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
Inpatient clinical nutrition
Community cancer centre
Lower extremity clinic
Patient & Visitor Information
Location: inside the front lobby
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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