National Partners of APPROACH

Several health regions and institutes have adopted APPROACH’s software as a basis for their own cardiovascular registry programs. APPROACH holds an annual meeting each fall to bring these institutions together to discuss issues and topics related to cardiovascular data collection and research.

We acknowledges the assistance of the following health regions for their support of online data entry, and we gratefully acknowledge the personnel at the participating sites for their diligence in data collection and entry:



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British Columbia

Cardiac Services BC / Provincial Health Services Authority - HEART IS - est. 2012
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria • St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver • Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver • Royal Columbian Hospital, Vancouver • Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna


Alberta Health Services- est. 1995
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
• Foothills Medical Centre: catheterization lab, CCU 103a/103b, units 81, 82, 92, Nuclear Medicine, CV surgery WLM, Navigation and CTA
• Peter Lougheed Centre: CCU/ICU, unit 44
• Rockyview General Hospital: CCU/ICU, unit 71
• South Health Campus: CCU, Unit 66, Nuclear medicine, CTA
Alberta Health Services - Central Zone
• Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone
• Royal Alexandra Hospital: cathlab WLM, catheterization lab
• University of Alberta Hospital: cathlab WLM, catheterization lab, CV surgery WLM, CV surgery
Alberta Health Services - South Zone
• Medicine Hat Regional Hospital: ICU/CCU, 4 West, cathlab WLM
• Brooks Regional Hospital
• Chinook Regional Hospital: ICU/CCU (Responsible data collection/entry for ACS for all 8 regional health centres.)
In AB there are thousands of registered users. Many nurses and physicians access the APPROACH registry for real time information on their patients to facilitate care and decision-making. Examples of this usage include rural emergency departments, Cardiac Rehab and Living Healthy programs.

The full Alberta team information can be found here.


Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region - est. 2000
Regina General Hospital, Regina


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - est. 2001

St. Michael's Hospital - est. 2005

Nova Scotia

APPROACH Nova Scotia - Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center - est. 2001

Newfoundland and Labrador

Health Care Corporation of St. John's - est. 2006
St. John's Regional Hospital - est. 2017


Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - est. 2016
Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Heart Centre
Saint John