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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.

Frances Lear

Two new state-of-the-art hybrid operating rooms open at Grey Nuns Community Hospital

September 21, 2018

Edmonton – Media are invited to attend the opening of two endovascular hybrid operating rooms. The suites provide greater flexibility and less x-ray exposure for patients and staff. The exceptional imaging allows surgeons to perform procedures more accurately and take on more complex cases.

The ribbon-cutting for the new operating rooms will be held on Vascular Health Day. Media are invited for a guided tour of the state-of-the-art operating suites that will be set up for a mock surgery.

The Northern Alberta Vascular Centre is located at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. It is home to some of the top vascular surgeons in North America and performs more than 2,300 surgeries yearly.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: 9:30 – formal program, including greetings from Minister Christina Gray
          10:30 – ribbon-cutting and media tours of the new operating rooms

Grey Nuns Community Hospital (1100 Youville Dr W Northwest)

    • The Honourable Christina Gray, Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal and MLA for Edmonton-Mill Woods
    • Dr. Owen Heisler, Chief Medical Officer, Covenant Health
    • Tracy Sopkow, CEO, Covenant Foundation
    • Trevor Small, Senior Director of Operations, NAVC

Operating Room guides:

  • Bryana Hahn, Unit Manager of the Operating Room, NAVC
  • Jackie Campbell, Assistant Head Nurse, NAVC
  • Dr. Gerrit Winkelaar, Head of Vascular Surgery, NAVC
  • Dr. Karim Alibhai, Vascular Surgeon, NAVC
  • Dr. Robert Turnbull, Vascular Surgeon, NAVC

Media are asked to meet at the front entrance of the Grey Nuns Community Hospital at 9:15 a.m. where a communications representative will bring you to the formal program.

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

For additional information, please contact:
Tessia Verbeek Senior Advisor, Communications

Covenant Health is one of Canada's largest Catholic health care organization with 17 facilities and 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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