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Foothills Medical Centre

When you make a gift as a grateful patient or family member, you have the opportunity to express gratitude and share messages of thanks to staff who made a difference to you. Your gift will make a difference to care today – and into the future for others!

 

ABOUT FOOTHILLS MEDICAL CENTRE

Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) is the tertiary specialized referral centre for Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia, and parts of Saskatchewan. It is home to the largest integrated teaching and research collaborations in Canada alongside the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, resulting in medical innovation across a variety of cross-functional teams.

The Foothills Medical Centre is the single Southern Alberta hospital for a wide range of specialty services including trauma, clinical neurology, cardiac sciences, tissue and organ transplantation, complex general oncology surgery, and cancer care. Within these areas of care there are a number of subspecialties in which teams are world-class leaders.

 

Spotlight Specialities

  • Southern Alberta Trauma Program
  • Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care —Neonatal Intensive Care; High Risk Labour & Delivery; Adult Intensive Care (Neuro, Trauma, Coronary and Cardiovascular)
  • Transplant Services and Southern Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program
  • Burn Unit
  • Calgary Stroke Program
  • Specialty Women’s Health
  • Diagnostic Imaging and PET Scanner
  • Cancer care

Quick Facts

1966 Opened

1,093 Beds

15,000 Staff

2,600 Physicians

52,545* Patients Admitted
*2023 data

76,650+ Emergency Visits

22,000 Surgeries

5,900+ Births

230,995* Medical outpatients (per year)
*2019/2020 data

Support Foothills Medical Centre

Recovery from a brain emergency is possible

The lives of healthy, active people can change in an instant – mere seconds – as a result of a brain emergency. Your gift to Calgary Health Foundation this holiday season will help our family of hospitals improve neurocritical care specialty services.

Supporting frontline care

Healthcare heroes continue to care for us in our greatest time of need. Your donation will help our care teams as they remain tirelessly committed to ensure that every person receives the best care they need when they need it.

Together we gave every newborn a fighting chance

In Calgary, 1 in 8 infants are born premature and require the lifesaving support of the city’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Your generosity helped us reach our goal of raising $66m to get these newborns just what they need: the expansion of the Foothills NICU, funding for family-centered care initiatives and investment into preterm birth research.

"I had prepared my overnight bag, but was not prepared for what was about to come. We were impressed at how diligent the communications between physicians and hospitals had been. When the Foothills team was aware of my specific case when I arrived at the hospital, it reduced my fear of delivering so prematurely,”

Tess Harvey

Foothills Medical Centre

Stories

Breakthroughs happen and lives are transformed at Foothills Medical Centre every day. Here are just a few examples.

Hero in Health: Dr. Eglee Gimon

Dr. Eglee Gimon has dedicated her career to providing holistic care, helping alleviate the suffering of patients with complex life limiting or life changing illnesses.

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Grateful three times over for the NICU

It’s difficult enough to think about having one child who requires the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), but for Shane King and his wife Tanya, their whole world became the NICU when their triplet daughters required its care.

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A safer course

Changing how breast cancer tumours are marked for surgery makes care more precise and less invasive.

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Ground-breaking pilot project poised to transform breast cancer surgery in Alberta

Calgary Health Foundation and Alberta Cancer Foundation announce $5.7M toward an innovative breast cancer surgery pilot project!

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A stroke of luck

Steve spent 17 days in the Stroke Unit while doctors tried to figure out why a marathon runner was having strokes and how they could help him. While in the hospital, he had a number of additional strokes.

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Giving NICU babies the opportunity to thrive

The NICU is a place that most people don’t know about until they need it. For Katie Fraser and her husband Kyle, it was a place they came to know for 113 days while their daughter was taken care of when she was born at only 24 weeks and two days old.

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