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by Mikaela Kuefler
Edson's new healthcare facility is larger,
modern, and is filled with new technology. It also
has been designed by the renowned interior
designer and architect from Dialog Design,
Michelle Sigurdson.
Michelle volunteered her time to bring just the
right look for the rooms in the hospital. Part of
her design includes pictures celebrating Edson's
diverse landscape. The theme for these pictures
is field and stream, mountains to prairies from
Evansburg to Jasper. Pictures could include
anything in the Yellowhead region.
The idea originated when the Edson
Photography Club decided to contribute, in order
to give back to the community photographically.
They enquired about a gallery in the hospital but
the idea was decided to be impractical. Members from Edson's Photography Club proudly tour the new Edson Healthcare Facility to
When Continuing Care went into design in
2012, ideas were generated to design the interior. view their chosen photographs used to design the interior on August 16. Standing in front of a
Past Community and Rural Hospitals site photo taken by Lockyer Mercer, listed from left to right is Giles Merriott, Lana Kirtley, Lockyer
manager, Wayne McEachern, and the clinical Mercer, Julian Buckwald. photo Mikaela Kuefler
liaison Major Capital Projects, Anjie Kowalsky
pursued to have graphic artistry in the hospital.
“I thought the photos would bring a really nice, used a different process and are laminated on the The majority of the photos are in continuing
natural flavour to the facility,” states Kowolsky. backside of the glass. They take the length of the care and are in higher concentration than in the
They presented the idea to the Edson wall in some places of the hospital and rest of the hospital.
Photography Club to see if they were interested coordinate with the colour of the paint. Originally, the pictures sent by the photography
in contributing images. When members of the “Photos were chosen based on their ability to club were meant to be donated but when the
club consented to the idea, they provided access evoke a sense of rejuvenation and wellness, as hospital also started to use paid-for stock photos,
to their websites and submitted images to the well as a sense of community,” advises Alberta the club decided it was fair to be reimbursed for
committee. Pictures with good quality and Health Services Communication/Advisory their selected photos as well.
resolution were chosen. Council Officer, Sara Warr. “It was a gratifying process, in the end, to see it
“The graphics committee had a very come to life,” admits Buchwald.
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Numerous pictures were used since the graphics
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