St. Joseph's General Hospital

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St. Joseph's General Hospital Fact Sheet 2015/16 (PDF)
St. Joseph's General Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
St. Joseph’s General Hospital
5241 43 St
Vegreville AB   T9C 1R5

Phone: 780.632.2811

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With a history dating back to the founding Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron, St. Joseph’s General Hospital offers the highest standard of acute care and out-patient services in rural Alberta. 

Programs & Services

24-hour emergency

Ambulatory care

Cardiac stress testing clinic/ Holter monitoring

Chronic disease management

Diagnostic imaging

Dietary services (inpatient & outpatient counselling)

Health information services and records management

Hemodialysis (Northern Alberta Renal program)


Occupational therapy

Palliative care

Pharmacy services

Physical therapy

Podiatry clinic

Primary Care Network

Spiritual care

Swallowing assessment clinic/Fluoroscopy clinic

Ultrasound department

Well Woman Clinic

Gerontology Clinic

Pediatric Clinic

Respiratory therapy (outpatient)

Patient & Visitor Information


Main Admitting
Phone: 780.632.2811
Location: inside the front lobby
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Emergency & After-Hours Admitting
Location: west side of hospital, attached to the Emergency Department
Hours: 24 hours


Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The cafeteria is located on the ground floor. It serves a variety of food, snacks, drinks and sandwiches for patients and visitors. If you would like a hot meal for supper, orders must be placed before 3 p.m.

Vending machines are located beside the main hospital entrance for after-hours beverages.


The chapel is located on the main floor and is available for quiet reflection and prayer.

Interpretive Services

Interpretive services are available to help patients and their families communicate with care providers when language barriers exist.   

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.

Cleaning Your Hands

For the safety of our patients, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at St. Joseph's. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.


Public parking is available at the front of the hospital.

Our Founders

The order of the Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron has existed for more than 300 years. The Sisters were founded by a 25-year-old widow named Perrine. Her calling to God came when she returned to her home village and encountered the suffering and misery caused by civil war. Eventually a formal pious society was started in 1682.

Members of this society responded to Vegreville’s call for help in 1910. The sisters quickly established a hospital in 1911 and a school of nursing in 1915 to meet the needs of the community. From scarlet fever to tumultuous flu epidemics, the Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron have faced every challenge with strength, determination and fierce dedication. These women were critical to Vegreville’s formation and their spirit still informs the care at St. Joseph’s General Hospital today.

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