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New president appointed at BC Women’s Hospital

VANCOUVER – Provincial Health Services Authority President and CEO Lynda Cranston is pleased to announce Dr. Jan Christilaw (pictured) as the new president of BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

An Obstetrician-Gynecologist with more than 25 years’ experience in women’s health, Dr. Christilaw is a graduate of McMaster Medical School, practiced in White Rock for 20 years and joined BC Women’s in 2002 as Head of Specialized Women’s Health. Most recently, she served as BC Women’s Vice President, Medical Affairs.

She is past President of the Society of Obstetrician-Gynecologists of Canada, and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology at UBC. Dr. Christilaw volunteers with the Canadian Network of International Surgery and has traveled to Uganda and other underdeveloped countries to provide medical services promoting safe motherhood and childbirth.

Dr. Christilaw is married to Dr. Warren Bourgeois, Professor of Philosophy at Kwantlen College, and they have two sons.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides services for pregnant women, newborns and women with specialized health needs from across the province. BC Women’s is an academic health centre affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the Women’s Health Research Institute. For more information, please visit

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. For more information, please visit