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Rural healthcare provider recruitment and retention

Rural healthcare providers are incredibly important to their communities, providing quality care and enhancing the quality of life of their patients.

And working in a rural community quite often extends beyond the healthcare practice, with strong connections and relationships with the members in the community, as family, friend and neighbour. We continue to recruit for physicians and healthcare providers across Alberta to meet the needs of our rural communities.

AHS has physician resource planners who identify and pursue physician recruitment opportunities.  They work closely with various community partners and organizations, such as local Health Advisory Councils, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, and independent physician recruitment and retention committees. To sustain and increase access to care for rural communities, we’re also focusing on supporting the next generation of practitioners into rural practice.

Joining me today to tell us more about rural recruitment and retention are:

  • Dr. Brian Muir, North Zone Medical Director
  • Fadumo Robinsion,  Associate Chief Nursing Officer & CoAct Collaborative Care, Health Professions Strategy & Practice