(L) Aerial view of the University of British Columbia campus (R) The entrance
of UBC Hospital
The sign board of the University of British Columbia Hospital
The buildings and grounds are smoke-free.
The main entrance, corridor and the exterior of UBC Hspital
The UBC Hospital, located on the University Endowment Lands next to Vancouver,
opened in 1968. The
Units include; the Acute Care Unit, Surgical Observation Unit and Urgent
Care Centre, the Extended Care
Unit and Transitional Care Unit, and the Psychiatric Unit. UBC Hospital has eight operating rooms and 800
staff, including 270 physicians and 450 nurses. There areapproximately 28,000 clinic visits to the hospital.
St.Paul's Hospital, on the Burrard Street, downtown, Vancouver
The entrance and reception lobby of St.Paul's Hospital
The corridor of St.Paul's Hospital
(L) The hospital buildings and grounds are smoke-free.
(M) A management of St.Paul's Hospital is carried out, similar to other
hospitals, with a financial assistance of donation.
(R) A medical office building for a practicing physician, at the downtown
St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care, teaching, in affiliation with the
University of British Columbia Faculty
of Medicine, and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver. It is the largest of the seven health
care facilities operated by Providence Health Care, a Roman Catholic faith-based
(L) A notice in order to exclude a drug addict, observed in Squamish, British
(R) OxyContin ( Oxycodone ) is an opioid analgesic drug, which is generally
prescribed for the relief of severe pain.
This sign plate was found in the town of Jasper.
Dental office at Metrotown, Vancouver
The inside of the dental office is quite open.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible
for planning and delivering health
supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living
in Alberta. Its mission is to
provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and
sustainable for all Albertans.
The new McCaig Tower at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary is the result of a 10-year vision to expand
the Foothills Campus, based on the needs of the population of Calgary and
surrounding area. It will
incorporate existing services at the Foothills Hospital, but the modern
design, proximity and efficiency,
will allow for improved delivery of those services. By relocating some of the existing services at the
Foothills into the new building, space will also be created to expand other
areas of the hospital, including
the emergency department.
Among other services, the McCaig Tower will include:
This new addition will include 93 inpatient beds, 36 bed intensive care
unit, 21 short-stay beds, a total
- Seven operating rooms and a new interventional trauma operating room, which is the first for its kind
- in Canada.
- A new 36-bed ICU unit which will incorporate the existing 25-bed ICU.
- Improvements in infection prevention and control
of 150 additional beds, as well as eight operating rooms.
(L) McCaig Tower (R) University of Calgary Foothills Campus
A sign board of McCaig Tower and Alberta Health Services
A waiting room with a fireplace of the new hospital building and corridor
(L) One of the entrance to the new hospital (M) Access information panel
(R) The entrance to the diagnostic Imaging room
(L) An information board of the new building (R) A strecher and emergency
(L) A corridor of a new hospital to the main building, Foothills Medical
(R) All medical facilities are smoke-free.
Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) is the largest hospital in Alberta. It is one of Canada's mostrecognized
medical facilities and is one of the leading hospitals, providing advanced
healthcare services to over
two million people from Calgary, Southern Alberta, southeastern British
Columbia, and southern
(L) The main entrance to the Foothills Hospital, University of Alberta
(M) Hospital cafeteria (R) A corridor of the main building
Hospital power plant
The Foothills hospital site receives about 50 percent of its power supply
from two steam turbine generators
located on the site. The oil coolers on the generators use river water
for cooling via a heat exchanger where
the oil and water do not normally come into contact. A booster pump assists with water circulation. The
water discharge is normally returned back to the Bow River through the
storm water system. Its power
plant was first built in 1968. The electricity production of this plant
was 22,507 MWh in 2007.
(L) Health Sciences/Jubilee train station (R) Buildings in the University
Hospital complex at the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH ) is a research and teaching hospital
in Edmonton. The hospital is
affiliated with the University of Alberta and run by Alberta Health Services, It has a total of 650 beds and
treats over 700,000 patients annually. The whole hospital complex is served
by the Health Sciences/Jubilee
light rail transit station.
Walter C. Mackenzie Health Science Centre
(L) No smoking is always mandatory in the medical facilities. (R) Stollery
An own piping systems as an art, seen in the hall of Walter C. Mackenzie
Health Science Centre
(L) Gift shop un the piping systems of the hospital (M) Directory of various
(R) No smoking sign, saying for maintaing clean and healthy environment
(L) Smoking is not permitepermited nearnearthe hspital entrance (R) Edmonton
Clinic, University of Alberta
The Edmonton Clinic North is scheduled d for completion in 2011, and the Edmonton Clinic South in 2012.
The joint venturebetween the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services
is funded by the Province
of Alberta. The facility will be housed in two separate buildings, with
the north building, known as the
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, focused on research and teaching, and the south building specializing
in clinical aspects.
(L) National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta
(R) The Centre for Pharmacyand Health Research, North Campus of the University
National Institute for Nanotechnology, ( NINT ), Canada's flagship nanotechnology
institute, aims to establish
Alberta as a leading centre of innovation and commercial enterprise in the field of nanotechnology. Its funding
comes from the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, and the
University of Alberta. The 200,000
square metre NINT building is one of the most technologically advanced
research facilities in the world and
houses the characterization suite, which is one of the quietest laboratory spaces in Canada. The building was
officially opened in 2006.
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD., in July 2011.