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Dr. Greg Powell Appointed Interim Chair
Our Hospice is most fortunate to have Dr. Powell at the helm as we manoeuvre our way through a number of major projects this year. He has an exemplary and notable career of leadership and innovation that spans 40 years in the fields of emergency and aviation medicine, education and research.

Dr. Powell is a Professor Emeritus, Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Calgary and is a founder of STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) and the STARS Foundation. As a result, he has been extensively involved and networked in the philanthropic and business community in Alberta. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer, STARS & STARS Foundation until April 2012 and continues today in the role of Founder and Director Emeritus.

Dr. Powell is an internationally recognized leader in critical patient care, air medical transportation and emergency medical training and education and has received many awards and significant recognition throughout his career. In 2006, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contribution to the community and Canada. From 2017 to 2021, he served on the Patient and Family Advisory Committee of the Health Quality Council of Alberta, and  was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018. Most recently, Dr. Powell was inducted into the 2021 Alberta Order of Excellence.

Dr. Powell resides in the Calgary area with his wife Linda and they have three grown children. Personal hobbies include golfing and an avid interest in aviation, having attained his Fixed Wing Pilot License with a multi-engine IFR rating during his career. He is also a member of the North Hill Lions Club in Calgary, Alberta.

Dr. Powell will serve as Interim Chair of our Board of Directors until the AGM in June 2022. 
Celebrating our Hospice Volunteers
Watch a special video celebrating our 5 & 10 year volunteers!
Invest Monthly in End-Of-Life Care
By investing monthly, you’re joining a community dedicated to sustaining our mission to embrace quality in living, compassion in death, and support in bereavement to the Foothills community. 

Your Monthly Gift Keeps Our Doors Open

More than 100 terminally ill adults seek care at Foothills Country Hospice. Each month, your investment can drive initiatives like:

Bereavement Programs
We believe there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to grief. Our programs help those who have experienced a loss find comfort and move through the stages of grief to begin the healing process.

Grief Counseling
We offer individual and group counseling to help people work through their sadness, deal with lingering guilt, and learn coping mechanisms that will help them move forward with their lives.  

Bereavement Boxes
We know grief can be overwhelming, so we have curated Bereavement Boxes with customized, tangible resources to help bereaved individuals cope with their grief and learn to heal as their grief journey unfolds.

Community Support
We connect bereaved individuals both in person and virtually through our monthly grief groups to provide a safe space for connection, sharing their loved one's story and building peer relationships.
Did You Know?

In 2021...

  • We cared for 104 patients & their loved ones
  • We offered bereavement support to 263 individuals
  • Our volunteers contributed 5,691 hours of service 
And there's more...
  • There is NO COST to patients for their stay or meals.
  • Sobeys Okotoks has been donating food for our patients since 2008.
  • New items are added monthly to our Wish List. Find out what's needed most!
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