Rockyview General Hospital

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Rockyview General Hospital
Alberta Health Services
RGH overlooking the Glenmore Reservoir
Rockyview General Hospital is located in Calgary
Rockyview General Hospital
Location in Calgary
Location7007 14 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates50°59′27″N 114°05′51″W / 50.9907°N 114.0974°W / 50.9907; -114.0974Coordinates: 50°59′27″N 114°05′51″W / 50.9907°N 114.0974°W / 50.9907; -114.0974
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada)
Emergency departmentYes
HelipadTC LID: CEM2
ListsHospitals in Canada

Rockyview General Hospital (RGH) is a large hospital. It is located in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir and is administered by Alberta Health Services and formerly by the Calgary Health Region.

The hospital contains over 650 beds and provides medical and surgical services to Calgary and Southern Alberta. The RGH is noted for its comprehensive urology department, and is becoming the leader in Canada for urological care.[1] It includes a 24-hour emergency department, an intensive care unit (ICU), as well as day surgery units. It offers a Maternal Newborn Program, mental health and psychiatric services, as well as senior's health and ambulatory care. The Lions Eye Bank, which is a regional centre for recovery of donated eye tissue for corneal transplants, is located at RGH.

The building was designed by Culham Pedersen Valentine, and built at a cost of $90 million.[2] It had a total surface of 69,952 m2 (752,960 sq ft), and an additional 23,000 m2 (250,000 sq ft) were added in 1995. Further expansion in 2004 added another 100 beds.

The hospital underwent expansion and upgrades, with two operating theatres added to the surgical suite, and vertical expansion of the Highwood Building.[3] The construction included an additional 100 inpatient beds, as well as three stories added to the hospital's North Tower, and five stories to the south side of the hospital.[4] These expansions were completed in 2008.[5]


The facility contains 19 clinics:[6]

Ambulatory care include Medicine, Respiratory, GI/GU, Surgery, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Pulmonary Respiratory Exercise Program, Lithotripsy, Pacemaker Clinic, Paediatric Clinic, Geriatric Outpatient Consultation and Geriatric Mental Health.

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  1. ^ The Inaugural Kinnear Classic
  2. ^ Alberta Association of Architects. "Rockyview General Hospital - the Highwood Building". Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  3. ^ Cana Corporation (September 2005). "Rockyview General Hospital Project". Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  4. ^ "FUTURE GROWTH". Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2009.
  5. ^ "CANA Construction | Rockyview General Hospital Vertical Expansion". Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  6. ^ Calgary Health Region. "Rockyview General Hospital Clinics". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2007-03-08.

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