(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,
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.
approximately 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
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,
- 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
a total 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 most
recognized medical facilities and is one of the leading hospitals, providing
services to over two million people from Calgary, Southern Alberta, southeastern
Columbia, and southern Saskatchewan.
(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
back to the Bow River through the storm water system. Its power plant was
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
The hospital is affiliated with the University of Alberta and run by Alberta
It has a total of 650 beds and treats over 700,000 patients annually. The
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
South in 2012. The joint venture between the University of Alberta and
Alberta Health Services
is funded by the Province of Alberta. The facility will be housed in two
with the north building, known as the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, focused
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
aims to establish Alberta as a leading centre of innovation and commercial
the field of nanotechnology. Its funding comes from the Government of Canada,
Government of Alberta, and the University of Alberta. The 200,000 square
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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Skytrain VIA train Jasper Icefield and Bow Summit Emerald Lake Lake Louise Banff Calgary
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto,
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