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

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

CK Hui

Posted on: Jun 01, 2021

The CK Hui opened ten years ago, thanks to donors. This story tells the tale of an Indigenous man who is representative of the statistic that Indigenous peoples are at a 50% higher risk of cardiovascular diseases than the general…

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Stories With HeartNew LUCAS chest compression device saves patients and doctors alike—Thank you CP!

CK Hui

Posted on: May 31, 2021

CP donated $18,000 to the CK Hui for the purchase of a new LUCAS automated chest compression device. The device performs consistent, effective CPR which assists COVID-19 patients, reduces risks for care providers, and removes delays.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesThank you Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation for supporting Operation Frontline Impact

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 28, 2021

Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and enthusiasm around recent 50/50s, EOCF was able to donate $2.2 million to Operation Frontline Impact!

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesGratitude Abounds for Donors Who Helped to Bring the PET/CT Scanner to the Royal Alex

Royal Alex

An image of the Royal Alex's new PET/CT scanner
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Through an historical $3.5 million fundraising campaign, donors made the acquisition of an incredible new PET/CT scanner a reality for Royal Alex staff and patients. We at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation could not be more…

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Stories of Hope“Bunches of Love” campaign raises bunches of funds for women’s health!

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 19, 2021

Thank you to Save-On-Foods, whose "Bunches of Love" Mother's Day flowers campaign successfully raised $18,000 for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women!

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Stories of HopeGuided journaling, giving back and gaining wisdom – Candice’s story

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 18, 2021

Candice used a guided journal during an 8-week pregnancy-related bedrest. This Women’s Health Month, she shares more about how it helped her, what she learned, and what inspired her to give back to the program and her community.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesIntroducing Operation Frontline Impact

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 14, 2021

Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation's commitment and altruistic support, our hospital foundations can help address some of the challenges faced by our heroic frontline workers. 

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Stories of HopeA letter from Kelly about her mom

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 11, 2021

A letter from Kelly Opper about her mother, Wendy, whose healthcare journey highlights the gaps we need to address in women's health and women's health research.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "The crushing isolation of coping with pregnancy loss during the pandemic"

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 09, 2021

Alberta woman Breanne finds a support network online after suffering back-to-back pregnancy losses.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "Solo appointments, postponed procedures and struggles with infertility”

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 08, 2021

Allegra Tingley has been documenting her struggles with infertility on Instagram in the hopes that it might help others. This Mother's Day, she shares what the day means to her and what she hopes for the future.

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Stories of HopeMother’s Day 2021: “Teacher by day, ER nurse by night, and full-time mother of four”

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 08, 2021

Lockdown life takes its toll on even the most experienced of homeschoolers and composed triage nurses. Here’s how Amanda copes. Based on a submission to the AWHF.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories'Past, Present & Future of COVID-19' - A Speaking of Health Spring 2021 Recap

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 07, 2021

On April 27th, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Joffe gave an info-packed Speaking of Health presentation on the COVID-19 pandemic, providing context, clarity and numerous recommendations. See here for the recap and takeaways.

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Stories of HopeMother’s Day 2021: “A long journey”

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 07, 2021

Alyesha Dyck's story of her experience with infertility and pregnancy loss. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign to acknowledge the unique struggles of women and mothers this year.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "Being there for family"

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 05, 2021

Jezelle's perspective on the difficulties of raising a newborn in COVID, missing out on milestones, and always trying to be there for family. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign.

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Stories of HopeMother's Day 2021: "The little family that wasn't"

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 04, 2021

Leigh Rose's words on her family's struggles with pregnancy loss. Originally submitted to the AWHF as part of the Mother's Day 2021 campaign to acknowledge the unique struggles of women and mothers this year.

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Stories of Hope"Celebrate Mom and Support Women's Health" with Mother's Day flowers from Save-On-Foods

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 04, 2021

Save-On-Foods' "Bunches of Love" campaign will again benefit the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, donating proceeds from the purchase of Mother's Day flowers from May 6-12th.

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