Champions of Care

Champions of Care is a wonderful way to say thanks to an entire team or health professional for the care, compassion and support you or your loved one received.

Each champion will receive a pin to wear with pride and a framed certificate with your personal message.

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Sometimes someone makes a real impression – the nurse whose skill and compassion helped you through your  recovery journey, the surgeon who saved your life, or the person who gave you a smile and a kind word when you needed it most. Now there’s a whole new way to say thanks!

Your donation to the University Hospital Foundation’s Champions of Care program provides a personal way to say thank you to the person or team who made an impression.

How will your Champion of Care be recognized? 

Your Champion of Care will receive a pin to wear with pride. Units and programs will receive a framed certificate to display.

University Hospital Foundation staff will present the pin or framed certificate to your Champion of Care, along with any personal message you share with us.

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Chris' Story

Chris Simmons is just one of the Champions of Care donors at the University Hospital Foundation. He made his donation after five different medical units were involved in saving his life in the fall of 2019. He will forever be grateful for their care and support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to say thanks for excellent patient care?

Making a donation through the University Hospital Foundation’s Champions of Care program provides you with the opportunity to say thank you to the person who changed and saved your life – or the life of someone you love. At the same time, you recognize and support the excellent work that saves lives every day at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

By honouring someone who has made a meaningful difference in your life with a gift to the University Hospital Foundation, you’re letting them know their efforts are noticed and valued.

Your Champion of Care will receive a pin to wear with pride. Units will receive a framed certificate to display. Your gift will support research, equipment and technology to advance the work your Champion does, each and every day – allowing them to change and save more lives.

How do I say thanks with a donation?

To recognize the person or team that made a real difference in your life, or that of someone you love, you can make a donation to the University Hospital Foundation to say thank you to your Champion of Care.

You can choose to honour an individual, a specific unit or an entire program. Your Champion of Care will receive a pin to wear with pride. Units and programs will receive a framed certificate to display.

You can honour your Champion of Care by making a gift in one of the following ways:

Donate online
Call: 780-407-7007
Visit us at our main donor office:

University of Alberta Hospital Donor Office
Level 1 – Next to the Information Desk
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Or you can mail your gift to:
University Hospital Foundation
1H1.91 WMC
8440 – 112 St NW
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7

Who can I honour with a Champions of Care gift?

You can choose to honour an individual, a specific unit or an entire program.

How will my Champion of Care know that I honoured them?

University Hospital Foundation staff will present the pin or framed certificate to your Champion of Care, along with any personal message you share with us. The amount of your donation will not be shared with your Champion of Care.

Will I receive a charitable tax receipt for my gift?

Yes! If you make your donation online, your charitable tax receipt will be emailed to you. If you make your donation over the phone or through the mail, your charitable tax receipt will be mailed to you.

Can I designate my gift to a specific area of care?

Yes, you can designate your gift to a specific area of care. Simply select the area of care in the drop down menu on the online donation form. Or let us know which area you’d like to support when you call or mail your gift.

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