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It’s better to walk alone than a crowd going in the wrong direction.

Diane Grant

Getting to the heart of vascular health

September 21, 2017

Edmonton - Media are invited to attend the 2nd annual Vascular Health Day hosted by the Northern Alberta Vascular Centre. The full-day event will take place at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital and will feature vascular health screenings, a mock operating room, vascular surgery simulations, lunch and learn, and a community walk. The day will begin with a formal speaking program and a provincial declaration presented by The Honourable Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health.

Vascular Health Day was created to raise awareness of vascular disease, prevention and treatment. The Northern Alberta Vascular Centre is located at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital and is the centre for vascular care for a population of more than 2 million, serving all of Northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories, as well as parts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The program is home to some of the top vascular surgeons in North America and performs more than 2,300 surgeries yearly. 

Event details:  

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time:
 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:
 Grey Nuns Community Hospital (1100 Youville Dr W Northwest)
Speakers:  CTV Traffic Specialist Jordan Hertner (emcee)
                   The Honourable Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health
                   Rosa Rudelich, VP & Chief Operating Officer, Covenant Health
                   Ron Gilbertson, Chair, Covenant Foundation Board of Directors
                   Trevor Small, Senior Director of Operations, Northern Alberta Vascular Centre

Media are asked to meet at the front entrance of the Grey Nuns Community Hospital where a communications representative will bring you to the media availability at 9:30 a.m.

Note: Construction is taking place along the 66 street corridor from 28 Avenue to 41 Avenue. You can access the facility along 28 Avenue to Youville Drive West NW. Media with marked vehicles can park in public parking for free for the duration of the story.

Covenant Health is Canada's largest Catholic health care organization with over 15,000 physicians, employees and volunteers serving in 12 communities across Alberta. A major provider in Alberta's integrated health system, Covenant Health works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services.

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Media advisory (PDF)

For additional information, contact:
Esther Kim, Communications Advisor
Covenant Health Communications
Esther.Kim@CovenantHealth.ca    
780.246.2523