Our donors are helping to bring specialized, family-centred care to the new Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon
On Monday, October 28, the new Stollery neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Sturgeon Community Hospital opened. 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 is investing $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. It's not too late to donate in support of ongoing care at the new Stollery NICU at the Sturgeon.
We’re proud to partner with the Canadian Progress Club – St. Albert Chapter and artist Lewis Lavoie to create a mosaic mural as a fundraiser that’s part of our $2-million campaign goal.
You can be part of this amazing fundraising opportunity – and help Stollery kids and their families from backyards across Sturgeon County – by donating today to get your own custom tile on the mural (check out our mural concept here).
*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 email@example.com or 780.686.8138.
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, the Sturgeon Hospital is 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 changes on Monday when the Sturgeon Community Hospital opens its doors to a new $2.3-million Stollery NICU. We’ve committed to raising 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: