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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

1,103 Beds

15,000 Staff

2,000 Physicians

46,400* Patients Admitted
*2019/2020 data

85,000+ Emergency Visits

21,000 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

Health care 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.

Educating nurses to provide exceptional care

Being a lifelong learner has always been important to Vanessa Doiron. She gained experience on an orthopedics trauma surgical unit and was always interested in continuing her education.

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Hero in Health: Lauren Park

Lauren Park is a physiotherapist who has dedicated her career to helping patients recovering in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Foothills Medical Centre. Her commitment to innovating and improving physiotherapy practices after heart surgery is what makes Lauren a Hero in Health!

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Sandra Schmirler Foundation donates $70,000 to Calgary NICUs

Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are best known for being Olympic curlers, but the title of mom and dad is one they are most proud of. Jocelyn had a smooth pregnancy and didn’t expect that she’d ever need the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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Resilience in the face of cardiac challenges

The value of good health is often underappreciated until we face a medical setback. Fayez Shlah knows this all too well after experiencing many cardiac issues, beginning when he was 41.

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A partnership that leads to recovery and community

Meet the people with a fervent desire to support burn victims. In 2006, the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) approached the Calgary Health Foundation with the wish to improve the lives of burn victims across Southern Alberta.

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Hero in Health: Muhammad Rasheed

Muhammad has been passionate about ensuring the hospital runs seamlessly for his entire career. That’s what makes Muhammad our Hero in Health!

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