Medicine Hat Regional Hospital


Serving a population of approximately 120,000 in Southeastern Alberta and Southwestern Saskatchewan, the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital expansion added 250,000 square feet of space. Adding patient-transfer corridors, surgery and neonatal care areas, and a new helipad, the state-of-the-art facility provides an elevated level of care for hospital patients.

The project consisted of a 6-floor new wing to the existing Regional Hospital. The addition provided areas for Dialysis, Day Medicine/Procedure Rooms, Maternity, Examination Rooms, Pre-operative, and Operating Rooms. In partnership with Stuart Olson (a Bird Company), this project was a collaborative Construction Management model for the Regional Acute Healthcare facility.

Canem’s scope of work included all electrical and low voltage systems, fire alarm, security, data communications, grounding, & lightning protection. The design included electrical and Hospitality Technology Systems (HTS) for acute care patient areas including renal dialysis suites, NICU, labour delivery, general / urology / orthopedic operating suites, endoscopy suites, and recovery bays. Systems were designed with redundancy and resilience to ensure operation and maintenance could be achieved without significant disruption to operations.

This project was broken into several phases to accommodate the adjacent, fully functioning hospital. The project started in 2015 with several modifications to the existing building/renovations to accommodate the addition of the new wing. The new wing was completed in 2016, with the final phase including a complete fire alarm upgrade in the existing hospital was completed in late 2017 as per the original schedule.

Project Detail

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Alberta Infrastructure (AI), Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Contract Type:

Lump Sum



Medicine Hat, Alberta