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Gifts in Action
TalkHealth is a donor appreciation event that allows the Calgary Health Trust the opportunity to thank its valued donors for their generosity over the past year. This speaker series is offered in the Spring and Fall, and gives donors the opportunity to enjoy informative presentations by doctors and health care professionals from different areas of health care.
The Heart of the Matter
In her 70s, Margot Kitchen was the picture of health. As a yogi, her spirituality helped her stay very attuned to her body.Life was everything she could hope for. Then, while preparing to host a yoga seminar, Margot felt something change. Her entire life was about to be put on hold.
When the first neuroArm™ surgical robot came to Calgary in 2004 after a successful fundraising campaign spearheaded by Calgary Health Trust, it revolutionized how surgery is performed and taught in Calgary.
STAN (Standard Man)
For a new "guy," Stan is exceptionally popular. In his first week in action, 80 per cent of the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) nursing staff at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) turned out for a hands-on simulation session with him.
Born Again - Noelle & Hal the Birth Simulators
She might sound and look like she’s in labour, but don’t let Noelle fool you. “Noelle” and her life-like baby, “Hal”, are the newest additions to the simulation training program at Rockyview General Hospital. Together they give medical professionals and nurses hands-on training for some of the most difficult situations that can arise during labour and delivery.
Partners in Health: A vision in the making
In 1996, when Dr. Alistar Buchan said that Calgary would be “one of the best places in the world to be admitted acutely for stroke,” he could only have imagined how true his words would be 15 years later.
Cardiac nursing gets a helping hand
Heart problems couldn’t stop Jack Sharp. Ten years ago he received a pacemaker and after receiving excellent care from his cardiologist Dr. Robert Sheldon, he and his wife Betty decided they wanted to give back. Dr. Sheldon referred the couple to Calgary Health Trust where they were able to create the Arrhythmia Program Staff Education Endowment.
Pedal Powered Care
When the wheels come off on the life you planned it can be hard to get back in the saddle, but Craig Taylor is challenging that notion, getting on his bike and riding nearly 300km this summer in honour of his daughter Meghan who was born at 25 weeks gestation.
Reach! Excellence in Health Care Fundraising
The Reach! campaign, Calgary’s most ambitious joint health care fundraising campaign to date, was a true testament to the generosity of Calgarians. We raised more than $312 million to achieve a new standard of health for Calgarians and southern Albertans.
Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign a Delicious Success
September 23 - September 29, we partnered with Tim Hortons’ owners for the annual Smile Cookie Campaign in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Strathmore, Chestermere and Okotoks! It was a great success as everyone enjoyed their tasty cookies while supporting Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across Calgary.
Vascular Centre of Excellence Opens