2023 Annual Report



Celebrating success

Celebrating success

Celebrating success With donor support ideas build reality.


• Blood Coagulopathy Monitoring Project • POET, a research initiative for precision cancer care • Skin regeneration and wound healing research

Highlight of projects donors funded $100K – $42M

Acute Care

• Ten research initiatives by nurses through the Cooper Leadership Fund in partnership with Alberta Registered Nurses Education Trust. Scholarships support nurses pursuing their Masters of Nurse Practitioner, Masters and Doctorate.

• New rTMS treatment space for brain stimulation therapy for mental health at Foothills Medical Centre

• Cor-Knot device for cardiac valve procedures to improve interoperative efficiency • Virtual Reality treadmill as part of the RESTORE network in partnership with University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine • Four HD surgical cameras with advanced imaging and specialized settings • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) machine for Long COVID • Music Therapy program expansion to provide more holistic care to patients across Calgary’s hospitals

2022 areas of research by recipients include:

The need for better space*:

• Cardiac care • Cancer care • Early dementia support

• End-stage renal failure • NICU and Pediatric care • Palliative End of Life

• Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

~2x 43%

Unique patients served

Increase in client sessions

Carewest & Community Care

Progress report on key projects

• Passenger bus for Carewest resident outings • Renfrew Recovery Centre triage care trailer • Holistic approach to exploring mental health

• “At-no-cost” medical support for refugees

Common concerns in refugee care:

• Viral illness • Neglected chronic disease • Physical injuries and disabilities • Chronic pain • Mental health concerns

Rockyview General Hospital GI Clinic



Foothills Medical Centre NICU Simulation Room

The Primary Care Network’s Refugee Health Program supports ~12,000 patient visits/year for vulnerable families needing support in care and navigation of the health system.

South Health Campus Maternal Triage

Building Foothills Medical Centre CathLab


rTMS Clinic Rockyview General Hospital

Building Elbow River Healing Lodge


rTMS Clinic Foothills Medical Centre


Chronic Pain Centre Research Room


Foothills Medical Centre NICU


*2021 Foothills Medical Centre data

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