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April 14, 2022  By Don Horne

Little Evie says the name is Cranium.

Vancouver Coastal Health held a contest to name the crane that will build the new Paul Myers Tower at the Lions Gate Hospital campus. Evelyn (Evie) Salter submitted the winning name – Cranium.

Staff and passersby can see the name displayed on a banner attached to Cranium the Crane.

“I’m just so lucky! I can’t stop saying that – I’m just so lucky,” said seven-year-old Evie, when she found out she won. Along with having her winning name displayed on the crane, Evie and her family won a $100 gift certificate.


The contest was open to kids related to LGH campus staff and medical staff who are under the age of 12 who could complete a colouring sheet and submit a name for the crane. The Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment project team was tasked with sorting through several creative entries and shortlisted five names. The project team then invited all LGH campus staff and medical staff to vote for their favourite.

Cranium the Crane is helping to build the new six-storey acute care facility floor-by-floor. Once complete, the $310 million Paul Myers Tower will be home to 108 patient beds with private bathrooms, eight new operating rooms and therapeutically-enhanced environment to help reduce patient recovery times and improve visitor comfort.

The new facility, anticipated to open its doors to patients in the fall of 2024, will be technologically advanced, replace aging infrastructure and incorporate innovations that will enable LGH to deliver the highest quality of care possible.

Vancouver Coastal Health extends a “Thank you” to Evie and her mom, Ashley Forbes, a Concurrent Disorder Clinician with the Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Unit, and everyone who participated in celebrating this milestone with the project team.

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