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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

2,600 Physicians

46,400* Patients Admitted
*2019/2020 data

85,000+ Emergency Visits

22,000 Surgeries

5,900+ Births

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

Support Foothills Medical Centre

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.

Give every newborn at 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 can help us reach our goal of raising $66m to get these newborns just what the 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.

BMO Financial Group donates $600,000 on World Prematurity Day

In honour of World Prematurity Day on November 17, BMO Financial Group made a donation of $600,000 to support Canada’s busiest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Foothills Medical Centre.

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BMO Financial Group supports busiest NICU in Canada with $600,000 donation on World Prematurity Day

Support for our tiniest and most fragile newborns propels fundraising for Newborns Need campaign.

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Honouring family in loss: Harold Kearl’s story

This Remembrance Day, we acknowledge one of our donors Harold Kearl, a veteran, a husband, a father and a supporter of music therapy.

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Daddy’s Girls: The King’s Corner

As expectant parents to triplets, Shane and Tanya were eagerly anticipating meeting their three daughters at the 34-week gestation milestone; a delivery plan was in place, and a Caesarean section was scheduled in advance, due to the complicated delivery that commonly accompanies the arrival of triplets.

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From Near or Far, Calgary’s World-Class Health Care Supports Our Tiniest Patients

When Kristine Russell gave birth to her daughter Ellie after an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery, she and her husband Steven had no idea that the Southern Alberta Neonatal Transport Services (SANTS) team would have such a huge impact on their lives.

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Community-focused science to help families predict and prevent preterm birth

Largest project of its kind in Canada launches in Calgary

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Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre

Creating opportunities for personalized health care delivery by facilitating internationally renowned cardiac research with support exceeding $7.7M towards the Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre.

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Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room

Giving cardiology patients better outcomes when minutes count with $5M in support to create a specialized, hybrid operating room at Foothills Medical Centre that facilitates multiple procedures in one place.

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New Pregnancy and Infant Loss Clinic opens at Foothills Medical Centre

An enhanced Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program at the Foothills Medical Centre’s Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic  provides new space and increased privacy for women and families who’ve experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

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Advanced trauma centre saving lives at Foothills hospital

A specialized health unit at Foothills Medical Centre has been saving dozens of lives.

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Run for Women, an Exercise in Mental Health

For people like Krystin, going through the challenges of the pandemic has meant relying on learned coping strategies, her support system and online counselling visits for maintaining her mental wellness.

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Salima’s NICU Story

“They bring so much joy to my life. I can’t imagine what would have happened to them if it weren’t for the amazing health care we have”

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Yalda

Shortly after Yalda gave birth to her son, she noticed she didn’t feel quite right. She’d chalked her sadness and trouble concentrating up to a typical bout of the “baby blues.”

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McTavish

Like most of us, when Lindsay and Mike McTavish imagined how life was going to be with their unborn son, they pictured something sweet. Sure, there’d be the sleepless nights and diapers, but on the whole it would be filled with the typical magic parents talk about. They didn’t ever think it would start the way it did with a premature birth, their son in an ambulance five hours into his life and a long road to recovery in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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The Jansens

There’s not much that can prepare a family to go from enjoying a Stampeders’ game day and BBQ, to seeing their newborn baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, all within 12 hours. For Maya’s family, a significantly premature delivery meant the stakes became much higher than the rivalry between two CFL teams on one July afternoon – it became a matter of life or death.

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