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