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
Assisted living lodge
Patient & Visitor Information
Phone: 403.442.3955 ext. 232
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 403.442.3955 ext. 251
Lodge & Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: 780.679.6145 ext 298
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.
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.
Free parking is available in front of the facility and to the north of the building.
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