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Stories With HeartHeart Month: Shining a Light on CK Hui’s Indigenous Heart Health Initiative

CK Hui

Maskwacis Health Services, location of one of the three cardiology clinics
Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

This Heart Month, we’re shining a light on one program, two cardiologists, three Indigenous communities, and ten years of excellent cardiovascular care.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesThis Saturday Is 2021’s ‘Coldest Night of the Year’

Royal Alex

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021

The Coldest Night of the Year is an event that supports Edmontonians experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Hosted by the Bissell Centre, the walk/run will be held virtually so that participants can join safely from anywhere.

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Stories With HeartWear Red on Feb 13th to Support Women's Heart Health

CK Hui

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases in women are under-studied, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, but largely preventable. Please join us in wearing red Saturday, February 13th for Wear Red Canada Day, a national event to raise awareness for…

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Stories of Hope‘Raise Some Help’ For Canada’s Women at the 2021 Run For Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Feb 08, 2021

The next Run For Women event will again be held virtually. Sign up and walk/run anywhere, anytime, between July 4-11 to support Canadian women—a group that has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesMental Health Matters, 24/7

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021

The Addiction and Mental Health Access 24/7 service centre has remained fully operational throughout the pandemic and has an important reminder for Albertans who may have concerns regarding mental health and/or addiction: don't be…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesRoyal Alex Hospital Foundation Named One of Alberta’s Top Employers 2021

Royal Alex

Staff from the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, pictured at 2019's annual Harvest Celebration fundraiser.
Posted on: Jan 26, 2021

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has today received the honour of being one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2021, lauded for its progressive employee support programs, forward thinking, and ability to navigate uncertain times.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesIntroducing the Women’s Health Collective Canada

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021

A collaboration between three of Canada’s leading women’s health foundations

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Stories of HopeDr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina awarded a Canada Research Chair

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Women's health researcher, Dr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina
Posted on: Jan 11, 2021

WCHRI’s Dr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina has just been named as a new Canadian Research Chair for her work in untangling the complexities of several of the world’s deadliest diseases within perinatal life stages.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories"COVID and I" - Jerrold's Story

Royal Alex

Jerrold Lemko, while in the Royal Alexandra Hospital's ICU.
Posted on: Jan 06, 2021

65-year-old Vegreville town councillor Jerrold Lemko shared the story of his experience with COVID over the holiday season on social media, and continues to share his appreciation for those who saved his life.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAn End-of-Year Message of Gratitude from Board Chair Dr. Zaheer Lakhani

Royal Alex

Dr. Lakhani, Board Chair of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
Posted on: Dec 27, 2020

Dr. Zaheer Lakhani, Board Chair of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, shares our collective appreciation, gratitude and respect for our hospital workers on the front line, leading the fight and giving us all hope—and the donors…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA Year-End Letter from President and CEO, Sharlene Rutherford

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 23, 2020

In a year laden with changes together we remain resilient.

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Stories of HopeNew Child-Friendly COVID-19 Book Educates Kids and Supports Families

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Liu recently wrote, "Georgie Shark and COVID-19" to explain the pandemic to children. Now, Dr. Liu and a friend, Dr. Malhotra, have donated 200 copies of the book to the Lois Hole Hospital.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA Letter from Dr. Ken Stewart, Facility Medical Director of the RAH

Royal Alex

A hallway of the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Posted on: Dec 16, 2020

Heading into the holiday season, Royal Alexandra Hospital Facility Medical Director Dr. Ken Stewart expresses his wishes for everyone to stay safe and healthy, and to ask for your support as we continue our battle with COVID-19.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAn Understated Danger for Alberta’s Young (Non-Smoking) Women: Lung Cancer

Royal Alex

Lindsay Durstling
Posted on: Dec 14, 2020

Though Lung Cancer Awareness has a dedicated month, the battle is year-round. 32-year-old Lindsay Durstling wanted to raise awareness about how even young, relatively healthy, non-smoking women like herself can contract lung cancer.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesWCHF President Jennifer Bernard wins Inclusion Vanguard Award

Royal Alex

WCHF President, Jennifer Bernard
Posted on: Dec 07, 2020

In recognition of her passionate commitment to advancing equity, inclusion and diversity, the Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s Jennifer Bernard has been honoured with the 2020 Inclusion Vanguard Award.

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Stories of HopeOsteoporosis Month: Shining light on a ‘silent thief’

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Dr. Nese Yuksel
Posted on: Nov 30, 2020

In honour of Osteoporosis Month, we sat down (virtually) with pharmacist and osteoporosis expert Dr. Nese Yuksel to better understand the disease and the experience of those who suffer from it.

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Stories of HopeNational Philanthropy Day Nominees: Nathaniel “Baby Nugget” Clark’s Family

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Megan and Peter sitting in a chair together, holding their son Nathaniel
Posted on: Nov 20, 2020

Celebrating our 2020 nominees: Megan Kheong and Peter Clark who lost their son Nathaniel “Baby Nugget” Clark. They decided to honour his memory by raising support for another Cuddle Cot to allow others to spend more time with…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesThird Annual “Give a Breath” 5k Will Return for 2021

Royal Alex

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020

In 2020, the Give a Breath walk/run—led by Founder Tim Monds and his family—was held virtually for the first time. It succeeded in raising $30,545 in support of lung cancer research. For its third year, we are hoping to go even…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesMRT Week: Supporting Canada’s Medical Radiation Technologists

Royal Alex

Five team members from the Diagnostic Imaging department, wearing scrubs and masks.
Posted on: Nov 10, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging is often the first department patients visit in order to gain info on their situation and identify the best path of treatment. MRT Week is a week to share appreciation for our Medical Radiation Technologists across…

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Stories of HopeProudly Supporting WCHRI’s 13th Annual Research Day - Nov 4th

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Research Day's keynote presenter.
Posted on: Nov 04, 2020

Every year the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) spends a day sharing its latest research in women’s health. This year’s first-ever virtual version on November 4th offered attendees a new way to engage with…

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