St. Mary's Health Care Centre

Covenant Health

Resources

Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
St. Mary's Health Care Centre Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility overview

Contact information
St. Mary’s Health Care Centre
451 Dechauney Ave
Trochu AB   T0M 2C0

Phone: 403.442.3955

View larger map

 

St. Mary’s Health Care Centre provides health services to Trochu and surrounding rural communities, following a deep-rooted tradition of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.

Programs & services

Laboratory 

Lodge

Long-term care

Spiritual care

Resident & visitor information

Administration

Phone: 403.442.3955 ext. 299
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Site Administrator

Ryan Wiest
Phone: 403.442.3955 ext. 251
ryan.wiest@covenanthealth.ca

Clinic Unit Manager

Kathy Smith
Phone: 403.442.3955 ext. 272
Kathy.Smith@covenanthealth.ca 

Lodge & Volunteer Services Coordinator

Faith Henkel
Phone: 780.679.6145 ext. 298
Faith.Henkel@covenanthealth.ca

Dining room

The dining room, located in the hospital basement, is for staff. However, families of residents can purchase meals with 48 hours' advance notice. Please speak with staff for more information on this service.

Chapel

Our chapel is located on the west side of the main floor. There is an interdenominational service on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and mass on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Cleaning your hands

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

Parking

Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, on the north side of the facility.

Our founders

On July 28, 1909, eight Sisters left France on a Mission to a small country town (later known as Trochu) in central Alberta. Under the direction of Sister Marie-Louise Recton, Superior, a hospital was immediately constructed from a simple granary.

A year later, St. Anne’s ranch gave ten acres of land to the Sisters and they began constructing a new building. Father Lemius, visiting from France, blessed the building, stating “you are placing the Sacred Heart in the foundation of the building as He will take care of sustaining and developing the spiritual edifice.”

After a year of construction, a three-storey facility with water, steam heating and electricity was ready to receive patients.

In 1930, Sister Marie-Louise Recton passed away, and private cemetery for her was created behind the hospital. The cemetery is still there today, serving as a reminder of the sacrifices the Sisters made to make St. Mary’s Health Care Centre what it is today.

St. Mary’s Health Care Centre has transformed over the years to accommodate the growing community. The current building opened in 1977 and the adjacent lodge opened in 1985. Mother Marie-Louise Recton would be proud to see her “little mission in the Coulee” grow into the amazing health care centre that it is today.

“We look on the past with thankful hearts, we live from day to day in the present with faith, and we plan for the future with hope and trust in God.” - Sister Cecile Goyer SCE

Work with us

 

Send your feedback

 

Donate

 

Volunteer