a formal partnership agreement.

  • Partnership launch and execution

    Then we’ll launch our collaborative innovation project, have regular progress meetings, and engage in resource and knowledge sharing.

  • Evaluation, sustainability and growth

    Finally, we’ll complete KPI assessments, implement stakeholder feedback, explore commercialization opportunities, source new Innovation venues, and work together on long-term partnership strategies.

Ready to explore a potential partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health?

Learn more about VCH

Innovation for impact

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is home to the best health care in B.C. and has pioneered some of the country’s most important medical advancements.

Environmental sustainability

We're building a new model of environmentally sustainable health care, one that connects our personal well-being to that of the environment.