St. Mary's Hospital

Covenant Health


St. Mary's Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)
St. Mary's Hospital Foundation 
St. Mary's Hospital Fact Sheet - 2018/19

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

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 

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



Geriatric services



Lower extremity clinic


Mental health



Palliative care

Plastic surgery

Spiritual care

Stroke services


Therapeutic services


Women's health

Patient & visitor information


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. 


Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The cafeteria is located on the lower level. Vending machines are available on the main level 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.

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.

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.


Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, 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. 

Parking map

2017/18 Overview

Staff                                                    507

Volunteers                                         111

Outpatient visits                               9,011

Emergency visits                              18,305

Births                                                  307

Acute care beds                               76

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 
  • 2002 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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