Gift enables hospital to acquire
CALGARY – The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
announced a $2.5 million gift from TELUS to support their commitment to
providing best-in-class healthcare services to Albertans.
The $2.5 million gift has enabled the Alberta Children’s Hospital
Foundation to purchase the Vocera Communications System. Vocera is a
leading-edge hands-free, voice-controlled communications device that
allows child health experts at the hospital to communicate using a
The Alberta Children’s Hospital is the first children’s hospital in
Canada to implement this technology. It will have the largest deployment
of Vocera hands-free badges in Canada. The new technology will improve
workflow, efficiency and patient safety.
“TELUS and the Alberta Children’s Hospital are like family,” said Joe
Natale, president of TELUS Business Solutions. “Generations of TELUS
team members and their kids rely on the Alberta Children’s Hospital to
make a real difference in their lives. Today’s gift will build on the
heritage we share with the hospital, allowing them to leverage
technology to better serve Canadians. TELUS is proud of our long-term
partnership with the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Calgary Health
Steve Hoscheit, president and chief executive officer of the Alberta
Children’s Hospital Foundation, said, “We are fortunate to live in a
community which has embraced the Alberta Children’s Hospital for more
than 80 years and it is thanks to the generosity of companies like TELUS
that we can continue to offer outstanding healthcare services to
children and families in Southern Alberta and across Canada.”
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and TELUS have enjoyed
along-standing relationship in Alberta. This past summer in Banff, the
TELUS Skins Game raised more than $200,000 for the Foundation.
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for excellence
in child health and family-centred care. Through the generosity of
donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative programs,
state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and
internationally recognized pediatric research.
TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with
$8.5 billion of annual revenue and 10.5 million customer connections.
TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services
including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.
Committed to being Canada’s premier corporate citizen, over the last
five years TELUS has contributed more than $62 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations, and has established seven TELUS Community
Boards across Canada to lead its local philanthropic initiatives. For
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