St. Michael's Health Centre

Covenant Health

Resources

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

Facility overview

Contact information
St. Michael’s Health Centre
1400 9 Ave South
Lethbridge AB  T1J 4V5

Main Phone: 403.382.6400 
Fax: 403.382.6413

Other important contacts
Post-Acute Rehabilitation Program (PARP): 403.382.6441
Palliative Care Unit: 403.382.6439
Long-Term Care: 403.382.6444
Supportive Living: 403.382.6458
Bridges/GCR : 403.388.6940

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St. Michael’s Health Centre ensures personal choice, dignity and respect for its 40 long-term care residents, 24 rehab patients, 24 community support beds, 72 supportive living residents, 24 mental health residents, 8 complex long-term care residents and 10 palliative care residents. Our patients and residents are accommodated in individual and personalized rooms in small home-like groupings. We embrace diversity within our multi-cultural environment and are committed to serving people of all faiths, culture and circumstances.

Resident & visitor information

We believe that visits by family members and friends enrich the quality of life of our residents, so visitors are welcome.

The following guidelines will help you make your visit as pleasant as possible:

  • Please respect all visitors, staff and residents.
  • Visitors of all ages are welcome. For their own safety, children must be supervised by an adult at all times. 
  • You are welcome to use the outdoor areas for visits.
  • Visiting hours are flexible; however, in some circumstances visiting hours may be restricted due to the residents’ condition.
  • To maintain resident confidentiality, please don’t enter administrative areas.
  • Please check with a nurse before bringing in food, drink, candy or cigarettes.
  • The attending physician must approve medications brought into St. Michael's.
  • If you need supplies for caregiving, please obtain them from the care staff.
  • Vending machines (soda and snacks) are available on the nursing floors.

St. Michael’s Cafe (Koffee Korner)

Open  10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Koffee Korner offers daily specials, sandwiches, snacks, soda, coffee, etc.

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our residents, 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.

Parking

Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, in the south lot (between St. Michael’s Health Centre and Martha’s House). Please notify Administration if you intend to leave your car in the south parking lot for an extended amount of time.

Parking passes

Please see the unit clerk for a parking pass. The pass must be placed on your dashboard. This parking permit is the property of St. Michael’s and must be returned upon the discharge of the resident/patient.

2016/17 Overview

Staff                                                                                         449

Volunteers                                                                               70

Outpatient visits                                                                      10,682

Long-term care beds                                                             40

Community support beds                                                      24

Palliative care beds                                                                 10

Rehabilitation beds                                                                  24

Complex long-term care beds                                               8

Supportive living dementia beds                                            72

Long-term care complex mental health & addictions beds   24

Our founders

The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish (Nova Scotia) opened St. Michael’s General Hospital in Lethrbidge on June 1, 1929.

In 1995, the facility transitioned to a new role of continuing care, and its name was changed to St. Michael’s Health Centre.

In October 2008, St. Michael’s Health Centre joined 16 other Catholic healthcare facilities in Alberta to form Covenant Health, Canada’s largest Catholic healthcare organization. Today, Covenant Health builds on the Sisters’ legacy of compassionate care and serves 12 communities across Alberta.

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