Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) is the largest hospital in Alberta and is located in the city of Calgary . It is one of Canadas most recognized medical facilities as well as one of the leading hospitals in Canada, providing advanced healthcare services to over two million people from Calgary, North Western United States, Southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southern Saskatchewan. Formerly operated by the Calgary Health Region, it is now under the authority of Alberta Health Services and part of the University of Calgary Medical Centre. The main building of the hospital was opened in June 1966. It was originally named 'Foothills Provincial General Hospital' and later known simply as Foothills Hospital. With the addition of other medical facilities, it became known by its present name. Foothills Medical Centre is an accredited Level 1 trauma centre by the Trauma Association of Canada and is the largest regional trauma centre in Southern Alberta. In addition, FMC is accredited by Accreditation Canada for stroke rehabilitation. FMC works in conjunction with the nearby University of Calgary for the purposes of educating students as well as providing facilities for medical research.