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)