ig picture thinking: it’s what we do best at the
South Health Campus. In fact, it’s the foun-
dation upon which we built our culture and
approach to health care.
The South Health Campus was a project
years in the making. Today, it is Alberta’s
newest medical facility and one of the largest in the province.
By the end of this year, the equivalent of 2,400 full-time
health-care professionals—recruited from across North
America and around the world—will be working here,
serving hundreds of thousands of patients a year.
The South Health Campus is not just another hospital.
Throughout its planning and construction, we’ve had
a unique opportunity to consider what people want this
health “village” to be. Hundreds of people have worked
with the Campus’s Leadership Team to make this happen,
including frontline health-care practitioners, the Citizen
Advisory Team and diverse members of the community.
Four pillars have shaped our vision for the Campus:
patient and family centred care, collaborative practice,
innovation, and wellness.
In a traditional health-care setting, it’s very easy to talk
to patients and families about what they could be doing to
live a healthy life, but thanks to the resources at the South
Health Campus, such as the Wellness Centre, we are also
able to help people take action. This gives us the ability
to extend our health-care practices into the community
and beyond when a patient is discharged.
Our patient and family centred care approach ensures
that patients and the people in their lives are set up for
healing and success when they leave our Campus.
We do this by looking extensively at the balance between
the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of our
We help them establish wellness goals and help
to support and connect them with the education and
resources needed to reach their goals. A balanced holistic
approach is what leads to the outstanding quality of life that
everyone deserves, and the South Health Campus
has the knowledge and tools to help people get there.
By doing this, we believe the South Health Campus
will redefine health care as Albertans currently know it.
Creating a village with
Our culture is
Alison Pinches of the Resource Centre