Capital Health (Alberta)

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Capital Health was a public health authority providing complete health services to Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, and its surrounding central Alberta communities. It was also the largest single employer in the province of Alberta, employing approximately 30,000 people.[1] In 2008 it was merged into Alberta Health Services.


Former logos of Capital Health

The Capital Health Authority was created on June 24, 1994 under Alberta's Regional Health Authorities Act. On May 26, 2003 it was renamed Capital Health. On July 1, 2008 it was absorbed into the province-wide Alberta Health Services Board.


Capital Health was entered in the province of Alberta, it is bordered to the north and west by the Aspen Regional Health Authority, to the east by East Central Health and to the south by the David Thompson Regional Health Authority.

Capital Health provided health services to more than one million residents within its geographic boundaries. It also provided specialized programs and services to people throughout Alberta, Western Canada and Canada's northern territories.

The communities within Capital Health's service area include:

Cities Towns Counties
Edmonton Beaumont Legal Leduc County
Fort Saskatchewan Bon Accord Morinville Parkland County
Leduc Calmar Redwater Strathcona County
Spruce Grove Devon Stony Plain Sturgeon County
St. Albert Gibbons Sherwood Park Yellowhead County

Health facilities[edit]

Capital Health provides health care services in the following hospitals and health centres:

Hospitals & Health Centres[2]
Alberta Hospital Edmonton Misericordia Community Hospital
Devon General Hospital Northeast Community Health Centre
Evansburg Health Centre Redwater Health Centre
Fort Saskatchewan Health Centre Royal Alexandra Hospital
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Stollery Children's Hospital
Grey Nuns Community Hospital Strathcona Community Hospital
Health First Strathcona Sturgeon Community Hospital
Leduc Community Hospital University of Alberta Hospital
Lois Hole Hospital for Women WestView Health Centre
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

The Misercordia and Grey Nuns hospitals were jointly operated by Capital Health and the Caritas Health Group. Caritas Health Group is a Catholic provider of health care in Alberta. It also operates the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre.


  1. ^ Venture Publishing Inc. (2007). "50 Largest Employers" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-10. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  2. ^ Capital Health (2006). "Capital Health - Hospitals & Primary Care Facilities". Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 

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