St. Joseph's General Hospital

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St. Joseph's General Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)
St. Joseph's General Hospital Fact Sheet 2018/19

Facility Overview

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

Phone: 780.632.2811

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 

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 rehabilitation program (outpatient)

Cardiac stress testing clinic/ Holter monitoring

Chronic disease management

Diagnostic imaging

Dietary services (inpatient & outpatient counselling)

Gerontology Clinic

Health information services and records management

Hemodialysis (Northern Alberta Renal program)



Occupational therapy

Palliative care

Pharmacy services

Physical therapy

Podiatry clinic

Primary Care Network

Respiratory therapy (outpatient)

Spiritual care

Swallowing assessment clinic/Fluoroscopy clinic

Ultrasound department

Well Woman Clinic

Patient & visitor information


Main admitting
Phone: 780.632.2811
Location: inside the front lobby
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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


Location: main floor
Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Vending machines are located in the front entrance.


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.

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.


Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, at the front of St. Joseph's General Hospital. 

Parking map

2018/19 Overview

Staff                                                    157

Volunteers                                         3

Outpatient visits                               6,812

Emergency visits                              9,532

Acute care beds                               24

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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