Categories - COVID-19

Complex Care Hub

Friday, July 29, 2022 1:20 PM

Our people and teams across AHS consistently show how adaptive and innovative they are, delivering care in new ways that support the well-being o... More

Importance of Business Continuity Management

Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:32 PM

One of the biggest things we've learned during this pandemic is the importance of being prepared.... More

What We’ve Learned about Family Presence, Visitation

Friday, April 1, 2022 9:26 AM

As we know, family and loved ones play an essential role in the emotional, physical and mental well-being of our patients and residents. ... More

Managing Burnout

Friday, March 18, 2022 8:57 AM

The pandemic has affected us all differently, whether we are working on the front lines or behind the scenes.... More

The Latest from the Emergency Coordination Centre

Friday, March 11, 2022 10:53 AM

The ECC continues to be the nerve centre for our pandemic response, overseeing our actions across all portfolios across the province, as well as ... More

Impact of Redeployment

Thursday, February 24, 2022 4:46 PM

Throughout the pandemic, AHS has taken proactive steps to be prepared for expected increases in COVID-19 cases.... More

An update from CPSM, more on the joint PPE statement

Friday, February 11, 2022 8:49 AM

Throughout the pandemic, PPE has played a huge role in protecting the health and safety of our people.... More

Supporting the Mental Health of Albertans

Thursday, January 27, 2022 2:38 PM

The past two years haven’t been easy, and we know the stress of COVID affects everyone across the province.... More

A discussion with the Minister of Health

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:12 AM

As we embark on 2022, I wanted to take the time to talk about what might lie ahead of us this year.... More

The Omicron variant

Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:32 PM

As you know, Omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant of concern, is spreading across the province.... More

Spotlight on Pharmacy Services

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 1:07 PM

We often talk about the challenges and pressure brought about by this pandemic, but the adversity of COVID-19 has also provided the opportunity f... More

Debunking vaccine myths

Friday, December 3, 2021 1:47 PM

As you know, immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect our health and is crucial in making workplaces safe and healthy for our pa... More

Maintaining bed capacity

Friday, November 26, 2021 11:21 AM

COVID-19 has tested us in many areas, including having enough ICU capacity to meet patient demand.... More

A look back – and look forward – with Nancy Guebert

Friday, November 12, 2021 9:03 AM

When I called Nancy in the spring of 2020 to see if she was interested in un-retiring to join the Emergency Co-ordination Centre as director, she... More

The World of Allied Health

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:34 AM

We are fortunate to have almost 7,800 dedicated allied health professionals at AHS.... More

Spotlight on Respiratory Therapists

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:32 PM

Our team of more than 1,400 skilled respiratory therapists from across the province is one group that plays a vital role in caring for COVID-19 p... More

One-on-one interview with Dr. Verna Yiu

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:15 PM

As we continue to push through wave four of this pandemic, there is increased pressure on our health system and our people.... More

Equitable Access to Care

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:42 AM

We know immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect our health and we strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine once they are ... More

A Discussion on Vaccination

Friday, September 17, 2021 2:17 PM

Immunization against COVID-19 is the most effective means to prevent its spread, prevent outbreaks in our facilities, preserve our workforce capa... More

Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 Policy

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 11:02 AM

Last week, we announced our policy on the immunization of workers for COVID-19.... More

Guest Host Mauro Chies looks at Alberta’s innovative COVID-19 testing program

Thursday, August 26, 2021 5:40 PM

Alberta has truly been a leader when it comes to COVID-19 testing, thanks to the innovative work Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) has done to... More

Supporting the Wellness of Albertans

Friday, July 30, 2021 8:49 AM

Supporting the wellness of our people and Albertans is something I am quite passionate about, so I’m excited to share an exciting new initiative ... More

Continuous masking in AHS facilities

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:10 PM

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The ICU experience

Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:53 PM

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More on staff safety

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:48 PM

Last week we talked about how the Legal and Privacy team is working to help keep our staff safe.... More

Update from Legal Services

Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:26 PM

Today, I would like to talk to you about the work of our Legal and Privacy team.... More

COVID-19 Immunization Awareness Campaign

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:45 PM

Getting immunized is crucial to making our workplaces safe and healthy for our patients and each other.... More

Mental Health Week and Health and Safety Week

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:57 AM

The daily demands in fighting COVID-19 are taking a toll on our mental health.... More

Looking back at past pandemics

Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:21 PM

One of the ways we learn and grow is through relating to others and their lived experiences.... More

COVID-19 financial impact

Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:02 PM

We are reviewing how the ongoing pandemic has impacted AHS financially, and we’re working diligently to ensure we have financial sustainability n... More

Worker-to-Worker Transmission

Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:38 AM

With our numbers on the rise, we have to continue to be extra careful and take the required precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We each... More

Cancer Awareness During COVID-19

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:11 PM

We know many people have not been seeking care for serious health concerns since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.... More

Rapid flow through clinics contingency planning

Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:14 PM

Since the provincial COVID-19 immunization program began in December, we have been following a phased immunization approach, aligned with anticip... More

A year of COVID-19

Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:01 PM

Last week marked a full year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Alberta.... More

An update on contact tracing

Monday, March 1, 2021 10:29 AM

As you know, contact tracing is the process of figuring out all the people who've come in recent contact with an individual who has a communi... More

Vaccine waste mitigation strategy

Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:53 AM

Even as we currently face a limited supply of vaccine, we continue to strive to immunize as many people as we can.... More

COVID-19 variants of concern

Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:33 PM

As we learned last week, we’ve identified two COVID-19 variant strains of concern in Alberta.... More

Shining a spotlight on Environmental Public Health

Friday, January 29, 2021 9:01 AM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of Environmental Public Health has grown exponentially and the role they play is vast and vital.... More

The importance and safety of immunization

Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:54 PM

Continuing with last week’s vlog theme, I want to talk to you more about COVID-19 immunization.... More

COVID-19 immunization update

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:52 PM

I know the COVID-19 vaccine is at the top of everyone’s minds lately, which is why, last week, we started sharing regular email updates.... More

Role of Workforce Resource Groups

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 3:29 PM

I know many of us may not have been able to take time to connect over the holidays, but the new year is always a great time to find ways to conne... More

Reflecting on an extraordinary year in healthcare

Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:50 AM

At the end of an extraordinary year in healthcare across the globe, we have taken the time to reflect on the pandemic in Alberta. ... More

The role of our advisory councils

Monday, December 21, 2020 11:02 AM

It will take all of us working together to get through this pandemic. Not just AHS staff, physicians and volunteers, but all Albertans across the... More

Have a safe holiday, and thank you

Monday, December 21, 2020 10:14 AM

With the holiday season upon us, we’d like to offer you warm wishes for you and your loved ones, as well hopes for happiness and good health.... More

Self-care builds resilience and supports our mental health

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:25 PM

We know these past nine months have been difficult and have taken a toll on all of us.... More

Scientific Advisory Group

Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:57 AM

Using the best possible evidence to make informed decisions is key to our pandemic response.... More

Updated family support and visitation guidelines

Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:04 PM

As we all know, family and loved ones play an essential role in the emotional, physical and mental well-being of our patients and residents.... More

COVID-19 Vaccine on the Horizon

Friday, November 27, 2020 10:29 AM

Nearly nine months have passed since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Alberta.... More

Our COVID-19 Outbreak Response

Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:44 AM

One of the many things we’re proud of is our reputation as a learning organization.... More

National Philanthropy Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:42 AM

Sunday, November 15 is National Philanthropy Day—an opportunity to thank our many philanthropic partners and the donors, sponsors and volunteers ... More

The work of Emergency Medical Services during COVID-19

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:00 AM

From the outset of this pandemic, our 5,600 EMS professionals have been working to better serve patients during this challenging time.... More

The importance of influenza immunization

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:06 PM

As you know, flu season is upon us again – and this year our health system needs to respond to COVID-19 and influenza.... More

Recognizing our volunteers and patient advisors

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:30 AM

We’re so very grateful for the amazing work you do across the province, including from our 14,000-plus volunteers, who donate in the neighbourhoo... More

Silver linings and gratitude

Friday, October 9, 2020 9:52 AM

While work on the frontlines and behind the scenes is very important, we felt it was also important to take a pause to acknowledge some of the si... More

Family Support and Visitation Guidelines

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:12 PM

We’ve been gradually opening up visitation because we know how important the presence of families and support persons are to the mental and emoti... More

Orange Shirt Day and Indigenous Health

Monday, September 21, 2020 4:22 PM

We need to understand the unique culture and perspective of the various peoples we serve, including Albertans who self-identify as Indigenous.... More

Building Skills and Knowledge Through Simulation

Monday, September 14, 2020 3:43 PM

Our provincial eSIM team has been helping to support the COVID-19 efforts by developing and facilitating exercises that allow participants to pra... More

Supporting a psychologically safe workplace

Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:39 PM

This week’s vlog highlights the work of our Psychological Health and Safety Steering Committee and their efforts to support a psychologically saf... More

Heading back to school

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:44 AM

It's back-to-school time and during the pandemic this presents a host of new challenges and anxieties for parents and guardians, including ma... More

Provincial Staffing Services

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:18 AM

Provincial Staffing Services provides essential support to our front-line caregivers and our COVID-19 response.... More

Cybersecurity during COVID-19

Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:00 AM

We’ve faced many challenges during this pandemic, and that includes how we access and use information.... More

COVID-19 Fatigue

Friday, August 14, 2020 11:10 AM

Laura and Susan explain what COVID fatigue is... More

Contact Tracing

Friday, August 7, 2020 9:30 AM

Contact tracing help ensure people who are infected are be isolated to reduce the risk of them passing the virus along to others... More

Essential Role of COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:48 PM

COVID-19 assessment centres play an essential role during this pandemic by providing rapid screening and collecting specimens while keeping publi... More

Benefits of Virtual Health

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:04 PM

Throughout this pandemic, our people have shown how innovative they can be and how quickly they can adapt, delivering care in new ways, such as a... More

Health Link's Pandemic Response

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:30 AM

Health Link 811 has been on the front lines of the province's pandemic response and demand for the service has skyrocketed in 2020.... More

Following up with the Emergency Coordination Centre

Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:11 PM

As we move further into relaunch, I thought it would be worthwhile to do a follow-up vlog to talk about what’s happened since May, and what the n... More

Impact of analytics and surveillance on dealing with a pandemic

Friday, July 3, 2020 12:35 PM

In my latest vlog, we talk about how the Analytics and Public Health Surveillance teams gather data, what they do with the data, and the impact t... More

Caring for continuing care residents

Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:33 PM

In this week’s vlog, I talk with four leaders who are key to our Seniors Health response... More

COVID-19 Relaunch Playbook

Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:30 PM

Our People portfolio is looking ahead to how our teams will work together for the second half of 2020 and into next year.... More

AHS online COVID-19 self-assessment tool

Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:33 PM

The AHS online COVID-19self-assessment tool has been a crucial tool in the province's response to COVID-19. Amazingly, the tool was conceived... More

Racism, intolerance and unconscious bias and how we can address it

Friday, June 5, 2020 5:33 PM

For my (Dr. Verna Yiu's) weekly vlog, I gather a panel to discuss racism, intolerance and unconscious bias — not just elsewhere but here in A... More

Role of Medical Officers of Health

Friday, May 29, 2020 5:36 PM

In this instalment of Conversations with Yiu, I (Dr. Verna Yiu) welcome three AHS Medical Officers of Health (MOHs) to my weekly vlog: Dr. Nichol... More

Alberta Precision Laboratories

Friday, May 22, 2020 7:37 PM

Dr. Verna Yiu talks with three members of the leadership group at Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL).... More

AHS' response to the pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020 3:52 PM

Dr. Verna Yiu talks with Dr. Laura McDougall about her perspectives on AHS' response to the pandemic... More

May 9, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:29 AM

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May 2, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:27 AM

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April 24, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:21 AM

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April 16, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:11 AM

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