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Capital Campaign Overview

Reasons Why

Who will benefit from this project?
The most fantastic part about this project is that the funds raised will help the entire population of Grande Prairie and the Peace Country Region. This includes the babies who are born in our hospital, the people who will spend their last days in our hospital and all the times in-between. We serve the people who are most at risk and vulnerable to the most fortunate and wealthy. The entire population of Grande Prairie and the Peace Country Region can and will benefit from the health care advancements made available through this project.

Why is this important to our community?
Our hospital is the heart of our community and our health care system is critical to keeping our community healthy. By working with the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation you will be a part of advancing health care that will make an impact today. These include:

Reduced Travel – Patients and their families will not have to travel long distances for medical examinations and treatments.

Alleviate Financial Burden – With travel, families often have to take time off work while incurring expenses for lodging, fuel, meal costs and even additional child care costs. This can be very stressful in an already difficult time.

Reduced Wait Times – Patients will be able to receive services locally instead of waiting in the cue for Hospitals in major city centers.

Save Lives – Having immediate access to life saving equipment and professionals improves patient health outcomes.

Improved Patient Recovery – It has been proven that patients heal better when supported by friends and family who can be near.

Community Support – Patients can be surrounded by a community they know and people who know them.

Reliability – Once the new service is part of our local Hospital system, it is funded and supported by Alberta Health Services long term.

Attracting New Professionals – Bringing a new service to our Hospital brings new medical professionals, ensuring local health care needs are always addressed.

Teaching Hospital – Integrating students locally to become healthcare professionals increases the likelihood these new professionals will stay in the Peace Country Region.

Pride in Your Community – You can be proud that you made a difference for your hospital and your community. Your gift really does matter and quite possibly may save the life of someone you know and care about.

This new project also includes the introduction of the new Patient Centered Care Model.
What makes this hospital different than the current Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is the focus on patient and family centered care. This model of care engages family involvement with patient care instead of relying on the healthcare system alone. The welcoming of family will not only enhance the patient experience it will also ensure families get the opportunity to be with their loved ones. This approach has been proven to show greater health outcomes, improved patient safety, reduced healthcare cost, reduced wait times, better communication, teamwork and overall satisfaction.

Due to current infection control standards, each of the 200 in-patient rooms will be private stay with private washrooms. In addition, with the focus on patient and family-centered care, each room will contain furniture so a family member can stay with the patient overnight if desired.

Each room will also have windows to the outside to embrace natural sunlight to promote healing. The view will either be overlooking the beautiful courtyards or the natural environment of Bear Creek.

There are multitudes of naming opportunities for a one million dollar gift. The amount can be specific to one area or divided into all four components. We would be happy to personally discuss recognition opportunities with your organization. Here is some information:

Message from our Co-Chairs

It is with great pleasure that we take part in the fundraising efforts of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation (formally the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation). Together we aim to raise 20 million dollars to enhance patient care for the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital currently under construction. This project not only looks at the specific healthcare needs of today; it also encompasses the opportunity to make a difference in our future. Being able to adapt to new innovations in technology and modern medical advancements is critical in providing a high-quality healthcare system for our families in this community and the Peace Country Region.

We are committed to our Hospital because we live here, we work here and we believe that enhancing patient care is vital to keeping our community healthy. We ask for your support in helping us make this campaign a success and together we can build one of the best regional healthcare facilities in Alberta.

Dr. Cled Lewis and Lyle Carlstrom
Co-Chairs of the Key to Care Campaign

Purpose of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation
The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization entrusted with fundraising for the QE II Hospital and the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital that is currently under construction. Funds raised through individuals, organizations and businesses in the community provide a vital link to services for thousands of individuals and their families in this region. In a city with a population of 68,000, and a community outreach of more than 250,000, medical needs for our patients continue to increase. By partnering, you will positively impact health care services for residents in the entire Peace Country Region.
Our Foundation is entrusted with the stewardship and management of donor funds with the primary goal of enhancing patient care for our residents in this region. Our 12 member volunteer Board of Trustees is made up of community leaders who work directly with Alberta Health Services and the community to bring highly specialized medical services and programs to our regional hospital. By doing so, we are able to bring new doctors, new services and new technologies to our hospital thereby reducing the need to travel to Edmonton while improving patient health outcomes. This campaign not only looks at the healthcare needs of today, it also encompasses the opportunity to make a difference in the future. Being able to adapt to new innovations in technology and modern medical advancements is vital in providing a high quality health care system that would not normally be funded or be accessible locally or within the Region. Bringing these services here immediately impacts our population and grows the services in this Region. We do not support operating or basic health care requirements already provided by Alberta Health Services.

What the monies are to be used for:

Our capital campaign aims to raise $20 million dollars. Your contribution can be allocated to any of the four components or multiple components of the new capital campaign.

1. Key Innovations ( up to 9 million dollars)
2. Key Equipment For Life Legacy Fund (6 million dollars)
3. The Key to the Art of Healing – Arts Component ( 3 million dollars)
4. The Key to Knowledge – Educational Component – (2 million dollars)