Past Fundraising Projects

Paediatric MRI Campaign

In February 2012 the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation launched a $122,000 dollar Capital Campaign to purchase a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Anaesthesia System specifically for paediatric patients.

In July, the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation was excited to announce that the Paediatric MRI Campaign has surpassed the goal of $122,000, thanks to the generous donations of the community of Grande Prairie.

“The response from the community for this campaign has been so positive and amazing,” says Cindy Park, Executive Director, “we reached our goal quickly and the MRI Anaesthesia System has been ordered. Each and every gift is important to patient care in this community and this piece of specialized equipment will help reduce the burden of travel to Edmonton in order to receive MRI diagnostic services.”

Chillin’ in the ICU Campaign

In January 2012 the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation started the Chillin’ in the ICU Campaign to raise funds to purchase a Hypothermia Machine.

In 2013, the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation had announced the campaign as a success! With the much needed help from the community, the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation had raised over $28,000 for the Hypothermia Machine. The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation would like to express their deep gratitude to the community for all their donations to make this purchase possible.

Operating Microscope

At a cost of $200,000, the Orthopedic Operating Microscope was a major element of the Surgical Services Expansion Project. The microscope was purchased with the proceeds raised at the 2004 Festival of Trees event. This specialized equipment item offers significant advancement in the variety of orthopedic procedures now available at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.

Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital’s new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery which celebrated its Grand Opening on March 18, 2004 is the only one of its kind, north of Edmonton. With this NICU, we are now able to keep our babies at home and minimize or even eliminate the time that families must be separated from their precious newborns. With an overwhelming response from the community and Corporate Major Gifts donated by Devon, EnCana and Talisman Energy, over $900,000 dollars was raised to secure this project. These vital, life saving services are now available to the citizens of Northern Alberta, Northeastern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

Intensive Care Unit Upgrades (ICU)

In 2003, the Intensive Care Unit made a plea for help for an additional adult ventilator and 10 upgraded I.C.U. monitors. These items required over $150,000 and once again, the proceeds from the Foundation’s events made it possible to provide these necessary items.

New Ophthalmology Services Available

In 2001, more than $150,000 was raised to purchase a specialized operating microscope and Phaeco-machine for the Ophthalmology Department at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. Through the provision of these equipment items, the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital was very fortunate to also secure an additional Ophthalmologist for Grande Prairie and area. In Grande Prairie, eye surgeries have now advanced to a safer, faster, and more efficient level for glaucoma surgeries, the removal of ocular tumors and cataract surgeries being performed under topical anesthesia. From a surgical perspective, Grande Prairie is now as technologically advanced as any centre in North America.

MRI Campaign a Success

In 1998, the Foundation launched a 5 year / $4 million dollar Capital Campaign to purchase an MRI for the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. Due to the overwhelming vision and devotion from the citizens of Grande Prairie and its surrounding areas, this campaign was accomplished in only 15 months! Today, the MRI facility provides services to over 4,000 patients annually.

64 Slice CT Scanner

Another Foundation success story was the successful completion of the $2.2 million dollar 64 Slice CT Scanner for our Diagnostic Imaging Department. This was made possible by the generous donations received from so many individuals and companies. We could not have completed this amazing campaign without you!

Integrated Surgical Suites

The Grande Prairie Regional Hospital has developed two Integrated Surgical Suites for the surgeons and patients of our region. These Integrated Suites have teleconferencing capable equipment which allows our surgeons to perform specialized operations with the guidance of other specialists throughout the world. This is both an education mechanism for our surgeons, as well as an advantage for our patients. The Integrated Surgical Suite allows our patients to have their surgical procedure here in Grande Prairie rather than having to travel to Edmonton or Calgary. This also provides an opportunity for our surgeons to become more specialized in their field of expertise without having to acquire additional specific training elsewhere. The project now provides the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital with two (2) specialized integrated suites for $900,000.00.