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Clinic remains community cornerstone in Breton

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:52 PM

We would like to address the future of the Breton Medical Clinic which has been – and will continue to be – a cornerstone of the community. ... More

Improving Access to Community Lab Services

Friday, April 28, 2023 11:14 AM

Alberta Health Services (AHS), along with Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) and DynaLIFE, are working together to address concerns about wait ... More

Providing safe obstetrical care in Lethbridge

Friday, April 28, 2023 10:47 AM

We want to reassure you that women continue to receive safe obstetrical care in Lethbridge and area. ... More

Update on EMS offload

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 4:22 PM

We are providing information today on work underway to reduce the amount of time Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams are waiting with patients... More

Update: AHS working to find solutions in Sylvan Lake

Monday, February 13, 2023 7:24 AM

Since the summer there have continued to be temporary closures of the Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which remain a concern not on... More

How innovation and the evolution of digital health help AHS provide care to more Albertans

Thursday, February 9, 2023 4:38 PM

Virtual care - the use of telephone, video, email and secure messaging to connect patients with healthcare providers - has long been utilized wit... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMS dispatch supports high quality patient care

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 3:32 PM

When it comes to providing high quality emergency medical services (EMS) in Alberta, patient safety is at the core of every decision we make, fro... More

Reducing the risk of exposure to cytotoxic medications

Monday, July 31, 2017 4:46 PM

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) issued a media release recently about five occupational health and safety complaints they filed ... More

Patient safety a priority for AHS employees and physicians

Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:56 AM

Alberta continues to have one of the safest healthcare systems in the country, and the majority of employees, physicians and volunteers are posit... More

We support community water fluoridation. Here’s why.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:57 PM

Community water fluoridation has recently been a popular topic of discussion in media and various communities. As a result, numerous claims, opin... More

Op-ed response to Calgary Herald Don Braid Column from AHS President and CEO

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:03 PM

Last week, Alberta has hosted provincial health ministers from across the country, to discuss common healthcare concerns, and share solutions.... More

Medicine Hat to benefit from increased continuing care capacity; care in a more appropriate setting.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:30 AM

All Albertans deserve to get timely and effective care in the most appropriate setting.... More

Fertility clinic will continue to offer insured health services to those who need them

Friday, November 3, 2017 12:50 PM

Alberta Health Services understands the importance of fertility treatments... More

AHS serves up fresh food in long-term care facilities

Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:26 PM

Recently, it has been suggested that our long-term care facilities do not serve fresh food, particularly at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Cent... More

AHS 100 per cent supportive of Supervised Consumption Service in Red Deer

Friday, December 22, 2017 10:59 AM

There is currently some debate as to where a supervised consumption service (SCS) should be located in Red Deer.... More

Air ambulance updates will improve patient care

Friday, March 16, 2018 2:32 PM

Alberta Health Services announced on March 15 that Peace River residents will continue to have access to high quality air ambulance service... More

Parking fees protect healthcare dollars

Friday, May 11, 2018 10:50 AM

We know that paying for parking can place additional stress or frustration on people visiting a hospital for care, or visiting loved ones receivi... More

AHS working to resolve staffing challenges at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Friday, July 27, 2018 2:27 PM

Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to work diligently on multiple fronts to resolve the staffing challenges in the emergency department at R... More

Ensuring your personal health information is secure

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 2:50 PM

AHS takes its responsibility as the keepers of personal healthcare information extremely seriously.... More

AHS EMS working to provide best care on every call

Friday, October 5, 2018 11:44 AM

Providing the best possible healthcare is the single most important priority for Alberta Health Services.... More

Overcapacity Protocols help address demand

Friday, October 26, 2018 3:51 PM

On any given day, hundreds of central Albertans receive excellent care at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre (RDRHC). ... More

AHS working to make Calgary parking system more convenient

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:06 PM

AHS is committed to ensuring our patients get the best care possible when they visit our hospitals and healthcare facilities, and that extends to... More

Advisory Councils – making a difference to healthcare

Friday, January 18, 2019 9:59 AM

When AHS and Albertans work together, we develop a greater understanding of what matters to people when it comes to healthcare, and reach better ... More

Supervised Consumption Services

Friday, February 1, 2019 3:20 PM

Alberta Health Services is committed to working with its community partners to find solutions to the increase in crime and social disorder near t... More

Obstetrical services discontinued at Lacombe Hospital

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:50 PM

Decision made following lengthy review, based on patient safety.... More

Sundre Hospital remains important resource

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:18 PM

The Sundre Hospital and Care Centre is an essential service, providing excellent, timely healthcare to residents of Sundre and surrounding areas... More

Bringing CT and MRI wait-times down

Friday, February 21, 2020 2:34 PM

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is immediately increasing the number of CT and MRI scans, in order to bring wait-times down.... More

Alberta Health Services facilities are open and ready to provide care to Albertans who need it

Friday, July 23, 2021 3:48 PM

Any patient needing emergency care anywhere in Alberta, or needing an acute care bed, will receive the high quality of care you expect from AHS.... More

Myths and facts when it comes to wearing masks

Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:07 PM

Wearing a mask is a proven way to help reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19. But even now, there is a great deal of misinformation circulati... More

Boosters are key in battle against COVID-19

Thursday, April 7, 2022 9:52 AM

Getting a third dose helps yourself and others in fight against COVID-19... 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