The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a proud to partner with the following organizations, health care providers and educational units:
- Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation (RAHF)
- Women's and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)
- Alberta Health Services (AHS)
- Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology (WISEST)
- Lois Hole Hospital for Women
- Our Teaching Hospitals: the Royal Alexandra, Grey Nuns, Misericordia and the Sturgeon General Hospitals
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation (RAHF)
Established in 1984, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation provides a way for thousands of individuals and organizations to support the Royal Alexandra Hospital and its number one priority: building better health care.
The Foundation funds ground-breaking education, cutting-edge research, next-generation technologies and facility enhancements. It also supports a growing number of specialized centres of health care excellence located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital campus, including the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, the CK Hui Heart Centre, the Orthopedic Surgery Centre and the Regional Eye Centre.
Women's and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)
The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute supports research excellence dedicated to improving the health and lives of women and children. Founded in 2006, WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada and one of the few in the world, to focus on women’s, children’s and perinatal health. These three critically important areas of health are closely interconnected, but have often not been well understood or studied in relationship with each other.
WCHRI’s studies span innovative, cutting-edge advances and basic discovery research, both of which are essential to finding cures and solutions, along with better treatment and care.
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
As a zone leader for Edmonton and the capital city region, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology works closely with the provincial health authorities to provide optimal maternal, perinatal and women’s health care services throughout Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
Through our ongoing collaboration with Alberta Health Services, our clinicians, surgeons and residents ensure quality patient care, administer a variety of programs and services, and work together to continuously improve upon women’s health in our province. The academic chair for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is also is the Alberta Health Services zone clinical department head (ZCDH) for Women’s Health for the Edmonton Zone.
In September 2014, the Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology Department Executive Committee (ROGDEC) was established, which includes all Ob-Gyn hospital site leads, the department's sub-specialty directors, medical education and research leads, as well as the academic chair, zone lead and Administrative Professional Officer. This committee meets 4 to 5 times a year to develop the program’s education, research and clinical initiatives, as well as planning future manpower and recruitment.
Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology (WISEST)
Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology is a University of Alberta educational unit that has dedicated over 30 years to empowering women in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
By collaborating with industry, government, academia, and over 600 volunteers a year, WISEST delivers programs and networks that increase the diversity of voices represented in STEM fields, thereby strengthening the workplace and society as a whole.
WISEST has expanded its programming to pay specific attention to encouraging Aboriginal students to pursue their gifts in the sciences. WISEST is chaired by Dr. Denise Hemmings, an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Lois Hole Hospital for Women
The Lois Hole Hospital for Women consolidates specialized services for women under one roof, improving accessibility and quality of care. This hospital meets the growing demands for Women’s Health services in central and northern Alberta and across Canada's northwest. Through a range of sub-specialty outpatient clinics including Fertility, Urogynecology and Gynecology Oncology, the Lois Hole Hospital for Women receives approximately 75,000 patient visits each year.
As a national leader in the treatment of high-risk labour and deliveries, the Lois Hole Hospital for Women offers specialized inpatient and outpatient care for these high-risk pregnancies and multiple births. There are 16 labour and delivery rooms including two that contain infant resuscitation areas to provide the most advanced care. This leading edge facility delivers nearly 6000 babies every year.
Our Teaching Hospitals
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology works in close conjunction with four major Edmonton-area hospitals and numerous private practice clinicians across the province. To learn more about our teaching hospitals and clinical affiliates, see Facilities & Teaching Sites.