St. Mary's Hospital

Covenant Health

Resources

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

Facility Overview

Contact Information
St. Mary’s Hospital
4607 53 St
Camrose AB   T4V 1Y5

General information phone: 780.679.6100
Main admitting phone: 780.679.6126

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St. Mary’s Hospital is a modern, progressive hospital that serves a diverse and growing rural community with a wide range of acute care services. St. Mary's Hospital serves with hospitality and compassion, carrying on the spirit of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul who founded the hospital in 1924.

Programs & Services

24-hour emergency

Acute care

Ambulatory care

Child health

Inpatient clinical nutrition

Community cancer centre

Coronary care

Critical care

Day surgery

Diagnostic imaging

Endoscopy

Enterostomy

Geriatric services

Gynecology

Laboratory

Lower extremity clinic

Medicine

Mental health

Obstetrics

Orthopedics

Palliative care

Plastic surgery

Spiritual care

Stroke services

Surgery/anesthesia

Therapeutic services

Urology

Women's health

Patient & Visitor Information

Admitting

Main Admitting
Phone 780.679.6126
Location: inside the front lobby
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Emergency Admitting
Location: West side of hospital 
Hours: 24 hours 

General Visiting Hours

Hours: 11 a.m.  - 9 p.m.

General visiting hours are unrestricted; however, visitors are encouraged to arrive after 11 a.m. and to depart at 9 p.m. to allow for patient care. We ask that children be accompanied and under constant supervision of an adult.  

Special Care Unit Visiting Hours

The Special Care Unit has designated rest hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors are not allowed during that time.

All visitors staying past regular visiting hours must sign in at the Emergency Department desk. 

Cafeteria

Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The cafeteria is located on the lower level. Vending machines are located beside the elevators on the main floor for after-hour snacks.

Family Contact with Units

To limit interruptions to patient care, please designate one family member as a main family contact. 

Gift Shop

Hours: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

The gift shop is located south of the lobby and offers a wide selection of items for purchase. The St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary runs the gift shop and proceeds go to patient comfort initiatives within the hospital.

Patient Meals

Patient meals are served directly from the kitchen at the following times:
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Supper: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

A dietitian will visit you upon request. If you are away from your room during meal times because of treatments or tests, your meal will be served later.

Cleaning Your Hands

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

Protective Services/ Lost & Found

Phone: 780.679.6100

Protective Services is on duty 12 hours a day during weekdays and 24 hours on weekends. Please send valuables (such as jewelry and unnecessary cash)  home for safe keeping during your stay.

Parking

There is public parking available at the front of the hospital and  two-hour street parking for St. Mary's Hospital patients and visitors. Due to limited parking spaces, we recommend patients and visitors arrive early or arrange transportation to the hospital.

Our Founders

The story of St. Mary's Hospital begins in the late 1910s when the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston, ON were invited by the Mayor and Council of Camrose to establish a hospital. The city donated the land and in 1924 St. Mary's Hospital officially opened its doors.

Since those early beginnings, St. Mary's Hospital has reflected the philosophy of the Sisters of Providence:

  • Care of the sick is a sacred trust
  • God is the author of human life which is precious and cherished from conception until death
  • Everyone, without exception, is to be treated with dignity and respect
  • Everyone is to be treated in a fair and just manner

Our history in Camrose has included some momentous occasions. Here are a few: 

  • 1924 Training School for nurses established (closed 1932)
  • 1933 Full accreditation status awarded (one of fourteen in the province)
  • 1949 New wing added, capacity increased to 117 beds
  • 1989 New facility opened 
  • 2003 St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose Foundation is established
  • 2008 Covenant Health is officially incorporated under the Covenant Health Act
  • 2009 First Annual Legacy Day to renew the dedication to the Purposes of the Founding Sisters of all the Covenant Health Sites
  • 2014 Celebrate 150 years of Catholic health care in Alberta 

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