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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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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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