Misericordia Community Hospital

Covenant Health


Misericordia Community Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
Misericordia Community Hospital
16940 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB   T5R 4H5

Phone: 780.735.2000 

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The Misericordia Community Hospital provides a full range of acute care services to a diverse and growing community. Health care services follow a deep-rooted tradition of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.

Programs & services

24-hour emergency

ALS clinic

Alternate level of care

Ambulatory care

Child health services

Coronary care

Critical care

Day surgery

Diabetes program

Diagnostic serves

Family medicine centre

Geriatric services

Healing Connections

Intermediate care nursery




Mental health


PARTY programPsychiatry / Psychology

Respiratory Therapy

Social work

Spiritual care


Therapeutic services

Urodynamics and Northern Alberta

Continence Service

Women’s health

Wound care

Patient & visitor information


Main admitting
Phone: 780.735.2701
Location: Inside the front lobby

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m

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

Hours: 24 hours a day

Visiting hours

Hospital visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  


Hours: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Garden Cafeteria is on the lower level (Level 0). It serves a variety of lunch and supper specials daily as well as snacks, drinks and sandwiches for patients and visitors. 

Tim Hortons is located in the same area and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

A vending machine is located near the cafeteria entrance for after-hour snacks and beverages.


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: 780.735.2990

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Gift shop

Phone: 780.735.2524

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the hospital, offers a selection of magazines, snacks, gifts and toiletries items for patients and visitors. 

Public washrooms

Visitors are asked not to use the bathrooms located in patient rooms for the safety and health of the patients. Public washrooms are available throughout the building.

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 provide comfort 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: 780.735.2605

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.


Public parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, at the front of the hospital 24/7. See our parking map for more details.

Parking Rates

$2.25 per 30 minutes
$40 per week

There are currently no daily rates available in the emergency parking lots. Compassionate monthly passes may be available from the Parking Office with a signed form available from the unit. 

Parking Office

817 Cabrini Centre, MCH
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

2016/17 Overview

Staff                                                                     2,720

Volunteers                                                         522

Outpatient visits                                               140,755

Emergency visits                                              50,424

Deliveries                                                            2,818

Acute care beds                                               309

Our founders

The tradition of community service established at the Misericordia Hospital began with the foundress of the Misericordia Sisters, Mere de la Nativite. She was born Marie-Rosalie Cadron on January 27, 1794. As a young child she was noted as being particularly concerned with the wellbeing of those less fortunate then herself. After the passing of her husband in 1832, Marie-Rosalie’s charitable work became her main focus especially serving unwed pregnant young women in the Montreal core. Despite criticism for her work, Marie-Rosalie continued attending to these women eventually creating a hospice where her and other volunteers could house greater numbers of women. Eventually the society was constituted in a ceremony in 1848.

The history of the Edmonton Misericordia hospital began in 1900 with the arrival in Edmonton of four members of the Montreal-based Misericordia Sisters and a nurse from the Community’s House in Ottawa. On Aug 29 they opened a small maternity hospital in a converted warehouse in the Oliver district.  6 years later the first iteration of the Misericordia hospital was built on the west side of 111th street between 98th and 99th avenue. This hospital would provide care for the population of Edmonton and house the Misericordia nursing school until the new hospital was built in 1969 where it now stands today.For as long as Edmonton has been a city there has been a Misericordia hospital to serve its needs. 



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