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Stories of HopeGone Too Soon

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019

Elizabeth Lidstone-Black loved and was loved by so many, however, the depression she experienced during menopause became too much for her to bear. "It can't be for nothing," Ken Black, Elizabeth's husband shares. Now Ken is committed…

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Stories With HeartA Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way

CK Hui

Posted on: Feb 17, 2019

“The staff of the CK Hui were smart and helpful. If you had a question, they had the answer and if they didn’t have the answer, they didn’t try to make it up, they took the time to find the right answer for you. Everyone was…

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Stories With VisionU of A Scientists First to Pinpoint a Cause of Pigmentary Glaucoma

Eye Institute

Posted on: Feb 01, 2019

Discovery identifies gene that causes common form of blindness worldwide, potentially leading to new treatment for glaucoma.

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Stories With VisionReciprocal Gratitude

Eye Institute

Posted on: Feb 01, 2019

It’s been a decade since Nichols stepped away as part owner of the Edmonton Oilers. He might be the man who saved hockey in Edmonton, but he’s also the man who helped donors build the Eye Institute of Alberta.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesChanging the Approach to Patient Care

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 31, 2019

"There’s mindfulness to my patient interactions... I’ve changed the way I do things and I’m a better physician because of it." Dr. Cameron MacGougan says the summit has changed the way the team does business in one of Alberta's…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAltering Protocal

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 31, 2019

The opening of the supervised consumption site marked a major step forward in the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s leadership in improving health outcomes for Edmonton’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Stories With HeartKinanâskomitin - I Am Grateful to You

CK Hui

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019

“I had suffered from heart issues in the past, and I knew immediately what I needed to do.” The CK Hui Heart Centre at the Royal Alex was there for Gilman when he needed it.

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Stories With HeartHusband and wife unite to save life of local man

CK Hui

Husband and wife unite to save life of local man
Posted on: Jan 28, 2019

Pictured above (L to R): Stephanie Brimacombe and daughter, Adam Brimacombe, Al Betts, and Brian Uhlmann.  Flat Pete’s trail in the Edmonton river valley, although flat as the name portrays, offers cyclists like Al Betts a flurry…

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Stories With HeartDrawing from a Passion

CK Hui

Posted on: Jan 25, 2019

Dr. Brass’ passion for the human body has been present since he was a child. Even as a young boy he would spend hours flipping through and learning from a human anatomy book that he was given.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesTranscending Care at the Third Annual Patient and Provider Experience Summit

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 11, 2019

Royal Alexandra Hospital leaders, physicians, and front-line staff were inspired to continue to place a special and specific focus on empathy and caring at the third annual Patient and Provider Experience Summit.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesGene Zwozdesky - The loss of a Servant Leader

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 08, 2019

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation joins Albertans in mourning the loss of a man who embraced and embodied the term public servant.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAverton Gives Back this Holiday Season

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 24, 2018

A long-time supporter of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Averton Homes, made a visit to the Royal Alexandra Hospital's Annual Christmas Tea to spread joy to patients in need who visit the hospital this holiday season.

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Stories With HeartA Gift of Gratitude

CK Hui

Posted on: Dec 24, 2018

Grateful patient Dan Henderson and his wife Kelly return to say thank you in a special way to the incredible staff at the CK Hui Heart Centre.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA Look Back at a Year of Progress

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 21, 2018

2018 was another incredible year at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Please enjoy our video recap of the year gone by highlighting all of the many accomplishments donors to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation made possible.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesOne Note, One Song, One Life at a Time

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 07, 2018

"I thought I was just coming for a cheque presentation," began John Cameron as he was asked to take the microphone at this afternoon's gratitude reception held in his honour.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSupport Better Access to Mental Health this Giving Tuesday

Royal Alex

Posted on: Nov 27, 2018

The season of giving and getting has officially begun with the arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year make an impact while buying a gift. Honour a loved one with a donation that will improve access to mental health care…

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Stories of HopeKingsway Mall kicks-off "Room to Give" campaign

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Nov 19, 2018

Kingsway Mall is contributing to a great cause that will help change lives this holiday season.

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Stories With HeartTop of the class for the CK Hui Heart Centre

CK Hui

Posted on: Nov 07, 2018

Everyone can relate to the anticipation and fear that accompany report card day. But for the cardiologists and staff of the centre report-card day was something to celebrate.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAddiction and Mental Health Access 24/7 Improves Mental Health Care

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 04, 2018

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation in partnership with The Mental Health Foundation, is grateful to work alongside the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, for the creation of the Addiction and Mental Health Access…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesPatient to Nurse to Mental Health Advocate

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 04, 2018

Mental health advocate Blake Loates has experienced all sides of the mental health system - as a patient, a psychiatric nurse and now as an advocate for others. Blake shares her struggle with mental health...

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