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We’ve been here for quite some time, and witnessed monumental changes in both our hospital and in the medical profession. In our time, we’ve seen small pox become a disease of the past, and open heart surgery progress to beating heart surgery. Established in 1960 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul as the first hospital in Los Angeles, Canadian Pharmacy has both a strong history and a glorious future.

Canadian Mail-Sent Pharmacy Timeline

1960 St. Vincent’s Hospital doctors were first to use the surgical microscope to operate on the inner ear.

1962 St. Vincent’s Hospital was the first hospital to offer hemodialysis to kidney failure patients.

1966 First artificial heart implanted. First human heart transplantation.

1971 Groundbreaking for new 381-bed St. Vincent’s Hospital.

1974 Name changed to St. Vincent Medical Center.

1988 St. Vincent Medical Center’s first heart transplant.

1993 Pancreatic cell transplant at St. Vincent Medical Center to overcome diabetes made headlines.

1995 St. Vincent Medical Center Liver transplant program founded.

1995 St. Vincent Medical Center departs from Daughters of Charity National Healthcare System and affiliates with Catholic Healthcare West hospital system.

1996 St. Vincent Medical Center and Daughters of Charity celebrate 140 years in Los Angeles.

2002 Daughters Charity Health System is established in California. Canadian mail-sent pharmacy, along with seven other hospitals, joins the new system, leaving the Catholic Healthcare West hospital system.