Grey Nuns Community Hospital

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Grey Nuns Community Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West (3015 62 Street NW)
Edmonton AB   T6L 5X8

Phone: 780.735.7000

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The Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of health services to a diverse and growing urban community in southeast Edmonton, following a deep-rooted tradition of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.

Programs & services

24-Hour Emergency

Ambulatory Care

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Child Health Clinic

Day Surgery

Diagnostic Imaging

Family Medicine Centre

Geriatric Services

Intensive Care

Laboratory

Medicine

Neurophysiology Laboratory

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Obstetrics

Mental Health

Palliative Care

Social Work

Spiritual Care

Surgery

Stroke Services

Therapeutic Services

Vascular Services

Women's Wellness

Patient & visitor Information

Admitting


Main admitting
Phone: 780.735.7155
Location: Inside the front lobby

Hours 

  • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Emergency Admitting
Location: Emergency Department, east side of the hospital

Hours: 24 hours a day

Visiting hours

Visitors are welcome between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Cafeteria

Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The Sunshine Cafeteria, located on the lower level of the main lobby, serves a variety of lunch and supper options as well as snacks, drinks and sandwiches for patients and visitors.

Chapel

The chapel is located on the main floor, and is available for quiet reflection and prayer. Service times are posted at the door.

Flower shop

Phone: 780.735.7549
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

The flower shop has a variety of flowers and arrangements for all occasions. It sells only types that are scent-friendly and appropriate for the hospital environment.

Gift shop

Phone: 780.735.7527
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The gift shop is located in the lobby of the hospital. It offers a selection of magazines, snacks, gifts and toiletry items for patients and visitors.

Smoke-free property

Covenant Health is a smoke-free organization and smoking is not allowed on hospital property. If you are a patient and a smoker, there are smoking cessation resources available to keep you comfortable during your stay at the hospital. Please ask a member of your care team about nicotine replacement therapy.

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our patients, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
  • If you’re sick, it's best to wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.

Protective services/lost & found

Phone: 780.735.7140

Protective Services is on duty 24 hours a day for the safety of all staff, patients and visitors.

If you have lost or found any item, please ask the staff on your unit or contact Protective Services.

Parking

Visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, on the south side of the hospital. 

Parking rates

Hourly parking is available at the front of the hospital 24/7 and can be purchased with coin or credit via the meters in front of the building.

$2.25 per 30 minutes
$4.50 per hour
$14.25 per day (please purchase from parking office) 
$40 per week (please purchase from parking office) 
$71.00 per month (please purchase from parking office) 

Parking office

Compassionate monthly passes may be available from the Parking Office with a signed form from the patient's unit. 

Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Room 1106 (main floor next to the chapel)
Open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (closed holidays)
780.735.7051

 

2016/17 Overview

Staff                                                                     3,175

Volunteers                                                         478

Outpatient visits                                               171,196

Emergency visits                                              74,011

Deliveries                                                            6,491

Acute care beds                                                355

Our stories

Volunteers create a home-like setting for afternoon tea
NICU treasure beads mark milestones for tiny patients
Living life on her own terms
Stand by Cyril: Grey Nuns peace officer advocates for the most vulnerable in our community

Four-legged care team
Respecting wishes leads to a peaceful end
Crocheted comfort in the NICU
Grey Nuns receives ‘Baby-Friendly’ designation
Taking the pain out of dental work
Healing hospitality
The healing power of art
Breaking the cycle of trauma
Missing patient training
Language interpreters
On a mission of health, hope and healing
Alberta hospitals lead world in treatment time for stroke stroke patients 
Window goes from illuminating parishioners to welcoming patients
Eight ways to stay on your feet this winter
Fourteen ways to keep your brain healthy
Volunteer knitters provide comfort to kids in hospital
Moral dilemma
My community cares
Walk With Me program takes another step forward
Skin to skin
Matters of life and death
Passion for people
Alzheimer’s Journey
Fling the sling after rotator cuff surgery
Whole-hearted care saves patient’s feet and quality of life
Groundbreaking care delivers healthy baby girl
What you need to know about diabetes
Diabetes: Over 50 years of struggles and triumphs
Treating severe depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Beating severe depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Helping premature babies get home sooner
Who are the surgeons who restore your body’s blood flow?
Life-saving vascular surgery with compassion
Heart patient’s ordeal eased by great care
Fort McMurray moms and new babies welcomed with open arms
Deck the halls at Grey Nuns Hospital NICU
Q&A: Should I get the flu shot?
Putting power in patients’ hands

Our founders

The Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) of Alberta were the Catholic founders of the Edmonton General Hospital in 1895 and still operated the General in the 1980s through a board of directors and management team. In 1988, the Edmonton General Hospital’s acute care services were transferred to the newly opened Grey Nuns Community Hospital.

The Sisters were very involved in ensuring that the new public health facility would carry their tradition of caring for the most vulnerable. They were instrumental in including palliative care, mental health programs and care for mothers and their babies. Operation of the Grey Nuns has now transitioned to Covenant Health, and, proudly, all three of these areas remain a focus.

Today, the Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of services including a 24-hour emergency department, general and vascular surgery, intensive and cardiac care, children's health, women's health, diagnostics and mental health. The tertiary palliative care unit is world-renowned for its delivery of care and teaching practices.

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