McCaig Tower at Foothills Medical Centre
This acute care facility sits on the edge of the city and of health research and technology.
- 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.
Collaborators: SNC Lavalin, Wiebe Forest, Stantec, Resources Planing Group, RMC, Stebnicki and Associates
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