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Healthcare services for refugees

Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:50 AM

Providing easily accessible and appropriate healthcare services to newcomers to Alberta is important to us.... More

Alberta Hospital Edmonton Transition Unit

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:50 AM

In healthcare, there are times when a patient needs to be in a hospital, and there are times when a patient can get the care they need elsewhere.... More

Enhanced spiritual care at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Friday, March 17, 2017 2:48 PM

Spiritual care is essential to comprehensive cancer care. CancerControl Alberta provides all aspects of patient care that go beyond medical treat... More

Over $100 Million Invested in Red Deer Regional Hospital in Recent Years

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:09 AM

Every day, hundreds of central Albertans receive excellent care at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. ... More

Physicians provide excellent on-call care at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Thursday, January 5, 2017 1:29 PM

At hospitals across the province, and indeed across Canada, physicians are on-call and ready to respond to urgent or non-urgent cases.... More

Phoenix sex offender program

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:47 PM

This program has been successful in reducing recidivism rates among those prisoners who have taken part.... More

Public Health inspectors are here to protect you

Monday, November 14, 2016 1:04 PM

We live in a time where technology supports innovation at a rapid pace, with new opportunities to launch businesses and connect people and commun... More

No frontline employment losses at AHS

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:32 PM

There have not been and there will be no employment losses of unionized employees as a result of ongoing initiatives to slow our expense growth.... More

No increase in MRI waits for those most in need

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:10 PM

MRI scans are an essential medical diagnostic tool for helping diagnose many illnesses and conditions. ... More

Rocky Mountain House heliport and water tower

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 2:56 PM

AHS supports the Rocky Mountain House town council decision to remove the water tower so the newly completed heliport upgrade at the Rocky Mounta... More

Letter to the Editor

Friday, July 22, 2016 2:10 PM

Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees in southern Alberta and across the province are dedicated individuals who work hard every day to provide ... More

STIs on the rise

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:13 PM

STI rates in Alberta are the highest they have been in decades, with no sign of levelling off.... More

The facts about sick days for non-union employees

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:12 PM

Your recent news story about sick leave for AHS non-union employees does not accurately reflect the situation at AHS... More

Protecting Albertans from measles

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:47 AM

We understand that diseases, like measles, are concerning to Albertans. We share those concerns.... More

Community consultation will help determine future use of Sundre hospital space

Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:11 PM

Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be collaborating with community leaders, local staff, physicians and Sundre residents to explore options... More

New continuing care beds opening in Sundre

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:55 PM

A new continuing care option is coming to Sundre. Capacity is growing by 25 beds.... More

Temporary closure Red Deer Regional Hospital operating rooms

Thursday, March 3, 2016 2:52 PM

Four of nine operating rooms at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre were temporarily closed March 1 following a flooding incident.... More

New South Zone parking meters improve convenience for visitors

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:58 PM

Alberta Health Services has recently received several questions about new parking meters recently installed at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital... More

AHS performing more MRI and CT scans

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:11 PM

As demand for these procedures grows across the province, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is investing in performing more scans to meet the needs o... More

Mental health services for children and youth in South Zone

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:08 AM

Improving access for families to child and adolescent mental health services, particularly in Medicine Hat, is important for Alberta Health Servi... More

AHS EMS slowing down to save lives

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:56 PM

When it comes to responding to emergency calls, Alberta Health Services EMS’s primary responsibility is to deliver safe and effective patient car... More

AHS 2015 Multi-Year Facility Infrastructure Capital Submission

Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:12 AM

Every year, AHS sends a Capital Submission list which identifies AHS’s top priority major capital projects and the two largest projects include t... More

Ensuring our housing is safe and healthy

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 11:23 AM

Every day, Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) with Alberta Health Services are in the community, working to protect and promote the good health... More

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital delays…

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:09 PM

The change in scope is a result of higher than expected tenders and cost escalation... More

AHS cyclotron repairs continue

Monday, November 2, 2015 3:04 PM

Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) cyclotron continues to be down as engineers work to get the machine back up and running... More

Hand Hygiene

Thursday, October 29, 2015 5:31 PM

This week, the latest AHS performance report was released to the public which included hand hygiene compliance rates... More

Alberta Health Services works to resolve cyclotron breakdown

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:14 AM

Some patients requiring PET/CT scans are having their scans postponed due to a mechanical issue with a machine that produces the material require... More

Royal Alexandra Hospital Master Plan

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 8:55 AM

The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and CapitalCare Norwood and their programs and services - are critical parts of t... More

Clinical Assistants and Clinical/Surgical Assistants

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:14 PM

Alberta Health Services places great value on the work that Clinical Assistants and Clinical/Surgical Assistants do across the province, each day... More

Medicine Hat Lab services

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:21 PM

On August 17, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Laboratory and Medicine Hat Diagnostic Lab (MHDL) provided staff with an update on the transition pla... More

AHS supports safe food at Cariwest

Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:24 AM

It is Alberta Health Services duty to protect health, and this includes ensuring that Albertans can enjoy safe food, no matter what the event or ... More

AHS responds to PPIC decisions on Kipnes Centre for Veterans issues

Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:32 AM

Deb Gordon, Vice-President and Chief Health Operations for Northern Alberta, provided the following statement today regarding two Protection for ... More

Pediatric living liver transplants

Monday, June 8, 2015 1:47 PM

Alberta Health Services – and in particular, our transplant team – is a leader in living liver transplants, both nationally and internationally.... More

Protecting our patients from hospital-acquired infection

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:05 PM

At AHS, our first priority is always on ensuring patients get the care and treatment they need, as safely and effectively as possible.... More

Precautionary postponements of surgeries (Edmonton)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11:20 AM

Postponing surgeries, or any other important medical procedures, is not something we take lightly.... More

How our foundations support patient care

Monday, April 27, 2015 1:35 PM

Every day, 68 foundations work hard to support Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) in its goal to deliver high quality care to patients across the pro... More

AHS guidelines standardize employee relocation reimbursement

Monday, April 20, 2015 9:39 AM

Alberta Health Services is constantly looking to hire the very best and most qualified people for any position within our health care organizatio... More

Northern Alberta Renal Program Waste Management

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:54 PM

Alberta Health Services has recently made changes to the way it disposes of some equipment and items used during the dialysis process.... More

Third-Quarter Financials

Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:54 AM

The demand for health care services continues to rise in Alberta, still the fastest-growing province in the country. ... More

Postponed surgeries

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:18 AM

In the past 12 months, almost 160,000 Albertans underwent surgery - whether for an ongoing health problem, or an urgent, potentially life-threate... More

Over-capacity triggers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:33 PM

On any given day, hundreds of Albertans are admitted to hospital due to illness or injury.... More

Edmonton Sun letter to editor/guest column:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:35 PM

Alberta Health Services (AHS) periodically finds itself on the receiving end of criticism for its size and the fact 30 per cent of the provincial... More

Mobile device usage

Friday, February 13, 2015 12:11 PM

Whether it is a paramedic using their wireless device to send patient information to a hospital, or a home care worker downloading a health chart... More

Ensuring our EMS staff have the support they need

Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:18 PM

Every day across the province, our EMS staff are faced with extremely difficult, often tragic, situations.... More

Operational benchmarking

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:39 PM

Alberta Health Services’ first priority – always – is to ensure we provide the very best treatment and care to Albertans.... More

AHS announces cost-containment measures

Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:43 AM

Today, Alberta Health Services announced several steps being taken to contain costs and to ensure that we are being responsible stewards of publi... More

EMS response times remain steady

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:00 AM

Albertans can count on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to respond whenever they need help. ... More

Police Officers in our Emergency Departments

Friday, January 16, 2015 9:37 AM

Our Emergency Departments are there for anybody who needs urgent health care – and that includes people who may require treatment for a mental he... More

Majority of AHS employees making $100,000 are on front lines

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:09 PM

Almost two thirds of all Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees making at least $100,000 a year are working on the front lines of health care.... More

How you can help our Emergency Departments

Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:50 AM

The holiday season is a busy time for many Albertans, and our province’s Emergency Departments are no exception.... More

2014 Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Survey

Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:26 PM

It is vitally important for Albertans to have confidence in their health care system. They expect – and deserve – health care that is timely, eff... More

AHS working to address ED capacity challenges

Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:16 AM

The very nature of an emergency department means that it can be a stressful, difficult and challenging place to be - for both our patients, famil... More

Health care planning for today, and the future - Edmonton 2030 plan

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:07 PM

Planning for the future is particularly important today, with Alberta – and the Edmonton Zone in particular – facing significant population growt... More

2014 AHS Workforce Engagement Survey Results

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:23 PM

Over a four week period this fall, AHS invited all AHS employees, medical staff and volunteers to complete the 2014 Workforce Engagement Survey. ... More

Hand Hygiene

Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:39 AM

AHS takes clean hands seriously. It is the single most important thing we can do to prevent the spread of infection, and it is why we have spent ... More

Release of former Capital Health Region executive expenses

Friday, November 7, 2014 3:19 PM

Today, Alberta Health Services posted online the expense reports of a former executive secretary with the former Capital Health Region.... More

Dynalife appeals Edmonton laboratory services decision

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:48 PM

Alberta Health Services is aware that Dynalife intends to appeal the decision to select Sonic Healthcare as its preferred proponent of laboratory... More

Maternity Care in Alberta

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:07 PM

Patient and family access to maternity services is of great importance to Albertans, and we value the role that midwives and physicians play in m... More

What type of bed is that?

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:57 AM

Every patient’s needs are different, and that is why health care systems have different levels of care and treatment for a variety of patients, t... More

Capacity challenges at Stollery Children’s Hospital

Friday, October 24, 2014 8:54 AM

When our frontline staff advocate for their patients – and their hospital – we take those concerns seriously.... More

AHS selects Sonic Healthcare as preferred lab provider (audio)

Friday, October 17, 2014 2:35 PM

Alberta Health Services has selected Sonic Healthcare as its preferred provider of laboratory services in the Edmonton area, as well as parts of ... More

A streamlined administration

Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:25 PM

A common criticism directed at Alberta Health Services is that there are too many managers and not enough frontline staff – too many clipboards, ... More

Auditor General Report - Seniors Care

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 2:39 PM

Nine years ago, the Auditor General delivered a report on Alberta’s long-term care facilities, and demanded health authorities and government tak... More

Medicine Hat Lab Services

Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:26 PM

For many years, lab testing in Medicine Hat, Brooks and Foremost has been provided by our contractor, Medicine Hat Diagnostic Lab (MHDL).... More

Rockyview General Hospital (audio)

Monday, October 6, 2014 10:09 AM

On two days in late September, we experienced significant capacity challenges at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary....... More

Continuing Care targets

Monday, October 6, 2014 10:11 AM

Alberta faces a significant challenge – our percentage of seniors is growing rapidly, which in turn leads to added stresses and strains on our he... More

Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) EMS survey (audio)

Monday, October 6, 2014 10:13 AM

AHS always takes the concerns of staff extremely seriously, particularly our staff members working on the frontline. And that includes our dedica... More

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) capacity

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:45 PM

We have recently experienced capacity issues at both Alberta Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital, particularly in our pediatric ... More

Hospital visitors

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 2:33 PM

Every day, Albertans trust us to care for them and ensure they are looked after while they are in our hospitals and health care facilities.... More

Phoenix sex offender program

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:45 PM

Media reports have recently focused on the provincial sex offender program that is run at the forensic centre at Alberta Hospital Edmonton.... More

Strathcona Community Hospital

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:43 PM

Is it a hospital, or isn’t it – that’s the question many people in Sherwood Park have asked since the opening of their new health care facility... More