In the midst of an unprecedented disaster, Alberta Health Services staff and patients have exhibited tremendous bravery and determination.
Even when battling fear, uncertainty and fatigue, our people have risen above with grace and humility.
We have worked together as a team, stronger than ever, despite the circumstances.
There is much to be proud of and many people to thank.
Here we share stories of courage and hope.
Everyone recovers from a disaster differently and that’s okay More.
Safety advisor focuses on positives after Fort McMurray evacuation More.
Fear didn’t keep Fort McMurray Continuing Care resident Frank Gibot from lending a hand post-evacuation More.
How Do You Say Thank You? More.
Residents invited to luncheon with Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex More.
NLRHC staff help deliver the first baby born in Fort McMurray since the wildfire evacuations More.
AHS staff behind the scenes working to help bring Fort McMurray back to health More.
Fort McMurray nurse creates t-shirt for first responders More.
Mostly local Public Health team is rising to professional, personal challenges in their fire-damaged city More.
AHS Mental Health staff working hard to support Fort McMurray More.
OR at Urgent Care Centre ensures AHS is prepared for anything More.
A love of music and desire to help Fort McMurray evacuees brought Edmontonians together More.
Teams are working hard to get essential Northern Lights Regional Health Centre departments up and running More.
Friends left Northern Lights with only the clothes on their back More.
Portable Isolation Containment Systems (PICS) units ready for residents More.
'I want to do anything I can to get it back to normal' More.
Colin Jardine and his AHS colleagues kept IT infrastructure running, even in the midst of an evacuation More.
Resources and friendship given to Fort McMurray evacuees in Lac La Biche More.
AHS staff and volunteer firefighters assist with fire response More.
AHS staff member writes song to recognize generosity and inspire weary souls More.
Fort Mac evacuee welcomed by friendly, familiar faces at University of Alberta Hospital More.
Tiny Rhys arrived a week after mom, dad evacuated from Fort McMurray More.
Fort McMurray home care clients and staff reconnect with services after evacuation More.
Fort McMurray mom didn’t expect having a baby to be quite so big an adventure More.
Crews jump to help evacuate hospital, medevac patients and support firefighters More.
Preparation and teamwork: the keys to making it happen More.
From the day the fire swept into Fort McMurray, to the days when Fort McMurray residents could finally return to their community and their homes, AHS staff have been doing what they do best – helping ensure people are cared for and safe.
Our people have been – and continue to be - at the forefront of the wildfire responses efforts.
Here, they tell their stories, in their own words.
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Senior Operating Officer for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, David Matear, describes leaving his hospital amidst a thick, black haze Video.
Fort McMurray physician, Dr. Fauzia Javed, on the heartbreak of seeing parts of her community destroyed Video.
Dr. Luke Szobota, a surgeon from Calgary, on how the wildfire has actually brought out the best in people Video.
Environmental Services Technician, Gennifer Villeneuve from Grande Prairie, speaks about feeling the need to help her colleagues in Fort McMurray Video.
Fort McMurray Protective Services Manager, Matthew Wattie, on bringing all departments together to evacuate the hospital amidst the flames and smoke Video.
Matthew Wattie, Protective Services Manager in Fort McMurray, relives his triumphant return to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre Video.
Patient Care Director for the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, Monique Janes, on the excitement and accomplishment of reopening the Emergency Department after the evacuation Video.
Krista Thomas, a Medical Radiation Technologist from Calgary, describes the amazing volunteer efforts from those near and far to help Fort McMurray rebuild its resilience Video.
Respiratory Therapist Mark Cutteridge from Edmonton describes the empty streets of Fort McMurray, post evacuation Video.
Fort McMurray MRI Technologist, Tracy King, describes her evacuation experience and the hope and help that have emerged from the ashes Video.