Sturgeon NICU

Donors help to bring specialized, family-centred care to the new Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon

The Stollery neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Sturgeon Community Hospital opened its doors to the public in October of 2019. This new, six-bed unit gives the sickest neonatal babies from St. Albert and surrounding areas, and their families, the specialized, family-centred care they need - right in their own backyard.

Thanks to our donors, the Foundation invested $2 million to fund state-of-the-art equipment and training in the Stollery NICU, alongside the government's $2.3-million investment in the space.

Last chance to be a part of the Stollery NICU mosaic mural

Become part of a lasting legacy project in support of children's health. Time is running out for you to purchase your personalized tile to be added to this beautiful mosaic mural destined for the Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert. Donate before September 30, 2020 to secure your spot in this unique art installation created by local artist Lewis Lavoie (check out the artist's concept here). Custom tiles range in price with all proceeds benefiting the littlest, most vulnerable Stollery patients. A limited number of tiles remain! See below for three ways to donate today.

 

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*Please be advised that logos and photos may be altered by colour or design in order to align with the mosaic mural. To learn more about mosaic murals and to see samples of Lavoie’s work please visit muralmosaic.com.

If you wish to purchase multiple tiles, contact nafisa.bowen@stollerykids.com or 780.431.8909.

Next steps after your donation

After your generous donation, you’ll receive an email confirmation from Nafisa Bowen with a link to a Google form to collect information for your tile. Please complete the Google form within three days.

Have questions? Take a look at our mosaic mural FAQs.

About the Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon

The number of deliveries at the Sturgeon Community Hospital has increased dramatically in recent years. In fact, before the new Stollery NICU opened at the Sturgeon, the Sturgeon Hospital was the largest neonatal site in Alberta without neonatal support.

More than 3,000 babies were born at the Hospital in 2016, with three to four per cent of those newborns requiring intensive care. However, without a NICU at the Hospital, as many as 90 babies had to be transferred to one of four NICUs in Edmonton including two Stollery NICUs – one at the University Hospital and the other at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

That all changed in October of 2019 when the Sturgeon Community Hospital opened its doors to a new $2.3-million Stollery NICU. We’ve invested an additional $2 million to fund state-of-the-art equipment and training within the Stollery NICU, with the help of generous donors like you.

Check out the following stories to learn more about the impact you’re making on the health of premature babies in Sturgeon: