Stettler hospital renovation continues on time and budget

Monday, July 15, 2019

Work on the $9.3-million renovation project at the Stettler Hospital & Care Centre continues to progress on time and on budget. ... Read more

Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs

Friday, July 12, 2019

Province-wide – Summer weather brings people out to explore the backcountry, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) reminds Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this week and every... Read more

AHS to expand local continuing care options this fall

Friday, July 12, 2019

DRUMHELLER – A level of continuing care previously unavailable in the community will soon be available at the Drumheller Health Centre.... Read more

New family physician soon to be practising in Athabasca

Friday, July 12, 2019

ATHABASCA – Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician soon to be practising in the community.... Read more

Speech therapy added to cancer centre services

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

People experiencing speech, language, swallowing and related challenges during or following cancer treatment can now receive therapy at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre.... Read more

Newborn screening now tests for sickle cell disease

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

All babies in the province are now eligible for routine testing for sickle cell disease following an expansion to Alberta's Newborn Metabolic Screening program... Read more

AHS hosts Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week events

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Canadians will be recognizing the diverse cultures by celebrating Indigenous Peoples Awareness Week... Read more

Shutterbugs invited to submit photos for new hospital

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Photographers are invited to submit photos for display in the new regional hospital under construction in Grande Prairie... Read more

Theft of hospital equipment prompts patient notifications

Monday, June 17, 2019

Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation into the theft of property from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Access made easier to addiction, mental health services

Monday, June 17, 2019

Patients and families with adult addiction and mental health concerns in the Edmonton area can now access services through a single point of contact... Read more

AHS hosts events for National Indigenous Peoples Week

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Canadians will be recognizing the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities... Read more

Simple precautions can reduce the risk of hantavirus

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Albertans are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves from hantavirus... Read more

AHS notifying individuals of potential diphtheria exposure

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Following one confirmed case of diphtheria and three identified carriers of the bacteria at an Edmonton area elementary school... Read more

New family physician now practising in Spirit River

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in the community... Read more

Register online for prenatal classes with AHS South Zone

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Southern Albertans can now access comprehensive prenatal information... Read more

Online directory provides continuing care facility information

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Albertans now have the ability to explore and learn more about continuing care facilities across the province... Read more

Firefly lighting up treatment of gynecological cancers

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Women now have access to an enhanced treatment for certain gynecological cancers with a new state-of-the-art attachment to the da Vinci surgical robot... Read more

Wellness tips now available through Alexa & Google Home

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Making daily wellness tips available through Alexa and Google Home... Read more

New family physician now practising in Cold Lake

Monday, June 10, 2019

Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in the community... Read more

Volunteers sought for area Health Advisory Council

Monday, June 10, 2019

AHS is recruiting new volunteer members to the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council... Read more

Volunteers sought for area Health Advisory Council

Monday, June 10, 2019

AHS recruiting new volunteer members to the Oldman River Health Advisory Council... Read more

Minor service disruptions expected during upgrades

Monday, June 10, 2019

Scheduled electrical work starting Monday at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre will lead to temporary minor disruptions in service... Read more

Opening of local supportive living facility officially celebrated

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hamlets at Red Deer provides an additional 136 supportive living spaces... Read more

Volunteers needed at Hanna Health Centre

Thursday, June 6, 2019

AHS is seeking residents in Hannah interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families... Read more

Volunteers needed at local hospital and care centre

Thursday, June 6, 2019

AHS seeking residents in Coronation interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families... Read more

Addiction mental health supports in place for residents

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Alberta Health Services will be providing enhanced addiction and mental health services... Read more

Donation funds specialized pediatric emergency care pod

Friday, May 31, 2019

New South Health Campus space funded by donation to Calgary Health Trust... Read more

Volunteers needed to lead chronic disease sessions

Friday, May 31, 2019

looking for volunteers to facilitate Better Choices Better Health... Read more

Hospital display set up to mark World No Tobacco Day

Thursday, May 30, 2019

AHS is raising awareness about the negative impact tobacco has on lungs health during World No Tobacco Day... Read more

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre open and operational

FORT McMURRAY- The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray remains open and fully operational at this time, while the area remains under a special air quality statement as a result of ... Read more

Advanced Ambulatory Care Service celebrates one year

Monday, May 27, 2019

Project proceeding on time and on budget at Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre... Read more

New family physician now practising in Elk Point

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in the community... Read more

New family physician now practising in High Prairie

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

HIGH PRAIRIE – Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in the community.... Read more

Public invited to celebrate Paramedic Services Week

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alberta - National Paramedic Services Week (May 26-June 1) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the professionals who provide this vital public service.... Read more

AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CALGARY - Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying 200 individuals that they may have been exposed to two cases of tuberculosis (TB) at a high school in north Calgary. These cases do not present a r... Read more

New family physician now practising in Cold Lake

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

COLD LAKE – Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician.... Read more

Construction progresses on local emergency department renovations

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Construction is well underway to the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre emergency department... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council... Read more

Workshops focus on sexual gender minority inclusion

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a free upcoming community workshop about inclusive health and cultural safety for sexual and gender minority people... Read more

Local hospital patients encouraged to End PJ Paralysis

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Some patients at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre are swapping their hospital gowns for their own clothes as part of a new initiative... Read more

AHS marks Mental Health Week with events in South Zone

Monday, May 6, 2019

Alberta Health Services invites Albertans to boost their mental health by taking part in activities marking Mental Health Week... Read more

Public invited to meeting of local Health Advisory Council

Monday, May 6, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at a meeting of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council... Read more

AHS to celebrate STOP Clean Your Hands Day 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

National campaign raises awareness of the importance of hand hygiene... Read more

Public invited to info session about sexting

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Area residents are invited to attend a free community information session to learn about sexting... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting of the True North Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council... Read more

Halal meal options now offered to patients at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

FORT McMURRAY– Patients receiving care at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (NLRHC) are now offered a more comprehensive food services menu that aligns with their dietary preference.... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

GRANDE CACHE – Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Peace Health Advisory Council (HAC) on May 14.  ... Read more

Public invited to community conversation about cannabis

Friday, April 26, 2019

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Local residents seeking to broaden their perspective about cannabis are invited to attend a free community conversation.... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council... Read more

Four-day temporary closure of Health Centre heliport

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The heliport at Rocky Mountain House Health Centre will be temporarily closed... Read more

Public invited to annual Spring Clean Up at local hospital

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to take part in the annual Spring Clean Up at Chinook Regional Hospital... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Monday, April 22, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting of the Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council... Read more

AHS offers free oral health services for children

Monday, April 22, 2019

April is Oral Health Month... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Monday, April 22, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Tamarack Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Tamarack Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council... Read more

Families challenged to Move Your Mood this spring

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Red Deer families interested in getting active eating healthy and feeling positive are encouraged to join the Move Your Mood Family Challenge this spring... Read more

AHS hosts free screening of organ donation documentary

Monday, April 8, 2019

Alberta Health Services invites the public to a free screening of the CBC documentary Vital Bonds... Read more

Volunteers needed at the Milk River Health Centre

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Milk River Health Centre has opportunities for Mealtime Assistance Volunteers... Read more

Families challenged to Move Your Mood this spring

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Red Deer families interested in getting active... Read more

AHS informing individuals of exposure to tuberculosis

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is in the process of notifying individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) in the South Zone... Read more

AHS offers mealtime assistance training for volunteers

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Residents interested in making a difference for patients in their communities are encouraged to consider volunteering for the Mealtime Assistance Program at their nearest care facility... Read more

Albertans invited to learn how to live well with cancer

Friday, March 22, 2019

AHS and Wellspring Calgary are inviting people living with cancer and healthcare professionals to attend a free education event... Read more

Upgrades enhance local adolescent mental health spaces

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A brighter environment will greet youth and their families receiving care in two local adolescent mental health units following a makeover fully funded by the Smilezone Foundation... Read more

New Parking Services office on schedule to open in April

Monday, March 18, 2019

A new Parking Services office at Chinook Regional Hospital is on track to open in early April... Read more

Public Health Advisory Council meeting postponed

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council public meeting planned for March 20 has been postponed... Read more

Public Health Advisory Council meeting postponed

Friday, March 15, 2019

The David Thompson Health Advisory Council public meeting planned for March 26 has been postponed... Read more

Public Health Advisory Council meeting postponed

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council public meeting planned for March 20 has been postponed... Read more

Be active and stay healthy with Walk On program

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Residents living in Fort McMurray and the surrounding Wood Buffalo region who are looking to continue staying active this year are invited to participate in AHS free Walk On program... Read more

Residents invited to information session about teen vaping

Monday, March 11, 2019

Area residents are invited to attend a free community information session to learn about the harms vaping presents to the health of teenagers... Read more

New X-ray machine in service at local healthcare centre

Monday, March 11, 2019

Full X-ray services have resumed for patients at the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre... Read more

Volunteers needed at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Monday, March 11, 2019

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is seeking volunteers to support patients and their families... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the David Thompson Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council... Read more

AHS reaches three-year agreement with Alberta midwives

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

AHS and AAM reached a three year agreement to increase access to midwifery services for Albertans... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council... Read more

Patients notified about potential scabies exposure

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

About 200 individuals who were intensive care patients at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Monday, March 4, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council.... Read more

New local supportive living facility opens for seniors

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A new local designated supportive living facility in Red Deer has opened that will help meet the care needs of local and area seniors.... Read more

AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

Thursday, February 28, 2019

AHS mailed notification letters to individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis in Calgary Zone.... Read more

Patients notified about local endoscopy cleaning issue

Monday, February 25, 2019

About 500 individuals at low risk of exposure to infection no ongoing risk... Read more

Public invited to free forum on optimizing transitions in care

Friday, February 22, 2019

More people are surviving critical illness and returning to their communities after spending time in hospital... Read more

Abatement underway at Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre

Friday, February 22, 2019

Hazardous materials from the south wing of the Doctor Cooke Extended Care Centre are now being removed... Read more

AHS to provide direct EMS service to Vegreville

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

AHS announced today it will begin providing local and area ambulance services within the next six months... Read more

Take healthy living pledge during Canada Winter Games

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Residents and visitors encouraged to be champions of their health... Read more

AHS expanding dialysis care at Drayton Valley Hospital

Friday, February 15, 2019

Service expansion enables more patients to access treatment locally... Read more

Alberta newborns eligible for quick pain free hearing test

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Newborns in the province are now eligible for a quick and pain-free test to screen for permanent hearing loss... Read more

AHS earns recognition for transformation of supply chain

Monday, February 11, 2019

Alberta Health Services has one of the top health supply chain management programs in the world.... Read more

Foundation invests $750,000 to enhance local healthcare

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Brooks and District Health Foundation has committed to investing $750,000 with Alberta Health Services to support what has been identified as the city greatest healthcare need.... Read more

Health services temporarily relocated during construction

Friday, February 1, 2019

Community health services at the Lac La Biche Provincial Building will be temporarily relocated... Read more

Research aims to improve Indigenous health outcomes

Thursday, January 31, 2019

AHS launched a three year research project designed to help Indigenous people navigate the health system... Read more

Two medical detox beds open in Swan Hills

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Two medical detox beds have opened at the Swan Hills Healthcare Centre... Read more

Spike in opioid overdose calls prompts public warning

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AHS is warning the public to take precautions after a significant spike in opioid overdose calls over the weekend in Grande Prairie.... Read more

New family physician now practising in Mayerthorpe

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dr. Nabeel Al-Gailani is a family medicine physician now practising out of the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre and the Family Practice Associates Clinic.... Read more

Public invited to launch of bariatric-friendly hospital initiative

Monday, January 28, 2019

Local residents are invited to Medicine Hat Regional Hospital to learn what it means to be a bariatric friendly hospital... Read more

Confirmed hepatitis A case prompts public alert in Nanton

Friday, January 25, 2019

AHS has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who, while infectious, participated in preparing foods at the Auditorium Hotel and at JT Foster School in Nanton.... Read more

Two new family physicians now practising in Wabasca

Monday, January 21, 2019

Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of two new family physicians now practising in the community.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week

Saturday, January 19, 2019

National Non-Smoking Week runs January 20 to 26... Read more

Volunteers sought for health, provincial advisory councils

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Recruiting new volunteer members to Health Advisory Councils across Alberta... Read more

Continued vigilance encouraged for M. chimaera infection in open heart patients

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying physicians to consider exposure to M. chimaera bacteria as a possible cause for prolonged illness in patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 2012 to 2017... Read more

AHS and UNA reach agreement: RDRHC emergency department staffing

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Reached an agreement to settle a union grievance involving a nursing staffing shortage at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Neonatal nurse practitioner joins NICU care team

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Babies requiring specialized care at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Palliser Triangle Health Advisory Council... Read more

X-ray services temporarily affected during construction

Monday, January 14, 2019

X-ray services at the Boyle Healthcare Centre will be temporarily affected when upgrades to its duct system start Friday... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council... Read more

Local public health services now available weekly

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Local residents now have improved access to a wide range of public health services as Alberta Health Services... Read more

Residents invited to share views about healthcare at public meeting hosted by True North Health Advisory Council

Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on January 23... Read more

Public invited to meeting of local Health Advisory Council

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on local healthcare delivery and services at a meeting of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Friday, January 4, 2019

Feedback welcome at meeting of David Thompson Health Advisory Council.... Read more

New emergency department entrance opens Jan. 8

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital will officially begin using its new emergency department doors at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8.... Read more