Red Deer Regional Hospital

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Red Deer Regional Hospital
Alberta Health Services
Red Deer Regional Hospital is located in Alberta
Red Deer Regional Hospital
Location in Alberta
Geography
Location Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 52°15′37.75″N 113°49′4.75″W / 52.2604861°N 113.8179861°W / 52.2604861; -113.8179861Coordinates: 52°15′37.75″N 113°49′4.75″W / 52.2604861°N 113.8179861°W / 52.2604861; -113.8179861
Organization
Care system Medicare
Hospital type General, Teaching
Affiliated university University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Services
Emergency department Yes
Helipad TC LID: CRD3[1]
History
Founded 1904
Links
Website http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities.asp?pid=facility&rid=1000342

Red Deer Regional Hospital is a medical facility located in Red Deer, Alberta. Alberta Health Services is responsible for the operations of the hospital.[2]

Services[edit]

  • Asthma education
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI and Ultrasound)
  • Emergency
  • General Surgery
  • Mental health
    • Pediatric mental health[3]
  • Obstetrics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Palliative care
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Urology

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Transport[edit]

The hospital is located within a 1 hour service radius of the STARS air ambulance service from both the Calgary and Edmonton base sites. [4]

Education[edit]

The hospital serves as a training center for multiple professions. The University of Alberta trains residents in their Rural Alberta North family medicine program and rotate medical students on elective.[5] It is also a site for pharmacy resident training[6] and nursing student training from the Red Deer College.[7]

Funding[edit]

Philanthropic funding is directed by the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. [8]

History[edit]

Red Deer Memorial Hospital[edit]

The Red Deer Memorial Hospital was constructed in 1904 as a memorial to three local men who had participated in the Boer War. Financial assistance was provided to purchase property at Red Deer Regional Hospital's current location. At the time it was the only hospital between Calgary and Edmonton. The original hospital was torn down for an auxiliary hospital in 1961.[9]

Name changes[edit]

  • Red Deer Memorial
  • Red Deer Municipal
  • Red Deer General
  • Red Deer Regional Hospital[9]

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