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 week.... 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

Reno completed for Boyle Healthcare Centre

Monday, July 8, 2019

Building upgrades include new patio and generator... Read more

Healthcare a family affair in Fort McMurray

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Foursome love coming to work together at Northern Lights... Read more

Lunch is on us!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Adult Day Program team whips up meals for wildfire evacuees in Grande Prairie... Read more

White Rose adds compassion to palliative care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation partners with QEII to help grieving families... Read more

Routine testing for sickle cell disease now offered to all Alberta babies

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

AHS screening program works to improve newborn health and save lives... 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

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

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

Raise awareness to prevent childhood injuries

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Parachute Safe Kids Week puts focus on fall-prevention strategies... 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

Stroke program has rural Albertans covered

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Farming family grateful for integrated approach to care... Read more

Halal meals now on menu in Fort Mac

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Diverse dietary options offered to patients at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre... Read more

Music like medicine for the mind

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

QEII's newest therapy space a creative outlet with musical instruments... 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 smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta.... 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

Whitecourt dialysis clinic brings care closer to home

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Families and patients gather to celebrate new service... Read more

Immunize to prevent cervical cancer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Naomi's story of survival inspires her support for HPV vaccine... 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

Auxiliary boosts rehab in Cold Lake

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Equipment donations improve healthcare for area patients... 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

Clinical trial helps give life back to couple

Thursday, May 16, 2019

While still reeling from a breast cancer diagnosis, Sharon Gower learned her husband was facing a cancer diagnosis of his own.... 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

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

Senior regains independence with Restorative Care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dedicated Mayerthorpe healthcare team 'wouldn't let me give up'... Read more

Breaking down barriers to care

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CancerControl Alberta ramps up web with more resources... 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

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

Living kidney gift a life-changer

Monday, April 22, 2019

Friends share story for National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week... 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

Keep a healthy smile for life

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Oral Hygiene Policy promotes good oral health at any age... Read more

AHS a double winner at national healthcare awards

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Physician inclusion efforts earn kudos... Read more

Dietitians Day celebrates our nutrition gurus

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

AHS dietitians give expert guidance to keep Albertans healthy... 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

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

Taking time to reflect on biases can improve care

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Celebrated physician uses storytelling experiences to advance Indigenous medicine... 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

Dialysis and deliveries ahead for High Prairie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

New obstetrics program and renal funding bring care closer to home... 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

The most 'chill' place in Grande Prairie

Friday, February 15, 2019

New sensory room a soothing addition to youth mental health program.... Read more

A new screening program for Alberta babies

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Alberta’s EHDI Program identifies permanent hearing loss as early as possible in a baby’s life... Read more

Walkers Gone Wild!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bows, ribbons and fun decor keep seniors mobile, safer and more independent... Read more

Centre for child and adolescent mental health set for Edmonton

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation commits $26M toward new facility.... Read more

AHS earns recognition for transformation of supply chain

Monday, February 11, 2019

AHS has one of the top health supply chain management programs in the world... Read more

The keys to better health

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New pianos add to music therapy at Fort McMurray Recovery Centre... Read more

Barrhead farm mural stirs fond memories

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Continuing care residents take a shine to rural scenes that remind them of home... Read more

Mobile health unit brings care closer to home

Monday, February 4, 2019

Rural Wood Buffalo communities to enjoy better access to immunization cancer screening and more... Read more

Rhapsody Awards celebrate Health Care Heroes

Monday, February 4, 2019

North Zone teams physician honoured for rural excellence... 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

Kipnes family pledges 10 million dollars to advance urology care

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Northern Alberta Urology Centre renamed to honour philanthropists... 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

In the SPIRIT: North Zone celebrates excellence

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Awards program recognizes individual and team achievements for fourth year... 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

Helpers in healthcare for 50 years

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lac La Biche auxiliary marks golden milestone... 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

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

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

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

Building bridges for children health

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Awasisak Indigenous Health Program provides cultural support for Stollery families... Read more

Gamma Knife puts end to years of headaches

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

'I haven't had a migraine since... it's nothing short of a miracle'... Read more

Residents invited to share views about healthcare at public meeting hosted by Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council

Friday, December 21, 2018

FORT MCMURRAY - Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on January 16 to share views about local healthcare delivery and ideas for solutions.... Read more

Collective agreement reached with AUPE Auxiliary Nursing

Friday, December 14, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has ratified a three-year collective agreement with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Auxiliary Nursing.... Read more

New advisory council to focus on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is launching a new Provincial Advisory Council early next year that will provide a direct connection between the health system and Alberta’s sexual and gender diverse patients, their families and care providers.... Read more

Helping teens imagine a future in healthcare

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Take Our Kids to Work Day program partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Grande Prairie... Read more

Students enjoy a taste of rural medicine

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Skills weekends showcase the benefits of North Zone careers... Read more

HeartMath for Healthy Schools launches in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Students in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo now have even more access to mental health education... Read more

Candy Cane Campaign to spread cheer and safety tips

Friday, December 7, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and health promotion department are once again teaming up with community partners to run the Candy Cane Campaign.... Read more

New smartphone app supports cancer patients

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

My Care Conversations helps keep track of medical and treatment details.... Read more

Healthy Tools for Healthy Tots wins education award

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Fort McMurray’s team effort praised by Alberta Rec and Parks Association.... Read more

New smartphone application supports cancer patients

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A free smartphone application is now available to support cancer patients and their families throughout their healthcare journey... Read more

Residents 55 and up invited for Grand Ole evening of fun

Monday, November 26, 2018

Local and area residents ages 55 and up are invited to attend the fourth annual Grand Ole YMM Opry Country Christmas Night to socialize with others... Read more

Installation begins on new X-ray machine in Mayerthorpe

Monday, November 26, 2018

Installation began November 19 2018 on a new X-ray machine at the Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre.... Read more

Tina Giesbrecht joins community of iconic Canadian women leaders

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Women Executive Network names AHS General Counsel among Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018... Read more

Any addict can lose the obsession to use drugs

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Young mother steps up to share her victory story for National Addictions Awareness Week... Read more

Mom and daughter GLAD to get moving

Monday, November 19, 2018

Program helps participants manage osteoarthritis build up strength... Read more

National recognition for AHS Chief Information Officer

Thursday, November 15, 2018

CIO of Alberta Health Services received national recognition for being one of Canada top women leaders in digital health.... Read more

Alberta breast cancer patients experiencing improved care

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

AHS initiative reduces wait time for treatment, increases same-day mastectomies.... Read more

Flu clinic info now on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

EDMONTON – Up-to-date Alberta Health Services (AHS) influenza immunization clinic information is now available through Google Assistant and Alexa, Amazon's intelligent personal assistant.... Read more

AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Several events planned in Grande Prairie later this month.... Read more

Residents invited to share views about healthcare at public meeting hosted by Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

FORT MCMURRAY– Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on November 21. ... Read more

Upgraded MRI machine operational at Northern Lights

Monday, November 5, 2018

FORT McMURRAY – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services resumed today at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, following the installation of an upgraded MRI machine.... Read more

Residents invited to share views about healthcare at public meeting hosted by Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council

Monday, November 5, 2018

Slave Lake – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on November 19. This is an opportunity for participants to meet council members, provide feedback on health services, and to share views about local healthcare delivery and ideas for solutions. Feedback will be gathered and... Read more

Brunch is on us folks

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pharmacy team steps up to serve families Meals that Mend at Ronald McDonald House... Read more

Grande Prairie auxiliary brings comfort to QEII

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New mezzanine furniture and medical equipment improves patient experience... Read more

Health clinic adds morning, afternoon appointment slots

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Evening clinics adjusted to provide more staffing during busiest times.... Read more

Sick or treat? Let your costume be the only scary thing

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

With Halloween one day away this time of year can be spooky but influenza can be really scary.... Read more

AHS leader champions philanthropy in Wood Buffalo region

Monday, October 29, 2018

Lambert support of local foundation enhances patient experience... Read more

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on November 8.... Read more

Workshops focus on sexual gender minority inclusion

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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

Residents invited to share views about healthcare at public meeting hosted by Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on November 7... Read more

Team Care Wednesdays a healing experience

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fort McMurray caregivers take a moment for self-care... Read more

Flu permanently altered the lives of Edmonton family

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

McNamaras urge others to get immunized to protect against tragedy... Read more

Community Paramedic Program a plus for Peace River

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Anne 98 loves the idea that hospital-quality care comes right to her home... Read more

Boyle benefits from community generosity

Monday, October 15, 2018

Waiting room amenities, loaner equipment funded by healthcare auxiliary... Read more

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 12, 2018

Starting Oct. 15 Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

Installation begins on upgraded MRI machine

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Installation begins this week on a new magnetic resonance imaging scanner at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.... Read more

AHS seeks new members for Wisdom Council

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alberta Health Services is currently seeking Indigenous Albertans to become members of the Wisdom Council.... Read more

Northern Breastfeeding Clinic reaches out

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Remote moms receive guidance encouragement from lactation team in Grande Prairie... Read more

New family physician now practising in Valleyview

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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

New family physician now practising in High Prairie

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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 practising in Westlock Barrhead

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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

New dialysis clinic celebrates grand opening in Hinton

Friday, September 28, 2018

Permanent facility provides increased service and convenience... Read more

Swift intervention spurs positive outcome

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Grande Prairie addictions team averts fatal overdose through fortuitous phone call... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Parking Services office relocates

Thursday, September 27, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE — The Alberta Health Services Parking Services Office at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital has relocated to a new location, in the lobby of Mackenzie Place.... Read more

Safety comes before paying final respects

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Environmental Public Health strives to educate funeral home industry across North Zone... Read more

Volunteers needed to assist leading six-week workshop series

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Volunteers needed to lead a free AHS workshop series designed to help Albertans develop skills to live a healthy lifestyle.... Read more

Every bite counts for health and healing

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Malnutrition Week highlights how patients can be encouraged to eat... Read more

Residents invited to learn more about addiction and mental health services at Peace Health Advisory Council session

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE –Local and area residents are invited to attend a public information session on Tuesday, September 25. Peace Health Advisory Council are pleased to be providing an opportunity for the public to learn more about Addiction and Mental Health Services available in the community. Alberta H... Read more

Residents invited to public meeting hosted by True North Health Advisory Council

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

PADDLE PRAIRIE – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on September 26th. This is an opportunity for participants to meet council members, provide feedback on health services, and to share views about local healthcare delivery and ideas for solutions. Feedback will be gathe... Read more

Athabasca boy thanks Stollery Children Hospital with $1700 donation

Friday, September 14, 2018

Eight-year-old Roman says he wants to help every kid just like they helped me... Read more

Back from the brink of dependency

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

AHS program gave young father a new outlook after opioids... Read more

New day program for youth launched in the North Zone

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE – A new day program for youth has been launched for the residents of Grande Prairie and the surrounding area.... Read more

Local public health services resuming later this week

Monday, September 10, 2018

REDWATER – Alberta Health Service (AHS) is restoring local public health services starting Thursday, September 13.... Read more

Residents invited to public meeting hosted by Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council

Friday, September 7, 2018

High Prairie – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on September 17th.... Read more

AHS promotes World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 - North Zone

Friday, September 7, 2018

NORTH ZONE – Monday, Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, an internationally recognized event aimed at raising awareness and strengthening commitment and action to prevent suicide. It brings communities and organizations together in a collaborative effort to save lives.... Read more

Residents invited to public information session hosted by Tamarack Health Advisory Council

Friday, September 7, 2018

WHITECOURT – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public information session on Saturday, September 22. This is an opportunity for participants to learn more about Addiction and Mental Health Services, such as Opioids and Addiction Resources and Cannabis Legislation.... Read more

Residents invited to public meeting hosted by Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

ANZAC – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting of the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 19 in Anzac.... Read more

Local heliport temporarily closed for upgrades

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SMOKY LAKE — The heliport at the George McDougall-Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre is being temporarily closed for upgrades to improve safety and efficiency.... Read more

Residents invited to share views about healthcare at public meeting hosted by Lakeland Communities HAC

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ATHABASCA– Local and area residents are invited to attend a meeting of the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council (HAC) on September 12.... Read more

Fort Mac mom makes a difference

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Breast milk donation helps many babies in need... Read more

Cold Lake Healthcare Centre heliport temporarily closed for repairs

Monday, August 20, 2018

COLD LAKE — The heliport at Cold Lake Healthcare Centre will be temporarily closed for repairs, beginning today, August 20, for approximately one week.... Read more

Energize your commute

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

AHS wellness teams challenge you to get active en route... Read more

New Primary Care Clinic rises in Peace River

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Regional partnerships key to project slated for completion in 2019... Read more

Mobility to the max

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Home-based rehab restores independence to hip-fracture patients... Read more

Installation begins today on replacement CT scanner

Friday, August 17, 2018

FORT McMURRAY – Installation begins today on a new computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.... Read more

Newly recruited family physician accepting new patients

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

FAIRVIEW — A new local family physician – Fairview’s fourth – is now accepting patients.... Read more

Protective Services brings home the gold standard

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Alberta Health Serivces community peace officer training program achieves provincial accreditation... Read more

New supportive living residence now open in Smoky Lake

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

SMOKY LAKE — A new supportive living residence is helping to meet Smoky Lake’s growing and changing community needs, thanks to a partnership between the Government of Alberta, the Smoky Lake Foundation and Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

St. Paul lab service expands to 24/7

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Around-the-clock coverage a game-changer for physicians, emergency department.... Read more

Help for the healing journey

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cultural liaison brings North Zone residents a blend of traditional practices and modern medicine... Read more

Provincial lab announces first CEO and official name

Thursday, July 26, 2018

EDMONTON – The Board of Alberta Health Services (AHS) has appointed Craig Ivany as CEO of Alberta’s new provincial lab services subsidiary, named Alberta Public Labs.... Read more

Permanent dialysis clinic opens at local healthcare centre

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WHITECOURT – A permanent dialysis clinic inside the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre opens today, expanding dialysis treatment and ensuring residents living in Whitecourt and surrounding areas have improved access to kidney care.... Read more

Seven years clean and sober

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dennis Shinski credits family, friends and AHS for his story of hope and recovery from addiction... Read more

Bat in Jasper National Park tests positive for rabies; protect yourself from rabies

Friday, July 20, 2018

JASPER – Alberta Health Services and Parks Canada have confirmed that a bat captured in Jasper National Park has tested positive for rabies.... Read more

Albertans reminded to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NORTH ZONE – Alberta Health Services is reminding Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.... Read more

Heliport at Cold Lake Healthcare Centre reopens

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

COLD LAKE — The heliport at Cold Lake Healthcare Centre has reopened and is fully operational.... Read more

One tissue donor can help up to 65 people

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Corneal transplants keep world in focus for accountant... Read more

Be Spa Safe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What you need to know before being pampered at the spa... Read more

Mackenzie Place residents on a roll

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New bus lets seniors enjoy outings and greater sense of freedom... Read more

AHS ID program a perfect fit for volunteer

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sofia finds satisfaction in helping people in need in Grande Prairie... Read more

Order of Canada welcomes six associated with AHS

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Six people associated with Alberta Health Services are new appointments to the Order of Canada.... Read more

Albertans reminded about summer ATV safety

Friday, June 29, 2018

Ahead of the Canada Day long weekend and National Injury Prevention Day on July 5, Alberta Health Services is reminding all Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this summer.... Read more

North Zone expands opioid dependency treatment services

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Clinics can treat up to 600 new patients annually... Read more

AHS team to improve healthcare for homeless population

Friday, June 15, 2018

FORT McMURRAY – A new local healthcare team is hitting the streets to deliver a wide range of services to homeless individuals.... Read more

Alberta Health Services warns public about text scam

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning the public about a text scam involving the use of the organization's name.... Read more

New online tool to help Albertans understand health system

Monday, June 11, 2018

CALGARY — The first module of Healthcare 101 – a new online information series – is now available to help people who live in Alberta better understand their health system.... Read more

AHS ranked among best in world for integration of care

Friday, June 8, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been identified as being one of the top five most integrated health systems in the world.... Read more

Parachute helps keep kids safe

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kids Week focuses on preventing concussions in children... Read more

Dialysis treatment now offered at Hinton Healthcare Centre

Monday, June 4, 2018

HINTON – Residents living in Hinton and surrounding areas now have improved access to hemodialysis services, with the opening of a new clinic at the Hinton Healthcare Centre, allowing patients to get this life-saving treatment closer to home.... Read more

New Opioid Dependency Program opens in High Prairie

Monday, June 4, 2018

HIGH PRAIRIE – High Prairie and area residents have increased access to opioid replacement therapy.... Read more

Alberta Health Services celebrates World No Tobacco Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is raising awareness about the health risks associated with smoking during World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on May 31 and reminding Albertans about cessation methods available.... Read more

Public invited to share views about local healthcare delivery

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Feedback welcome at meeting of Tamarack Health Advisory Council... Read more

Mister McLennan marks 20 years in the heart of his community

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Since leaving his native South Africa in 1998, Dr. Pieter de Wet has become a beloved, respected rural physician in his adopted hometown... Read more

Dialysis comes to Edson Healthcare Centre

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Three-station clinic brings privacy and comfort closer to home... Read more

Residents invited to public meeting hosted by True North Health Advisory Council

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rainbow Lake – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on May 31.... Read more

ATV users urged to drive sober, safely this long weekend

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Albertans planning to ride their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) over the Victoria Day long weekend are urged to drive sober and safely.... Read more

Community paramedic brings care into home

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Program comes to Grande Prairie as part of provincial expansion... Read more

Heliport at Westlock Healthcare Centre reopens

Friday, May 11, 2018

WESTLOCK — The heliport at Westlock Healthcare Centre has reopened and is fully operational.... Read more

Residents invited to information session hosted by Tamarack Health Advisory Council

WESTLOCK– Local and area residents are invited to attend a public information session on May 25.... Read more

Cold Lake Healthcare Centre heliport temporarily closed for upgrades

Friday, May 4, 2018

COLD LAKE — The heliport at Cold Lake Healthcare Centre will be temporarily closed to allow for upgrades to improve safety and efficiency.... Read more

Residents invited to public meeting hosted by Peace Health Advisory Council

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Peace River – Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on May 15.... Read more

Taking a cue from the kangaroo

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Joeybands bring a snug security to babies... Read more

Residents invited to share views at public meeting - Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council

Friday, April 27, 2018

FORT MCMURRAY– Local and area residents are invited to attend a public meeting on May 16. This is an opportunity for participants to meet council members, provide feedback on health services, and to share views about local healthcare delivery and ideas for solutions.... Read more

Parkinson patients power up in Grande Prairie

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Participants, volunteers welcome to join the fun in PWR!4Life exercise class... Read more

Technology brings better imaging, faster scans

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New CT scanner goes online in Fort McMurray... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II outpatient lab hours changing April 30

Monday, April 23, 2018

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Schedule adjustment to provide more staffing during busiest times.... Read more

Lamplighters feted for decades of old-time harmonies

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Beloved Grande Prairie musicians kept toes tapping for seniors staff in continuing care... Read more

AHS co-hosts provincewide bladder cancer education event

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Bladder Cancer Canada are inviting bladder cancer patients from across the province to attend a patient education event next month.... Read more

Permanent dialysis unit opens in Lac La Biche

Monday, April 2, 2018

Residents living in Lac La Biche and surrounding areas now have access to improved dialysis treatment.... Read more

Public Health services now available in Janvier

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

JANVIER — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is now offering Public Health services in Janvier.... Read more

AHS co-hosts provincewide bladder cancer education event

Monday, March 26, 2018

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Bladder Cancer Canada are inviting bladder cancer patients from across the province to attend a patient education event next month.... Read more

Funds secured for CT scanning suite at local health centre

Thursday, March 22, 2018

LAC LA BICHE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has partnered with the Lac La Biche Regional Health Foundation to bring a computed tomography (CT) scanner to the William J. Cadzow-Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre.... Read more

Improving the quality of surgical care across Alberta

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Albertans are spending less time in hospital after surgery.... Read more

Farewell quilt pays final respects in Westlock

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Continuing care centre moved by new Honour Guard program.... Read more

Dialysis treatment now offered at Edson Healthcare Centre

Friday, March 16, 2018

EDSON – Residents living in Edson and surrounding areas now have access to hemodialysis services at the Edson Healthcare Centre, allowing local and area residents to get this life-saving service closer to home.... Read more

AHS encourages Albertans to catch some ZZZs

Friday, March 16, 2018

Today, Alberta Health Services marks World Sleep Day, an internationally recognized event designed to celebrate the benefits of healthy sleep and draw attention to the burden of sleep disorders.... Read more

Air ambulance service update

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PEACE RIVER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed that Peace River residents will continue to have access to high quality air ambulance service based at the Peace River Airport.... Read more

Provincewide effort lessens patient impact of ICU delirium

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Frontline staff in intensive care units (ICUs) around the world are today paying special attention to delirium – a common brain dysfunction among the critically ill that can have long-term negative consequences... Read more

Breast-cancer survivors needed for research study

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Get Moving study sees AHS and UCalgary researchers probe link between physical activity and survival.... Read more

New home support aide serves Swan Hills

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

No two days ever look quite the same for Colleen Feduniak.... Read more

Public invited to Tamarack HAC information session

Thursday, March 1, 2018

EDSON – Local and area residents are invited to attend an information session March 13 and learn more about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Enhancing Care in the Community and continuing care services, such as home care, supportive living and long-term care.... Read more

Researchers study emergency department experiences

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Nations partnership key to coming up with ideas for improvement... Read more

New CT scanner coming to Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Work is now underway to upgrade and replace the computed tomography (CT) scanner at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. This work is expected to take seven to 10 weeks.... Read more

Estimated emergency wait times now on Amazon’s Alexa

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CALGARY — Estimated emergency department wait times and the latest Alberta Health Services (AHS) news are now available through Alexa; Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant.... Read more

There is a new voice at Alberta Health Services

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

AHS launches Alexa skill for Amazon's Echo products... Read more

Alberta Health Services wins three top employer awards

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to garner recognition as one of the best places to work in Canada.... Read more

Alberta Health Services reaches agreement with nurses

Friday, February 16, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has ratified a three-year collective agreement with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA).... Read more

Kidney team promotes quality of life across care spectrum

From early detection to dialysis to transplants the Northern Alberta Renal Program does it all with compassion... Read more

Play to spark community conversations about reconciliation - St. Paul

Friday, February 9, 2018

Alberta Health Services is proud to support the Theatre for Living production, šxʷʔam̓ət (home).... Read more

Play to spark community conversations about reconciliation - Peace River

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Alberta Health Services is proud to support the Theatre for Living production, šxʷʔam̓ət (home).... Read more

AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam

Friday, January 26, 2018

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is working with the RCMP to warn women in northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer results.... Read more

Albertans urged to check naloxone kits

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Albertans in possession of naloxone kits are being asked to check the contents to ensure they contain two or three vials of the life-saving drug.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 21-27 is National Non-Smoking Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with communities throughout the North Zone to raise awareness of the spectrum of tobacco cessation services available through AlbertaQuits.... Read more

Gratitude that keeps on giving

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hematology patient says thanks with $3M gift to University of Alberta Hospital... Read more

Wood Buffalo seniors encouraged to be active stay healthy

Monday, January 15, 2018

Seniors living in Fort McMurray and the surrounding Wood Buffalo region are invited to start the new year with a healthy approach to staying active — and Alberta Health Services (AHS) has programs to help them achieve this goal.... Read more

The wheels on the Radway bus go round and round

Monday, January 15, 2018

Having their own shuttle bus this past year has made a world of difference for the residents at Radway Continuing Care Centre... Read more

Order of Canada welcomes four from AHS

Friday, January 12, 2018

Richard Dicerni is among four people within AHS who are new appointments to the Order of Canada.... Read more

Making good-byes a little easier

Thursday, January 11, 2018

White Rose program brings compassionate care, resources to grieving families... Read more

Breathing easier after 40 years

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patients living longer as Edmonton’s Cystic Fibrosis clinic marks milestone anniversary.... Read more

AHS expanding screening for tuberculosis exposure at Fort McMurray daycare

Monday, January 8, 2018

Today, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be expanding screening for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) exposure at a Fort McMurray daycare, which was first announced on November 20, 2017.... Read more

Construction begins on new heliport at local hospital

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The heliport is being built on land at the back of the hospital, as an elevated platform approximately nine to 12 metres off the ground in the corner of the staff parking lot.... Read more

New advisory council to focus on seniors, continuing care

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The council includes 15 people from across the province who have personal interactions with continuing care, or are caregivers for clients in continuing care.... Read more

Simulation lab hones skills in Fort Saskatchewan

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Karol Maschmeyer Practice Readiness Centre a loving husband’s tribute to his late wife... Read more

Sleeper chairs boost patient-centred care

Monday, December 18, 2017

La Crete, High Level and Fort Vermillion enjoy more comfort during their hospital stay thanks to local hospital foundation.... Read more

Residents invited to take part in mental wellness workshops

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Local residents are invited to attend a new series of mental wellness workshops designed to improve coping strategies and educate people on how to support themselves and others.... Read more

Spread joy, not germs: stay healthy this holiday season

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Tis the season of celebratory gatherings and – unfortunately – the spread of seasonal illnesses and influenza. To help ensure the holiday season is a happy and healthy one, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to protect their health and get immunized against influenza.... Read more

Dr. Yiu kicks off festive season in Fort McMurray

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

AHS President and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu met with staff here and buoyed the Northern Lights Health Foundation during her visit.... Read more

Online patient feedback portal outage from Nov. 9 to 14

Friday, November 17, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) online patient feedback portal experienced an outage from November 9 to 14, meaning any feedback submitted during this time was not received.... Read more

Sandy Isaac legacy lives on

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sandy Isaac was a devoted volunteer with an enduring commitment to patient and family centred care in the North Zone.... Read more

Make a pledge for Change Day Alberta

Monday, November 6, 2017

Join the international movement to spark positive change for health... Read more

Alberta Health Services named one of Canada’s Top Employers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Canada, a strong endorsement of the care provided to Albertans by our staff, physicians and volunteers every day.... Read more

Beloved Blue Bunny makes his way home

Monday, November 6, 2017

At age nine, Brooks Hoffos did not wake up on the morning of Christmas Eve... Read more

Keep active check eyesight review meds to prevent falls

Monday, November 6, 2017

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults.... Read more

Wabasca-Desmarais welcomes new EMS station

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station is now open and operational.... Read more

First weekly data report posted for 2017-18 influenza season

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) today posted the first weekly data update for the 2017-18 influenza season online.... Read more

Fort McMurray physician and AHS receive international recognition

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Fort McMurray psychiatrist and AHS program have recently been recognized by the Mental Health Innovation Network.... Read more

Quicker ticker surgery promotes swift recovery

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Racha Kamal, 27, was offered the opportunity to be the first patient at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute to undergo a minimally invasive procedure to repair a hole in her heart.... Read more

Lucille making a difference in healthcare

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lucille Partington is living her passion for supporting local healthcare initiatives.... Read more

AHS influenza immunization program begins Monday - North Zone

Friday, October 20, 2017

NORTH ZONE – Starting Monday (Oct. 23), Albertans have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta’s annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

Support comes in all shapes and sizes

Monday, October 16, 2017

Facility dog provides comfort to EMS staff experiencing psychological stress.... Read more

AHS EMS to use canine comfort to help protect paramedics

Monday, October 16, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) is enlisting some four-legged help to support paramedics experiencing psychological stress.... Read more

New local EMS station streamlines service

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WABASCA-DESMARAIS – A new local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station is now open and operational.... Read more

Upgrades temporarily affect outpatient lab hours at QEII

Friday, October 6, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding area residents the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Regional Hospital’s outpatient laboratory will be closed Saturday, Oct. 7, due to electrical upgrades at the hospital.... Read more

Adult Day program improves quality of life for seniors and caregivers

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A new Alberta Health Services Adult Day Program is improving the quality of life for people like Kathy Chitrenia.... Read more

AHS marks Mental Illness Awareness Week

Monday, October 2, 2017

ATHABASCA – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is hosting activities to mark this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7), which focuses on spreading mental health awareness and reducing stigma.... Read more

Electrical upgrades at QEII Hospital temporarily affect outpatient laboratory hours

Friday, September 29, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE – The Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Regional Hospital’s outpatient laboratory will be closed Saturday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 7, due to electrical upgrades at the hospital.... Read more

Helping patients heal with healthy meals

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When we think of malnutrition we rarely think it applies right here in Canada. But it does.... Read more

Treatment helps kidney-failure patients preserve quality of life

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Like many couples in their golden years, Tom and Chris McGee love to travel.... Read more

Oh Baby!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Students here are learning lots about babies and the care they need to thrive.... Read more

Third pediatrician recruited to community in past five months

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FORT McMURRAY — Another new pediatrician has been recruited to practise in Fort McMurray, increasing local access to the specialized medical care of infants, children and adolescents.... Read more

AHS promotes World Suicide Prevention Week

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NORTH ZONE – September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, an internationally recognized event designed to raise awareness and to strengthen commitment and action to prevent suicide. It brings communities and organizations together in efforts to save lives.... Read more

Website helps parents manage childhood illness, injury

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CALGARY – With the new school year upon us, Alberta Health Services (AHS) would like to remind parents about an online tool to help them manage common childhood illnesses and injuries that don’t require treatment in an emergency department... Read more

Advisory council to focus on seniors and continuing care

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CALGARY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting volunteer members for its new Provincial Advisory Council on Seniors and Continuing Care.... Read more

Overdose Awareness Day

Monday, August 28, 2017

Seven years ago, Graves lost her brother Josh, a skilled arbourist and talented athlete, to an opioid overdose... Read more

AHS warns about caller advising breast self-exam

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

EDMONTON/NORTH – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning women in the Edmonton area and northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer screening results.... Read more

Taking charge of your tickers health

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

As a patient with congenital heart disease, Danielle Tailleur has traversed the healthcare system and speaks from personal experience.... Read more

Primary Care saves golf game and a life

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When Trevor Haunholter went to see his physician last fall, he thought he had a pretty mundane complaint — a sore foot.... Read more

Be prepared

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

When Jacqui Everson fled the wildfire that engulfed the city last May, she thought she was leaving for maybe a night or two, not a month and a half.... Read more

Opioid treatment expands across Central Alberta

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Opioid dependency treatment has been expanded to nine communities throughout Central Alberta.... Read more

Opioid dependency advice line boosts care options

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Primary care physicians caring for patients with opioid dependency will soon have access to expert consultation with a specialist over the phone.... Read more

Teamwork turns young lives around

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Logan was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), after his restlessness and disruptiveness in school was noticed.... Read more

New Opioid Dependency Program opens in Grande Prairie

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Northern Alberta residents now have increased access to opioid replacement therapy, treatment and counselling services. ... Read more

Canada 150

In honour of this major milestone, please join AHS in taking a virtual walk through the history of health care in Alberta.... Read more

Sodium bicarbonate drug shortage update

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dr. Francois Belanger, Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, provided the following update today regarding the global drug shortage of sodium bicarbonate, which is commonly used in life-threatening situations including surgery when the blood becomes too acidic.... Read more

AHS notifying individuals of potential tuberculosis exposure

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

JASPER - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has today notified 37 individuals potentially exposed to a confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB), in the North Zone. Notification letters or phone calls will provide information on arrangements for standard TB assessment and screening and treatment, if required.... Read more

Taking a stand against falling

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Falls pose one of the greatest risks of injury to our patients.... Read more

Sodium bicarbonate drug shortage mitigation

Saturday, June 17, 2017

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services (AHS) is taking steps to minimize patient impacts from a shortage of the drug sodium bicarbonate.... Read more

Two new family medicine physicians recruited to Slave Lake

Monday, June 12, 2017

Three additional family medicine physicians providing care in town on interim basis.... Read more

New High Prairie Community Health and Wellness Clinic opens next week

Thursday, June 8, 2017

HIGH PRAIRIE – The High Prairie Community Health and Wellness Clinic is moving into its new building, located at the new High Prairie Health Complex (5101 - 38 Street).  ... Read more

Reduce the risk of falls from windows and balconies

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

EDMONTON – It’s Child Safety Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans of the potential hazards that open windows and balcony doors can pose to children.... Read more

Albertans urged to be safe as possible on ATVs this summer

Monday, June 5, 2017

It’s Child Safety Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this week and every week. ... Read more

Apply to join the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council

Friday, June 2, 2017

FORT McMURRAY– Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites members of the public to apply to join the local Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council. ... Read more

AHS advisory council recruiting new members

Friday, June 2, 2017

FORT McMURRAY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting new volunteer members to the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council. ... Read more

Foundation funds new Audiology equipment in St. Paul

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

St. PAUL – Residents in and around St. Paul will soon be able to benefit from two pieces of new equipment purchased with funds donated by the St. Paul and District Hospital Foundation.... Read more

New car and booster seat safety guidelines protect Alberta kids

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As a busy mom of two kids Susan Duff does a lot of driving — and that's a lot of time with kids in car seats, too.... Read more

Simple precautions can reduce risk of hantavirus

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take simple steps to protect themselves from hantavirus.... Read more

AHS doctor honoured for role in developing MAID process

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EDMONTON – The Alberta Health Services (AHS) physician who led the development of Alberta’s framework for medical assistance in dying will receive one of the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) highest honours.... Read more

AHS celebrates World No Tobacco Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

PEACE RIVER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is raising awareness about World No Tobacco Day, observed annually on May 31..... Read more

Public invited to attend EMS Fleet Days - North

Friday, May 26, 2017

National Paramedic Services Week May 28-June 3 honours the Emergency Medical Services profession and recognizes the professionals who provide this vital public service.... Read more

AHS celebrates World No Tobacco Day next week

Friday, May 26, 2017

Alberta Health Services is raising awareness about World No Tobacco Day observed annually on May 31.... Read more

Albertans encouraged to continue proper cooking of oysters following outbreak conclusion

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On May 11, the Public Health Agency of Canada declared the outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to consumption of raw oysters from B.C., over.... Read more

Residents invited to attend heliport open house

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FORT McMURRAY — Residents of Fort McMurray and the surrounding Wood Buffalo area are invited to attend one of two open houses on Thursday, May 25, to learn about and provide feedback on the heliport project at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.... Read more

Parking lot repaving to begin this week at QEII Hospital

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Residents advised of temporary changes to parking access.... Read more

New initiative to benefit patients with complex needs

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Improving care for patients with complex health needs is the premise behind a unique new initiative called Patients Collaborating with Teams.... Read more

AHS holds events to mark Mental Health Week, May 1-7 - North Zone

Monday, May 1, 2017

NORTH ZONE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites you to boost your mental health by enjoying some outdoor activities and taking part in activities to mark Mental Health Week, May 1-7.  ... Read more

Tips to manage stress as wildfire anniversary approaches

Friday, April 28, 2017

FORT McMURRAY – Next week marks the first anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfire and evacuation, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) recognizes the anniversary will be a stressful time that brings back painful memories and emotions for many people.... Read more

AHS marks National Organ, Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is honouring organ and tissue donors and their families who have given the gift of life and improved health of Albertans in need of a transplant. ... Read more

Research changes how patients eat and heal after surgery

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

If you have had surgery you know your operation can feel like a sprint and your recovery can feel like a marathon. A growing body of research shows that good nutrition can get you across the finish line faster.... Read more

Redirect- Passion for Health

Monday, April 10, 2017

Reflections on the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire... Read more

Your EMS - Martin Brose

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fire and mud are just some of the unique challenges Martin Brose deals with working for #YourEMS in Wabasca.... Read more

Newly recruited physicians to set up practice this summer

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Two new arrivals bring total number of doctors recruited in past six months to nine.... Read more

Hospital heliport construction expected to start later this year

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Heliport will offer direct route to emergency department, operating room, ICU.... Read more

One Year Later

In the midst of an unprecedented disaster last May in Fort McMurray, Alberta Health Services staff, patients, friends and family members exhibited tremendous bravery and determination.... Read more

New High Prairie Health Complex to open next month

Monday, March 20, 2017

HIGH PRAIRIE - The new High Prairie Health Complex will open to the public on the week of April 10, 2017. ... Read more

Albertans urged to properly cook oysters to reduce ongoing risk of gastrointestinal illness

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Alberta Health Services (AHS), together with provincial and federal partners, continue to investigate cases of illnesses linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia (B.C.). ... Read more

Seven new physicians recruited to Fort McMurray post-wildfire

Thursday, March 9, 2017

FORT McMURRAY — Residents of Fort McMurray will soon have increased access to pediatrics, psychiatry, anesthesiology and family medicine with obstetrics, with the successful recent recruitment of seven new physicians to the city.... Read more

Boyle Healthcare Centre resumes regular service

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Boyle Healthcare Centre is once again fully operational and able to admit patients.... Read more

Alberta stroke care among fastest in world

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time from onset of stroke to treatment, or door-to-needle time, halved to 36 minutes by AHS strategy.... Read more

Alberta's stroke teams slash time to diagnose, treat patients

Monday, March 6, 2017

Provincewide improvement initiative reduces average 'door-to-needle' time by half.... Read more

Boyle Healthcare Centre Emergency Department reopens

Friday, March 3, 2017

BOYLE – The Emergency Department at the Boyle Healthcare Centre reopened at 3 p.m. today (Friday, March 3).... Read more

Support available for people affected by others’ addiction

Monday, February 27, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Residents with a friend or family member struggling with addiction are invited to join a free, drop-in support group.... Read more

Your EMS - Kathlene Eben

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kathlene Eben says if you work for #YourEMS in your home town, someone will remember... Read more

Alberta cancer incidence, mortality rates trend downwards

Friday, February 3, 2017

CALGARY – The rate at which Albertans are dying from cancer continues to decrease, according to newly released data from Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Planning for new Beaverlodge health facility moves forward

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Plans are moving ahead for a new health care facility in Beaverlodge, replacing one of the oldest hospitals in the province owned and operated by Alberta Health Services.... Read more

Residents invited to take the Winter Walk Day Challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SWAN HILLS – February 1 is Winter Walk Day in Alberta – and Alberta Health Services is encouraging Swan Hills residents to make it a city-wide event.... Read more

Residents invited to take the Winter Walk Day Challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2017

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Feb. 1 is Winter Walk Day in Alberta – and Alberta Health Services is encouraging Grande Prairie residents to make it a city-wide event.... Read more

AHS EMS Dispatch receives international accreditation

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Dispatch system has been recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatchas an Accredited Centre of Excellence.... Read more

Albertans reminded to cook shellfish to reduce risk of illness

Friday, January 20, 2017

EDMONTON – Ten cases of gastrointestinal illness potentially linked to consumption of raw oysters are under investigation in the Edmonton Zone, prompting Alberta Health Services (AHS) to remind all Albertans of the risk of illness associated with consumption of raw shellfish.... Read more

New Year; New Nurse Practitioner for Slave Lake

Friday, January 13, 2017

Local resident says she is happy to be returning to work in her new role... Read more

AHS to open "mini" dialysis units in Whitecourt and Hinton

Friday, December 9, 2016

Six-station dialysis unit will also partially open at new Edson Healthcare Centre.... Read more

Getting fit and "feeling amazing"

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Exercise program making a difference in the lives of Grande Prairie residents.... Read more

Candy Cane Campaign to spread cheer and safety tips

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

NORTH ZONE – Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Health Promotion departments are once again teaming up with community partners to run the Candy Cane Awareness Campaign.... Read more

Mental health and wellness resources for the holidays

Thursday, December 1, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – The holiday season can be a time of peak stress for people, particularly for those still recovering from this year’s wildfire.... Read more

Filling the Tank with Health and Wellness

Monday, November 28, 2016

Training courses in the Wood Buffalo area help people find ways to self-care and stress management.... Read more

New breast milk drop site opens in Fort McMurray

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank are excited to announce the opening of a local milk drop.... Read more

AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week - North Zone

Thursday, November 10, 2016

NORTH ZONE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is helping Albertans to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to help them prevent addiction and substance abuse.... Read more

Alberta Health Services recognized for Wood Buffalo wildfire response

Monday, October 31, 2016

Each and every member of Alberta Health Services (AHS) involved in the incredible response to the Fort McMurray wildfire was recognized and thanked today at a special ceremony at the Alberta Legislature.... Read more

New Edson Healthcare Centre Opening November 1

Monday, October 24, 2016

EDSON - The new Edson Healthcare Centre (3837 6 Ave.), including its emergency department, opens to the public November 1 at 8 a.m.... Read more

Influenza immunization program begins Monday

Friday, October 21, 2016

Starting Monday (October 24), Albertans will have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza through Alberta's annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

Auxiliary funds new equipment at QEII Regional Hospital

Monday, October 17, 2016

Patients at the Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital are now benefiting from several pieces of new equipment purchased with funds from the QEII Hospital Auxiliary.... Read more

AHS recruits five new members to Peace HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has appointed five volunteer members to its Peace Health Advisory Council, which provides input into health care services in the area and across the province.... Read more

Four new members recruited to Lakeland Communities HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Health Advisory Councils give communities a voice in health care planning.... Read more

AHS recruits five new members to Lesser Slave Lake HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Health Advisory Councils give communities a voice in health care planning.... Read more

AHS recruits four new members to Tamarack HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Health Advisory Councils give communities a voice in health care planning.... Read more

AHS recruits four new members to True North HAC

Monday, October 17, 2016

Health Advisory Councils give communities a voice in health care planning.... Read more

Keeping seniors on track for superior health

Friday, September 30, 2016

New study employs free preventive meds, education to help seniors better follow their treatment plans.... Read more

LTC residents try their hands at new art program

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Express Yourself... Read more

Provincewide study looks at ways to keep seniors healthier

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Researchers weigh impacts of personalized education and covering costs of medications.... Read more

Inappropriate access investigation prompts patient notification

Monday, September 26, 2016

EDMONTON – Following the conclusion of a privacy investigation, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying 1,309 Albertans that their health information was inappropriately accessed by a former AHS employee. An additional 11,539 individuals will also be notified that their demographic information wa... Read more

AHS launches Academy for Tobacco Prevention

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New interactive resource another tool to help prevent tobacco use among.... Read more

Screen Test celebrates 25 years of early cancer detection

Monday, September 19, 2016

CALGARY – Screen Test is celebrating 25 years of mobile mammography services across Alberta, which has detected thousands of cancers early and saved lives.... Read more

Website helps parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A new website is now online that will help parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries which don’t require treatment in an emergency department.... Read more

Fibre cable cut near Dixonville impacts communications in northwest Alberta

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DIXONVILLE - A fibre cable cut about 20 kilometres north of Dixonville has impacted communications with several communities in northwest Alberta.... Read more

Mental health expert to answer questions via Twitter chat, Fort McMurray

Thursday, September 8, 2016

FORT McMURRAY — Parents, teachers and students will have an opportunity to learn more about self-care and mental health as Fort McMurray residents return to school after the spring wildfire, during a Twitter chat hosted by Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Construction begins on new EMS station in Wabasca

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WABASCA – Construction of a new EMS station, near the Wabasca/Desmarais Healthcare Centre property, began this week and is scheduled for completion next summer.... Read more

Beyond the Headlines

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Physicians provide excellent on-call care at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.... Read more

Task force to develop Beaverlodge community health care plan

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BEAVERLODGE – A joint task force with members from Beaverlodge, including leadership from the Town of Beaverlodge, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) will spend the next several weeks finalizing a plan for health care in the community.... Read more

Not your average first week on the job

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Safety advisor Veronika Harvey started her new job at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray one day before the massive wildfire forced tens of thousands in the area to flee their homes.... Read more

Addictions experts to answer questions via Twitter chat

Monday, July 25, 2016

GRANDE PRAIRIE — Anyone interested in learning more about specialized addictions programs that are available specifically for individuals in the workplace will get the chance to ask questions and learn about their options during an upcoming Twitter chat.... Read more

'Can I help?'

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fear didn't keep Fort McMurray Continuing Care resident Frank Gibot from lending a hand post-evacuation.... Read more

Healthcare service restoration for Fort McMurray near completion

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – Residents of Fort McMurray now have access to all of the healthcare services that were available in the city before the wildfire, with the exception of some Allied Health services.... Read more

New family physician accepting patients in Manning

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MANNING — A newly recruited family physician is now accepting patients, increasing local access to primary care for residents.... Read more

Recognition for Fort McMurray staff’s tireless efforts

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How Do You Say Thank You?... Read more

New nurse practitioner providing support to community

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

RED EARTH CREEK – Residents now have access to a nurse practitioner who will be providing support to the community of Red Earth Creek.... Read more

Albertans reminded to protect themselves from West Nile virus infection

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.... Read more

Newly recruited family physician practising in Mayerthorpe

Monday, July 4, 2016

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

Newly recruited physician now practising in Swan Hills

Monday, July 4, 2016

SWAN HILLS – A newly recruited family physician is now practising medicine in Swan Hills.... Read more

Cancer care service phased restoration for Fort McMurray

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A phased re-opening of the Fort McMurray Cancer Centre will begin July 11, 2016.... Read more

Healthcare service restoration for Fort McMurray continues

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – The temporary Fort McMurray Medical Centre at the Keyano Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre will close tonight (June 28), as more healthcare services continue to return to the city.... Read more

More than $870,000 invested in local health care

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ELK POINT — More than $870,000 in roof repairs at the Elk Point Healthcare Centre have recently been completed.... Read more

A brush with royalty for returning continuing care residents

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fort McMurray continuing care residents were excited to attend a luncheon with Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex.... Read more

Healthcare service restoration for Fort McMurray continues

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Residents of Fort McMurray now have access to almost all healthcare services that were available in the city before the wildfire.... Read more

A new life arrives

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre staff help deliver the first baby born in Fort McMurray since the wildfire evacuations.... Read more

Heat safety: simple tips to keep in mind this summer

Monday, June 20, 2016

It’s the first day of summer and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to keep heat safety in mind all season long. Though most individuals can manage moderate summer weather without symptoms, even healthy Albertans need to be vigilant about heat safety when temperatures rise. To help... Read more

First baby born at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre following the wildfire evacuations

Friday, June 17, 2016

FORT McMURRAY — Staff and physicians at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (NLRHC) in Fort McMurray are delighted to have delivered the first baby in Fort McMurray since the wildfire evacuation on May 3.... Read more

Healthcare service restoration for Fort McMurray continues

Friday, June 10, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – Residents of Fort McMurray will have access to core hospital services starting June 13, 2016, as AHS continues to work to return back to full health care services.... Read more

Celebrate newly renovated Barrhead Community Cancer Centre

Thursday, June 9, 2016

BARRHEAD — The public is invited to attend an open house to view the newly completed renovations at the Barrhead Community Cancer Centre.... Read more

Full obstetrics service returns to Slave Lake

Monday, June 6, 2016

Expectant mothers in Slave Lake can once again have their babies in their own community with the return of full obstetric services at Slake Lake Healthcare Centre.... Read more

AHS raises awareness of e-cigarette health effects on World No Tobacco Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

NORTH ZONE— Alberta Health Services (AHS) Tobacco Reduction Program is raising awareness about the health risks associated with the use of electronic smoking products during World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), observed annually on May 31.... Read more

Board names Dr. Verna Yiu as AHS President and CEO

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Alberta Health Services Board has named Dr. Verna Yiu the organization’s new President and CEO, effective June 3.... Read more

Stroke centre in Westlock achieves timely recoveries

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Minutes and seconds. For Janna Ziegler, they made the difference between life as a stroke patient and recovery from stroke.... Read more

New website helps Albertans say thanks for care received

Friday, May 20, 2016

CALGARY – A new website launched today by Alberta Health Services (AHS) responds to ongoing requests from patients, families and clients for a way to send messages of thanks directly to health care workers who made a difference in their lives.... Read more

Here's your chance to be heard

Friday, May 13, 2016

AHS now recruiting for advisory council volunteers to share information, gather public viewpoints.... Read more

UPDATE: AHS involvement in Fort McMurray wildfire disaster

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is continuing to support Albertans impacted by a wildfire burning in and near Fort McMurray.... Read more

Evacuated patients and clients to be airlifted to care facilities

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – All acute care patients and continuing care clients evacuated earlier from Northern Lights Regional Health Centre will be flown this evening to Edmonton and transported to health care facilities, where they will receive the care they need.... Read more

All patients successfully evacuated from Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has evacuated all patients and continuing care clients from Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray, due to wildfires.... Read more

Perking up parking at the QEII Hospital

Monday, May 2, 2016

Easing public and staff parking pressures in Grande Prairie.... Read more

Immunization: Be Aware; Get Protected

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The week of April 25, 2016 isn’t only the last week of the month: it’s also Immunization Awareness Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging parents to learn more about arming their children against disease by visiting immunizealberta.ca.... Read more

AHS wants you to get loud about your mental health

Monday, April 25, 2016

Make a difference in your wellbeing and encourage others.... Read more

Local heliport reopens, improving access to critical care

Thursday, April 21, 2016

STARS can now land its helicopters at Westlock Healthcare Centre.... Read more

Event showcases continuing care services and supports

Monday, April 18, 2016

Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health are hosting public expositions in Calgary and Edmonton to educate Albertans on the continuing care system.... Read more

AHS following up on cluster of TB in homeless population

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

FORT McMURRAY – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is completing followup on a cluster of infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) disease, confirmed in the homeless population in Fort McMurray.... Read more

Seniors help seniors through song

Monday, April 4, 2016

Marion Kadikoff doesn't think of giving back to seniors in her community as work. Instead, the Athabasca woman sees her volunteering as a rewarding part of her life.... Read more

More than $200,000 invested in local health care

Monday, April 4, 2016

Upgrades and repairs improve service at Radway Continuing Care Centre.... Read more

Permanent Dialysis Unit coming to Lac La Biche

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A permanent six-station dialysis unit will be constructed at the William J. Cadzow – Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre.... Read more

Mental health services at Lakeland temporarily relocated

Monday, March 28, 2016

SLAVE LAKE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) programming and services at the Lakeland Centre (101 Main Street S.E.) will be temporarily relocated effective March 29 while routine upgrades are performed to the elevator on site.... Read more

Residents invited to information session about dementia

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Local and area residents are invited to a free information session called Understanding Dementia to help raise awareness about dementia and what supports are available to them.... Read more

Local heliport opens, improving access to critical care

Monday, March 7, 2016

STARS can now land at Grande Cache Community Health Complex.... Read more

New family physician now practising in Fairview

Thursday, February 25, 2016

FAIRVIEW — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a newly-recruited family physician now practising in the community.... Read more

Grande Prairie Milk Drop open for business

Friday, February 19, 2016

Karen Gilkyson was on bed rest at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton when she first heard about a program that offered sick or premature babies donor mother’s milk.... Read more

Catch-up immunization clinics offered in Lac La Biche

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Parents of eligible children encouraged to book an appointment.... Read more

New supportive living residence now open in Slave Lake

Friday, February 5, 2016

SLAVE LAKE – Points West Living, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Town of Slave Lake officially celebrate a new supportive living residence today that is helping to meet Slave Lake’s growing and changing needs for seniors care.... Read more

Study shows almost half of cancers are preventable

Thursday, February 4, 2016

About 45 per cent of cancer cases in Alberta are linked to a handful of modifiable factors, according to new statistics from Alberta Health Services (AHS).... Read more

Pertussis outbreak declared over in North, Central zones

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NORTH ZONE – Pertussis outbreaks in the North and Central zones of Alberta Health Services (AHS) have been declared over, effective immediately.... Read more

AHS expands access to take-home naloxone kits

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

29 walk-in clinics now able to prescribe drug, offer training to fentanyl users... Read more

Residents invited to take the Winter Walk Day Challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

February 3 is Winter Walk Day in Alberta and Alberta Health Services is encouraging residents to make it a city-wide event in Grande Prairie. Other North Zone cities / towns participating Beaverlodge, Spirit River, Fairview and Grande Cache.... Read more

Positive texts daily encourage healthy outlook

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Northern Albertans can now enjoy supportive text messaging service.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week, North Zone

Monday, January 18, 2016

GRANDE PRAIRIE — This week (Jan. 17-23) is National Non-Smoking Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with community organizations in Grande Prairie to raise awareness amongst Albertans about the dangers of tobacco and tobacco-like products.... Read more

Residents can sign up to receive daily positive texts

Monday, January 18, 2016

NORTH ZONE – Northern Alberta residents seeking more positivity in their lives can now sign up for Alberta Health Services’ free supportive text messaging program, launching today.... Read more

AHS celebrates National Non-Smoking Week, North Zone

Friday, January 15, 2016

PEACE RIVER — Next week (Jan. 19-25) is National Non-Smoking Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with communities throughout the Peace River area to raise awareness amongst Albertans about the dangers of tobacco and tobacco-like products.... Read more

Slave Lake Family Care Clinic grows into new space

Friday, January 15, 2016

A new home is needed to help meet Slave Lake’s primary care needs.... Read more

Influenza data prompts immunization reminder

Thursday, January 14, 2016

EDMONTON – Following confirmation of five deaths in individuals with influenza and a significant week-over-week increase in reported hospitalizations, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Health (AH) are reminding all Albertans who have not yet been immunized against influenza to get immunized ... Read more

New breast milk drop site opens in Grande Prairie

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) and NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank are excited to announce the opening of NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank Grande Prairie Milk Drop.... Read more

Local Family Care Clinic moves to Healthcare Centre

Friday, January 8, 2016

SLAVE LAKE – Alberta Health Services (AHS), in partnership with Alberta Health and the Town of Slave Lake, today officially celebrates the new location and expansion of the Family Care Clinic that will help meet Slave Lake’s growing and changing needs for primary and community care.... Read more

AHS expands early childhood programming in Slave Lake

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SLAVE LAKE — Starting in January, AHS staff will lead a new set of Early Childhood Intervention Program sessions — Early Learners 3 and 4, Developmental Screening, and Baby Steps — at the Community Christian Centre (612 6 St. SE) and the Slave Lake Healthcare Centre (309 6 St. NE).... Read more

Spread joy, not germs: stay healthy this holiday season

Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Tis the season of celebratory gatherings, and – unfortunately - the spread of seasonal illnesses and influenza.... Read more

Dr. Verna Yiu appointed interim President and CEO

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Linda Hughes, Chair of the Alberta Health Services Board, announced today the appointment of Dr. Verna Yiu as the interim President and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The appointment is effective January 11, 2016.... Read more

More than $2.5 million invested in Ft. McMurray health care

Monday, December 7, 2015

Upgrades, repairs improve Northern Lights Regional Health Centre... Read more

Stroke patient grateful for 'miracle' of research

Thursday, December 3, 2015

AHS strategy integrates research, innovation in health system... Read more

Tuning in to health care

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A five hour trip to Edmonton in the dead of winter for a 15-minute routine appointment is a thing of the past for Ann Jamieson, and many others.... Read more

Candy Cane Checkstops to spread cheer and safety tips

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Alberta Health Services' Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Health Promotion department are once again teaming up with community partners to run the Candy Cane Checkstop education campaign.... Read more

Seniors in Fort McMurray treated to a grand old time

Monday, November 30, 2015

Grand Ole Opry hits high note.... Read more

Northern Lights Health Centre heliport will be delayed

Friday, November 27, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to building a heliport at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.... Read more

Fort McMurray and AHS celebrate the life of a local healthcare supporter

Monday, November 30, 2015

Long time Wood Buffalo HAC member, Dave Bacon passes away.... Read more

Government responds to concerns about site of Fort McMurray continuing care facility

Friday, November 20, 2015

After listening to concerns raised by the Fort McMurray community, the government is moving the site of a new continuing care facility from Parsons Creek to Willow Square.... Read more

Awareness for premature babies and their families

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Celebrating NICU Grads in Grande Prairie.... Read more

Walking the Red Road: Destination, Sobriety

Friday, November 6, 2015

Local resident teams up with AHS to support National Addictions Awareness Week.... Read more

New family physician now practising in High Prairie

Thursday, October 29, 2015

HIGH PRAIRIE — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising at the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Community Health and Wellness Clinic.... Read more

More than $560,000 invested in local health care

Thursday, October 29, 2015

FAIRVIEW — More than $560,000 in upgrades are being made to the Fairview Health Complex.... Read more

Full-time child psychiatrist recruited to Grande Prairie

Monday, October 26, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE — Residents in Grande Prairie and surrounding communities have increased access to mental health services with the arrival of another full-time child and youth psychiatrist.... Read more

Warm welcome greets tiniest arrivals

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Judi Groening couldn’t believe it when she went into labour 10 weeks before her expected due date.... Read more

Alberta’s influenza immunization program begins Oct. 20

Monday, October 19, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 20, Albertans will have the opportunity to protect themselves and others against influenza with the launch of Alberta's annual influenza immunization program.... Read more

More than $1.5 million invested in local health care

Monday, September 21, 2015

ATHABASCA — More than $1.5 million in repairs and upgrades have been completed in the last year at the Athabasca Healthcare Centre to improve the building environment at the local Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility.... Read more

New family physician practising in McLennan and Falher

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

McLENNAN / FALHER — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician now practising in McLennan and Falher.... Read more

Training in teamwork essential for saving young lives

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CALGARY – New research shows training in teamwork and communication translates into better performances by teams of pediatric specialists who respond to cardiac emergencies, also known as Code Blue emergencies by health care professionals.... Read more

More than $1.1 million invested in local health care

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

COLD LAKE — More than $1.1 million in upgrades were completed this summer at the Cold Lake Health Centre to improve services at the local Alberta Health Services (AHS) facility.... Read more

Locum program lures nurses north

Monday, September 21, 2015

Nursing Locum program aiding rural recruitment.... Read more

Whooping cough outbreak declared in AHS North Zone

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) has declared a whooping cough (pertussis) outbreak in the AHS North Zone due to a sustained increase in the number of confirmed cases.... Read more

Residents help monitor Blue Green Algae activity

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Keeping an eye on the health of Alberta lakes.... Read more

Work continues on new heliport for Fort McMurray

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FORT McMURRAY – Design work for the construction on the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre’s rooftop heliport is ongoing and will be completed during the fall of 2015.... Read more

New family physician now practising in Whitecourt

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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

Alberta Health Services offers local prenatal class

Friday, July 24, 2015

BEAVERLODGE — Expectant mothers and their partners are invited to a day-long prenatal class Sept. 12 at the Beaverlodge Public Health Centre.... Read more

A brush with creativity

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fairview LTC residents find their inner artists.... Read more

AHS staff supporting Saskatchewan evacuees in Cold Lake

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Caring at Cold Lake’s evacuation site.... Read more

Cold Lake evacuation a cause for teamwork

Thursday, July 9, 2015

AHS staff step up in Cold Lake.... Read more

‘Fun-raising’ a class act in Edson

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pie fight sweetens pot for Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.... Read more

Playtime for all ages

Monday, July 6, 2015

New program brings together the young, old and in between.... Read more

Another OB/GYN specialist recruited to Fort McMurray

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FORT McMURRAY — Another obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) has been recruited to Fort McMurray, increasing access to obstetrical and gynecological services in the Wood Buffalo area.... Read more

Spine surgery program improving lives in Wood Buffalo

Monday, June 22, 2015

FORT McMURRAY – Local and area residents who require elective spine surgeries can now get the care they need without leaving the community.... Read more

Small town stroke care on par with city hospitals

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Westlock one of 13 primary stroke centres in Alberta.... Read more

Local physician recruitment committee successful in Bonnyville

Friday, June 5, 2015

Community effort to welcome new doctors.... Read more

Northern Lights shine more brightly than ever

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is celebrating its leadership after Executive Director Susanne Chaffey received an Executive Leadership Award, and the foundation received a Community Impact Award on May 21.... Read more

Getting in the SPIRIT

Friday, May 22, 2015

Every day staff at facilities and offices throughout the North Zone go to work, simply doing the job that’s required of them without realizing the impact they have on the residents and patients they help.... Read more

Game-Changing new therapy heals foot ulcers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It’s taken a decade for Ian Irons to finally be cured of an ulcer on his foot but, thanks to a new cast treatment, he and his feet are a lot happier these days.... Read more

AHS recruits another new family physician to High Prairie

Monday, May 11, 2015

HIGH PRAIRIE — Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to make progress on its goal to increase access to local primary care services with the recent recruitment of another new family physician.... Read more

New family physician practising in Slave Lake

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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

Hospital auxillary celebrates 50 years of service and three charter members

Monday, May 4, 2015

Three ladies reflect on the beginning of the Valleyview Hospital Auxiliary.... Read more

Construction begins on heliport at local health complex

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Construction has started on the Grande Cache Community Health Complex heliport, which will improve access to emergency care for patients in the community and surrounding area.... Read more

AHS announces new contract EMS delivery for St. Paul

Monday, April 27, 2015

ST. PAUL — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be provided in the St. Paul area by Prairie EMS effective May 1, Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced today.... Read more

Parents invited to learn how to protect kids from addictions

Monday, April 20, 2015

FORT McMURRAY – Local parents are invited to a free event next month to learn how to help their children develop resilience and to protect them from the negative effects of ‘toxic’ stress.... Read more

Alberta Health Services offers kindergarten Health Fair, Grimshaw

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GRIMSHAW — Children starting kindergarten this September and their families are invited to a kindergarten Health Fair on Monday, April 27 at the Grimshaw Community Health Centre.... Read more

AHS North Zone hosts recognition events for National Volunteer Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is celebrating volunteers for the vital role they play in the support of patients, residents, families and staff.... Read more

Staying ahead of evolving oral health needs

Heather Hermanson had been unable to brush her teeth on her own for about three years due to muscle weakness.... Read more

Staff go pink in support of cancer patient

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hair Massacure a mass success.... Read more

A decade of pearlier whites

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Foundation helps children achieve better dental health.... Read more

Getting the 'inside' view

Monday, March 16, 2015

New endoscopic cameras help more patients.... Read more

Experts discuss raising healthy kids for life

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE - Learn about literacy and language, physical activity and immunization.... Read more

New OB/GYN specialist recruited to Fort McMurray

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT McMURRAY — Residents in the Wood Buffalo area will soon have increased access to obstetrical and gynecological services in the community.... Read more

Whitecourt teens YOLO into active lifestyles

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

You Only Live Once Program educates youth on healthy living.... Read more

EMS makes homecoming possible

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Westlock community rallies around H1N1 patient.... Read more

New family physician now practising in Fairview

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FAIRVIEW — Local residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a newly-recruited family physician now practising in the community.... Read more

Bowl for Cancer fundraiser scores $32,000

Friday, February 6, 2015

Barrhead Community Cancer Centre to benefit from month-long event.... Read more

Northern Alberta Renal Program offers seven-day dialysis

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

EDMONTON – Three Alberta Health Services (AHS) dialysis sites in Edmonton are now open seven days a week to treat a growing number of patients with chronic renal failure.... Read more

Lights! Cameras! Action!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ambulance simulates emergencies to polish EMS skills.... Read more

Bursaries available for registered nurses

Friday, January 23, 2015

Training RNs to join CancerControl Alberta north and south.... Read more

Maintenance worker strikes the right chord

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hiltz a hit with seniors when he picks up his guitar.... Read more

Students offered firsthand experience in health care field

Monday, January 12, 2015

The real deal.... Read more