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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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Our Hospital, Our StoriesFirst Virtual Speaking of Health Series Sells Out!

Royal Alex

Speaking of Health logo with a 'sold out' sign
Posted on: Nov 03, 2020

The first-ever Speaking of Health virtual lecture "Managing Our Mental Health in Uncertain Times" was a massive success, selling out all 500 registration spots! Thank you to those who attended and made this special program a reality.

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Stories of HopeCICW: Our Little Miracle

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

A tiny baby hooked up to multiple tubes, wearing a white hat that says
Posted on: Oct 28, 2020

Canadian Intensive Care Week is October 25-31. Sam Hodgins shares the story of her daughter’s premature birth and resulting 117-day stay in the NICU. Sam wanted to shine a light on the world of “micro-preemies” and give other…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesCICW: Headed Home to Hinton

Royal Alex

Travis Caplette along with his wife and daughter.
Posted on: Oct 26, 2020

Canadian Intensive Care Week is Oct 25-31. ICU patient Travis Caplette wished to share his appreciation with the nurses and staff who treated him at the Royal Alex and to let others know to "have faith in the hospital and the staff.…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSpeaking of Health free lecture series returns virtually Oct 29th

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 22, 2020

Speaking of Health is a lecture series sponsored by The Robbins Foundation Canada. The fall 2020 edition, Oct 29th at 7 PM MST, will feature comedian Jessica Holmes, infectious diseases expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger and the Foundation’s…

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Stories of HopeJoin us for BRA Day on October 21st

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 15, 2020

Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day is an annual event that provides credible, unbiased information about breast reconstruction as a result of breast cancer. Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this year's event is virtual.

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Stories of HopeAnnual Baby Memorial to be held October 18th

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

A teddy bear memento.
Posted on: Oct 13, 2020

In honour of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Program are once again organizing the “Remembering Our Losses” memorial for parents who have…

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Stories of HopeOctober is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 08, 2020

In recognition of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, Ryan and Chantal Denis share the story of their loss as well as the care and support they received along the way.

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Stories of HopeAlberta Women’s Health Foundation launches

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 05, 2020

The Alberta Women’s Health Foundation (AWHF) has recently launched as an extension of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. The AWHF is a new fundraising initiative that will further support the advancement of care and research…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesPrudence and patience during a pandemic

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020

Ensuring the maximum impact of our donors’ generous contributions is always top of mind. And so we lead with prudence.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSeptember 30th is Orange Shirt Day

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a way for people to recognize and honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada as well as show one’s commitment to learning more about the history of those…

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Stories of HopeCelebrating ten years of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women opened ten years ago. There have been many achievements for our community to be proud of – and many more to come.

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Stories of HopeLooking back at Harvest Celebration 2020, the first-ever virtual edition of the fundraiser

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020

Harvest Celebration looked a bit different this year. Held virtually for the first time, the annual fundraiser for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women aired on September 19th, 2020, and featured a star-studded lineup.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesGive a Breath first virtual walk/run breathes life into lung cancer detection and research

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020

This year's virtual Give a Breath 5k walk/run brought together 136 registrants from around the globe all in the name of lung cancer research.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesForward with Peace

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

On June 15 the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation welcomed Amy Loewan to the hospital with a gift of art that could not have come at a better time.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesCelebrating One Year of Access 24/7

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020

June 17, 2020, marked the one year anniversary of doors opening at Access 24/7 Mental Health and Addiction Services. We are proud to share the impact your generosity has made over the past year.

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