About South Health Campus

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The South Health Campus is redefining the way health care is delivered within the community by integrating leading technology, research and education with unique healing environments and progressive environmental design.  It is located on 44 acres at the intersection of Deerfoot Trail and 196 Avenue SE just south of the community of Auburn Bay. The facility covers approximately the same area as Calgary’s Chinook Centre mall with the main hospital building being 7 storeys high. 

The South Health Campus shares the same vision, mission and values as Alberta Health Services. Underlying these are four pillars which guide every facet of operation at the South Health Campus. They include:

  • Collaborative Practice:  At South Health Campus we are dedicated to providing patient care in a collaborative approach. Collaborative practice is health care providers working together with patients and families to contribute their knowledge and skills to care in a process of continuous communication and shared decision making (Health Professions Strategy & Practice, AHS 2011).
    • Continuous improvement of the quality of care and the patient experience.
    • Sharing knowledge and applying evidence.
    • Supporting connections with the broader learning community
  • Innovation:  The South Health Campus promotes innovation through the following three commitments.
  • Patient & Family Centred Care:  At the South Health Campus, Patient & Family Centred Care (PFCC) means working in partnership with patients, family members and citizens in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health services. It means building a culture of healthcare that arranges care around the patient and families, not the health system. Almost all of the inpatient rooms at the South Health Campus have been designed as private rooms to support both patient safety and a family presence philosophy. Patients can choose to have a family member or close support person stay with them in the majority of circumstances. Each inpatient unit has 32 private rooms plus one four-bed observation room.
  • Wellness:  At South Health Campus (SHC), this concept of wellness is facilitated by purposeful efforts to support, encourage and assist people to move towards a state of well-being.

The South Health Campus (SHC) Wellness Centre is a partnership between the YMCA, Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary.  It includes a YMCA fitness facility, a Patient & Community Resource Centre, Knowledge Centre and a Wellness Kitchen. It is also a place where people can come to find information, programs, and services on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Fitness trainers can help develop training programs and walk you through how to do the exercises. Chefs and nutritionists host classes in the Wellness Kitchen on how to cook healthy meals, while librarians will help you find the latest information on most health matters. Wellness Centre staff can also provide emotional and psychosocial support for patients and families.



The South Health Campus will be one of a few hospitals to integrate a “mixed use” approach to become more of a neighbourhood centre than a traditional health facility. The goal is to optimize physical, spiritual, emotional and social wellness by creating a sense of place that responds to community needs and attracts skilled staff.

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