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World-class health clinic opens doors in Edmonton

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Kaye Edmonton Clinic named after generous donor of $30 million Edmonton… People living in northern Alberta will have improved patient care and access to specialized services and technologies with the opening of a new cutting-edge outpatient clinic. The new Kaye Edmonton Clinic combines a wide range of services, health professionals, medical students and researchers under one roof. The clinic is named after Edmonton philanthropist, Donald Kaye, who is donating $30 million to the University Hospital Foundation in support of this innovative facility. This is the largest one-time donation to health care in Alberta’s history. “This unique clinic will improve patient care by creating seamless access to services and specialists. Albertans will get the care they need, when they need it,” said Premier Alison Redford. “On behalf of all Albertans, I thank Mr. Kaye for this most generous gift that will help to continue the advancement of innovation in our health care system.” It’s expected that more than 400,000 patients will come through the facility in its first year. This includes visits to the School of Dentistry and the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. When fully operational, nearly one million patients a year will benefit from the Kaye Edmonton Clinic’s integrated network of care. The 62,300 square-metre building is part of the second largest health infrastructure project in the province. It is joined by pedway to the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, a research and education facility opened earlier this year and jointly operated by the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Government. The $484-million Kaye Edmonton Clinic includes a range of outpatient services from orthopedic and day surgery clinics to family medicine and seniors clinics. It’s also the future home to the Northern Alberta Urology Centre, the C.J. Woods Prostate Health Clinic, Northern Alberta Renal Program and Transplants Clinics and Adult Mental Health Clinics. Together, the total cost of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is $909 million. “Through the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, we are improving access to care and creating a health system that better fits the needs of Albertans instead of making Albertans fit into the system,” said Fred Horne, Minister of Health. “This clinic effectively moves outpatient services that were previously delivered in hospitals into an outpatient setting.” Rural Albertans will also be able to stay in their communities to receive diagnosis and treatment through the use of telehealth technologies. Many clinics will also use an advanced electronic medical record system to allow clinicians to better coordinate care and share important patient information. The Kaye Edmonton Clinic is a partnership between the Alberta Government, Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta, and the University Hospital Foundation. “The opening of the Edmonton Clinic is a significant achievement in the Edmonton Zone and represents the commitment of our partners in government to work together with Alberta Health Services to improve the delivery of healthcare,” said Dr. Chris Eagle, president and CEO of Alberta Health Services. “Our partnership with the University of Alberta has created an environment that enables health professionals, students and researchers to share space, time, clients and information to the benefit of clinical care, health education and health research. This is a milestone in our journey to create a truly patient-focused, sustainable healthcare system for all Albertans.” The $30-million donation will be used for education, research and advancements in outpatient care at the clinic. “Through thousands of generous donors, the University Hospital Foundation is proud to partner with Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta to help shape the future of healthcare,” said Guy Scott, Chair of the University Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Kaye’s gift will impact patients and their every families.


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