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    LEADING THE WAY

     

     

     

     

    GREAT HEALTHCARE IS ABOUT HAVING THE BEST PEOPLE WITH THE BEST TECHNOLOGY IN THE BEST HEALING ENVIRONMENTS.

     

    YOUR GENEROSITY IS MAKING IT HAPPEN.

     

    YOU HAVE HELPED MAKE THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA HOSPITAL SITE A LEADING ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTRE IN WESTERN CANADA.

     

    AND A WORLD LEADER IN CARE FOR ALL PATIENTS, FROM HEAD TO TOE, INSIDE AND OUT.

     

     

     

  • MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR AND THE PRESIDENT

    The University Hospital Foundation strives to be a leader. In our community. In philanthropy. And in our commitment to ensuring that every gift we receive is stewarded with utmost care and integrity.

     

     

    Because we know that you, our dedicated donors, deserve the very best. Thanks to your donations, we raised $18.3 million (net) in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. We encourage you to read our full financial statements here.

     

    Our dedicated Trustees, staff and volunteers strive to be leaders, to ensure that your gifts have the greatest possible impact on patient care. We would like to thank Kim Wheaton, who finished her term as Chair and continues to guide and support to the Foundation as Past Chair and retiring Trustee Simon Sochatsky, a valued member of our Funding Priorities Committee.

     

    To you, our donors, who give generously and consistently to ensure that the nearly one million patients who visit the University of Alberta Hospital site every year have access to the very best care when they need it most, thank you for your tireless support.

     

    And for inspiring us to be the very best.

    Bob Bessette
    Chair, University Hospital Foundation

     

    Joyce Mallman Law

    President, University Hospital Foundation

  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

    BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Guided by their belief in the power of generosity, the University Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees - composed of some of the most committed, talented and determined leaders in Edmonton – ensures that gifts to the Foundation are stewarded with the utmost care and integrity.

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    BRAIN CARE

    BRAIN CONDITIONS HAVEN'T CHANGED.

    WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM HAS.

    ADVANCING CARE

    Dennis Erker's $1 million donation is advancing care for people living with Parkinson's

    LOVE BIRDS

    A transformational gift by Jim and Jeanine Brown will put Edmonton at the forefront of ALS patient care and research

    Movement Disorders

    13 years after developing his first symptoms, Peter's condition has finally been diagnosed and treated

  • Donors to the Brain Centre Campaign have already committed over $40 million. And they’re just getting started.

    The University Hospital Foundation’s Brain Centre Campaign is committed to ensuring that patients with potentially devastating brain conditions have access to the best people, using the best technology, in the best healing environments.

     

    Delivering faster stroke care

    Canada’s first Stroke Ambulance - complete with a CT scanner, clot-busting drugs and the potential to treat a stroke before the patient even reaches hospital - is coming to Alberta. The total cost of the Stroke Ambulance - $3.3 million - will be funded by donors to the University Hospital Foundation.

     

    Northern Alberta’s centre for stroke care

    The Stroke Ambulance will add one more piece of advanced technology to the University of Alberta Hospital – western Canada’s leading stroke centre - by joining forces with one of the most far-reaching and effective Telestroke programs in Canada, and the diagnostic expertise at the A.H. Owen and Family Stroke Prevention Clinic. The University of Alberta Hospital is also the only site in central and northern Alberta with the capacity to perform a minimally invasive clot retrieval procedure known as endovascular thrombectomies. Since 2014, demand for removing blood clots from the brain using this image-guided therapy has doubled.

  • Advancing Care

    Dennis Erker's $1 million donation is advancing care for people who - like him - are living with Parkinson's

    “There’s an opportunity here to make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. I want to do everything I can to make that happen.”

    Dennis Erker

     

     

     

    “I was shocked,” said Edmonton businessman and community leader Dennis Erker, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015. “It was very upsetting.”

     

    “Dr. Miyasaki told me I may have two years, four years, 20 years. You never know. Then we began talking about hope and the role of powerful positive thinking. I decided I wanted to make a gift, and I wanted to do it now.”


    Dennis Erker’s gift will support innovative advancements in patient care and research such as hope-focused intervention, technology-assisted decision making, and the Complex and Supportive Care Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital, the only clinic in western Canada to incorporate a team-based approach to Parkinson’s patient care.

  • Love Birds

    A transformational gift by Jim and Jeanine Brown will put Edmonton at the forefront of ALS patient care and research

     

     

    With their $1 million gift to ALS research at the University of Alberta Hospital, Jim and Jeanie Brown turned their despair into hope, transforming the future of care for patients with ALS.

     

    A prominent Edmonton lawyer and philanthropist, Jim Brown says that coming to grips with the fact there is no known cure for ALS has been one of the toughest challenges to deal with. “You feel helpless,” says James. “But we knew there was no way we could just sit and do nothing.” So they took on ALS the way they’ve done everything else for the past 25 years – together.

  • NOW I CAN DO EVERYTHING

    When Peter was 5, he developed a stutter. By the time he was 18, his fingers and toes were curling in and his thumbs twitched uncontrollably. Walking down the hallway at school left him exhausted.

     

    It wasn't until Peter met Dr. Janis Miyasaki that his condition was properly diagnosed.

     

    Watch Peter's story

  • CARDIAC CARE

    DONOR SUPPORT IS KEEPING THE MAZ ON THE LEADING EDGE OF CARDIAC CARE

    SUPPORTING LIFE

    Expanding the life support program at the Maz has dramatically improved care for patients facing life-threatening illness

    MORE SALT?

    Donor support advances care and research at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute's Heart Function Clinic

  • After contributing 25 cents of every dollar to build the Maz, donors are now ensuring that western Canada’s leading heart institute remains at the forefront of cardiac care.

    Dr. Robert Welsh, Zone Medical Director for Cardiac Sciences in Edmonton, stresses that community support is the fuel that drives innovation at the Maz. By fully funding the $6.6 million Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room, purchasing specialized surgical tools, and helping to recruit some of the best doctors in the world, donor support has enabled the Maz to be a national leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery.

     

    Mishaela Houle, Executive Director of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, adds that donors have provided critical support to the Maz in bridging from innovative research to clinical care.

     

  • Saving Maverick

    Born with congenital heart disease, Maverick Vanderzwaag was barely one week old when he was flown from his home in Winnipeg to Edmonton for open heart surgery at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

     

    Thirty-three days on life support and multiple follow-up surgeries later, Maverick is now three years old and back at home, enjoying life with his brothers and sisters. His most recent tests show that his heart has stabilized.

  • Supporting Life

    Expanding the life support program at the Maz has dramatically improved care for patients facing life-threatening illness - all thanks to donor generosity

     

    The most critically ill patients at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute need life support to survive.

     

    The ECMO program (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) at the Maz provides life-saving care to patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure. It cares for the most complex cases across northern Alberta.
    Since 2009, ECMO has also been used to treat patients with breathing complications due to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic.

     

    ECMO therapy at the Maz is also being used as a bridge for support for patients awaiting heart or lung transplants.

     

    In 2015, generous sponsors and call-in donors to the University Hospital Foundation’s annual 630 CHED Heart Pledge Day gave a record-breaking $250,000 to support the purchase of an advanced ECMO Transport System: portable life-support technology that doctors from the Maz can take with them to save the lives of out-of-town patients who may not survive the trip back to the Maz without it.

     

    “The life support program at the Maz would not be what it is today without donor support,” says Houle. “There are desperately sick patients every year whose lives depend on it.”

     

     

  • More Salt?

    Donor support advances care and research at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute's Heart Function Clinic

     

    Dr. Justin Ezekowitz, cardiologist and Director of the Heart Function Clinic at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, has a question about salt – is it good or bad for cardiac patients with end-stage heart disease?

     

  • TRAUMA CARE

    SAVING LIVES AT NORTHERN ALBERTA'S ONLY LEVEL ONE TRAUMA CENTRE

    SUMMER PROJECT

    Dr. Ron Brisebois saved the life of Katelyn Phillips-Derkatz in the summer of 2013.

  • When their lives are in danger, critically injured patients are brought to the University of Alberta Hospital.

    As the Level One Trauma Centre serving central and northern Alberta, the University of Alberta Hospital
    serves a massive geographic area that covers all of Alberta north of Red Deer, northeastern British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Territories.


    It’s also the only hospital in Edmonton that has the advanced equipment, state-of-the-art technology and level of specialties required to provide the most advanced care to patients with life threatening injuries
    to multiple parts of their bodies.

     

    Much of that care involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes trauma trained surgeons, orthopaedic
    surgeons, spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, critical care specialists, and plastic surgeons who specialize in
    burn care at the Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Unit, western Canada’s largest and most advanced burn treatment unit.


    Support through Full House Lottery, Festival of Trees

     

    Community support through the 2015 Festival of Trees, 2016 Full House Lottery and generous community donors raised over $1.4 million and provided complex surgery teams at the University of Alberta Hospital the advanced equipment they need to care for more severely ill or injured trauma patients than anywhere else in Canada.

  • SUMMER PROJECT

    Severe trauma patients rarely need more than three units of blood to save their lives. Following her car accident, Katelyn Phillips needed 48.

     

    Watch her story.

  • ALL IN ONE

    THE KAYE EDMONTON CLINIC IS IMPROVING THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF ALBERTANS

  • With nearly 80 outpatient clinics under one roof, patients with complex health issues have access to the convenience and expertise they deserve.

    With almost 265,000 patient visits in 2015-16, the Kaye Edmonton Clinic is delivering on its promise to revolutionize outpatient care in northern Alberta.

     

    Opened in July 2012, the Kaye Edmonton Clinic is named in honour of a $30 million gift from Edmonton businessman and philanthropist Donald Kaye.

  • Frank White takes part in rehabilitation exercises with Therapy Assistant Pamela Jenkins in the donor-funded rehabilitation clinic at the Kaye.

    Donors to the University Hospital Foundation gave $750,000 to ensure the rehab clinic has the equipment, technology and space needed to help patients like Frank.

    Dr. Fabrizio Giuliani, Director of the Northern Alberta MS Clinic, examines a patient with Multiple Sclerosis.

    The MS Clinic is the only clinic in northern Alberta to provide multidisciplinary care for patients with this condition.

    A patient in the Family Medicine Clinic gets his blood pressure checked.

    The clinic is an academic and community practice located within the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, supported by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and social workers.

  • HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

     

    OUR MIRACLE WORKERS HAVE THE BEST PATIENT OUTCOMES IN NORTH AMERICA

  • Head and neck cancers are common, devastating – and on the rise.

    The Head and Neck Oncology program at the University of Alberta Hospital provides world leading care to over 250 new patients every year – from across western and northern Canada – with head and neck cancer. Of those, about 170 will need dramatic facial reconstruction surgery.

     

    Why? Because head and neck cancers threaten our most basic functions – eating, speaking, even the way we look in our day-to-day lives. Once the cancer is removed, these characteristics that define who we are and how we live have to be recovered.

     

    The University of Alberta Hospital program has developed an aggressive, highly specialized treatment protocol that focuses on incredibly complex microvascular reconstruction and preservation of salivary glands with post-operative chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

     

    Donors also equipped Head and Neck Cancer surgeons with 16 advanced laryngoscopes, enabling the highly specialized team to provide more daily diagnostic testing, helping more patients than ever before.

  • GOOD AS NEW

    Healthy and active, Dan Antoniuk, did not think anything of the lump on his neck until his daughter Laura, a nurse, told him to get it checked out.

     

    Watch Dan's story.

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    RESEARCH

    DONORS HAVE CONTRIBUTED $15.8 MILLION TOWARDS THE CREATION OF GROUND BREAKING KNOWLEDGE SINCE 2004

  • Donor support funds breakthrough discovery in preventing heart damage in breast cancer patients.

    Funded by the University Hospital Foundation’s Medical Research Competition, Dr. Paterson and his team have determined that two different types of heart medications - beta blockers and ACE inhibitors - prevent heart weakening in breast cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy or radiation as part of their cancer treatment.


    The study involved 94 breast cancer patients in Edmonton and Winnipeg. “Funding from the University Hospital Foundation enabled the collaboration between the two sites,” explains Dr. Paterson.

    The University Hospital Foundation’s Medical Research Competition has provided $5 million in seed funding to more than 250 peer-reviewed research projects over the past 10 years.

    RESEARCH PARTNERS

    In 2015, the University Hospital Foundation announced the formation of the $2 million Johnson & Johnson Alberta Health Innovation Partnership fund, JAHIP, a three-way partnership between the University Hospital Foundation, Janssen (the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson), and the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development & Trade.

    (From left) Dr. Paul Kershaw, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Janssen; Julia Brown, Vice President, Government Affairs and Market Access, Janssen; Bob Bessette, University Hospital Foundation Board Chair; Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing; Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health and Deputy Premier; Bruce Williamson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Janssen.

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    FESTIVAL OF TREES

    THE 2015 FESTIVAL OF TREES

    ATTRACTED 35,000 VISITORS, THE MOST

    IN ITS CELEBRATED 31-YEAR HISTORY.

  • 2015 Festival of Trees showcased fundraising

    at its finest.

    Wow – what a Festival! More visitors attended the four-day fund-and-friend-raising event than ever before. All three special events – Gala Evening & Auction, Luncheon & Fashion Show and Santa’s Breakfast – sold out. Best of all, $1 million was raised in support of equipping our trauma and complex surgery teams with the advanced technology they need to save more lives.

     

    Thanks to more than 2,000 dedicated volunteers who bring the Festival to life year after year, trauma patients will have access to some of the best surgeons in the world using state-of-the-art equipment.

    Our thanks to the 2015 Steering Committee

    Karen Tracy, 2015 Festival Chair (centre)
    Donna Zazulak, Past Chair (left)
    Trish Nieberding, Vice Chair (right)

     

    Elaine Aronyk, Beryl Bacchus, Vicky Bastide, Deborah Brown, Anne-Marie Craig, Don Darling, Sandra Dickie, Shona Dunlop, Joan Faulkner, Jackie Fetter, Linda Fulton, Diane Gagnon, Crystal Graham, Linda Grisley, Dawn Harrison, Cathy Heller-Sereda, Rosemarie Holm, Charlene Knight, Barb Lajoie, Michelle Leveille, Halie Mark, Laura Marshall, Darrell McBain, Susan McBain, Bill McBride, Alison Moir, Lynn Smarsh, Diane Stokes, Alaina Terpstra, Adrianne Thomson, Lisa Turchansky, Paddy Webb, Bryan Zuch

     

  • 2015 Festival of Trees Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor

  • Gala Evening
    Presenting Sponsor

    Luncheon & Fashion Show
    Presenting Sponsor

    Santa’s Breakfast
    Presenting Sponsor

    Festival App
    Presenting Sponsor

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    THANK YOU

    CELEBRATING THE IMPACT OF PHILANTHROPY AT WESTERN CANADA’S LEADING ACADEMIC MEDICAL SITE.

  • “Donor support is building the future of care at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.”

     

    Dr. Dylan Taylor, Co-Facility Medical Director,

    University of Alberta Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
    Speaking at the 2016 President’s Brunch

    Thank you for funding world class technology; for advancing knowledge from the research bench to the
    patients’ bedside; and for playing a pivotal role in recruiting some of the best and brightest medical minds.

     

    As part of the healthcare team, you are providing critical funding for research and innovation - creating
    new knowledge that directly benefits our patients.

     

    That’s why we host three special events each year – Chairman’s Dinner, President’s Brunch and Passport to
    Excellence – to show our gratitude for all that you’ve done.

  • WE HOPE OUR STORIES HAVE INSPIRED YOU

  • FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

    For the complete 2015-2016 financial report,

    please download the PDF document.

    $18.3 million

    Funding raised in 2015-2016

    $162.1 million

    Total net revenue over the past 10 years

    $32 million

    Committed towards patient care & research

  • Net Revenue