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Our History

The official opening of the Glenrose Provincial General Hospital was held on August 14, 1964. The former Royal Alexandra Hospital space was provided to the Glenrose to create a new provincial specialized rehabilitation hospital.

  • In 1980, the Glenrose proceeded with plans for a new building (GlenWest).
  • In 1983, the Glenrose Provincial General Hospital was re-named as the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • In 1988, construction of the GlenWest building commenced and two years later, the move to the GlenWest, 208-bed building was completed.


Celebrating 50 years

On June 20th, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital kicked off the 50th Anniversary celebrations with a front-lawn barbeque, time capsule unveiling and displays. Former and current staff, GRH Friends of the Glenrose, community partners and other stakeholders shared in the festivities, with their Honours, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Donald S. Ethell and Mrs. Linda Ethell, the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, the Honourable David Eggen, MLA for Edmonton Calder, Dr. David Mador, Vice President and Medical Director, Northern Alberta and Isabel Henderson, Senior Operating Officer for the Glenrose, bringing greetings and congratulatory messages. An official proclamation was read from His Worship Mayor Don Iveson, declaring June 20th as “Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Day”.

45th Anniversary