Location
  • Calgary, AB
Client
  • Alberta Health Services
Completion
2010
Size
  • 60,978 sq m
  • 656,360 sq ft
Collaborators
  • EllisDon
  • Resource Planning Group Inc.
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Spiegel Skillen + Associates Ltd.
  • Stantec
  • Stebnicki Engineering
  • Wiebe Forest Engineering
DIALOG Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
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Equipped with the latest medical technology and specialized infection prevention and control features, the McCaig Tower at the Foothills Medical Centre is a model in Alberta for the delivery of healthcare.

The McCaig Tower houses a 36-bed ICU, 24 ORs, 93 in-patient beds in three units, the largest Central Surgical Processing (CSP) unit in North America to serve all the Foothills Medical Centre surgical facilities, a large clinical laboratory, and ambulatory orthopedic services including Diagnostic Imaging.

Quiet rooms and family spaces allow for private meetings with physicians. Individual ICU rooms mean privacy for patients and their families as well as a lower risk of infection. More open space around each bed allows families to be comfortably bedside.
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How we got here 01

The project is located to maximize the use of available land and views. The site was extremely restricted in all directions by existing buildings and roadways.

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How we got here 02

This rendering helped users visualize the finished building on the site.

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How we got here 03

The rendering demonstrates the openness of the new design, with wider and longer sight lines from the nursing station to patient and public spaces

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How we got here 04

36 operating rooms over three floors are designed to accommodate state of the art communications systems and boom mounted equipment to support minimally-invasive surgery. 

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foothills medical centre mccaig tower patient room view