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Stories With HeartCelebrating the Past, Present and Future of the CK Hui Heart Centre

CK Hui

Posted on: Feb 02, 2022

In honour of Heart Month we’d like to commemorate the CK Hui Heart Centre—which just celebrated its tenth year in operation at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. 

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesEdmonton Oilers Community Foundation once again pledges net proceeds from 50/50 draw to support hospital staff via Operation Frontline Impact

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 25, 2022

Press release: For the second time, EOCF's donation of 50/50 net proceeds will be supporting frontline staff across Alberta. Get your tickets before 11 PM on January 27th!

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesRoyal Alexandra Hospital Foundation named top Alberta employer for 2022

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 25, 2022

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has been included on this year’s list of Alberta’s Top Employers!

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesPandemic, stigma a double barrier to health care for people who use substances, says public health expert

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 13, 2022

Public health researcher Elaine Hyshka, the newly named Canada Research Chair in Health Systems Innovation, aims to translate evidence for harm reduction approaches into practices that can be implemented in the health-care system

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Stories With VisionThe Fundus Camera and a New Pathway for Treating Occular Stroke

Eye Institute

Posted on: Jan 12, 2022

Thanks to the advocacy of a team of ophthalmologists, neurologists and emergency medical professionals, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation provided funds to install a Fundus camera for the ER department to help better detect…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesGiving more for the Holidays - A Year-End Message From Our Board Chair

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 22, 2021

Our Chair of the Board, George Coon, shares something he's learned throughout the pandemic—that the more we give, the more we seem to get. So, give a bit more this holiday season.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories$50k raised for CAMH, thanks to Hockey Canada's World Juniors 50/50 draw!

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 20, 2021

Recently, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation was privileged to partner with Hockey Canada as a beneficiary for the IIHF World Juniors 50/50 draw from December 17th - 23rd.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA Speaking of Health Recap - Discussing how we can all work together to combat the opioid crisis

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 17, 2021

Recapping our latest Speaking of Health event held November 16th, "The Opioid Crisis: Partnering Around a Person-Centered Approach to Care" with Inspector Kellie Morgan of the EPS, Dr. Kathryn Dong, and parent-advocate Petra Schulz.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesHopeful for the Holidays - A Year-End Message From Our CEO

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 16, 2021

Sharlene Rutherford reflects on this past year, the many things we have lost, but also what we have held on to—hope, compassion, and a community that truly cares about our health and happiness. Here's wishing everyone a safe and…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesHockey Canada pledges portion of World Junior 50/50 proceeds toward Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at the Royal Alex

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 16, 2021

Press release: Hockey Canada has named the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation as the presenting sponsor of the IIHF World Juniors 2022 50/50 draw occurring December 17 – 23, 2021.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSpeaking of Health returns on November 16th with “The Opioid Crisis: Partnering Around a Person-Centered Approach to Care.”

Royal Alex

Posted on: Nov 03, 2021

Speaking of Health is a lecture series produced by the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. The fall 2021 edition will be held on November 16th at 7 PM MST, with Chief Dale McFee; Dr. Kathryn Dong; and Petra Schulz, focusing on the…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesBid & Benefit Returns With Another Successful Online Auction

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021

Fall Bid & Benefit: Fall 2021 ran from October 15th - 23rd and raised $7500.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAnnouncing "Bridges to Better Care," the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation's 2020-2021 Annual Report

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021

The Foundation has just released its latest annual report in the form of a fully digital experience, full of powerful stories—plus videos, animations, and audible quotes—around the power of donor support and the progress we’ve…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAmazon Canada donates $200,000 to support frontline healthcare workers and COVID-19 relief efforts

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021

Press release: Amazon Canada donates $200,000 to support frontline healthcare workers and COVID-19 relief efforts at Royal Alexandra Hospital.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories"Outrun The Stigma" Surrounding Mental Health, Oct 18-24

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021

This year's Outrun the Stigma run/walk will be held virtually from October 18 to October 24 and will support mental health treatment around the clock through the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Access 24/7 team. Register now!

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesDonors Making A Difference For Frontline Healthcare Workers

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 05, 2021

Thanks to the generous, overwhelming response from our donors, we were able to create a temporary Staff Rest Area for Royal Alexandra Hospital frontline care providers who need a place for quiet and composure.

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Stories With VisionRemembering Norman Rousseau: A recollection by Sharlene Rutherford

Eye Institute

Posted on: Oct 04, 2021

Sharlene Rutherford, President and CEO of the foundation, recounts her experience meeting Norman Rousseau, an unassuming gentleman who hand-delivered a significant donation and also left a substantial gift to the foundation in his…

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Stories of HopeReflecting on Harvest Celebration 2021

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 29, 2021

On September 18th, 2021, Harvest Celebration returned for its 11th year to raise funds the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. And what a stellar presentation it was!

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Stories With VisionNorman Rousseau’s generosity brought his family closer together

Eye Institute

Posted on: Sep 27, 2021

When Norman Rousseau passed away, he left a legacy gift through his will. Through just one powerful gesture, he touched the lives of so many—and brought a new sense of pride to his family.

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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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