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Our Hospital, Our StoriesBreathing Easier Thanks to Sam Mraiche and MHCare Medical

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 07, 2021

Press release: The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation recently became the recipient of a significant gift from Sam Mraiche and his company, MHCare Medical. Foundation staff joined Sam and team at a cheque ceremony to honour his generosity.

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Stories of HopeBarenaked Ladies to Headline Harvest Celebration 2021

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 03, 2021

The beloved Canadian band will take the stage for the 11th annual fundraiser in support of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, airing exclusively on CTV Edmonton at 5pm on September 18th.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesInternational Overdose Awareness Day 2021: Breaking Down the Stigma of Drug-Related Death

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021

Yesterday, August 31st, 2021, was International Overdose Awareness Day the world’s largest annual campaign to raise awareness and end the stigma that surrounds drug-related death.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesEasing anxieties around lifting restrictions: mental health advice from Access 24/7

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021

While many have been excited about the lifting of certain restrictions, anxiety can follow close behind. The Royal Alex Hospital Foundation would like to remind everyone that the Access 24/7 service centre exists to assist with mental…

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Our Hospital, Our Stories"Research 101" - Getting to Know the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 13, 2021

Funded by AWHF, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute is Canada's only research institute dedicated to women's, children's and perinatal health. Check out this WCHRI "Research 101" to better understand their work.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesDr. Maria Ospina: Digging into data, disrupting unhealthy patterns

Royal Alex

Dr. Maria Ospina
Posted on: Aug 05, 2021

AWHF-supported WCHRI researcher Dr. Maria Ospina discusses how social and environmental factors affect long-term health—and what can be done to change the outcome.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA look back: Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation recognizes ten-year anniversary of historic Kilimanjaro Climb for hips and knees

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 05, 2021

Ten years ago this week, a team of 37 embarked on a life-changing fundraising expedition to support the Orthopedic Surgery Centre. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, they raised an amazing $1 M that continues to have an impact today.

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Stories of HopeEdmonton Elks event raises funds for ovarian cancer research

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021

This year, the Edmonton Elks annual fundraiser featured an online 50/50 that raised over $25,000 for the Edmonton Elks Women’s Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment and Alberta Women's Health Foundation.

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Stories of Hope‘Raising a little help’ for women’s mental health—the 2021 Run For Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jul 15, 2021

Another successful year for an amazing program—the 2021 Run For Women raised over $250,000 in total for women’s mental health programs across the country!

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Stories of HopeNewly funded OBIX system connects mothers and babies with their doctors—and closer to their families

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jul 12, 2021

A massive effort from donors means the Lois Hole Hospital will install the OBIX Perinatal Interface System in November, allowing high-risk pregnant women from all over to access LHHW doctors and monitoring remotely in real-time.

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Stories of HopeLocking horns with ovarian cancer—a new Research Chair, new hope, and a new online 50/50!

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Dr. Cheng-Han Lee
Posted on: Jun 25, 2021

Shining a light on the new research chair, Dr. Lee, supported by the Edmonton Elks Women’s Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment, as well as the team’s online 50/50 fundraiser launching for one day only on Monday, June 28th.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesGive A Breath 2021 takes major strides to support lung cancer research—thank you!

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jun 24, 2021

This year's Give A Breath 5k walk/run brought in more than $25,000, with the three year total reaching over $100,000!!! Huge thank you to our donors and everyone who chose to show their support for lung cancer research.

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Stories of HopeAnnouncing a newly named fund in ovarian cancer research, thanks to the Edmonton Elks

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 23, 2021

Press release: Edmonton’s James H. Brown & Associates makes first donation to newly named fund in support of women’s health research at WCHRI at Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the University of Alberta.

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Stories of Hope"Why Do YOU Run?" - Supporting women's mental health through the 2021 Run For Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 22, 2021

We all have different reasons for running in the 2021 Run For Women from Shoppers Drug Mart Love You, with each one as important as the next. Here, we are sharing our participants responses to the question, "Why do YOU run?"

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesWCHRI Learning Session, June 30th: Developing meaningful research partnerships with Indigenous communities

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jun 21, 2021

On behalf of our partners at WCHRI, we invite you to participate in "Learning Session: Developing meaningful research partnerships with Indigenous communities," a free webinar happening this Wednesday, June 30th, from 12:00 PM to…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesMetabolic monitor optimizes nutrition for COVID-19 patients

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021

The Royal Alexandra Hospital is the first in nation to use new technology in ICU—the Q-NRG+ metabolic monitor—optimizing nutrition for all high-risk patients, including COVID-19 patients.

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Stories of HopeRenewed funding for—and expansion of—LHHW Cross-Provincial Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Dr. Dawn Kingston
Posted on: Jun 15, 2021

Five years ago, it was a first of its kind. Now, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and UCalgary Nursing have once again come together to renew the Lois Hole Hospital for Women Cross-Provincial Chair in Women’s Mental Health…

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Stories With HeartTen Years of CK Hui: "More time."

CK Hui

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021

In this story, an active woman suffers a traumatic heart event despite her active lifestyle. She represents one of the 300 Albertan women each year whose symptoms go unrecognized and, after a visit to the ER, are later readmitted…

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Stories With HeartTen Years of CK Hui: "More memories."

CK Hui

Posted on: Jun 08, 2021

In the ten years that the CK Hui has been open, the centre has seen 20,500 inpatients and admitted over 9,500 patients to the Cardiac ICU, inserting over 21,500 PCIs (stents). This story tells the tale of one such patient.

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Stories of HopeLet Hope Bloom! Announcing the Hope Box in Support of Women's Health

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jun 01, 2021

"The Hope Box" is a brand new partnership with incredible female-owned local businesses supporting women’s health, with all proceeds benefiting the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society. Get yours today!

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