Foundation News

Official opening events pull back curtain on new Health Centre

The Bowen Island Community Health Centre will begin seeing patients in the new facility on April 29, 2024. But guests and the community got a sneak peek at a series of events over the past week. On April 15, Health Minister Adrian Dix and members of the Squamish Nation were on Bowen to declare the…

Congratulations Bowen Island. We did it!

On April 29, 2024, after years of work, fund-raising evangelizing and hope, the new Bowen Island Community Health Centre will open its doors to patients, delivered on the Health Centre Foundation’s promise to increase access to primary health care and related services on Bowen Island. And all of us on Bowen, the community, are the…

Health Centre opening is the end of the beginning

The building of the new Health Centre has been made possible through the financial support of more than 550 Bowen families. Find out more about how you can continue to support the Foundation and the Health Centre deliver on our mission.

Dr. Stephanie Shorter to join BICHC as part of primary care team

Some hugely exciting news from the Bowen Island Community Health Centre! We are pleased to announce that Bowen Island resident Dr. Stephanie Shorter, who has been part of the Docs on the Bay practice in Horseshoe Bay, will be joining us at the BICHC in January 2024. Shorter joins Drs. Susanne Schloegl, Matt Blackwood, Lindsay…

Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation receives final government funding; announces Primary Care Team and first tenants

The Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation (BIHCF), the owners and operators of the Bowen Island Community Health Centre, has received the operational funding and approvals it needs from the BC Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health to allow the Foundation to move into operations mode — a critical step in fulfilling their promise to…