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Surgical Precision

This acute care facility sits on the edge of the city and of health research and technology.

Calgary, Alberta

Extensive care

Includes 23 operating rooms, 93 acute care beds, 36-bed intensive care unit, clinical lab, diagnostic imaging areas, and the largest surgical processing facility in North America. Provides a 10% increase in surgical capacity at the Foothills Medical Centre, adding to the 17,000 surgeries performed annually.

Geared up

Engineered and equipped with the latest medical technology and infection prevention and control features in mind.

Personal spaces

Quiet rooms and family spaces allow for private meetings with physicians. Individual ICU rooms mean privacy for patients and their families as well as a lower risk of infection. With 25 m of open space around each bed, families can comfortably be bedside.

Easy access

The redevelopment of the original hospital site accommodates the tower by re-structuring access routes to minimize through traffic on site and in the surrounding communities. The tower also provides a second entrance to the hospital and a new underground parkade consists of 630 stalls for staff and visitors.

Project facts

Cost: $550 Million
Size: 62,000 sq. m./ 667,362 sq. ft.
Completed: 2010
Collaborators: SNC Lavalin, Wiebe Forest, Stantec, Resources Planing Group, RMC, Stebnicki and Associates
Builder: EllisDon
Client: Alberta Health Services

Achievements & Awards

ICU Design Citation, Co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Institute of Architects Academy on Architecture for Health