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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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